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Korean investors push deeper into Europe with more value-add bets

South Korean investors deployed €1.18bn in Europe in the first five months of the year, even amid a drop in the overall Asian outbound investment volume, according to Savills.

Partnering emerging market SWFs has always carried risks

High-profile scandals like that engulfing Malaysia’s 1MDB have turned the spotlight on the risks of investing with state-backed funds from emerging economies.

HNA’s global real estate sell-off touches $8.6bn

The Chinese conglomerate has been selling real estate holdings as well as stakes in major global hotel operators such as the Radisson Hospitality deal, which was announced this week.

PAG raises $1bn for its biggest ever Asia RE fundraising effort – Exclusive

The Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm is back in the market with a $2bn core-plus/value-add vehicle.

CPPIB to increase global real estate credit exposure

The Canadian pension fund is looking to increase its real estate credit assets under management to around $6.2bn to $7.7bn in the next five years.

BPEA Real Estate joins region’s $1bn club with rapid fundraising – Exclusive

Jean Salata’s private equity firm took 18 months to raise its first pan-Asia opportunity fund but its strong performance has seen it gather three times the equity for its successor vehicle in a fraction of the time

Market volatility boosts HKMA’s PE and RE returns

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the city-state’s central banking authority, attributes positive returns to short-term market volatility, but warns of increasing competition among LPs for good quality alternatives assets.

Decoding the ‘core’ in M&G’s $1bn vacant Centropolis deal

M&G has taken on a major leasing risk with its acquisition of twin office towers in Seoul, raising questions about what is interpreted as a core strategy in the industry.

Core investors back M&G’s $1bn vacant office buy in Seoul

M&G Real Estate has teamed up with three co-investors to acquire the Centropolis Towers, the twin-tower complex in Seoul.

ESR hires former Mesirow exec for senior role in Asia – Exclusive

Joshua Daitch is relocating to Singapore to join the pan-Asia logistics specialist.

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