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AEW bets on co-working trend with $1.12bn Asia value-add fund

The Boston-based investment manager expects co-working operators to comprise a greater part of the tenant mix in the assets held by AEW Value Investors Asia III.

Katsunori Sago, the man who revamped Japan Post Bank

Japan Post Bank chief investment officer Katsunori Sago, the man behind the $1.9trn investor’s push into alternatives, is stepping down this month after three years at the helm.

The first real estate opportunity stemming from the Trump-Kim summit

The US president sees real estate development potential in North Korea. But the first opportunities for institutional money are more likely to come in north-east China.

Avignon confirms no changes in CLSA venture after Pattar leaves

Avignon intends to continue a partnership with Hong Kong firm CLSA aimed at introducing Asian capital to European investments despite the departure of its real estate boss John Pattar last month.

KKR Greater China real estate head departed – Exclusive

Rob Yang, who had joined the private equity powerhouse from Blackstone in 2016, has left the firm.

PGIM bets on Australia RE debt with senior hire

Stephen O’Keeffe has joined PGIM Real Estate to lead its real estate debt operations in Australia.

UBS: Strong industrial RE returns to come to an end

The Swiss bank predicts after years of outperformance, the sector will slow down as potential regulation and the danger of overvaluation emerge as headwinds.

Tishman Speyer: Co-working is only 5% of Asia’s total office space

Ryan Botjer, senior managing director and China country head at New York-headquartered developer and fund manager Tishman Speyer, does not believe that real estate developers are being too slow in reacting to the co-working phenomenon.

Four things to know about Bouwinvest’s debut Asia-Pacific multifamily deal

The Dutch real estate investor is the cornerstone investor in TH Real Estate’s Tokyo multifamily investment vehicle.

JLL launches $100m property technology fund

The fund’s co-CEO says the global vehicle acts as a ‘bridge’ between start-ups and JLL’s business lines.

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