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Blackstone’s Gray: ‘You need to buy things that will grow faster’

The New York-based alternative asset manager’s new president said its largest real estate holdings all share a similar trait.

WATCH: Allianz highlights five mega trends in China

China is a key market for the German insurer's Asia-Pacific investment strategy, but Rushabh Desai tells PERE it will try to avoid speculating on infrastructure growth in the country.

Don’t expect China’s overseas sales to be a distressed deal windfall

The orderly restructuring of HNA’s and Anbang’s overseas assets means buying opportunities for the private real estate industry may not be as big as anticipated.

Non-US investors form bulk of LaSalle’s $1.15bn Asia opportunistic fundraise

LaSalle Investment Management’s latest capital haul for its fifth Asia opportunistic fund includes more commitments from the Middle East, European, and Asian investors than its predecessor funds.

WATCH: India lacks enough exit channels for investors like Allianz

Rushabh Desai, head of Asia Pacific at Allianz Real Estate, tells PERE that unlike other markets, institutional investors have entered India before the opportunistic and value-add managers, creating questions on how investments will be exited in five to ten years.

Blackstone’s UK bonuses 75% higher for men than for women

Blackstone, which said the discrepancy was due to three-quarters of its investment team in the country being male, pays men on average 30% more an hour.

When it comes to talent, PERE firms could learn from tech

Most managers would benefit from rethinking their compensation structures and corporate cultures – or else risk losing their best young employees.

Manulife plans debut Asia fund investments – Exclusive

In a departure from its existing strategy, the real estate arm of the Canadian life insurer is looking to deploy capital via pan-Asia core funds.

ARA hires Hastings exec to lead new Asia infra platform – Exclusive

The Singapore-based real estate investment manager has made its first senior hire in the region to lead its infrastructure investing platform.

APG backs Godrej Fund Management’s debut Indian office strategy

The Dutch pension fund asset manager is the cornerstone investor in Godrej Fund Management’s build-to-core office investment platform.

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