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Fighting discrimination and enhancing diversity has gone up on private real estate investors' agendas with some demanding more diverse management teams.
Distressed hotel deals are now visible, but access to many would-be discounted transactions in the sector looks restricted.
Institutions are optimistic about a quick return to normalcy but most are sticking with managers they know, two recent surveys reveal.
Closing in the years just before the coronavirus pandemic will be less an indicator of performance for funds than other key factors.
Swifter government action and tighter living conditions are making the property sector in the region more resilient for institutional investors than its western counterparts at present.
Potential real estate plays are expected to arise from the region’s listed companies, 20% of which are at risk of liquidity pressure, according to CBRE.
In bidding on an Australian logistics portfolio, the partners faced fewer competitors in the market as smaller players were unable to close deals quickly.
The role private institutional capital plays in solving the world’s affordable housing crisis has been under a scrutiny only intensified by the coronavirus pandemic.
‘The extra distribution capacity is key to our growth plans,’ says chairman Richard Croft of the benefits of selling a 6% stake in the manager to Hong Kong finance house TTB Partners.
China’s decision to introduce a highly contentious national security law for the city will further exacerbate the political risk of investing in and operating out of one of the region’s major financial centers.

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