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San Francisco’s Ferry Building: A journey from the wings and back

A San Francisco landmark property trades as hopes rise that its occupancy will be boosted by local infrastructure, not thwarted by it as before.

Why South Korean investors are choosing Europe over US CRE

Hedging costs and the overall late-cycle environment is making US a less appealing investment market for many South Korean institutional investors.

Korean insurers mull lowering RE investments amid impending regulations

New risk-based capital rules for Korean insurers, set to come into effect by 2022, are prompting investors to revise their real estate allocations for the next few years.

Inside Japan Post Insurance’s $10bn alternative investment plan

Tadasu Matsuo, managing director and head of alternative investment at Japan Post Insurance, lays out the investor’s diversified portfolio investment strategy in a freewheeling interview with PERE.

PGIM eyes global expansion of RE defined contribution business

The New Jersey-based manager intends to launch new products in the strategy on the back of two senior personnel moves.

When an alpha investor dominates a fund

Smaller investors risk being snubbed when assertive institutions step into commingled funds as cornerstones, a case in Asia this week suggests.

Allianz’s China ticket comes with perks

The German insurer’s cornerstone investment in KaiLong’s commingled fund includes benefits such as input on investments, lower fees, and co-investment possibilities, says Asia-Pacific RE head Rushabh Desai.

Allianz pushes into APAC student housing with $191m debut investment

The German insurer will be the majority investor in Scape’s latest closed-end vehicle targeting student accommodation deals in Australia.

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.

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.

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