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ESR maps Australia expansion with debut core-plus vehicle – Exclusive

The pan-Asia logistics specialist’s first Australia-focused vehicle is expected to be closed within 12 months.

Taurus fully invests debut fund ahead of schedule – Exclusive

The Boston-based private equity real estate firm has finished deploying its $257m US logistics fund with the acquisition of a Chicago-area industrial portfolio, beating its 18-month investment target.

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.

ESR raises record $1.2bn for Japan logistics – Exclusive

Including co-investment capital, the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund 2 is being pegged as the largest ever single commingled fund raised for Japan logistics.

GLP plants $1.6bn flag in the private equity sector – Exclusive

The Singapore-based logistics giant aims to use third-party capital to fund new businesses which are ‘enhancing efficiency in the logistics industry.’ 

Ming Mei is ready to talk

For years, GLP boss Ming Mei has kept a low profile, but with the company branching into new sectors in the wake of its privatization, he tells Jonathan Brasse why now is a good time to be more vocal

GLP breaks into infrastructure with $2bn China solar JV

The global real estate firm has teamed up with Brookfield Asset Management for a 50:50 venture expected to be China’s biggest provider of rooftop solar renewable energy.

GLP expands China strategy with value-add fund

The firm’s launch of a new $1.6bn vehicle comes at a time when many logistics operators in China are diversifying beyond development to broaden their exposure in the country.

Logistics: Last hour’s next move

Competition for space, a focus on speed and the reduction in operating costs will lead logistics occupiers to start thinking about the last hour rather than the last miles, argues Simon Wallace, head of alternatives re-search for Europe at Deutsche Asset Management.

Logistics: When the word ‘shed’ no longer covers it

A distribution center in Japan demonstrates how technology and demographics are changing the face of logistics buildings.

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