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Overseas investors form bulk of Charter Hall’s $2.9bn industrial fund

The Sydney-based firm has raised $434m in fresh equity for its open-ended industrial vehicle in Australia that is expected to reach $2.9bn in total net asset value.

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.

Real estate dominates Brookfield fundraising activity

The asset class accounted for more than three-quarters of private fund inflows reported both during the third quarter and the past 12 months.

Japanese investors decode their global ambitions

PERE’s annual conference in Tokyo saw some of the biggest names in the Japanese institutional investor community outline their investment strategy.

Macro uncertainties lead headwinds facing Asia’s real estate investors

The trade war between the US and China, coupled with cap rate compression, is making investors and their managers reassess their Asia-Pacific investment strategies.

Oaktree closes on $2.1bn for latest RE debt fund

The Los Angeles, California-based firm is now preparing to launch its Oaktree Real Estate Opportunity Fund VIII in 2019.

Gaw Capital beats its own fundraising record with $1.95bn first close – Exclusive

The Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm has set a $2bn hard-cap target for its sixth pan-Asia opportunistic real estate fund.

FX volatility weighs on Blackstone’s real estate business

Asian currency fluctuations in particular were a drag on the firm’s global opportunistic fund series in Q3.

PAG’s hostile bid for Spring REIT underscores take-private trend in Asia

Some of the poorly performing REITs in the region are ripe for takeovers by opportunistic managers, although the privatization process may be difficult to undertake.

Time to question if the Yale model is still worth copying

The Ivy League endowment’s strategy of investing heavily in via active management strategies has seen copycat efforts from other endowments, but fee loads are prompting questions about whether that was such a good idea.

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