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Timing is ripe for decades-in-the-making China REITs

Chinese regulators are reportedly in the process of giving approvals for some firms to test pilot REITs in China. Given the tightening credit conditions in the country right now, their swift introduction would be welcome news.

Blackstone finds India’s REIT of passage

The firm’s IPO with developer Embassy has brought a new product to the Indian market. Arshiya Khullar speaks to its senior executives on the milestone.

India’s first REIT clears fundraising hurdle

The Blackstone and Embassy-backed REIT marks a new investment product for investors in India. The next litmus test will be the type of returns it can generate.

GIC cashes in on Taiwanese shopping center

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund sells the asset to a pension fund and local REIT at more than twice the 2008 purchase price.

Reitsmarket on building a better sustainability index

Is it possible to have good portfolio diversification within a sustainable framework? A new Reitsmarket index shows it is, writes Tim Vanvaerenbergh, partner at Reitsmarket

Single-family rentals see a ‘second wind’ of fundraising activity

Firms like Cerberus Capital Management and Amherst are focusing on the sector as investor interest picks up on the back of Invitation Homes’ IPO success.

Brookfield’s $11.4bn Forest City take-private a ‘win-win’

The US REIT has suffered from problems including a poor return track record and nepotism, but after multiple failed bids, Brookfield is poised to accelerate development growth, analysts said.

Publicly-traded PERE firms’ Q1 earnings: Our interactive analysis

Transaction volume and capital raised from firms such as Blackstone and Carlyle increased significantly year-on-year.

Brookfield bids for REIT with “host of challenges”

The alternative asset manager is reportedly looking to take Forest City Realty Trust private, two months after bidding $14.8bn for another REIT.

India waits for the REIT moment

The country has yet to see a single real estate investment trust be listed as the industry awaits a final code from regulators.

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