Q&A: CBREGI head of strategy & research discusses how COVID-19 could impact APAC logistics market
Shane Taylor, head of strategy & research – Asia Pacific at CBRE Global Investors (CBREGI), discusses concerns and predictions for how the novel coronavirus will impact the firm’s APAC investment strategy, target markets and the logistics center as a whole. Earlier this month, CBREGI completed a final close for its Asia Value Partners V fund with $900 million in equity commitments.
1. What are CBREGI’s biggest concerns for its Asia Value Partners portfolio given the rise of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19?
In the near term, our obvious concerns are with the well-being of our teams, tenants and capital partners. As the virus and its containment measures spread around the region and indeed around the world, we have been quite inspired by our China team, who have been living/working under these conditions since mid-January and onl