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- June 1, 2013: Volume 5, Number 6

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Fundraising round up — West meets East

by Sara Kassabian

Institutional investors globally continue to commit capital to Asia Pacific–focused property funds, investing across strategies during the first quarter. 

The Blackstone Group has launched its first Asia-focused real estate fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia. With a US$4 billion fundraising goal and a focus on China and other Asia Pacific markets, the opportunistic fund has caught the attention of institutional investors, including the New Jersey Division of Investment, a US-based pension fund, which committed US$500 million to the Blackstone fund in March.

Hong Kong–based Gaw Capital Partners announced an equity raise of US$200 million for its closed-end opportunistic fund Gateway Capital Real Estate Fund IV. Including its most recent close, the fund has raised

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