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- April 1, 2009: Vol. 1, Number 4

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Something for Everyone: Property Funds Provide a Variety of Ways to Invest in Asian Real Estate

by Alexis Petrakis

Private equity real estate funds offer a wide range of strategies for investors to cash in on long-term trends, attractive pricing and a potential recovery in Asian property markets.

Excepting that precious yellow metal, there was virtually no place to hide from the prevailing asset deflation witnessed during the past 18 months. Certainly, Asian property investors have not been immune to severe turmoil in credit markets and decelerating economic activity, both of which manifested themselves in declining asset values — or bargains as some might prefer to say.

And although we may be in uncharted territory in the post-globalization era now characterized by extreme volatility and dysfunctional credit markets, there remains a growing menu of private equity real estate funds that provide access to all types of Asian real estate at all levels of the risk-reward curve.

“In general, institutions are taking stock of their existing portfolios,

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