For institutional real estate investors in Asia, the word "sustainable" seems each year to cover a wider waterfront, and also to become more vital to successful and long-term money management.
From the Current Issue
Despite the multitude of challenges facing China — including uneven global demand, the prospect of higher US interest rates, and domestic policy pressures — the Chinese consumer demand will continue to expand in the coming years.
Eight years after the global financial crisis, concerns have resurfaced over whether the next global recession is due, as suggested by global market volatility and widespread economic downgrades concurrent with quantitative easing becoming increasingly less effective.
Urban planner and developer Jonathan Rose is author of The Well-Tempered City, which looks at the evolution of cities across history and modern times, and envisions the cities of tomorrow.
Forty percent of the world’s fastest-growing countries have large Muslim populations. This rapidly-growing demographic has propelled Islamic finance and Shariah-compliant investing from a relatively esoteric asset class.
People today no longer seem to place their trust in traditional political or business leaders, companies, and institutions. Instead, people increasingly are placing their trust in networks.
Beijing-based Cindat Capital Management and China’s US$13 billion Union Life Insurance Co have formed a joint venture to invest US$930 million in a real estate portfolio of senior housing and care facilities held by Welltower, a US-based healthcare REIT.
Along with global property stocks, Asia Pacific real estate stocks continued their downward slide in November 2016; the property sector was dragged down by the results of the US presidential election and subsequent concerns of higher interest rates.