Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific

January 1, 2024: Vol. 16, Number 1

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Asia Pacific

Branching out: The appeal of timberland for portfolio diversification

Timberland has historically provided attractive risk-adjusted returns and portfolio diversification benefits, in part due to its low correlation with other asset classes, such as bonds and equities. Its relative safety and insulation from financial markets has made it a coveted staple of institutional portfolios with long investment horizons.

Asia Pacific

Managing people: Why it’s different

Not everyone who reads this column is responsible for managing people, but at some time in your career, if not now, you may be called upon to do so. Ferdinand Fournies, the author of the book Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed To Do and What To Do About It, points out that being promoted into a management role for the first time is akin to being knighted.

Asia Pacific

Investor views on emerging Asia

Investment in emerging Asia was addressed in a recent virtual roundtable with institutional investors, consultants and investment managers. The in-depth strategy session, hosted by Institutional Real Estate, Inc, was moderated by Reno Sio, managing director, Asia Pacific, at IREI.

Asia Pacific

IREI.Q: Real estate fundraising hits a snag in Q3 2023

Real estate fundraising encountered a significant bump in the road in the third quarter of 2023. Only US$13.1 billion was raised by the 16 funds holding a final close in July–September, according to the latest results from Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s proprietary database, IREI.Q.

Asia Pacific

The future of Asia Pacific’s office market

Asia Pacific’s office market is faring better than that of most other regions, particularly the United States, as more workers have returned to the office and downtown office space continues to garner attraction from national and multinational companies. That is one of the main takeaways from a recent webinar, “Go Prime or Stay Home: Lasalle, Brookfield, Yardi, Benoy on Future of the Office,” hosted by Mingtiandi.

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