Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific

July 1, 2014: Vol. 6, Number 7

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Asia Pacific

Building a global footprint: Global investing will increasingly define institutional real estate markets of the future

As investors worldwide accumulate larger pools of capital, they are increasingly bound to seek risk-reducing diversification, not only across asset classes but within asset classes as well. Thus, even while large institutional property investors acquire a mix of property types, they are doing so while seeking a greater geographic spread, and even a global footprint.

Asia Pacific

A trial of strength: Improving real estate market fundamentals should offset potential interest rate headwinds

Looking forward, as economies improve, increasingly real estate performance may be driven as much by improving market fundamentals as by strength of capital flows. As a result, variations in both the local pace and timing of strengthening market fundamentals will likely differentiate the growth of real estate values at the asset level and across cities and sectors around the world.

Asia Pacific

APG buys stake in Chinese logistics developer

APG Asset Management is seeking to capitalise on promising trends supportive of China’s logistics sector by committing up to US$650 million for an approximate 20 percent stake in e-Shang, a Shanghai-based warehouse developer and operator.

Asia Pacific

GPT scoops up office assets for A$548m

GPT Wholesale Office Fund, managed by The GPT Group, is set to complete the full and partial acquisitions of three former Commonwealth Property Office Fund assets in Melbourne for a combined total of A$548.4 million (US$514 million).

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