Japan’s property markets have long been a safe haven for institutional investors interested in exposure to the Asia Pacific region, but no market has been left unscathed by the pandemic. In May, two months before the postponed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are set to take place, Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific senior editor Dr Jennifer Molloy spoke with three experts on Japan.
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State by state, Australia’s office market has remained an attractive investment option and demonstrated continued strong demand from global tenants, thanks to resilient national economic growth the past 12 months.
Real estate is an institutional asset class in both listed and unlisted forms, yet all too often market participants interpret unlisted real estate through the lens of listed real estate securities, giving significant scope for cognitive dissonance.
Data science has taken a giant leap forward in the commercial real estate industry, especially in the past few years. Data strategies are evolving at a rapid clip as firms continue to develop best practices related to collecting, integrating and analysing data to support better decision making.
I first met Larry Hull 37 years ago, at a State Association of County Retirement Systems conference in Bakersfield, California, United States. I was only 33 and working as a regional vice president for Equitec Institutional Realty Advisers, which was at that time an emerging real estate investment management concern.
During the first quarter of 2021, 30 fund closings were recorded, representing an aggregate dollar volume of US$26.5 billion, according to Institutional Real Estate FundTracker. This is the highest amount of fund closings since the second quarter of 2020’s 37 fund closings and the highest fundraising volume since the second quarter of 2020’s fundraise of US$48.3 billion.