Asia is where the action is both for property fund managers and the investors they serve. But the financial crisis has revealed significant problems in how they interact. How are the risks and the relationships best managed so funds and their backers both emerge happy from Asia’s property boom?
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China’s rapidly growing elderly population, increasing healthcare standards and increasing wealth of its households provide business opportunities for elderly services from the private sector. In this article we explore the commercial opportunities emanating from these trends. Is China ready to adopt Western-style elderly care services? What are the business models that will be successful?
An economic snapshot of Hong Kong and Singapore shows that they have more than regained the ground they lost during the global financial crisis. Hong Kong, as a special administrative region in China, and Singapore, a city-state with big neighbors, benefit geographically from “emerging Asia,” yet both have the historical and legal advantages of “developed Asia,” not least of which is the rule of law. Both economies remain highly competitive and relatively lightly regulated and taxed. As such, they are attractive places to do business.
Significant change has swept the commercial real estate sector in recent years. Over time, larger volumes of capital from a variety of institutional sources have moved into the industry, and real estate truly emerged as an acceptable risk-managed asset class. Investors and investment managers need transparency to understand their risks and their portfolios. To address these challenges, RealFoundations has developed a real estate investment information model (RIIM*) that consists of seven key components.