Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific

November 1, 2022: Vol. 14, Number 10

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Asia Pacific

Shades of green: The integration of ESG standards into real estate funds remains a mixed picture

Demand for sustainable assets keeps expanding relentlessly. In the real estate market, a progressive decarbonisation of portfolios is happening, and an increasing percentage of assets have some sort of environmental labelling. Yet, at the same time, most investable stock does not comply with the criteria required by investors and tenants. It falls short of upcoming regulations and targets regarding energy efficiency.

Asia Pacific

Where do we go? Investors want to know when the current market will break and reprice

Where do we go? That’s the question paramount on many institutional investors’ minds these days. Oil and related energy costs may have peaked, signalling a potential end to the latest inflation cycle. The economy has been slowing but still appears to remain relatively strong and sustainable. But the massive US federal debt that’s been run up and is now being added to via the funding of recently enacted federal programmes remains a concern.

Asia Pacific

M&G buys office asset in Yokohama, Japan

M&G Real Estate has acquired Minato Mirai Center Building (pictured), a prime-grade office building in Yokohama, Japan, for more than ¥100 billion (US$700 million) on behalf of its M&G Asia Property Fund. The state-of-the-art building is now the largest asset in the fund and is the latest in a series of M&G deals in Japan.

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