Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific

October 1, 2013: Volume 5, Number 9

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Asia Pacific

The diversified portfolio: Asia Pacific investors can alter their risk and return profiles by adding London and New York City to their portfolios

London and New York City have seen increasing levels of interest from Asia Pacific investors. In 2012 and the first half of 2013, buyers with Asia Pacific sources of capital spent US$9.6 billion in London and US$3.2 billion in New York City, making up around 10–20 percent of the capital invested each year in direct real estate in those cities.

Asia Pacific

Super-size me: Investment managers grow larger as they expand their reach and ride a wave of asset appreciation

In recent years, several investment managers have deployed their own versions of the “special sauce” to super-size their assets under management and jump to the top of the global real estate investment manager rankings. Through aggressive growth and M&A strategies, Brookfield Asset Management, CBRE Global Investors and The Blackstone Group have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, based on a global survey of real estate investment managers conducted by Property Funds Research (PFR) and Institutional Real Estate, Inc (IREI).

Asia Pacific

Asian investors to increase global real estate investment

Limited stock of investable property within Asia could push Asian investors to seek more than US$150 billion in direct and indirect global property investment during the next five years, primarily in gateway cities such as London, New York City and Sydney, according to the latest research from CBRE. 

Asia Pacific

Shanghai Tower to be second tallest in the world

W hen it is completed in 2014, the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai’s Lujiazui commercial district will stretch 632 metres into the sky, making it the highest skyscraper in China and second highest in the world, behind only Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, an 828-metre office, hotel and residential building.

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