Real estate

Nov 12, 2019

real_estate_investments riseInstitutional investors in Asia are most likely to ramp up their allocation to alternatives heading into 2020 amid lingering uncertainty over economic and geopolitical risks in Europe and the US.

Nov 05, 2019

Real_estate_soldThe real assets business of Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has completed the off-market acquisition of a residential tower block in Japan from a Japanese property firm for an undisclosed sum.

Nov 05, 2019

Stock_Exchange_of_ThailandThailand’s Government Pension Fund (GPF) is aiming to use an ESG lens for all of its investments in the Thai market across equity classes including real estate, private equity and infrastructure by the first quarter of 2020.

Oct 22, 2019

AllianzAllianz has looked to expand its real estate business in China by forming a joint venture (JV) with a fund managed by a subsidiary of Singapore-based alternative asset manager Keppel Capital.

Oct 08, 2019

Tokyo_Kabuki-choAllianz Real Estate has marked its foray into the Japanese residential market with an agreement to purchase a €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) portfolio of multi-family residential assets from Blackstone.

Oct 01, 2019

Real_estatePGIM Real Estate has raised US$447 million in equity capital from Japanese, US, Canadian, German and Swiss investors in the initial closing of its Asia Core fund.

Sep 24, 2019

SapporoAxa Investment Managers – Real Assets has agreed the acquisition of a site for the development of offices and a hotel in Sapporo, Japan for ¥25 billion (US$231 million).

Sep 17, 2019

Ken_YajimaAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Ken Yajima as its chief executive for Japan. He will also serve as the representative director for ASI’s Japan business.

Aug 27, 2019

London-based M&G Investments has opened two offices in Australia in a bid to meet growing client demand in the country.

Aug 13, 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has expanded its Japan capabilities after receiving Type I and Type II Financial Instruments business licenses. The firm also bolstered its ranks with the appointment of Hidetoshi Ono as its first head of direct real estate in Japan.

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