NRI investors sue ICICI Venture for damages
ICICI Venture is being sued by a group of 69 non-resident Indian investors who are seeking $103 million in damages from over alleged losses from a property fund run by the GP.
China’s Suning sells stores to CITIC Goldstone for $655m
Suning Commerce Group, China's leading home appliance retailer, has sold 11 stores to CITIC Securities’ direct investment arm Goldstone Investment for RMB4.01 billion ($655 million).
CBRE GMM reaches final close on Asia real estate fund
The investment arm of global real estate advisor CBRE has announced a final close on the Asia Alpha Plus III (AAP III) Fund of $236 million.
India lays ground for real estate investment trust roll-out
India’s long-awaited real estate investments trusts (REITs) inched closer to reality as the government offered clarification on the tax status of the structures.
Prologis raises more capital for China logistics platform
Prologis, an industrial real estate investment trust (REIT), has raised another $588 million for Prologis China Logistic Venture, a platform used to acquire and manage logistics properties in China.
PAG buys Commerzbank’s Japanese real estate business
A PAG-led consortium has acquired a portfolio of around EUR700 million ($954 million) in primary subordinated loans held by Commerzbank’s Japan real estate subsidiary, plus local operations and staff.
StepStone enters real estate space, targets Asia expansion
StepStone has moved into the real estate sector with the addition of executives from Clairvue Capital Partners. The new team has built portfolios in the US and Europe and plans to add professionals in Asia over the next 12 months.
India's Piramal Capital merges PE and lending arms
Piramal Capital has merged its real estate private equity fund management business - Indiareit - and its real estate-focused non-banking financial company (NBFC).
Century Bridge invests $60m in China residential developments
Sino-US real estate investor Century Bridge Capital has committed $60 million to two joint venture developments in China.
IDFC raises debut India real estate fund
IDFC Alternatives has reached a final close of INR7.5 billion ($123 million) on its debut India real estate fund.
JLL reaches final close on maiden India property fund
Segregated Funds Group (SFG), the private equity unit of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), has reached a INR1.6 billion ($27 million) final close on its maiden Indian real estate fund - short of its original INR3 billion target.
Piramal, CPPIB form $500m realty finance fund
India's Piramal Enterprises is to form a $500 million realty debt fund with CPPIB Credit Investments,, a subsidiary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
Everstone-Realterm JV closes second IndoSpace Logistics fund at $330m
Indian industrial real estate and warehousing facilities developer IndoSpace, has closed its second fund at $330 million, exceeding its target size at $300 million. IndoSpace is a joint venture between the Everstone Group and Canada-based Realterm Global.
India’s ASK Group reaches first close on offshore real estate fund
ASK Group has reached a first close of $50 million on its debut offshore real estate fund. The full target for the vehicle, which will invest in middle income residential projects in Mumbai, Bangalore, the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), Pune and...
Indiareit raises $160m domestic property fund
Piramal Enterprises’ Indiareit Fund Advisors has reached a final close of INR10 billion ($160.5 million) on its fifth domestic fund.
Blackstone passes $3b mark on Asia real estate fund
The Blackstone Group has received more than $3 billion in capital commitments for its first Asia real estate fund, which is targeting $4 billion.
Blackstone Real Estate Partners to exit Synergy Property
The Blackstone Group’s Real Estate Partners unit is in the process of exiting its 35% stake in Bangalore-based project management consultancy Synergy Property Development Services in a deal valued at INR2.6 billion ($41.7 million)
Q&A: Milestone Capital Advisors' Rubi Arya
The sudden death of Ved Prakash Arya in 2011 left Milestone Capital Advisors without a founder and figurehead. His widow, Rubi Arya, took up the reins. She tells AVCJ how the business is moving forward
Blackstone, Panchshil Realty to buy Mumbai office tower
The Blackstone Group and Xander Group-backed Indian developer Panchshil Realty are set to buy a majority stake in an office tower in Mumbai for close to INR9 billion ($144 million).
RRJ to launch $1b real estate fund - report
RRJ Capital, the Hong Kong-based private equity firm set up by former Hopu Investment Management executive Richard Ong, is said to be launching a $1 billion real estate fund targeting investments in China.
Blackstone buys into China shopping mall developer
The Blackstone Group and ICBC International will acquire stakes of 40% and 6% respectively in Chinese shopping mall developer and operator SCP. The financial terms were not disclosed but Blackstone’s investment is reported to be worth $400 million.
Gaw Capital closes fourth China real estate fund above $1b
Gaw Capital Partners, the Hong Kong-based private equity real estate investor, has reached a final close on its fourth China real estate fund at the hard cap of $1.025 billion. It is the largest vehicle the firm has ever raised.
Asia real assets: Need returns, will travel
Interest in Asian real assets has surged as investors look to higher growth emerging markets for income and upside. Opportunities run from real estate to infrastructure, and in some cases offer a bit of both
Schwarzman bullish on Blackstone's Australia prospects
The Blackstone Group is looking to increase its investments in Australian real estate and private equity, according to Stephen Schwarzman, the firm’s co-founder.