Blackstone opens Singapore office
The Blackstone Group has opened an office in Singapore, extending its footprint into Southeast Asia. The move comes as global private equity firms place increased emphasis on the region.
Everbright Ashmore exits Chongqing shopping for 2.1x return
Everbright Ashmore has sold its investment in Chongqing shopping mall IMIX Park, making the second exit from the $153 million Everbright Ashmore China Real Estate Fund I.
Blackstone buys Sydney home retail center - report
The Blackstone Group has reportedly bought the Home HQ North Shore shopping center from Charter Hall Retail REIT for A$72.5 million ($68.35 million).
Investors see bifurcation in Asia real assets exposure - AVCJ Forum
Investor appetite for real assets in Asia is strong, but infrastructure and real estate players speaking at the AVCJ Real Assets forum in Singapore noted that the nature of demand – between real estate and infrastructure and also between different entry...
Mapletree reaches $1.4b final close on China fund
Mapletree Investments, the real-estate arm of Temasek Holdings, has closed its real estate fund, Mapletree China Opportunity Fund II (MCOF II) at its hard cap of $1.4 billion, above the initial target of $1 billion.
Century Bridge commits $32.8m to Hangzhou residential project
Century Bridge Capital has invested $32.8 million in a joint venture with property developer Zhejiang Headway Real Estate to construct a middle-income, residential project in the eastern China city of Hangzhou.
Composition Capital appoints Head of Asia Pacific
Real estate fund manager Composition Capital Partners has appointed Whye Choong Low as principal and new Head of Asia Pacific at its Hong Kong office. He will be in charge of both running the company's Asia Pacific operations and expanding its activities...
Blackstone offers $322m for property developer Tysan
The Blackstone Group has offered to buy Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Tysan Holdings for approximately HK$2.5 billion ($322.5 million)
ASK eyes $100m first close for $200m real estate fund
The ASK Group expects a $100 million first close of its first overseas real estate fund in September.
Century Bridge makes first investment via China fund
Century Bridge Capital has invested $44.4 million in a joint venture with Coastal Greenland for the development of a residential project in Wuhan, Hubei province. It is the first investment from the firm's China fund.
EXS Capital leads $37m investment in Vietnam RE developer
EXS Capital has led a $37 million investment in Vietnamese real estate developer Son Kim Land (SKL). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Carlyle-backed New Century REIT targets $254m HK IPO – report
China’s New Century Group, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group, is seeking to raise as much as $254 million through an IPO offering by a real estate investment trust (REIT) in Hong Kong.
JLL reaches first close on debut India real estate fund
Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) Segregated Funds Group has reached a first close of INR1 billion ($17.2 million) on its Residential Opportunities Fund I. The vehicle launched last year and has a final target of INR3 billion ($51.2 million)
TriVeda Capital launches $500m real estate vehicle
India-focused TriVeda Capital has launched a $500 million real estate asset management platform, initially comprising five residential and mixed-used projects located in Bangalore. It plans to invest in structured property transactions in tier-one cities.
CITIC Capital raises $683m China retail property fund
CITIC Capital has reached a final close of $683 million on its China Retail Properties Investment Fund, exceeding the original target of $600 million.
ICICI Prudential exits Indian residential investment
ICICI Prudential AMC, a joint venture between India’s ICICI Bank and Eastspring Investments, has exited investments in two Shriram Properties residential projects in Bangalore with returns upwards of 20%.
Blackstone draws $1.5b in commitments for Asia property fund - report
The Blackstone Group has so far managed to attract $1.5 billion of capital commitments for its first Asia real estate fund, targeting $4 billion.
City e-Solutions commits $25m in China property fund
CES Capital, a private equity arm of Hong Kong-listed City e-Solutions (CES), has committed $25 million to BEA Blue Sky Real Estate Fund, a vehicle operated by Bank of East Asia. The CES Capital contribution represents about half of the target fund size.
MGPA deal expands BlackRock’s Asia footprint
Asia Square, a twin tower complex in Singapore's Marina Bay, is set to be city state’s most environmentally friendly building. Designed by architects Denton Corker Marshall, it will house the world’s largest solar panel roof installation and the first...
China’s SAFE sets up in New York, targets PE – report
China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which overseas $3.2 trillion in foreign currency reserves, is said to set up a New York operation to invest in private equity, real estate and other US assets. The move is seen as part of the...
Ares Management buys AREA Property Partners
Global alternative asset manager Ares Management has acquired AREA Property Partners, a New York-headquartered real estate management firm investing across North America, Europe and India.
CPPIB, GE Capital launch Tokyo property co-invest program
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and General Electric Capital Real Estate (GECRE) have formed a joint venture targeting investments in mid-size Class A-B offices in key central business district sub-markets in Tokyo.
Carlyle-backed New Century refines Hong Kong plan - report
China’s New Century Hotel Group, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, plans to spin off its hotel business as a real estate investment trust (REIT) through a $300 million Hong Kong IPO. It earlier planned to list both the hotel and real estate...
India's Essel launches $184m real estate fund
The private equity unit of India's Essel Financial Services is targeting INR5billion ($92 million) for its first real estate fund. It will invest in residential projects in large cities across the country.