October 2013 issue
SWEET THEN SOUR
When international investors were presented with plans for China’s biggest private real estate fund, they flocked to the vehicle in droves. Some haven’t touched Asian real estate since. By Jonathan Brasse
The latest big real estate merger sees TIAA-CREF and Henderson Global Investors agreeing to combine forces in Europe and Asia to create a new global platform. By Robin Marriott
Emerging manager programs were created to help early-stage firms become successful, but many of these programs. By Evelyn Lee
MassPRIM plans bigger non-core push
Carlyle bets on Metz for global drive
As part of a wave of compatriots looking to diversify abroad, France’s La Française has selected Forum Partners to help globalize its property portfolio.
By Robin Marriott
The legacy of Colony’s Bazin
Private equity real estate firms should consider the longer-term benefits to the Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020 rather than fret about rising constructions costs. By Jonathan Brasse
Equity International’s Asia comeback
Mapletree’s fundraising success
Orion touts care homes in Japan
work boots and wing tips
As the market anticipates its next fundraising, Brockton Capital explains its distinctive brand of real estate knowledge mixed with Wall Street savvy. By Robin Marriott.
Although regulatory changes have helped to transform Mexico’s property market, traditional private equity real estate investing in the country has been sidelined – at least for now. By Evelyn Lee
Largely resilient to global market volatility and European malaise, Turkey remains an attractive emerging real estate market.
the land of smiles
Some investment firms have made outsized returns from property deals in Thailand, so it is no wonder the market has become a regional favorite. By Jonathan Brasse
DON'T BUY CHEAP, BUY SMART
Spain is often talked about as being a distressed market, but it’s not all about the discount. Investors also need a solid workout plan to make investments work.
ORANGE TURNS RED
With Amsterdam having one of the highest office vacancy rates in Europe, private equity firms are starting to move in. By Robin Marriott
With their open governments, stable economies and growing demographics, Peru and Colombia have emerged as desirable markets for private equity real estate firms looking to expand their Latin American portfolios.By Katherine Bucaccio
THE PUBLIC FACE OF GERMANY
Foreign capital, evaluating the prospects for property investment in Germany, is finding appeal in the emergence of IPOs as an exit strategy. By Robin Marriott