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Debt investment stacks up in China and Australia

Investor interest in Asia-Pacific real estate debt is increasing, but these two markets stand out.

Warning bells sounded over GFC-style leverage use

In a presentation at PERE Asia, the head of real estate at BPE Asia questioned the use of leverage by his competitors, suggesting similarities with pre-crisis behaviors.

South Korea’s Lotte Insurance: ‘Really tricky to invest in private RE debt currently’

Investing in the asset class overseas is not meeting the South Korean insurer’s target investment returns, according to Janghwan Lee, executive director and leader of the alternative investment team.

AustralianSuper: The €90bn pension fund targeting European property lending

Australia’s largest superannuation fund, has entered the European real estate lending market. Real Estate Capital finds out about its plans.

Asia leads the way for $1.8trn global CRE market

Asian buyers accounted for 45% of all cross-border real estate investment in the 12 months ending June 2018, according to data published by Cushman & Wakefield.

WATCH: Did Japan learn its lessons from the GFC?

Robert Johnson, managing director for Asia-Pacific real estate at JPMorgan Global Alternatives, tells our sister publication, PERE, why Japan is in a healthier lending environment today than 10 years ago.

Asian investors’ growing appetite for CRE in 3 charts

Asian investors were active in their home markets as well as Europe in the first half of 2018, according to data published by JLL.

CPPIB to increase global real estate credit exposure

The Canadian pension fund is looking to increase its real estate credit assets under management to around $6.2bn to $7.7bn in the next five years.

Lenders must not waste the Asia opportunity

Cosying up to Eastern money is a strategic must for European debt providers as strong demand from the continent for London offices mitigates Brexit outflows closer to home.

Debt managers eye distress deals in China

Real estate developers in China are turning to private credit managers to meet their financing needs amid a continuing liquidity crunch.

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