Asia's growing economies are set to keep encouraging more global investment into the region's commercial real estate – if supply and new investment vehicles can keep up.
A more streamlined decision-making process could help Korea’s public pension fund to benefit more from alternatives as it hunts higher and more stable returns.
And although the region's overall real state transaction volumes fell in the first quarter, they are likely to recover later in the year, CBRE says.
A survey of over 300 institutional investors by Credit Suisse reveals they are seeking to access emerging markets via hedge funds, particularly China.
For asset owners looking to expand their investment horizons into agriculture, climate change and some difficult regulations offer potential obstacles to their ambitions.
Asset owners looking to diversify assets are increasingly eyeing opportunities in agriculture, with its relatively predictable returns. Interested parties include major sovereign wealth funds.