Record low borrowing costs in Australia are feeding demand for the country's real estate, with domestic and global investors raising their allocations into the sector.
The long-waited infrastructure Reits have finally arrived in China and, while experts see a slow start with hurdles ahead, they say it will later move to a 'big bang'.
Asset owners and property investors are finding it increasingly difficult to spot quality investments, due to an inflow of money and a lack of willing sellers.
Australian casino vies with two private equity funds to acquire rival; Canada's CPPIB to invest into India Invit fund; Chikyoren hires Nomura and Tokio Marine fund managers for alternative mandates; OTPP real estate arm becomes founding investor in Asia Pacific focused fund; LBC Express Holdings owners consider stake sale; and more.
Strong demand from both international and regional investors looks set to ensure that Asian property remains strongly in demand for the coming months.
Fund managers from the country are eager to source targets for their local clients, but difficulty in sourcing deals is forcing them to look further afield, say advisers.