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Benn Dorrington

Gaw Capital raises record US$2.2bn for Asia real estate fund

Hong Kong-based Gaw Capital Partners has raised US$2.2bn in the final closing of its Gateway Real Estate Fund VI, marking the firm's largest fund to date. Gaw Capital also secured a...

Mapletree trust buys Tokyo offices for US$355m amid Hong Kong mall closure

Singapore-listed Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust has agreed to buy two office towers in the Greater Tokyo area for S$482.5m (US$354.7m), as the trust dilutes its exposure to its...

Why overseas investors are moving into Vietnam’s luxury apartment market

You could say there are at least 5,320 reasons for institution investors to enter the luxury apartment market in Ho Chi Minh City. That’s because high-end apartments in the Vietnamese...

GLP launches new US$2.1bn Chinese logistics fund

Warehouse investor and developer GLP has launched a new RMB15bn (US$2.1bn) Chinese logistics fund focusing on stabilised, income-generating properties, as the firm continues to recycle capital in the country. The...

Odyssey is consolidating Japan’s boutique hotel market and institutional investors are paying attention

Hong Kong-based Odyssey Capital Group is shaking up Japan’s fragmented boutique hospitality sector one Ryokan at a time, as visitor numbers soar across the country. Government-led reforms, the Tokyo 2020...

About the author

Benn is the editor of APAC Real Estate. He has worked as a journalist in Australia and the UK since 2010, and previously wrote about the European commercial real estate markets for REFI Europe and S&P Global Market Intelligence.