Along with boosting its logistics portfolio, the Dutch pension fund manager's latest investment aligns with a growing trend among institutional investors who are increasingly opting for open-ended fund structures.
Institutional real estate investors are targeting Japan's underserved logistics hubs, Australia's burgeoning build-to-rent sector, and Korea's rising co-living spaces amid a resilient market outlook.
The US-based asset manager plans to ramp up hiring in the region as it tailors offerings to meet demand from family offices as well as enhance its alternative asset capabilities.
Asian investors might be pulling back from logistics, but one country's resilient sector may provide an exception.
The New Zealand sovereign fund says it is prioritising the sector as it examines opportunities across the region’s property markets.
The Canadian pension fund has developed a bullish approach to opportunities in owning modern warehouses throughout Asia.
Dry warehouses could generate all the energy they need from solar panels on roofs.
The leading Dutch pension fund is beefing up its real estate headcount as it looks for more opportunities - and alpha - beyond developed Asia.
Appealing logistics valuations and strong ESG ratings are pulling investors to Europe.
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Investors are seeing the risks, but also the opportunities of the logistics sector. Warehousing their fears for the moment, they can see it's a good conduit to high-growth assets.
The ease of direct investments into property firms and the availability of niche sectors in the US have drawn asset owners such as Australia’s Aware Super and Korea’s Poba.