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Jonathan Brasse

Jonathan Brasse is the Senior Editor, Real Estate for PEI Media’s real estate publications. He oversees the editorial output and leads the reporting team behind the sector-leading private real estate publication PERE as well as Real Estate Capital, the group’s real estate credit markets publication. Jonathan joined PEI in 2009 from UK commercial property magazine Property Week where he oversaw international news and analysis coverage.
High prices and excessive borrowing from the country’s banks are some factors keeping the mainland property market in increasingly precarious 'bubble territory', according to Business Monitor International (BMI).
Two years after Invesco acquired the Asian real estate business of AIG, the firm is raising an $800m opportunity fund and a rare open-ended, core-focused vehicle for which it expects to attract $1bn in five years.
Hong Kong-listed developer China Resources Land has partnered Blackstone to develop a 6.45 million-square-foot mass housing development near Shanghai that could cost $1.8bn.
The New York based alternative asset and advisory firm told a conference hosted by investment bank Goldman Sachs its first Asia focused real estate fund is in the offing.
The head of one of the largest real estate platforms in Asia, Victoria Shigehira Sharpe, is preparing to move to a newly-created, senior client-facing role at PREI Asia’s parent company.
China’s SWF has reportedly bought the London headquarters of investment bank Deutsche Bank for £245 million, weeks after a CIC subsidiary bought a $724 million stake in Heathrow Airport.
The London-based private equity and real estate firm has raised one of the largest opportunistic and distressed asset investment funds in Europe so far this year.
The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation has stockpiled cash during the year to 31 March as it awaits better investing conditions. Adopting a cautious outlook, the sovereign wealth fund nonetheless increased its allocation to alternative assets by 1 percent.
To mitigate current volatile market conditions which saw it post a 4.3% loss for the year, the Lou Jiwei-led fund has continued to increase its exposure to alternative assets.
The Canadian pension fund has struck a deal with UK-listed Goals Soccer Centres to buy the 44-centre operation in a deal valued at £73 million.

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