05/14/2014

Gaw Capital Partners made its debut in the "PERE 50" list, jumped to 37th from 84th last year


Gaw Capital Partners made its debut in the "PERE 50" list, jumped to 37th from 84th last year, thanks to its excellent performance in terms of fund-raising and asset management in the survey of global real estate private equity fund manager conducted by PERE magazine in May.

What cemented Gaw’s place in PERE 50 was its $1 billion Gateway Real Estate Fund IV, which closed in October and attracted investors from all over the world. In fact, investor demand was so strong for that vehicle that the firm had to exclude its own $25 million GP commitment from the total, bringing the hard cap to $ 1.025 billion.

Gaw Capital Partners real estate fund IV adopts opportunistic investment strategy , focusing on real estate assets city-center retail assets with high pedestrian traffic as well as centrally located commercial assets in Tier I and Tier II cities in China where the government's tightening policy has taken effect and created attractive pricing. It also focus on other Tier II cities with good economic infrastructure and large long-term demand, and other Asia Pacific region with great potential such as Hong Kong, Macau , Taiwan , Japan, Korea and and elsewhere.

Gaw Capital Partners also have eye-catching performance in US fund management, as well as assisted Asian institutional investors with cross-border investment in Europe. In 2013 , Gaw Capital Partners assisted China’s Ping An Insurance in the purchase of the Lloyd's of London and provided consulting services for Korean investors to acquire Waterside House in Paddington London.

Therefore, Gaw Capital Partners ranks the the forth among global real estate private equity fund manager in terms of acquisition volume in PERE’s survey by virtue of total $ 2.5 billion acquired assets this year.

Previously, Gateway Real Estate Fund IV was also awarded of " Best launch real estate (private) by AsianInvestor; Gaw Capital Partners also won two Asia private equity awards from PERE Asia Firm of the Year 2013 and Goodwin Gaw, Asia Industry Figure of the Year 2013.