August 11, 2020, Hong Kong – Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners announced that it has closed two investment vehicles totaling up to US$900 million in commitments.
The first vehicle will focus primarily on real estate opportunities across sectors and markets in Asia.
The second vehicle will invest in education platforms in major Asian cities with strong structural tailwinds supporting growth in demand for premium international or bilingual education. The fund will look to partner and work with top-tier school operators through greenfield or brownfield development, and through acquisition of properties.
Stellart International School of Arts (SISA) is the first education platform project for the Education mandate. Located in Guangzhou South, and developed by Gaw Capital Partners, SISA, specializing in creative art and design, shares a vision that everyone is an artist to be discovered. Its mission is to motivate and cultivate rising stars in the arts and make every endeavor to support them on their journeys. By integrating globally recognized academic and practical programs, with flexibility in personalized development as well as industrial experience, SISA will prepare students for a successful life, at and beyond world-class art institutes.
Christina Gaw, Managing Principal and Head of Capital Markets, commented, “We are delighted to close these new investment vehicles following Gateway Real Estate Fund VI’s highly successful fundraising round. Investor demand for education and other value-add and opportunistic opportunities in Asia reinforces our belief that such investments will play an increasingly important role in real estate portfolios moving forward.”
In addition to Gaw Capital Partners’ six funds in the Gateway Fund series targeting Asia Pacific, Gaw Capital Partners also manages opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US along with a Pan Asia Hospitality Fund and European Hospitality Fund. Additionally, Gaw Capital also provides services for separate account direct investments in the global markets. Gaw Capital has also successfully developed a sizable logistics platform, medical-asset backed platform, mini-storage platform, premium outlet malls and education-related platform in recent years to help support the growth and management of these assets.