Open-ended core funds: thriving in fertile ground

From 18 funds in 2007, the number of open-ended core funds in Asia Pacific has doubled to 36 vehicles today.

While core funds are seen as the lower risk, lower returns option, they have outperformed their closed-end counterparts.

The growth of the open-ended core fund market will impact real estate market dynamics in the region significantly. They will also play a key role in investors’ long-term real estate investment strategies and allocation.

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Office rental growth trends

Tracking office rental growth across key office markets in Asia Pacific.

Comparing the performance of open-ended core funds across regions

Although some way behind Europe, the open-ended core funds market in Asia will continue to grow.

Total equity raised by Asia Pacific private real estate funds

Asia Pacific open-ended core funds raised over 50% more than closed-end vehicles in 2014 and 2015.

Total returns of Asia Pacific private equity real estate indices, by structure

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“Real estate remains buoyant against other asset classes, and open-ended core funds will continue to appeal to investors globally. Investing in core assets is a strategy that essentially invests in future growth of the region."

– Dr Megan Walters, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, JLL

Shayenne Lee

Senior Analyst, Funds Advisory - Asia Pacific

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