Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:
Fundraising for private equity real estate funds continue to enjoy robust growth in the third quarter of 2013 as indeed the sector generated an additional $18bn during the quarter, to reach $39bn in total assets raised in the six months of Q2 and Q3 combined. This represents a 56% rise compared to the $25bn raised in the same six-month period last year, according to data and intelligence firm Preqin.
In its latest report, Preqin said an aggregate $46bn was raised by private real estate funds so far in 2013, compared to $38bn in the first three quarters of 2012.
This yearís fundraising for private real estate funds saw a steep climb compared to when a similar Preqin survey of 180 institutional investors in the sector in February last year wherein capital raising was low. The decline in private real estate funds fundraising continued to decline in Q2-2012 as Preqin noted that capital-raising was slower than the level seen in each quarters of 2011 and Q1 of 2012.
Other key facts of the Q3-2013 fundraising are, according to Preqin: