As mentioned in a previous blog, there are around 900 private real estate fund managers active worldwide. 55% of these firms are located in North America, 28% in Europe and 17% in Asia and Rest of World.
There are a total of 155 private equity real estate fund managers based in Asia and Rest of World, with India being the most popular location. There are 22 firms based in India, accounting for 14% of all Asia and Rest of World-based fund managers. IL & FS Investment Managers Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital are the two largest firms in India in terms of total capital raised in the last 10 years.
India is closely followed by Australia and United Arab Emirates, which each account for 12% of managers located in Asia and Rest of World. Hong Kong is the fourth most popular (10%), with Singapore (8%) making up the top five. Capitaland and Ascendas are the two largest private equity real estate firms based in Singapore.
Preqin's Real Estate Online has information on almost 900 fund managers worldwide, including background, key contacts, funds raised and acquisition criteria.