LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has raised over $2.2 billion of equity for LaSalle Asia Opportunity VI (LAO VI), including sidecars and co-investment programmes, exceeding its initial target of $1.5 billion.
The committed capital has been secured from global institutional investors and will provide buying power for over US$7 billion worth of assets.
LAO VI is the sixth in LaSalle’s closed-ended, opportunistic fund series focusing on Asia Pacific. In keeping with its predecessor funds, LAO VI seeks to take advantage of mispriced assets with opportunities to add value through repositioning and redevelopment in Asia Pacific’s key markets including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore, having invested approximately 25% of committed capital so far in a diversified portfolio. To date, the LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund series has invested in over US$13 billion worth of assets. In the last 10 years, the average asset returns generated by the series have exceeded its target of 18% net IRR.
The fund’s investment strategy is led by Kunihiko (Nick) Okumura and Claire Tang in their expanded roles as Co-Chief Investment Officers of LaSalle Asia Pacific, which they assumed in 2021 after former Asia Pacific CEO and CIO Mark Gabbay became LaSalle’s Global CEO. With over 40 years of real estate experience between them, Nick and Claire continue to provide steady leadership and build momentum for the growth of LaSalle’s business in the region.