Asia Pacific’s rental residential sector is rapidly growing up with acquisitions of multi-family assets in Japan alone reaching $8.5 billion last year, according to Real Capital Analytics. However, that increase in demand is also raising asset prices and squeezing yields for mainstream assets.
The market’s rapid development is leading some of Asia Pacific’s most forward-looking institutions to develop higher yielding plays on build-to-rent, such as senior living and student accommodation, where investors can still enjoy the resilient returns offered by the residential sector, without some of the fierce bidding that comes with prime apartment assets.
To look into the potential for student housing, senior living and other alternative rental residential strategies, Mingtiandi has invited speakers from SC Capital Partners, Nuveen and Scape Living to share their ideas and experience in a panel discussion next week on MTD TV.
Student Accommodation, Senior Living Emerge in Asia
The Emerging Classes in Rental Residential panel will kick off at 10:00 AM Hong Kong time on Tuesday 25, with SC Capital managing director Jyoti Ramchandani sharing from her experience investing in student accommodation in Japan and Australia through the company’s SCORE+ strategy.
The session, which is sponsored by Yardi as part of Mingtiandi’s Asia Multi-Family Investment Forum, will also feature Shusaku Watanabe, head of Japan Real Estate for US financial services giant Nuveen, whose firm has already purchased 45 multi-family assets in Japan.
Rounding out the team is Stephen Gaitanos, managing director and Group chief executive for Scape, who last year led his firm’s $1.55 billion acquisition of Australia’s largest student housing portfolio ever.
The one-hour discussion caps Mingtiandi’s month-long series of multi-family real estate investment events, which has already attracted more than 2,500 viewers.
Logistics Returns on 29 June
Following Tuesday’s session on emerging rental residential opportunities, MTD TV will take a break for a few weeks before returning on 29 June for the Mingtiandi Asia Logistics Real Estate Forum 2021.
The logistics event will include five weekly sessions featuring speakers from Allianz Real Estate, GLP, Logos, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield and Vietnam’s BW Industrial as we explore the state of the market in Japan, China, Southeast Asia and other markets around the region.