ARA Asset Management Limited (“ARA”) is a premier global integrated real estate fund manager. JLFO holds a 19.85% stake in ARA.
Established in 2002, ARA is driven by a vision to be the best-in-class real assets fund management company. ARA Group and its Associates’ businesses include real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), private real estate funds, country desks, infrastructure and real estate management services.
ARA’s multi-platform, multi-product global fund management strategy, combined with its dedicated teams with in-depth local knowledge, enables the Group to offer enduring value to investors. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, ARA counts some of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices as its investors.
As of 30 June 2019, the Gross Assets Managed by ARA Group and its Associates is more than S$83 billion across over 100 cities in 23 countries.
Set up in 2013 with a capital commitment of up to S$950 million, Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd. (“SRE”) is a real estate investment company that seeks out real estate related investments and opportunities globally. SRE invests in properties as well as property platforms in both private and public markets, across the full equity and debt spectrum and asset classes. This mobility allows the company to participate in optimal structures to take advantage of investment opportunities that present themselves.
STC holds a 89.5% stake in SRE, with 10.5% owned by JLFO.
SRE seeks to create shareholder value by investing capital into an array of real estate opportunities through direct acquisitions and real estate fund investments.
As at 31 December 2018, SRE had over S$1.5 billion in assets under management in a well-diversified investment portfolio across various asset classes spanning China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Australia.