|By PR Newswire||
|March 3, 2014 10:34 PM EST||
SHANGHAI, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong-based real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners has been named Asia Firm of the Year 2013 by Private Equity Real Estate (PERE). PERE also named Gaw Capital Partners' Managing Principal and Founder, Goodwin Gaw, Asia Industry Figure of the Year 2013.
Goodwin Gaw, Managing Principal and Founder of Gaw Capital Partners, welcomed these two awards, "I'm deeply honored and thankful for these two awards from PERE; these two awards represent the recognition from both PERE and from our industry peers. We received these awards not only for our investments in China, but also because of our increasingly active investments in Europe and U.S. on behalf of our many top-tier Asian investors. I believe our success is also a testament to China's growing importance on the world stage. These awards reflect our unwavering commitment to delivering strong returns for our investors," Gaw said. "We look forward to a prosperous 'Year of the Horse' and to many 'successes' to celebrate along with our valued investors," he said.
Gaw Capital Partners has raised equity in excess of US$3.6 billion since 2005 and currently commands assets of US$ 7.5 billion under management encompassing residential developments, retail centers, hotels and commercial properties.
According to PERE, "To say 2013 was a busy 12 months for private real estate firms in Asia would be a gross understatement, which makes Gaw Capital Partners' victory in this year's awards all the more impressive." "The firm seems to have made the sky its limit in 2013," said PERE. "As Asian investors began their assault on overseas property investing, the firm became a trailblazer in advising and closing real estate deals on their behalf," the publication wrote. About Goodwin Gaw, PERE said, "Considering how busy he has been keeping himself, Goodwin Gaw likely needs no introduction in Asia's real estate markets. With more than 15 years of experience in the region, Gaw has made himself the face of one of Asia's most successful private equity real estate firms, Gaw Capital Partners."
Three distinct themes represent 2013 for Gaw Capital Partners:
- Fund Raising Success
- Significant Transaction Volume
- Becoming the Gateway for Cross-Border Investment
Fund Raising Success
Gaw Capital Partners currently manages four real estate funds targeting the Greater China and Asia Pacific region. Fund IV which was closed in 3rd quarter of 2013 reached its hard cap of USD 1 billion at a relatively difficult year for fund raising. Almost half of the equity commitments were from investors from previous Gaw Capital funds - which demonstrates the confidence and trust Gaw Capital has earned through its track record and commitment to investors. The USD 1.025 billion Fund IV is the largest greater China-focused real estate fund. Gaw Capital Partners has raised more than USD2.67 billion since 2005 for its four greater China-focused funds, making it the one of the largest independent international real estate private equity fund managers in the greater China market.
Significant Transaction Volume
Gaw Capital Partners had an extremely productive year by achieving a transaction volume (including selling and new acquisitions) of USD 3.21 billion, combining all three of its services:
- China Gateway Funds
- U.S. Fund
- Separate Account
Notable transactions in 2013 include:
- Lloyd's building in London
- Paddington Waterside House (HQ of Marks and Spencer) in London
- 333 Market Street (Wells Fargo's headquarters) in San Francisco
- Cupertino Gateway (Apple campus) in Cupertino
- 218 18 Street and 285 Madison Avenue in New York
- Cross Tower in Shanghai
- Metropolitan Plaza in Guangzhou
Becoming the Gateway for Cross-Border Investment
In addition to Gateway Funds bringing capital from the west to east, Gaw Capital Partners, in 2011, started to bring capital from the east to west - and made giant strides in 2013. In addition to Korean institutional investors, Gaw Capital Partners also entered the China institutional investor market by serving Ping An and started the first international acquisition of Chinese insurance institutes. Gaw Capital Partners closed four separate account direct investments in the US and UK in 2013 - and eight transactions since 2010 for Asian institutional investors. In order to provide better service within the context of a stronger structure, Gaw Capital Partners USA was funded and Tim Walsh was invited to lead the existing team. Walsh joined Gaw Capital US from the New Jersey Division of Investment where he served as Chief Investment Officer and director of New Jersey's USD$ 74 billion pension fund.
About Gaw Capital Partners
Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company that focuses in real estate markets in greater China and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally.
Specializing in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and repositioning, the firm's investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, commercial offices, retail malls, serviced apartments, and hotels. Gaw Capital Partners runs an integrated business model with its own in-house asset management operating platforms in commercial, hospitality and development.
Gaw Capital Partners currently manages four real estate funds targeting the Greater China and Asia Pacific region, while Gaw Capital US provides services for separate account direct investment and private equity real estate fund management in the US and UK markets. Gaw Capital Partners has raised equity in excess of US$3.6 billion since 2005 and currently commands assets of US$ 7.5 billion under management encompassing residential developments, retails centers, hotels and commercial properties.
For Media Inquiries:
Adam J. Steinberg
Gaw Capital Partners
SOURCE Gaw Capital Partners
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Feb. 23, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 1,565
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Feb. 23, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 1,816
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
Feb. 23, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 1,074
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Feb. 23, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 1,303
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 AM EST Reads: 1,675
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Feb. 22, 2017 10:45 PM EST Reads: 627
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 22, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 6,700
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
Feb. 22, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 1,855
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Feb. 22, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 1,398
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Feb. 22, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 1,330
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Feb. 22, 2017 07:45 PM EST Reads: 7,818
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Feb. 22, 2017 07:30 PM EST Reads: 1,205
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Feb. 22, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 7,518
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
Feb. 22, 2017 06:15 PM EST Reads: 1,576
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
Feb. 22, 2017 05:45 PM EST Reads: 1,405