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ARA Asset Management Ltd
We are an Asian real estate fund management company focused on the management of public-listed real estate investment trusts ("REITs") and private real estate funds. ARA is listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”).ARA currently manages REITs listed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia with a diversified portfolio spanning the retail, office, industrial/office and logistics sectors; private funds investing in real estate and provides real estate management services, including property management services and convention & exhibition services; and corporate finance advisory services.The following sets forth an overview of the most significant milestones in our corporate history. 2003Listed Fortune REIT on the SGX-ST in August 2003. Fortune REIT was Asia’s first cross-border REIT and was sponsored by the Cheung Kong Group. Fortune REIT primarily focuses on retail malls and properties in Hong Kong.2004 Listed Suntec REIT on the SGX-ST in December 2004. Suntec REIT was the first REIT in Singapore owning both retail and office properties and was sponsored by Suntec City Development Pte. Ltd. Suntec REIT is primarily focused on prime retail and office properties in Singapore.Closed the Al Islami Far Eastern Real Estate Fund ("AIFEREF"), an unlisted closed-end private real estate fund managed in compliance with Shariah principles. The Cheung Kong Group and the Dubai Islamic Bank are the investors in AIFEREF.2005Entered into a joint venture in which we hold a 25.0% effective interest in the manager of another private real estate fund, the China Capital Partners Fund Limited ("CCP Fund"), to invest in property projects and land parcels in China. A subsidiary of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners III, L.P. holds a 50.0% interest in the manager of the CCP Fund and is the main investor in the fund.Listed Prosperity REIT on the HKSE in December 2005. Prosperity REIT was the first private sector REIT to be listed on the HKSE and was sponsored by the Cheung Kong Group. Prosperity REIT primarily focuses on office and industrial properties in decentralized business districts in Hong Kong.2006Established ARA Strategic Capital (Holdings) Pte. Ltd. to spearhead our expansion into specialist equity fund management and real estate-related corporate finance advisory services.Concluded a non-exclusive co-operation agreement with Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd to co-invest in investment grade properties primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China.Incorporated, together with the AmBank group in Malaysia, a joint venture company, Am ARA REIT Holdings, in which we hold a 30.0% effective interest, to establish and list AmFIRST REIT on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in December 2006. AmFIRST REIT was the largest office REIT to be listed on Bursa Malaysia and was sponsored by AIGB. AmFIRST REIT primarily focuses on commercial properties in Malaysia.2007Launched the ARA Asia Dragon Fund (“ADF”), a closed-end fund with a target size of US$1.3-1.8 billion and designed to provide a platform for global institutional investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate investments in various growth economies of Asia. ARA Asset Management Limited is admitted to the official list of the main board of SGX-ST on 2 November 2007.2008Completed the final closing of the ADF with aggregate capital commitments of US$1.6 billion, including a co-investment allocation of US$500 million.2009Established the ARA Harmony Fund on 30 September 2009. The ARA Harmony Fund is a single asset private real estate fund which owns the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The fund’s investors comprise Suntec REIT, which holds a 20% strategic stake, and certain private financial investors. 2010Listed Cache Logistics Trust on the SGX-ST in April 2010. Cache Logistics Trust is a joint-venture between ARA (60%) and CWT Limited, the largest listed logistics company in Southeast Asia (40%). Cache has a mandate to invest in logistics properties across the Asia Pacific region, and currently owns six high quality logistics warehouse properties strategically located in Singapore’s established logistics clusters near Changi Airport, PSA Terminals and Jurong Port, with a gross floor area of approximately 3.9 million square feet. 2011Listed Hui Xian REIT on the HKSE in April 2011. Hui Xian REIT is the first offshore RMB-denominated public equity offering in Hong Kong and the first RMB-denominated REIT in the world. Hui Xian REIT’s main asset is the Oriental Plaza in Beijing, China. Launched the ARA Asia Dragon Fund II (“ADF II”), a closed-end fund with a target size of US$1billion and designed to provide a platform for global institutional investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate investments in various growth economies of Asia.
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