ARA Private Funds is a private equity real estate manager and one of the industry leaders in the Asia Pacific region. Embracing an investor-cum-operator philosophy, we have built up a team of real estate professionals across the region to invest and manage properties in multiple asset classes.

Our experienced management team and successful track record have led a broad range of investors, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowment funds, insurers, other institutional investors and high net-worth clients to place their trust in us, time and again.






Assets Under Management

Our Philosophy

APF’s approach to fund management focuses first and foremost on the clients, and integrates the rich experience and full resources of the firm to maximize investment results.

We combine a fundamental, value-oriented investment approach with independent research and insights derived from our years of experience to identify high quality, well-located properties with potential for long-term capital appreciation and sustainable income. We believe long-term returns can be achieved through our proven asset management and property management expertise.



ARA Private Funds is led by a team of experienced real estate professionals with a wide range of skill sets and expertise in Asia Pacific.



Value-Add & Opportunistic

Our value-add/opportunistic business seeks to acquire quality assets with value enhancement potential at strategic locations and at attractive discounts to value. Equipped with extensive property operational expertise, we seek to deliver enhanced returns by designing individualized strategies for each asset and portfolio. The asset and portfolio will be divested immediately upon fulfilment of our investment objectives. The business aims to deliver compelling returns to investors with moderate to high risk appetite.

Core & Core-Plus

Our core/core-plus platforms target high quality assets in key gateway cities. Assets and portfolios are managed at great efficiency with a longer holding period, focused on generating stabilized, predictable income yield. The business aims to deliver optimal risk-adjusted returns for investors with low to modest risk profile.


Our debt platform provides primary loans with excellent risk-adjusted return profile for investors, while providing innovative solutions to borrowers.


Commingled Funds

We manage private equity real estate funds that allow multiple investors to simultaneously invest in a portfolio of diversified real estate assets across multiple jurisdictions. Existing and potential investors include sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowment funds, multi-managers, other institutional investors and family offices.

Separate Accounts

We manage separate investment accounts for select investors that have significant pool of capital and specific investment mandates. Existing and potential investors include sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and an insurer.

Single Asset & Portfolio Club Deals

We design strategies to tailor to the specific investment objectives of our investors and extend control to these experienced investors who have the ability to deploy significant capital into a single asset or portfolio.


  • Global Pere

    Firm of the Year, China

    2016 Global PERE Awards

  • Gresb

    Green Star in Diversified Office/Retail in East Asia for two of our private funds

    Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Assessment 2017

  • RICS

    Best Deal of the Year, China (Century Link)

    RICS China Awards 2017, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

  • BMA

    Executive of the Year (Financial Services)

    SBR Management Excellence Awards 2016, Singapore Business Review

  • PERE

    Firm of the Year, Asia

    2012 Global PERE Awards

  • BCA

    BCA Green Mark Gold awarded to Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre in 2016