We have had a market presence in Asia since 2007, and to date we have successfully completed over US$2.5bn of transactions in Greater China.
In China, we co-sponsor our investment platform with a Chinese developer and together we focus on identifying real estate opportunities with development or asset repositioning potential where our combined experience and expertise can add real value. In addition, capital market inefficiencies in China have provided the platform for mezzanine financing opportunities with cash-constrained real estate developers who possess a solid track record with proven execution capability.
In addition to the InfraRed individuals based in Hong Kong, we have a team of 20 staff dedicated to the joint venture investing in China. Our specialist development expertise and hands-on asset management, in tandem with proven operating controls and processes, has afforded us an outstanding reputation and seen us establish ourselves as one of the leading international real estate private equity investors in China. Outside of China, our focus is on South East Asia, where we are seeking to leverage superior economic growth and favourable demographic trends.
Notable projects include the extension of a mezzanine loan secured on a residential project in Hangzhou and the development of a prime retail mall in Beijing.