Southgate is co-owned by ARA Asset Management Limited.
Established in 2002, ARA Asset Management Limited (“ARA”) is a premier integrated real estate fund manager driven by a vision to be the best-in-class Asian real estate fund management company focused on the management of real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and private real estate funds.
ARA’s business is focused on the following segments:
- REITs – ARA is one of the largest REIT managers in Asia ex-Japan and currently manages six REITs listed in three countries, namely Fortune REIT dual-listed in Singapore and Hong Kong, Suntec REIT and Cache Logistics Trust listed in Singapore, Hui Xian REIT and Prosperity REIT listed in Hong Kong and AmFIRST REIT listed in Malaysia. The Group also manages five privately-held REITs in South Korea;
- Private real estate funds – The Group manages 10 private funds investing in real estate in Asia; and
- Real estate management services – The Group provides property management services and convention & exhibition services, including managing the award-winning Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
ARA’s diverse suite of REITs and private real estate funds are invested in the office, retail, logistics/industrial, hospitality and residential sectors. ARA has distinguished itself over the years with its unique investor-operator philosophy, which nurtures each asset from acquisition to divestment to add value to every stage of the asset life cycle. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, it counts some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices as its investors.
As at 31 December 2016, ARA has approximately 1,300 staff in 18 cities in six countries. It manages close to 100 properties measuring 55 million square feet in Asia Pacific, with approximately S$36 billion in assets under management.