Divisions

ARA has built a diverse suite of REITs and private real estate funds that are invested in the office, retail, logistics/industrial, hospitality and residential sectors in the Asia Pacific region. Complemented by its in-house real estate management services and corporate division, ARA creates value in every stage of the asset life cycle.

Reits

ARA currently manages 10 REITs across four jurisdictions. These include Fortune REIT, which is primary listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST), Suntec REIT and Cache REIT, which are listed on the SGX-ST, Prosperity REIT and Hui Xian REIT, which are listed on the HKEx, AmFIRST REIT, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia, and four privately-held South Korean REITs, ARA-NPS Real Estate Investment Company, ARA-NPS REIT No. 2 and ARA Shinyoung REITs 1 and 2.

The revenue contributions from the REITs division include:

  • base fees as a percentage of the gross property value of the assets under management;
  • variable fees as a percentage of the annual net property income of the assets under management; and
  • one-off acquisition or divestment fees as a percentage of the gross property value of the assets acquired or divested.

 

ARA Private Funds

ARA Private Funds is one of the leading private equity real estate managers in Asia. Embracing an investor-cum-operator philosophy, we have built up a team of over 600 real estate professionals, located in 10 cities, to invest and manage properties in multiple asset classes across Asia. A broad range of investors, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowment funds, global institutional investors and high net-worth clients have placed their trust in us, time and again.

The revenue contributions from the private funds division include:

  • portfolio management fees as a percentage of the committed capital, contributed capital or gross property value of the assets under management, as the case may be;
  • performance fees comprising a share of the returns of the funds above certain hurdle rates; and
  • return on seed capital.

 

REMS

The Group provides property management services and convention & exhibition services under its real estate management services division. This comprises the Group’s bespoke property management business, APM Group and Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd. (“Suntec Singapore”).

The revenue contributions from the real estate management services division include:

  • property management fees as a percentage of the gross revenues or gross revenues and net property income of the assets under management;
  • convention & exhibition service fees as a percentage of the gross revenues of the assets under management; and
  • consultancy fees on a project basis.

 

Comprising four divisions, ARA’s corporate office forms the mainstay of the company, providing critical operational support and management oversight of the ARA Group’s multiple business units and subsidiaries.  Our corporate divisions include the Group Investment Office, responsible for driving ARA’s overall business development efforts and regional expansion, as well as Finance and Compliance, Human Resources and Corporate Development and Office Administration, each responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of our business units and the effective integration of our regional offices.