"This partnership with J.P. Morgan Asset Management marks a new phase of growth for us as we build on our successes in global real estate investing with our first commingled mezzanine debt fund," said Young Chai, CIO at Samsung SRA. "J.P. Morgan Global Real Assets' unparalleled reputation, on-the-ground teams and in-house experts will help maximize deal access and accelerate underwriting speed, thereby delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for our investors."
"The fund's over subscription points to the attractiveness of Samsung SRA's real estate investment track record, as well as its well-timed strategy in a yield-starved marketplace," said Candace Chao, Head of Mezzanine Acquisitions for J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets. "Mezzanine debt can help provide investors the yield and diversification they seek, as well as tax-efficient exposure to the U.S. real estate market for non-U.S. investors."
Established in 2012, Samsung SRA has been an active investor in real estate equity and debt in the US, Europe and Korea on behalf of both Korean and international investors, with a net AUM of over $2 billion. J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has $61 billion in U.S. real estate assets under management, including $17.4 billion in asset-level debt.
About J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets
J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has more than $95 billion in assets under management and more than 400 professionals in 20 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, as of June 30, 2016. With a 45-plus year history of successful investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets' broad capabilities provide many of the world's most sophisticated investors with a global platform of real estate, infrastructure and transportation strategies driven by local investment talent with disciplined investment processes consistently implemented across asset types and regions. For more information: jpmorgan.com/institutional/global_real_assets
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