New Ease launches US$1bn China logistics partnership with QuadReal Property Group
New Ease, China’s leading logistics real estate platform, announced today that it has established New Ease Gold Development L.P. (the “Partnership”) with global real estate manager QuadReal Property Group (“QuadReal”). With a total equity commitment of up to US$1 billion, the Partnership will invest in and develop a best-in-class logistics portfolio in China, with the focus on tier 1, tier 1.5 cities and select tier 2 cities where manufacturing and consumption activities are most dynamic.
The Partnership will be seeded initially with a prime land site located in Suzhou, on which a modern three-story ramp-up facility with a gross floor area of approximately 140,000 sqm will be developed. The Partnership expects the facility to serve as a regional distribution center for new economy enterprises, supporting the robust logistics demand in the Greater Shanghai Area. Beyond the initial project, New Ease, as the investment and asset manager, has identified a portfolio of pipeline assets worth of over $1bn that will be acquired by the Partnership. Once fully deployed, it will bring the total assets under management of New Ease to over US$7 billion. The partnership with New Ease will enhance the growth of QuadReal’s 9 million square meter global portfolio of single and multi-tenanted industrial properties.
Peter Kim, QuadReal’s Managing Director, Asia, commented, “Our partnership with New Ease represents the second investment by QuadReal into the China logistics sector. Logistics remains a key conviction of QuadReal not just in Asia but also across Europe, the United States, and Canada, where we have partnered with best-in-class operators or develop and manage the assets ourselves. Partner selection and alignment are important components of how we conduct our investment activities in China, and we are excited to welcome New Ease, one of the leading and institutionally-oriented logistics operators in the country, into our global network of dynamic and experienced partners as we continue to seek compelling opportunities for our tenants, our clients, and our stakeholders.”
Mr. Sun Dongping, the Founder and Chairman of New Ease, said, “We are excited to partner with QuadReal, a leading global investor with deep industry insight. New Ease is committed to providing the essential infrastructure for the new economy customers and we look forward to creating sustainable long-term values for all our stakeholders. The establishment of the partnership with QuadReal is a recognition of New Ease’s capabilities and strong track record. We will continue to execute on the identified pipelines, and expand the portfolio with more quality assets, providing a platform for investors to access institutional-quality opportunities in top tier markets in China.”
About New Ease
Headquartered in Shanghai, New Ease, is a leading logistics real estate investor, developer and manager, focused on investing and building a portfolio of institutional-grade modern warehouse properties located in the leading gateway cities in China. Since co-founded by Warburg Pincus and Mr. Sun Dongping in 2018, New Ease has acquired and been managing a portfolio of over 5 million square meters of projects that are in operation or under development. It has a total AUM of approximately $5bn and established ventures with multiple global institutional investors. With a seasoned management team, New Ease provides a vertically integrated solution to investors spanning from acquisition, to development and construction, to property and asset management and to investment management.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $171.3 billion portfolio. QuadReal manages a portfolio greater than $50 billion spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries. The company seeks to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.