AEW Asia

AEW is one of the world’s largest real estate asset managers with€72.8bn of assets under management as at 31 March 2021. AEW has over 750 employees, with its main offices located in Boston, London, Paris and Singapore, and offers a wide range of real estate investment products including comingled funds, separate accounts and securities mandates across the full spectrum of investment strategies. AEW represents the real estate asset management platform of Natixis Investment Managers, one of the largest asset managers in the world.

AEW is one of the leading European real estate investment managers with over €35.8bn of real estate assets under management in Europe as at 31 March 2021. With over 450 employees operating from 12 locations throughout Europe, AEW has a long track record of successfully implementing core, value-add and opportunistic investment strategies on behalf of its clients. In the last five years, AEW has invested and divested a total volume of over €21bn of real estate across European markets.

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Investment principles & strategy

Focused exclusively on real estate, AEW adheres to a research-guided, value- oriented investment discipline that reflects over 35 years of experience across market cycles. The firm has a long history of integrating fundamental real estate knowledge, capital markets experience and applied economic research with a goal to meet its clients’ investment objectives. The firm’s investment strategies are implemented by dedicated teams that work in the public or pri- vate markets. The platform allows its investment professionals to gain street- level property and market insights from more than 700 property and market specialists resident in offices throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as a top-down economic perspective from AEW Research. AEW believes a commitment to research and its practical application to decision-making are critical to the success of every investment portfolio it manages.

Strategic corporate development

It is AEW’s short- and long-term objective to remain one of the world’s leading full-service real estate investment advisers. The growth of AEW’s business is closely tied to that of its clients and to the decisions they make regarding allocations to real estate investment. The firm’s business plan is focused on providing clients with strong investment performance and exceptional service in four distinct areas: core and value-added direct investment in real estate assets; opportunistic real estate investing; real estate equity securities; and international investment. We are well positioned in each area.

Performance verification

AEW measures its performance against a number of benchmarks specific to investment strategy and style. The results of each portfolio are periodically audited by independent third parties and audited financial statements pro- vided to clients. AEW is GIPS compliant.


Total AUM includes the assets and businesses managed by AEW SA and its subsidiaries and AEW Capital Management and its subsidiaries and $256m in sub-advisory securities wrap accounts for which AEW Capital Management provides only a model portfolio. Information relates to AEW as at 31 March 2021. The address provided is that of AEW SA and is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority / AMF (French securities regulator). The content offered is for information purposes only. It does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation nor is it an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity. The information and opinions presented have been prepared internally and/ or obtained from sources which AEW believes to be reliable, however AEW does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of such information. Opinions expressed reflect prevailing market conditions at the time this material was completed and are subject to change. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of any strategy or product carefully before investing.