SINGAPORE (June 25): John Lim, CEO of ARA Asset Management, and a pioneer of Singapore’ real estate investment trust sector, is in expansive mood as he sat down with The Edge Singapore in early June. ARA had just announced a sterling set of results. Along with Japan’s Kenedix and Australia’s Cromwell Property Group — itself an internalised REIT — ARA can now lay claim to assets under management (AUM) of $77 billion, putting it within reach of Lim’s $100 billion target that he set about a year ago.

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