Tishman Speyer and Raffles Family Office Announce Blue Chip Collaboration to Launch APAC Real Estate Fund

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 10 May 2023 – Tishman Speyer, a leading global developer, owner, operator, and investment manager of premier real estate, and Raffles Family Office (“RFO”), a leading commercial multi-family office (“MFO”) in Asia, have established a new partnership to launch the Tishman Speyer/Raffles Family Office APAC Opportunity Fund I (the “Fund”). […]

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 10 May 2023 – Tishman Speyer, a leading global developer, owner, operator, and investment manager of premier real estate, and Raffles Family Office (“RFO”), a leading commercial multi-family office (“MFO”) in Asia, have established a new partnership to launch the Tishman Speyer/Raffles Family Office APAC Opportunity Fund I (the “Fund”).

The Fund targets value add and opportunistic investments within key real estate themes such as brown-to-green, living sector, logistics, and special situations, including credit strategies and distressed opportunities. This synergistic collaboration between a leading global real estate investor and a leading Asian MFO will grant private wealth investors unparalleled access into tailored, institutional grade real estate investments.

“This marks a milestone in Tishman Speyer’s expansion into Asia Pacific gateway cities, and the start of a significant partnership with Raffles Family Office and their investors,” said Rob Speyer, Chief Executive Officer at Tishman Speyer. “Together, Tishman Speyer and RFO will create a compelling portfolio that supports the growth of new economy sectors throughout APAC.”

Chi-man Kwan, Group CEO and Co-founder of Raffles Family Office, said, “We are excited to partner with Tishman Speyer, one of the world’s most recognized and esteemed international developers. As both intergenerational wealth transfers and new wealth emerge, family offices continue to gain traction as preferred wealth management vehicles due to the enhanced control and flexibility they provide. This collaboration seeks to capitalize on the unique advantages of family offices and aims to address the increasingly complex asset management needs of APAC UHNWs. It is part of our ongoing commitment to support their growing demand for geographical and asset class diversification.”

Joe Kwan, Managing Partner, Real Estate of Raffles Family Office, added, “We look forward to embarking on this journey with Tishman Speyer for an inaugural APAC Real Estate fund. This partnership is the first of its kind, and it arrives at an ideal time to emphasize our conviction of the longer-term secular tailwinds across the Asia Pacific region. This combined with class leading investment, governance and asset management capabilities, offer a unique set of real estate investment opportunities for UHNW investors. The ability to invest through a down cycle will offer strong return proposition for our clients and may well prove to be an exceptional vintage for the fund.”

About Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 33 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our portfolio spans market rate and affordable residential communities, premier office properties and retail spaces, industrial facilities, and mixed-use campuses. We create state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties joint venture, and foster innovation through our strategic proptech investments. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs. By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO, and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 531 properties, totalling 221 million square feet, with a combined value of approximately $130 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco. For additional information, visit https://www.tishmanspeyer.com

About Raffles Family Office

Raffles Family Office (RFO) is an award-winning multi-family office that offers a full suite of wealth management services for ultra-high net worth individuals. With an integrated platform that combines independence with advisory expertise across a broad range of asset classes and an expansive global partnership network built for seamless collaboration with the world’s leading financial institutions, the firm is uniquely placed to provide comprehensive, lasting and highly bespoke wealth growth and preservation solutions. RFO is headquartered in Hong Kong and has branch offices in multiple Asian financial centres, including Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei. For additional information, visit http://www.rafflesgroup.co

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Floship Hand-Picked for The Leading 100 List 2023

The annual research list recognizes Floship’s technology’s innovative approach to driving the future of brand-to-consumer HONG KONG and NEW YORK, May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Floship, a leading global circular supply chain solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to The Leading 100 List — a highly anticipated annual research […]

The annual research list recognizes Floship’s technology’s innovative approach to driving the future of brand-to-consumer

HONG KONG and NEW YORK, May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Floship, a leading global circular supply chain solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to The Leading 100 List — a highly anticipated annual research list by The Lead that recognizes innovative tech start-ups that are driving the future of brand-to-consumer businesses.

Companies from across the value chain—including marketing, e-commerce, last-mile, and third-party logistics, checkouts, and payments were nominated and considered.

All companies were evaluated and selected using a rigorous methodology including company interviews, nomination forms, and company data. The selection process included a detailed look at each company’s business with a decision-making criterion based on Innovation, Business Impact, Commercialization & Customers, Teams and experience, Competition, Media Buzz, and Investor Value Creation.

Speaking on the selection, Floship CEO Joshua Tsui said, “Floship’s appointment to The Leading 100 List is a tremendous honor. The selection comes at an exciting time in our journey and this acknowledgment underscores Floship’s intelligent technology’s innovative capabilities and the exceptional value that it creates for our clients and their customers. As we look ahead to the next phase of our growth, our technology will remain integral to the rollout of our modular service offering including white-labeling solutions for enterprise organizations and this award confers another level of assurability to our solutions.”

Companies on The Leading 100 List will be honored in an awards ceremony at The Lead Innovation Summit between 12 & 13 July in New York City. The annual summit brings together executives from across the entire fashion, beauty, CPG, and retail innovation community to engage the future of the direct-to-consumer business model.

“I’d like to thank the selection committee and express my congratulations to the other companies selected for The List and look forward to connecting with industry peers in New York,” shared Tsui.

About Floship

Floship’s global circular supply chain ecosystem solutions cover all aspects of the global supply chain, ensuring minimal operation effort for e-commerce businesses, and allowing business owners to concentrate on driving growth with investment flexibility while gaining peace of mind.

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National Earthquake Center records eight weak tremors over past 24 hours

National Earthquake Center has announced that eight weak tremors were recorded over the past 24 hours.The center said in a statement that the stations of the National Seismic Monitoring Network recorded at 7:04 a.m. on Wednesday five tremors in Liwa Is…

National Earthquake Center has announced that eight weak tremors were recorded over the past 24 hours.

The center said in a statement that the stations of the National Seismic Monitoring Network recorded at 7:04 a.m. on Wednesday five tremors in Liwa Iskenderun ranging between 1.8 and 3.3 magnitudes on the Richter Scale, as well as two tremors in Turkey with 3.1. and 3.3 magnitudes.

Another tremor was recorded 30 km west of Homs with a magnitude of 2.8, the center added.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

China: Syria’s return to Arab League is in line with aspirations of the region’s peoples

The Chinese Foreign Ministry affirmed that Syria’s return to the Arab League is in line with the aspirations of the peoples of the Arab region.“It is necessary for Washington to stop attempts to undermine the process of dialogue and reconciliation of t…

The Chinese Foreign Ministry affirmed that Syria’s return to the Arab League is in line with the aspirations of the peoples of the Arab region.

“It is necessary for Washington to stop attempts to undermine the process of dialogue and reconciliation of the countries of the region, as well as stop trying to divide it by creating contradictions. Media outlets quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wen as saying Wednesday.

Wang added: The US side should respect the will of the peoples of the Middle East, and stop practicing coercive diplomacy, pointing out that the peoples of the region in particular should decide the affairs of this region independently.

Wang said that Syria’s return to the League of Arab States is in consistence with the aspirations of the people of the Arab world, and will help the Arab countries to boost their unity, as well as contribute to the promotion of peace and stability in the Arab region.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Mikdad: Without ending the illegitimate military presence on Syrian territory, we will not reach any results

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr.Fayssal Mikdad affirmed that Syria’s main goal is to end the illegitimate military presence on its lands in all its forms, including the Turkish forces, stressing that without progress in this matter, we …

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr.Fayssal Mikdad affirmed that Syria’s main goal is to end the illegitimate military presence on its lands in all its forms, including the Turkish forces, stressing that without progress in this matter, we will not reach any real results.

“We appreciated the efforts of friends in the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran to facilitate the holding of this meeting”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, said during the quadripartite meeting of Syria, Turkey, Russia and Iran held Wednesday in Moscow.

Mikdad stressed that “Syria is ready to engage in an open and constructive manner based on our constant conviction that dialogue and discussion are the best way to reach the desired goals, as long as this is based on mutual respect for the state’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, and not interference in its internal affairs,”.

“Thanks to our joint efforts, the Astana process achieved many positive results on the ground, and succeeded in resolving some issues while it faltered in resolving other issues. But we are now in the process of a new, different formula that we hope will be more dynamic in dealing with the various issues that concern us.” Mikdad added.

The Minister clarified “Syria and Turkey have long borders, common goals and interests, and despite all the negatives of the past years, there is an opportunity to work jointly by the two countries with the help and support of Russian and Iranian friends to achieve these goals and interests in a way that serves the aspirations of the two peoples in the two countries”.

Mikdad said, “We look forward to the future in our relations with other countries, but in a way that preserves the rights of the Syrian people and their national interests that cannot be compromised or bargained over.”

He added, “It has become clear to everyone that the main goal for us in this regard is to end the illegitimate military presence on Syrian territory, and this of course includes the Turkish forces, and without progress in this matter, we will remain in place and will not reach any real results, and in all cases we will continue to work, demand and insist on the issue of withdrawal.

“I have read statements by the Turkish Foreign Minister saying that terrorist organizations will fill the vacuum in the event of the withdrawal of Turkish forces, and that this will pose a threat to Turkey’s security. Commenting on that, I would like to clarify that what we are asking for is that there be a clear public acknowledgment from Turkey that it will withdraw its forces from Syria, and accordingly an agreement is reached on practical steps to implement this in an organized, coordinated and agreed upon manner,” Mikdad went on to say.

The Foreign Minister clarified that there are permanent statements by Turkish officials that Turkey supports Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and that Turkey has no ambitions in any inch of the Syrian lands, but unfortunately until now we have not witnessed any practical application or Turkish will in this direction, and therefore we hope that we will be able to Today’s meeting aims to achieve something tangible about that, in order to get out of the circle of words to deeds.

Mikdad referred to several points on how to move forward in the aforementioned path and in accordance with a constructive approach based on principles and procedures consistent with international law and good dialogue relations, and the points include agreeing to adopt the following principles:

Full and true commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity of the Syrian Arab Republic, land and people, and to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, particularly non-interference in internal affairs, and the need to work to respect and implement this principle on the ground.

Acknowledging the necessity for all illegitimate foreign forces to leave Syrian territory, including Turkish forces, and to re-establish state authority over all of its lands.

The need to combat all terrorist organizations on Syrian territory, and eliminate them under their various names, as all these organizations pose a threat to Syria and other countries.

Reject all separatist projects and agendas in Syria, whatever their form, and work to confront them and fight the organizations that adopt them by all possible means.

Joint cooperation and coordination is the way to address security concerns, control borders, and achieve sustainable security and stability in the border areas between Syria and Turkey, while excluding any illegal unilateral measures.

On the basis of the previous points, it is possible, according to Mikdad:

Discuss ways of joint action and coordination to confront the separatist organizations in northeastern Syria, prevent the dangers they pose to Syria and Turkey, and stop the external support they receive.

Joint coordination to address the security concerns of both countries, including working to control the common borders, and taking measures to prevent smuggling and the infiltration of terrorists across them.

Cooperating in the safe and voluntary return of Syrian refugees from Turkey to their homeland, including through support from the United Nations and its relevant specialized agencies, and securing funding to meet the necessary requirements for this return, and that the Syrian side is ready to take the measures that fall upon it accordingly.

Discussing means of cooperation to stop the illegal seizure and transfer of Syrian oil and its revenues, which should be owned by the Syrian Arab Republic.

At the end of his speech, Mikdad affirmed that all the previous ideas and points, particularly the issue of the withdrawal of the Turkish forces, are consistent with international law, the Charter of the United Nations, and with the final statements issued by the Astana meetings, of which we are all part, and they are practical aspects and requirements that are necessary to correct and improve relations between Syria and Turkey and satisfy their common interests.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

The press statement of Quadripartite meeting: Commitment to Syria’s territorial integrity,combating terrorism

The press statement release by the quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Turkey and Iran affirmed Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and combating terrorism in all its forms.The statement called for increasing the …

The press statement release by the quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Syria, Russia, Turkey and Iran affirmed Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and combating terrorism in all its forms.

The statement called for increasing the volume of international aid to Syria in order to help rebuild the country and guarantee the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland

According to the statement, the four deputy foreign ministers were instructed to prepare a roadmap for developing relations between Syria and Turkey, in coordination with the defense ministries of the four countries.

The press statement underscored the substantive and constructive discussions on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 and the official statements in Astana format.

“A positive and constructive atmosphere prevailed the exchange of views,” the statement added. It was agreed to maintain quadripartite negotiations and high-level contacts in the upcoming period.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency