ARA Asset's Q2 earnings up 36% as revenue rises 17%

It plans to launch billion-dollar fund before year's end, says group CEO

ARA Asset Management's net profit for its second quarter ended June 30 rose 36 per cent to S$20.8 million, while its revenue climbed 17 per cent to S$40.4 million.

The Pan-Asian real estate fund manager's net profit was driven by higher revenue from recurrent management fees, acquisition, divestment and performance fees, as well as finance income and other income.

It also enjoyed new contributions from two recently launched Korean private real estate investment trusts (Reits), as well as two funds,...

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