IPE QUEST - A Swiss institutional investor is seeking to award a $500m (€367m) real estate mandate to managers specialising in the Chinese market, using IPE Quest.

The company tendering mandate QN 1150 is looking for an asset manager with strong research capabilities, as well as someone with an established network in one or several of the regions it is looking to buy property in.

Regions under consideration include Hong Kong, as well as Tier 1 cities on the mainland, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guanzhou.

It adds that both regional asset managers and single-city mandates will be considered, with applicants expected to advise on matters such as the return on any properties, as well as their liquidity and the risk associated with any investment.

Additionally, they should be able to offer advice on ways of maximizing returns, such as ways to increase the rental returns and offer suggestions on property and facility management for each location.

As any applicant will be expected to work within the investor 's existing real estate framework, good written and verbal English skills are a must, with companies offering client relationship managers preferred.

The investor also asks that applicants have knowledge of the insurance regulatory framework and offer them online access to all documents related to the mandate.

The core or core plus mandate will only be awarded to companies with at least $500m in assets under management for the region, with four years experience required and seven preferred.

Interested parties should submit their net of fees performance data, detailing activity until the end of September by 7 January.

The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.