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Leading Real Estate Investor Goes Live with eFront in Japan

eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, is pleased to announce that a leading logistics provider in Japan is live with eFront FrontInvest software to manage their vast portfolio of real estate properties.

The new customer, Global Logistic Properties (GLP), is one of the world’s leading providers of modern logistics facilities, with a market-leading position in China, Japan and Brazil, where it has hundreds of properties spread across over 60 cities. GLP needed a solution to apply asset-level forecasts across both onshore and offshore vehicles, calculating various taxes and expenses to create fund-level consolidated forecasts. Most importantly, the solution needed to integrate seamlessly with their current Argus® Enterprise solution for real estate asset, portfolio and investment management.

GLP purchased the FrontInvest real estate management solution with the ArgusInvest module, which provides seamless integration with Argus Enterprise. Such tight integration allows users to model asset-level forecasts, and then move directly through the investment structure to take those forecasts to the fund level. This enables asset management teams to calculate future internal rates of return (IRRs), as well as yields and many other KPIs at any level of the structure.

“The FrontInvest solution provides features and capabilities we need,” said Ralf Wessel, Managing Director – Fund Management & Business Development at GLP. “We chose FrontInvest for the ease of integration with Argus Enterprise and Excel®, and the ability to roll up forecasted cash flows.”

“GLP is a great addition to our growing list of Asian customers,” said Oliver Johnson, eFront Sales Director, South East Asia. “The combination of GLP’s decision to select eFront and our ability to quickly deploy the solution is a powerful testament to the strength and depth of our web-based real estate solutions for managing and analyzing complex investment structures.”

The project went live in December 2012 as scheduled, after a three-month implementation. The GLP asset management team in Japan is currently using the solution and the firm has plans to expand the implementation to its other offices later in the year.