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APRIL 2014 DIARY

Published on April 13th, 2014

APREA’s new head Peter is likely to be a forceful property apostle The incumbent and incoming chief executives of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association are both Australian and both…

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Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Verwer fills top spot at APREA Peter Verwer has been appointed chief executive of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and will take up the post at the start...

Comment

A collapse or two is no cause for concern

You don’t get to be China’s largest listed residential developer by being stupid, so it is worth paying attention to recent pronouncements by the leadership of China Vanke. The received...

Market Talk

APRIL 2014 MARKET TALK

“We are approaching a period of rental growth all over the regIon” Jeremy Sheldon, JLL’s head of Asia pacific markets, gets excited about the region’s occupier market at a hong...

Survey

Koreans add debt card to safe foreign property play

Safety remains a strong priority for Korean institutions investing abroad, but as the core western markets they favour become overpriced, they are considering investing in property debt too Korean investors...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2013

Lack of supply has supported Taipei office rents, but new development is likely to put pressure on the market in coming months

Survey

Seoul revival tempts foreign players back to the party

Domestic investors have driven Seoul’s office market in the past two years, as low yields and oversupply deterred foreign buyers. But international investors look set to return as the occupier...

News

CIC and GIC vie as suitors for Tokyo ‘wedding factory’ asset

Lone Star is considering bids for its Meguro Gajoen complex in Tokyo, which could fetch up to ¥140bn ($1.37bn). GIC Private and China Investment Corporation, in tandem with Aetos Capital,...

Company Profiles

TH REAL ESTATE

The joining of parts of TIAA-CREF’s and Henderson’s property arms has created a multi-billion dollar global business, but the manager has a lot of work to do to build its...

Survey

DEBT

Rent rises may compensate if interest rate rises and a tapering of quantitative easing end Asia’s cheap property debt party. In China, a much-predicted credit crunch may be limited to...

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