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April 2014 News In Brief

Published on April 12th, 2014

Galaxy plans to make Hengqin resort a star Chinese attraction Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to invest RMB10bn ($1.61bn) in a luxury resort project in Hengqin, an island in…

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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...

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...

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...

News

Seven assets seed Propertylink’s Australian industrial fund

Australian niche manager Propertylink is launching a A$400m ($373.4m) Australian industrial fund. The Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership has been seeded with seven assets in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, worth...

News

Cathay tipped for City office purchase as Asian insurance companies chase big London deals

Asian insurance companies are moving in on large acquisitions in London’s office market. Cathay, advised by CBRE, has been linked with a £400m ($668.8m) approach for City office building The...

News

Greenland snaps up new Sydney site

Greenland Holding Group has confirmed the acquisition of a Sydney site to develop a five- tower luxury apartment project. The Shanghai-based group bought its second Sydney asset, Ausgrid Tower, 570...

Analysis

Mega funds make giant steps into Asia as capital for property reaches highest level since 2008

China is the favourite destination for the $10.4bn of capital raised for investment in Asia last year, with a few large funds, such as Blackstone’s latest, $4bn vehicle, dominating the...

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...

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

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