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April News in Brief

Published on April 13th, 2015

O’Connor to steer Diversified Property Fund for AMP Capital AMP Capital has recruited Kylie O’Connor from Lend Lease to manage its AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund. O’Connor replaces Louise Joslin,…

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AMP CAPITAL

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Chinese build a home in Oz as Asian money moves in

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Colliers predicts 2015 ‘quantum leap’ for Asian inbound property investment

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Sydney swims against rising tide of office vacancies

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Zenith’s Guo accused of exploiting graft claims

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GIC plans A$900m industrial sale to tap asset demand in Oz

Sale of 25 industrial and logistics assets is expected to set record Australian price While Australia is seeing an influx of foreign investors, GIC Real Estate is taking advantage of...

Research

China retail faces web and supply threat

Online shopping and increased supply will challenge China’s retail property market this year. Knight Frank’s and Holdways’ latest China Retail Property Market Watch report says China’s retail landlords have been...

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