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April News In Brief

Published on April 12th, 2014

Blackrock set to offload Kuala Lumpur towers development Blackrock is selling Kuala Lumpur’s twin office tower Intermark development for around MYR2.2bn ($800m). The scheme, developed by MGPA Asia Fund II,…

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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...

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

CPPIB joins with China Vanke to inject $250m into residential development across China...

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has formed a joint venture with China Vanke to invest $250m in China’s residential market. The venture will focus on middle-income residential developments in large...

News

Tata deal makes Tesco the first foreign supermarket into India

UK-based retail chain will run 12 stores in joint venture with Tata subsidiary Trent  Tesco has announced a joint- venture deal with India’s Tata Group to become the first foreign...

Research

Top and Bottom Five Asian Stocks, March 2014

Second placed Hulic announced a ¥10bn Tokyo hotel deal this month

Research

APRIL 2014 RESEARCH IN BRIEF

• Asian listed real estate showed moderate performance in March, with the FTSE EPRA NAREIT Developed Asia index up 0.8%. Real estate markets in North America gained 0.9% while Europe...

Research

Listed Property Performance v Bonds and Equities, March 2014

Japan topped the table in a month of weak but largely positive performance for the region’s property stocks  

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...

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