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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...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

CLSA Capital Partners launched its third Fudo Capital fund last month, which has an $850m equity target and will invest in diversified assets across Asia

Research

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News

April 2014 News In Brief

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...

Survey

Cheap money but conservative terms for Asian property

While low-cost debt is widely available for real estate across the region, banks’ preference for relatively low loan-to-value levels and safe assets has left a gap for non-bank lenders to...

Diary

APRIL 2014 DIARY

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...

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...

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