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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...

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...

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

Asia goes to work on latest CRE trends

CoreNet Global’s recent Asia Pacific summit highlighted the way businesses’ corporate real estate functions are being given increasing credence in Asia, with trends such as flexible working growing faster here...

Research

Jakarta office scarcity fails to boost rents...

Lack of supply continues to be the main story in Jakarta’s office market, but rents are not expected to rise strongly this year. Bank Indonesia projected GDP growth at between 5.5%...

News

...as Chinese government adopts ‘equitable’ housing policy

China will take a different approach to regulating the housing market, and curb speculation and investment- oriented purchases, Chinese premier Li Keqiang said last month. Speaking at a press conference...

Analysis

Sydney surfs a wave of interest from Asian investors, even as tide goes out for office leasing market

The heat is on in big Australian cities, with keen pricing on office sales driven by high-net-worth individuals and sovereign wealth funds looking for security. Tenants, meanwhile, are only lukewarm ...

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,...

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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