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Published on July 6th, 2013

Staff go as Pramerica shuts Beijing office Pramerica Real Estate Investors has closed its Beijing office and recruited a chief investment officer for the region. Jason Chew, head of the…

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Comment

Henderson has a capital reason for US link-up

What is the prime necessity for a real estate investment management business? Expert research and analysis? Access to assets via a network of local experts? Or capital? It is a...

Comment

Control is a separate issue for investors

At CBRE Global Investors we have seen the desire for two main factors, which I like to call the two Cs, make separate accounts favourable to investors: customisation and control....

Diary

July Diary

Lau is out to lunch when it comes to facing bribery charges After failing for a fourth time to appear in a Macau court to face charges in a HK$20m...

News

Property fund raising leaps 188% in Q2

Real estate fund raising looks to be on the up, with a number of large closings in recent weeks. Funds research company Preqin said $17.3bn was raised in funds’ final...

News

Institutions join Charter Hall for big Perth buy

Charter Hall Group and a pair of institutional investors have bought the Raine Square development, one of the largest in Perth, for A$458m ($419.5m). The Australian listed property player formed...

News

Fraser and Neave’s new Thai owner set to spin off assets into Singapore REIT

The Thai billionaire who won the bidding for Singapore-listed Fraser and Neave is planning to launch a S$2bn ($1.5bn) REIT. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans to inject some of his Singapore assets...

News

RCA and Nikkei team up for Japan index...

Real Capital Analytics and Nikkei Business Publications are to develop a suite of deal-based commercial property price indices for Japan This collaboration will combine RCA’s repeat-sales regression methodology with Nikkei BP’s...

News

Korean buyers top investment league after $7bn deal rush

Korean investors deployed $7bn of capital into overseas real estate in the first half of this year, catapulting them to the top league of international investors. A Jones Lang LaSalle...

Analysis

Retail: International brands shop for space in Tokyo

The year 2013 has, so far, been a good one for the retail sector in Japan, with government statistics on household spending and consumer confidence both showing constant increases since...

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