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Published on May 11th, 2014

Sony seems an unlikely player in property services game Sony, creator of the Walkman and the PlayStation and on target for a $1.1bn loss for the year to 31 March,…

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Savills set to swallow studley in US Savills is set to buy US brokerage Studley for up to $260m. The proposed deal would add 400 brokers and 175 support staff...

Comment

No big bang for China housing bubble

While many of China’s housing developers are in trouble, fears of a financial meltdown as the house price bubble bursts have been overplayed. Deflation of the bubble, backed by more...

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EDITORS COMMENT

The core real estate space will get very crowded over the next year or so. As we revealed in April, Morgan Stanley is plotting a core Asia fund and a...

World News

Candy report tips resi’s sweet spots

The Candy GPS Report, produced by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, has tipped 12 secondary cities for luxury residential growth. The cities are:...

News

$300m fund aims at Indian offices

Large global investors are continuing to allocate more to Indian real estate, as APG Asset Management and Xander Group launch a $300m office fund. The Dutch pensions group led an...

Analysis

Unlisted Asian property funds give solid 2013 performance on a bigger ANREV stage

Open-ended funds outperform in Asia, as unlisted funds body’s expanded index reports overall rise in returns, while sister organisation’s new global index shows US was strongest region  Asian unlisted property...

Survey

SURVEY

JAPAN The country is at last experiencing better fortunes after a record 2013 and more of the same predicted this year. But some remain to be convinced about the effectiveness...

World News

Goldman’s latest debt vehicle pulls in$4.2bnwarchest

US investor injects $600m of own money into fund, as a record 53 vehicles target property debt sector  Goldman Sachs has amassed $4.2bn of firepower for its latest real estate...

Survey

Foreign investors jostle for space alongside the locals in teeming and booming Tokyo

Overseas players targeting the Japanese capital’s red hot investment market may struggle in the face of fierce domestic competition, while targeting higher yields in other cities can be a risky...

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