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April Diary

Published on April 11th, 2013

Hitting the poktanju won’t damage your Korea prospects Last month’s ANREV’s Korea conference saw the usual pack of international capital raisers and fund managers out to squeeze some golden eggs…

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Analysis

Older population presents new challenges and opportunities for China’s mall developers

Shopping mall developers heading into China should tailor projects to match the profile of a rapidly ageing society with greater spending power in coming years, delegates at AsiaProperty’s China retail...

Analysis

Great Malls of China

At a recent AsiaProperty seminar on Chinese retail, representatives of three key developers and investors in the market gave their dos and don’ts for creating stand-out shopping malls in China...

Comment

Online shopping clicks with China’s consumers

McKinsey’s new research on the Chinese online shopping market contains some fascinating pointers to the future of retail and retail property development in China. The internet allows shoppers in lower-tier...

News

MGPA close to naming preferred bidder

A preferred bidder for fund manager MGPA could be announced within the next month. Bidders are understood to include US giants Blackrock and Fidelity, while Legal & General and Standard...

Research

India’s offices primed for rental growth

Indian occupiers are feeling more optimistic about 2013, but expect rents to rise later this year, according to DTZ’s India Office Demand and Trends Survey. DTZ found that last year’s...

Survey

Next NPS is holy grail in capital raisers’ Korean quest

“NPS is the reason we are all here today!” Young Wuk Choi, head of real estate and infrastructure at Samsung Asset Management, may have been joking in his speech to...

News

Blackstone eyes resi assets as new bidders vie for Australand

A raft of potential bidders has emerged for Australian listed property group Australand. The company, in which CapitaLand owns a 59% stake, rejected a A$3bn ($3.1bn) bid from GPT for...

News

Online shopping may ‘leapfrog’ China retail into digital future

The massive growth of online shopping could transform the retail landscape in China, according to a report from McKinsey. The management consultant’s report, out last month, said that as well...

News

US pension fund pours $500m into Blackstone’s first Asia-only property vehicle

Blackstone has netted $500m for its Real Estate Partners Asia fund, from US investor The New Jersey Division of Investment. The fund is on track to raise $3.5bn, ahead of...

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