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Published on January 6th, 2014

Knight Frank records first dip in three years for Asian office rents Knight Frank’s Asia Pacific Prime Office Index fell 0.1% over Q2 2013, its first drop in 14 quarters….

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Diary

Sliding Rupee turns Farallon’s deals into a load of Indiabulls

Farallon Capital invested INR8.47bn ($127.8m) in seven Indiabulls ventures between 2006 and 2008 and the US investment manager recently sold the stakes to Indiabulls for INR11.72bn – making a profit of...

Market Talk

Government Measures Affect the Transaction Pipeline

“In AsIa we anticipate a reductIon in actIvIty In Hong Kong and SIngapore, as the latest government measures affect the transactIon pipelIne for the second half” Jeremy Helsby, chief executive...

Market Talk

Reforms intended to kick-start investment

“It is a year since  announced reforms intended to kick-start investment, including the lIberalisation of foreign investment in a range of sectors. We warned that the changes would be slow...

News

and reform threatens to hike cost of development in India

Business groups have warned that India’s land reform bill, passed last month, is likely to delay developments and add to their cost. The bill forces developers to gain consent from...

World News

GIC poised to pay £1.7bn for half share in City’s Broadgate

Singapore wealth fund to buy Blackstone’s 50% stake in scheme as Asian investors continue to target City  GIC Real Estate is to buy Blackstone’s 50% stake in the Broadgate office...

News

C&W buys Indian property adviser

Cushman & Wakefield has boosted its Indian presence by acquiring Lemongrass Advisors. The deal takes C&W’s staff in the Kolkata region from 42 to 65 and follows office openings in...

News

Developers sell out in wave of China deals

Shanghai is focus for profit-taking as Sunpower, ARA Asset Management and Gaw all line up asset disposals  The China investment market is set for a raft of deals as developers...

Research

Research - In Brief

• Asian real estate equities’ performance remained marginally positive in August, up 0.1%, according to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index, compared with a 6.2% fall in North America and...

World News

In Brief

Asia set to benefit as Florida fund plans $200m push into property The Florida state retirement system is considering investing in foreign property funds and is expected to target Asia in...

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