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Published on January 6th, 2014

GreenOak’s Japanese offshoot grows to $260m final closing… GreenOak Capital Investors, the fund manager founded by former Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing heads Sonny Kalsi, John Carrafiell and Fred Schmidt,…

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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...

Diary

Colliers’ gain may be no loss for C&W after team switches sides

Last month, Colliers International announced with a great fanfare that it had recruited a 14-strong team from Cushman & Wakefield. Surely C&W would be gutted by this? It appears not....

Research

Asian offices suffer a loss of confidence

Weakened sentiment from occupiers and landlords has hit Asia Pacific office markets, according to research by Colliers International. For Q2 2013, The Colliers Asia Office Leasing Market Confidence Index registered 57.6%,...

News

Blackstone to take Hong Kong’s Tysan private

Blackstone Group is set to take Hong Kong-listed development and construction company Tysan Holdings private after a HK$2.5bn ($322.3m) cash bid. The bid is backed by Blackstone’s new Asia real...

Research

EPRA Global Real Estate Performance

The Asia index edged up in August, while N.America and Europe lost ground 

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...

Comment

It’s crunch time for China’s developers

Government moves to restrict non-bank organisations’ lending has led to a credit crunch for China’s developers. While the top players look strong enough to survive, smaller companies may fall victim...

News

Hong Kong retail thrives as mainland ups levy on luxury

Hong Kong’s booming retail rents could be given a fillip by China’s moves to increase taxes on luxury goods. Xinhua News Agency reported that a study by finance minister Lou...

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