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Published on January 6th, 2014

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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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

Institutions inject further $112m into M&G Asia fund

Investors have committed $112m to M&G’s Asia Property Fund since the start of the year, according to the fund’s manager. The core Asian fund manages $1.2bn of assets (as of...

Analysis

Logistics becomes hot property as interest in offices cools

Developed logistics markets in Asia were the top choice for respondents in AsiaProperty’s second investment intentions survey, while caution was the watchword in the office sector  Investors have become more...

Survey

Hong Kong

Office rents, subdued since the global downturn, are staging a recovery, especially in secondary areas favoured by occupiers priced out of the centre. But sky-high retail rents have started to...

News

Sun Hung Kai pays record land price for site in Shanghai’s Puxi

Hong Kong-listed developer pays $3.5bn for Shanghai’s last big development site  Sun Hung Kai Properties has made a record winning bid for a development site in China. Asia’s largest developer...

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...

News

Koreans team up for M&S purchase

Korean investors have bought retailer Marks & Spencer’s London HQ for £207m ($322m) from Irish investor D2 Private. The Korean consortium was advised by Gaw Capital Partners and included Hyndai...

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