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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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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....

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...

Companies & People

DTZ set For Oz Listing as UGl Demerges Property Services

Services firm UGl plans to demerge DTZ and list it on the Australian stock exchange by the end of June 2015. UGl bought the previously UK-listed real estate services firm...

Research

EPRA Global Real Estate Performance

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

News

Consortium buys Tokyo’s Shiba Park out of bankruptcy

A consortium of investors has bought the Shiba Park Building in Tokyo for ¥100bn ($998.6m). Asia Pacific Land, Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Secured Capital and CV Starr & Co have teamed...

Survey

Office market squeeze remains the Central dilemma

Hong Kong’s CBD, hard-wired to global financial markets, has suffered a 20% fall in office rents since 2008. Rent prospects are better city-wide, but long-term growth will depend on creating...

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...

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...

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