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May – News In Brief

Published on May 11th, 2014

Hong Kong trial begins for Sun Hung Kai Properties chairmen The corruption trial of Sun Hung Kai Properties chairmen Thomas and Raymond Kwok, alongside former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael…

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The core real estate space will get very crowded over the next year or so. As we revealed in April, Morgan Stanley is plotting a core Asia fund and a...

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No big bang for China housing bubble

While many of China’s housing developers are in trouble, fears of a financial meltdown as the house price bubble bursts have been overplayed. Deflation of the bubble, backed by more...

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Sony seems an unlikely player in property services game Sony, creator of the Walkman and the PlayStation and on target for a $1.1bn loss for the year to 31 March,...

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Greenland kicks off Malaysia drive with Danga Bay site

Greenland Group has made its first investment in Malaysia by acquiring a waterfront site in Iskandar Malaysia for RM600m ($184m). The state-owned developer bought the 5.6ha site on Danga Bay...

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Tokyo Landlords Call The Shots After Winning Vacancy Battle

After cutting rents in the wake of 2012’s peak in supply, Tokyo’s office owners are regaining the upper hand, on the back of economic recovery, falling vacancy rates and an...

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May - News In Brief

Lotte calls off REIT listing Lotte Shopping has postponed the listing of a real estate investment trust in Singapore, which was slated to raise up to $1bn, backed by retail property...

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Shanghai and Beijing office rents slide...

Beijing and Shanghai office rents are falling, with the former facing weak demand and the latter increasing supply. Knight Frank’s first quarter reports on the two cities’ office markets show...

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Great Eagle flies into funds venture

Hong Kong’s Great Eagle Group and China Orient Asset Management plan to launch two $1bn real estate funds. One will provide debt finance for Chinese developers, mainly Hong Kong-listed ones. China...

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CBRE and JLL post solid first quarter

CBRE and JLL have reported strong first quarter results, both in Asia and worldwide. CBRE reported Asia Pacific revenue of $195.6m, an increase of 8% (18% in local currency) from $181.4m...

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