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September News in Brief

Published on September 8th, 2014

Mitchell takes non-exec post at Australia’s Napier & Blakeley Peter Mitchell, former chief executive of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, has been appointed non-executive chairman of Australian due diligence…

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September Diary

Wealthy Chinese have their visa card suspended in the US… How many wealthy Chinese are buying real estate in the US? So many that the US has run out of...

Companies & People


Leow takes helm of CapitaMalls Asia Jason Leow, chief executive of CapitaLand China, is moving to the role of CEO of CapitaMalls Asia. He will take over from Lim Beng...


Deal based index is comparably better

  Commercial real estate investors have long relied on traditional, valuation-based indices to measure their relative investment performance. These indices are often criticised for their inability to show the volatility...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q2 2014

Rents have remained relatively stable across the board between Q1 and Q2, with the exception of slight rises for Hong Kong offices and Tokyo shops 

World News

South Korean fund finds Dream partner for German deal

South Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association has acquired a 50% stake in a German office portfolio. The fund teamed up with Canadian open-ended real estate investment trust Dream Global REIT...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

CBRE Global Investors has raised $236m for its recently closed Asian fund of funds, the third in the Alpha Plus series 


Rise in Asian land prices slows down

Development land prices are still rising across Asia, but at a slower rate than last year, according to Knight Frank. The group’s Prime Asia Development Land Index for the first...


Demand buoys Japanese logistics sector

Leasing demand for Japanese logistics property was strong in Q2 2014, according to JLL’s Asia Pacific Property Digest. Demand is coming from a range of sectors including transportation and storage,...


Lone Star finally offloads Tokyo Meguro Gajoen complex

Lone Star has sold the Meguro Gajoen complex in Tokyo after more than a decade of ownership and a number of aborted sales attempts. Japanese developer Mori Trust is to...

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