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Seoul set for giant office sale as twin towers hit market

Ascendas-Singbridge tipped as potential buyer of development after Qatari fund pulls deal for 50% stake The largest asset up for sale since Seoul IFC is set to hit the...

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Malaysia puts bar on development

Malaysia’s government has stepped in to solve the nation’s chronic property oversupply by freezing the development of shopping malls, commercial complexes and condominiums priced above MYR1m ($245,500). Moody’s Investor Service...

Analysis

Low interest rates across Asia Pacific inspire high hopes for 2018 among leading property researchers

JLL’s Megan Walters, CBRE’s Henry Chin and Savills’ Simon Smith concur that positive GDP, technological and urbanisation trends bode well for the region’s property markets next year Despite high prices...

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Gaw leads HK23bn purchase of 17 Link Hong Kong malls

Gaw joins with Goldman Sachs, ADIA and Changcheng to win 2.2m sq ft portfolio A consortium led by Gaw Capital Partners has bought a HK$23bn ($2.9bn) portfolio of Hong Kong...

Comment

Diary

Hongchoy is strongly Linked to ire of Hong Kong’s shopkeepers Both reporting and audience questions were barred from MIPIM Asia’s “Meet the chairmen” panel session last month, we understand at...

Data

Key data: Occupiers/non-listed

• Tech companies increasingly favour grade A space in prime areas to help secure the best staff, JLL reports  Tech firms target grade A office territory Technology companies are an...

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News in brief

Oxley’s S$311m bid secures Singapore residential complex Oxley Holdings has acquired Mayfair Gardens, an en-bloc Singapore residential complex, for S$311m ($230.8m), S$46m above the reserve price. Oxley will invest a...

Comment

New year won’t overturn the old fundamentals

Looking back at the December issues of AsiaProperty from previous years it struck me how slow the pace of change is in the real estate industry. Obviously, as the pages...

Analysis

Investors seek out new Asia Pacific niches to stay ahead of the capital wave sweeping prime markets

Respondents to the Emerging Trends survey expressed a desire to tap niche sectors for higher returns in 2018, but mature cities such as Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai are the safer...

Comment

Market Talk

“The number of Chinese private passenger cars is growing at an annual rate of 10% and the country has become the largest market in the world. But the number of...

Survey

Retail investors discover new Asian outlets for growth

TH Real Estate’s John Sharp-Paul talked Retail Summit delegates through the rise of the outlet mall concept in Asia – and how such centres can offer investors strong sales growth...