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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...

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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CapitaLand units team up to buy Guangzhou mall stake

CapitaLand Mall Asia and CapitaLand Retail China Trust have joined forces to buy a shopping mall in Guangzhou for RMB3.36bn ($507.9m). The Singapore REIT is taking a 51% share in...

Company Profiles

Cromwell REIT

Responding to Asian investors’ demand for more core assets in the IPO portfolio allowed Australia’s Cromwell to execute a previously postponed flotation of a Singapore REIT owning European property Australian...

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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...

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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GR and Ho Bee join wave of Asian investors landing office deals in London

London continues to be a happy hunting ground for Asian investors, with a number of deals sealed in recent weeks. GR Properties, the Hong Kong-listed arm of Beijing’s Guorui, bought...

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China Reinsurance Co to buy into Euro logistics portfolio

China Reinsurance Corporation has agreed to pay €580m ($686.5m) for a 10% stake in a European logistics portfolio. The deal, valuing the entire portfolio at around €5.79bn, will see China...

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...

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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...

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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...