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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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HIH seeks assets beyond big seven German cities for Korean investors

South Korean investors continue to look further afield in Europe to secure better returns. German investment manager HIH, which manages €17bn ($20.1bn) of European real estate, has begun a drive...

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Suning and state partner target RMB30bn for new Chinese logistics vehicle

Suning Commerce Group has partnered with a state-owned firm to set up a China logistics real estate fund with an eventual RMB30bn ($4.5bn) size. The fund, established with Shenzhen Capital...

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State pressure prompts HNA and Dalian to plan asset sales

Chinese conglomerates set for global asset disposals to slash mountains of debt Chinese conglomerates are starting to sell their foreign real estate to tame debt and meet their obligations to...

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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...

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Allianz and TIAA help Gaw and TH Real Estate pull in $550m for China Outlet Mall Fund

Asia’s largest designer outlet mall fund has announced a first closing with $550m of equity raised. The ERES APAC II – China Outlet Mall Fund is backed by Allianz, Gaw...

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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...

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Sydney and Melbourne markets stay hot

Overseas investors continue to favour Sydney and Melbourne despite high prices, buying most of the assets in a portfolio sold by Singapore-based TrustCapital Advisors for A$728m ($550.7m). AEW acquired 50...

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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...

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Brisbane and Perth woo foreign buyers

Charter Hall acquires Brisbane asset for GIC, while Alpha, Ascendas and M&G also buy offices there and in Perth Investors in Australian real estate are increasingly targeting Brisbane and Perth...

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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...