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New wave of assets hits market to fuel Sydney deals boom

Rising capital values prompt owners to market assets, while big increase in office rents helps feed demand Sydney’s commercial real estate boom is set to accelerate in the second...


Survey introduction

Restrictions on property companies’ domestic use of debt and their foreign investments have hit both giant conglomerates and small developers, but others continue to thrive and target deals overseas China’s...


Curbs can’t stem Chinese capital flow

While Beijing’s latest moves to restrict state enterprises’ foreign property investments might temporarily slow outflows, in the long term, the vast wave of Chinese capital will find alternative channels to...


Chinese capital tap keeps running despite new restrictions

A number of conglomerates’ property operations have been hit as Chinese authorities tighten the rules on foreign transactions, but the overall trend of growing overseas investment is unlikely to be...


GIC teams up for new Indian and Indonesian investments

GIC Real Estate has announced a series of major investments in India and Indonesia. The Singapore sovereign wealth fund took a 33.34% stake in DLF Cybercity Developers, alongside Indian listed...


Dalian Wanda contests rumours about chairman in court

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda said it has filed lawsuits against a number of social media accounts for spreading “malicious rumours” about its chairman Wang Jianlin. The company has filed lawsuits...


J-REITs may step into healthcare, infrastructure and tourism in campaign to diversify their footprints

Japan aims to make it easier for J-REITs to invest in alternative property sectors in a bid to double the sector’s capitalisation, as other Asian nations look to introduce or...


PAG Springs into action with strategy to replace manager of underperforming Hong Kong REIT

Key shareholder PAG Real Estate claims Spring is second worst performing Hong Kong REIT, is overcharging for management fees and should not have diversified with UK investment PAG Real Estate...


LIM unveils $1bn target for fifth Asia fund after netting $335m

Manager’s latest opportunity vehicle aims to exceed predecessor’s $750m equity  LaSalle Investment Management is seeking $1bn equity for its latest Asia Pacific fund, after pulling in $335m in its first...



Property shares exchange may be weak link in the blockchain The instant security of blockchain technology, which allows users to share and amend information online, has the potential to revolutionise...

Companies & People


CapitaLand rejigs management team ahead of 2018 expansion CapitaLand has announced a wave of management changes to support its “next wave of expansion”. Lim Ming Yan, president and group CEO,...