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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...

Companies & People

Companies & people

Torre named MD and private real estate head at APG Asia APG Asset Management has appointed Graeme Torre as managing director and head of private real estate for Asia Pacific....

News

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...

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...

News

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...

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...

Comment

Digital era reprogrammes workplaces

A recent CBRE Research survey into how technology is reshaping occupiers’ office requirements shows that landlords need to be on top of trends such as mobile working, co-working and the...

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...

News

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...

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...

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...