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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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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

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...

News

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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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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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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...