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Lack of bidders and past deal doubts put GLP sale in jeopardy

GLP chief exec Ming Mei’s key role with one of just two bidders and past deal concerns deter potential buyers   Logistics giant GLP has received only two firm...


Korean investors branch out with deals in Prague and UK regions

Korean investors are spreading their wings in Europe, investing in Prague and regional UK markets. South Korea’s National Pension Service is investing in Eastern Europe, via a mandate with LaSalle...


Empty nesters spread wings in Asia

Growth in Asia’s healthcare, travel, online shopping and financial service sectors is being driven not so much by  young populations as by the rise of affluent 40-somethings with fewer dependents...


Rise of Asia Pacific retail hits snag as cautious international brands pause to take stock

CBRE survey records year-on-year fall in new retailers opening stores in 2016, with notable international retailer withdrawals from even Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, retailers’ top cities for expansion  Retailers...


Key data: listed sector

• Asia’s index was July’s worst performer, down 2.8% • Singapore’s index bucked the trend, rising 1%  • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index fell 2.8% in June, making it the...


Survey: Introduction

Seoul Brookfield’s purchase of Seoul IFC last year heightened foreign buyers’ interest in the city. Deal volumes have been more muted this year against a backdrop of political scandal, but...


Gateway cities still top choice for Asia Pacific hotel investors

Hotel investors in Asia remain focused on gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, JLL research has found. Asia Pacific hotel investment volumes in the first half...


China Vanke founder and chairman Wang Shi leaves board

  Wang Shi, founding chairman of China Vanke, has stepped down from the developer’s board. Announcing that he would not seek nomination as a board member, he said: “I passed...



CapitaLand faces taxing problem with Asia Square Tower 2 bid After dropping out of the race to acquire Asia Square Tower 1 from BlackRock in Singapore last year, CapitaLand has...


Chung Kei closes in on Docklands asset for debut UK deal

Company owned by Chinese tycoon Chen Hong Tian set to pay £410m for Brookfield’s 20 Canada Square  Chung Kei Group is to buy a £410m ($531.8m) office building in London’s...


Overseas hunters still stalk opportunistic prey in Seoul

A political scandal and the scale of last year’s Seoul IFC sale mean 2017 deal volumes won’t match 2016’s, but plenty of foreign capital is still chasing value-added assets, despite...

Kay data: Non-listed sector