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Norway’s $865bn oil fund to drill into Asian property field

Sovereign fund’s Asian real estate investment strategy is expected to focus on Japan first, then Australia  The Norwegian state’s $865bn oil fund is set to make its first real...

Comment

No big bang for China housing bubble

While many of China’s housing developers are in trouble, fears of a financial meltdown as the house price bubble bursts have been overplayed. Deflation of the bubble, backed by more...

Diary

MAY - DIARY

Sony seems an unlikely player in property services game Sony, creator of the Walkman and the PlayStation and on target for a $1.1bn loss for the year to 31 March,...

Companies & People

MAY - COMPANIES and PEOPLE

Savills set to swallow studley in US Savills is set to buy US brokerage Studley for up to $260m. The proposed deal would add 400 brokers and 175 support staff...

Comment

EDITORS COMMENT

The core real estate space will get very crowded over the next year or so. As we revealed in April, Morgan Stanley is plotting a core Asia fund and a...

News

Invesco plans launch to join J-REIT boom

Office specialist will acquire five assets worth ¥78.6bn, as new and established J-REITs ramp up investment  Invesco Real Estate plans to float a Japanese REIT next month, as the listed...

Survey

Niche Asian property sector just gets better with age

Australia’s and Japan’s senior living markets may be well established, but new REITs are still managing to make inroads. In China, lack of elderly care provision and huge demand provides...

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Greenland kicks off Malaysia drive with Danga Bay site

Greenland Group has made its first investment in Malaysia by acquiring a waterfront site in Iskandar Malaysia for RM600m ($184m). The state-owned developer bought the 5.6ha site on Danga Bay...

Research

RESEARCH IN BRIEF

• Asia Pacific was the worst- performing region for real estate stocks in April, despite the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rising 1.8%. The European index was the top performer,...

Survey

SURVEY

JAPAN The country is at last experiencing better fortunes after a record 2013 and more of the same predicted this year. But some remain to be convinced about the effectiveness...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

World News

Mapletree and Oakwood branch out

Mapletree Investments and California-based Oakwood Worldwide have agreed a $4bn serviced apartments joint venture. The Singapore developer will buy 49% of Oakwood Asia Pacific for an undisclosed sum and the...

News

R&F sells 80% of Guangzhou tower in drive to slash debt

R&F Properties has sold an 80% stake in a Guangzhou office tower for $755m in one of the largest deals in Southern China. An unnamed domestic investor bought the interest...

News

Gaw takes Dongja 8 stake in debut Seoul deal

Hong Kong’s Gaw Capital Partners has made its first Seoul investment, a 75% stake in a new development, for around $200m. The firm’s $1.025bn Gateway Fund IV bought the office,...

Company Profiles

PRUDENTIAL REI

The investment manager is strongest in the US, but aims to make its well-established Asia pacific operation equally powerful by raising more domestic capital from Asia  Prudential Real Estate Investors...