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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...

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...

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,...

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Stockland’s $2.2bn takeover offer too low, says Australand

Australian property company rejects advance and refuses access to its books  Australian property company Stockland has had a A$2.4bn ($2.2bn) all shares takeover bid for rival Australand rebuffed. Stockland bid...

Survey

Tokyo Landlords Call The Shots After Winning Vacancy Battle

After cutting rents in the wake of 2012’s peak in supply, Tokyo’s office owners are regaining the upper hand, on the back of economic recovery, falling vacancy rates and an...

News

May - News In Brief

Lotte calls off REIT listing Lotte Shopping has postponed the listing of a real estate investment trust in Singapore, which was slated to raise up to $1bn, backed by retail property...

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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...

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,...

Analysis

Unlisted Asian property funds give solid 2013 performance on a bigger ANREV stage

Open-ended funds outperform in Asia, as unlisted funds body’s expanded index reports overall rise in returns, while sister organisation’s new global index shows US was strongest region  Asian unlisted property...

World News

Q1 Asian deals up 9% year on year as global volume rises

Sales of large commercial property assets globally totalled $265.5bn in the first quarter of this year, up 6% on the same period in 2013, according to Real Capital Analytics. RCA’s...

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...

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AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

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Corruption investigators hold head of China Resources Land

Chairman Song Lin and ex vice-chairman Wang Hongkun face graft accusations  State-owned Chinese property company China Resources Land has become embroiled in a corruption scandal after its chairman was detained...