May 2015 | Asia Property

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US private equity takes giants’ steps back to Asia

  In the years after the global financial crisis, Asia looked a harsh place to be for the US private equity giants, many of whom abruptly found themselves at the...

Company Profiles

BLACKSTONE

The real estate investment and management giant will focus on gateway cities in china, India, australia and Japan to deploy a hefty $6bn raised for its first dedicated asian property...

Apollo buys Venator as US private equity firms return to Asia

Apollo buys manager of $500m China fund, while Lone Star, Starwood and KKR also step up Asian activities US private equity giants are heading back to Asian real estate investment,...

World News

Fosun also targets Milan in former bank HQ deal

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International has agreed to buy a former bank headquarters in the centre of Milan for €345m ($384.5m) from a fund managed by Italian investment manager IDeA Fimit....

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Two fellow developers pull off bond issues

The promise of further easing of property market restrictions in China has outweighed the shock of the first developer default on dollar debt, by Kaisa Group Holdings with two other...

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LISTED SECTOR

REITs have taken off in mature Asian markets over the past few years, with investors showing a preference for initial public offerings that have a weighty enough scale, the right...

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Blackstone raises $1bn as Asia core funds gain ground

Core and core-plus real estate investment strategies are continuing to grow in popularity across Asia Pacific. Blackstone has secured $1bn of core capital for the region and last month sealed...

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Feel-good factor filters down to Fukuoka’s office market

The city’s office market is bouncing back from a bout of oversupply following the global financial crisis and is a target for domestic and foreign investors looking for higher returns...

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Tokyo follows recovery road as Japan gets back on track

Economic growth and low supply have cut vacancy rates and driven up rents in Tokyo’s prime office sector, while an influx of tourists has helped prime retail rents bounce back...

Analysis

ANREV Index shows dip in pace for Asian property funds, but Japanese and core vehicles speed ahead

Decline in opportunity fund returns caused a small year-on-year fall for ANREV’s Asian real estate All-Funds index in 2014, but performance improved for core and value-added vehicles Asian real estate...

World News

Gingko Tree seals record Chinese buy in Germany

Gingko Tree Investment has completed the largest German deal by a Chinese investor: the €420m ($468.1m) purchase of Siemens’ Munich office campus. Pramerica Real Estate Investors fronted the deal, but...

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Henderson flat sale claims record Hong Kong price

Henderson Land Development has reportedly sold the top floor apartment in its 39 Conduit Road development in Hong Kong at a record HK93,000 ($11,996)/sq ft, or HK$433.8m. The building has...

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Sovereign wealth funds to further ramp up real estate allocations after taking assets to $6.3trn

Sovereign wealth funds will become an ever more important part of the real estate market as they strive to increase their allocation to the sector, Preqin research claims. The research...