May 2015 | Asia Property

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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London investment is popular policy for Asian insurers as China Life and Fubon land assets...

Asian insurers continue to target London assets, with two major deals secured last month. China Life is set to buy Brookfield Property Partners’ 50% stake in 99 Bishopsgate in the...

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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Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q1 2015

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Investors rush to squeeze into closing yield gap

Fierce competition for assets has pushed Tokyo yields to a record low, and while cheap borrowing means even core investors can still make a decent return, finding the right deal...

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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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Sunac and Greentown dispute set to end in agreed trade-off

Sunac China Holdings and Greentown China Holdings plan to trade a number of development stakes to dissolve their fractious partnership. Sunac said in a statement last week: “In light of the...

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....

News

Ascendas China Parks Fund pulls in S$333m

Singapore’s Ascendas has raised S$333m ($250.4m) for its latest China fund and committed the equity to a number projects. Ascendas China Business Parks Fund 4 will invest in a portfolio...

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Singapore’s GIC in the frame for Chennai IT park purchase

GIC Real Estate is tipped to be buying an IT park in Chennai, India, for INR8.6bn ($134m). Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is believed to be looking at Shriram Group’s and...

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Malaysian funds cash in with London office sale

Malaysian pension funds Employees Provident Fund and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) have sold a London office building for £210m ($319.3m), turning a tidy profit after five years of ownership. The...