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,...

Comment

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...

World News

Vanke and Fosun join Chinese push for stakes in New York

Vanke buys $125m share in Bush Tower with possible residential conversion angle, while Fosun takes stake in resi scheme with view to attracting Chinese buyers Chinese investors made a big...

Survey

The REITs and wrongs of pulling off property flotations

Size, sponsors and stellar assets are crucial for drafting a successful REIT initial public offering, while complex structures and excessive income support are better left out, investors and bankers say...

News

China’s Kaisa in first dollar debt default...

Troubled developer is China’s first to default on debt payments, as likelihood of rescue via Sunac deal fades Kaisa became the first China developer to default on its US dollar...

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GE sheds Japanese secondary portfolio

Lone Star buys portfolio of secondary offices being sold as part of GE Capital Real Estate’s retreat from Japan GE Capital Real Estate has taken another step towards winding up...

News

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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Abu Dhabi fund checks into Hong Kong hotels venture

ADIA takes 50% of venture holding three hotels with New World Development Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has made a major investment in Hong Kong hotels. The sovereign fund has taken...

News

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...

Survey

Low office supply creates high hopes in Osaka

The city has suffered from high office vacancy rates and flat rents since the global financial crisis, but a shortage of new space is reversing that situation, while the retail...

News

KaiLong set to spin off business parks as Singapore REIT

China’s KaiLong is planning to launch a Singapore REIT. The Shanghai-based real estate private equity firm, which is backed by PAG and Hong Kong’s Rykadan Capital, plans to float its...

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...