May 2015 | Asia Property

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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...

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...

News

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...

Analysis

US, UK and China lead the way as investors build property’s wall of money to record height

DTZ reports 4% rise in capital targeting Asia Pacific real estate, well behind a 12% leap for money chasing US property, but rising bond yields look set to curtail the...

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...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• Real estate markets worldwide were down in April, according to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT indices, but Asia Pacific was the best performing region. • The North American index fell 9.2%...

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...

Research

Hong Kong links up new office districts

Transport infrastructure projects in Hong Kong are set to open up new neighbourhoods for office expansion, Colliers International reports. The white paper The Evolution of Office Space in Hong Kong...

Survey

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...

Comment

City investment has a MAGIC formula

Global real estate fund manager TH Real Estate has identified five key metrics to evaluate a country’s commercial property investment prospects, based on the economic, social and political factors driving...

Survey

JAPAN

Despite record low yields and slow rental growth, low borrowing rates mean domestic REITs and foreign investors continue to chase prime Japanese assets, with some now venturing beyond Tokyo Japan’s...

Survey

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...