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...

Analysis

Real estate investors that stay at home may miss out on a world of diversification opportunities

CBRE GI report outlines the diversification benefits of an international property investment strategy, as city markets in different regions and at different stages in the cycle offer a wider range...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q1 2015

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...

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...

News

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...

World News

Vancouver developer Ching faces Chinese graft charges

A Vancouver property developer has been revealed to be wanted on corruption charges in China. Michael Ching, president and CEO of Mo Yeung International Enterprise, is wanted – under 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...

Survey

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...

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...