May 2016 | Asia Property

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PREI and JP Morgan join managers’ core Asian funds push

Pramerica likely to focus on Japan and Australia with first Asian core fund, as JP Morgan also plans vehicle More managers are moving into the Asia Pacific core real...

News

Link REIT secures 23% premium on Hong Kong sales

Link REIT has sold a number of Hong Kong commercial buildings and car parks for HK$1.95bn ($251.3m), at an average 23% premium to appraised value. The Hong Kong REIT sold...

Analysis

Diversification benefits beckon for Asian investors who splash out in Europe’s deeper waters

The low correlation between European and Asian GDP rates allows Asia Pacific investors to reap the benefits of diversification, as well as higher non-listed fund returns, in European property markets...

Research

Key data, May: Listed sector

• Asia outpaced the other regions with a 3.5% rise in April   • Hong Kong was again Asia’s star performer • Asian real estate share performance led the rest...

Survey

Multinationals cede central role to Asia’s new players

Since the 2008 crash, cost-conscious multinationals have been looking beyond Asia’s central business districts to decentralised office areas, leaving domestic occupiers, especially high-tech ones, to move in Asia’s major business...

News

Walker calls off sale of Melbourne project

Australian developer no longer needs to sell Collins Square to finance Sydney scheme, which has won funding Walker Corporation has pulled the A$2.5bn ($1.84bn) sale of it Collins Square development...

Research

Key data, May: occupiers

• Economic volatility cited as main challenge in occupier survey       • Hong Kong tipped for office rent rises Economic jitters spook Asian CRE heads Fears over the global economy...

Comment

Diary, May

Will Donald’s presidential play come up Trumps in India? US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has softened his line on China but his enthusiasm for India remains undimmed. The Trump Organisation...

Brookfield’s new global fund powers $2bn past $7bn target

Brookfield Asset Management has raised $9bn for its latest global fund. The second Strategic Real Estate Partners surpassed its $7bn target. Brookfield made a substantial general partner investment of $2.3bn...

News

Goodman sells Sydney residential site at record price

Goodman Group has sold a site in Sydney to a Chinese developer for A$660m ($486.1m), a record price for a development plot. The buyer, Australia YMCI, is a state-back company...

News

New China customs rules aid domestic retailers

Chinese retailers and retail owners will benefit from new tax regulations on overseas purchases, says Fitch Ratings. Higher taxes on a range of goods mailed to China came into effect...

Comment

Ancient wisdom beats the clock today

The idea that market cycles repeat with a regularity that can be timed is a risky basis for a property investment strategy, as no two cycles are ever the same....

Companies & People

Companies and People

Singapore’s city developments reshapes management team City Developments has made a series of senior appointments, thought to be part of succession planning at the Singapore-listed company. Sherman Kwek Eik Tse,...