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...

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News in brief, May

Hulic targets Grand Pacific Le Daiba in ¥60bn Tokyo hotel deal Hulic is set to seal the biggest Japanese single-asset deal of the year so far, with the purchase of...

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Dalian Wanda and Evergrande explore listings switch from Hong Kong to mainland China

Chinese developers Dalian Wanda and Evergrande Real Estate may relinquish their Hong Kong listings in search of better valuations on mainland exchanges. Hong Kong-listed Wanda Commercial said in March that...

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Hong Kong family office firm buys into Europe’s Pradera

 LJ Partnership taking a stake gives European retail manager access to wealthy Asian families’ capital European retail investment manager Pradera is looking eastwards after selling a “significant minority stake” to...

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Lone Star quickly beats $5bn target for global fund

Lone Star Funds has raised $5.8bn for a new global real estate fund. The private equity firm said it only began raising equity in January and had initially targeted a...

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Perennial to axe ventures with Pontiac over Singapore dispute

Perennial Real Estate has applied to wind up three joint venture companies after a dispute over plans for a Singapore mixed-use development. The three companies are jointly owned by Perennial...

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Shui On sheds RMB6bn of China assets

Shui On Land has sold more than RMB6bn ($922.3m) of projects in China in the past month. Last week the Hong Kong-listed developer announced the forward sale of two office...

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...

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...

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...

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Torre to move from Invesco RE role

Graham Torre is to leave Invesco Real Estate, where he ran its Asia Pacific core business. He will be replaced by Ian Schilling, currently head of Australia for the US...

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,...

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....