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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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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Japan still hot for foreign buyers despite clouds on horizon

Overseas investors continue to target Japanese property and are willing to look beyond Tokyo to find scarce core assets, although signs of a weakening economy suggest the upswing may be...

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Co-workers are in vanguard of Asian office revolution

The concept of co-working, where occupiers share serviced, open-plan offices to encourage networking, is catching on with Asia’s new breed of high-tech occupiers, causing traditional landlords to take note The...

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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...

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HNA eyes Canary Wharf office and Euro hotels chain

HNA Group is to spend £131m ($191.3m) on an office building in London’s Canary Wharf. The Chinese airline, hotels and real estate conglomerate is buying 195,443 sq ft office building...

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Mapletree to take root in UK’s Green Park through business campus buy

Oxford Properties is in talks to sell the 120,773m2 Green Park business park in Reading, south-east England, to Singaporean company Mapletree Investments for more than £500m ($730.3m). The deal would...

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Rental growth is back on the office agenda in Tokyo

Rents are rising again in key Tokyo office markets, as lack of new supply brings vacancy rates below the 3% level seen as a trigger for growth. But there are...

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CIC joins forces with LaSalle for $547m Chicago office buy

Chinese sovereign fund joins with investment manager to seal second deal in US China Investment Corporation and LaSalle Investment Management have teamed up for a $547m US office deal. The...

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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...

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GIC Real Estate picks partner for Indonesian logistics push

Singaporean investor to build 500,000m2 portfolio with Indonesian developer GIC Real Estate has increased its logistics real estate exposure through a new partnership in Indonesia. It teamed up with Indonesian...

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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,...