May 2017 | Asia Property

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Overseas investors help drive new wave of deals in China

Q1 lull is over, with Morgan Stanley, Mapletree, ARA AM and BlackRock pursuing major deals in Shanghai Investment activity in China is picking up after a quiet first quarter,...


Korean partners venture into Japan with Tokyo office buy

Korean investors have made a rare buy in Japan, acquiring a Tokyo office building. NH Investment & Securities and JR Asset Management Company joined forces to acquire Shinagwa Seaside TS...

Company Profiles


Bringing together the co-living and co-working concepts to cater for a new, sharing urban lifestyle, the company is set to grow beyond its Beijing base thanks to backing from GIC...


Gaw seals Yokohama and California purchases while fifth Asia Pacific fund closes on $1.3bn

Gaw Capital Partners has had a busy few weeks, with two major acquisitions and the closing of a new fund. In Japan, it purchased Minatomirai Center Building in Yokohama from...


Evergrande hit by relisting problems

Short sellers and rules on share buybacks are hampering China Evergrande’s plans to re-list on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The Hong Kong-listed China developer – the world’s most indebted property...

Company Profiles


The Chinese co-living pioneer, which operates communities that encourage interaction between millennials in the tech, media and financial services industries, is now looking to expand overseas    When WeWork launched...


CapitaLand REIT gains S$84m in Singapore tower stake sale

CCT to retain 50% of One George Street office block after deal reflecting 3.2% yield CapitaLand Commercial Trust has sold a 50% stake in Singapore office tower One George Street...


Survey: introduction

Singapore The city state has already seen a wave of large investment deals so far this year, as investors anticipate a bottoming out of rents in 2017 and solid growth...

Companies & People

Companies & People

Greystar’s new Asia arm makes Key Australian md appointment Greystar Real Estate Partners and Macquarie Capital have appointed Chris Key as managing director, Australia, for their new Asia Pacific rental...


Market Talk

“While the jump in per-capita living space in China has been very impressive over the past few years, it is unlikely to be repeated, having reached a decent level. Hence...


APG and Xander secure Virtuous Indian debut investments

APG’s and Xander Group’s Indian retail joint venture has made its first investments, totalling $300m. Virtuous Retail South Asia paid SUN-Apollo Real Estate Fund $109m for a shopping mall in...