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...


Delancey and Sandaire team up to advise wealthy Asian families

Family office’s and property firm’s Mount Kendal venture will advise on UK market  Family investment office Sandaire and UK property advisory company Delancey have teamed up to launch an advisory...


Self storage provides space for hi-tech innovation

Self storage, the niche real estate sector we examine this month, seems almost a counter-intuitive concept for some markets. In the US, where land is plentiful and suburban homes have...


China’s R&F buys London land and California mixed-use development

Chinese developer Guangzhou R&F Properties has made new UK and US acquisitions. In south-west London, R&F bought the 3.4ha Vauxhall Square site from listed property group CLS Holdings for £157.7m...


Key data: listed sector

• Asian stocks rose in April, but currency volatility held back the index • Singapore led with a 3.2% gain  • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index fell 0.5% in April,...


GIC adds Oz assets to student housing haul

GIC Real Estate has made its third student housing investment this year, buying A$400m ($296.1m) of assets in Sydney. The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is understood to have agreed to...



Values are questioned in an extraordinary Sabana REIT row Singapore media reported angry scenes at a Sabana REIT extraordinary general meeting. Shareholders berated the REIT’s manager, and Savills and Knight...


Better climate for Singapore resi as cooling elements ease

Morgan Stanley has tipped Singapore house prices to double by 2030 as the government removes restrictions on vendors and borrowers, while a tightening of supply will also boost the market...


‘Soft Brexit’ will safeguard UK property, Knight Frank chief economist claims

The UK is heading for “soft Brexit” – an exit from the European Union that will result in minimal change to the present relationship, Knight Frank chief economist James Roberts...


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...