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,...


Key data: occupiers

Domestic occupiers take prime Beijing office space as foreign players cut back Domestic finance firms move in as foreign companies retreat in face of world’s fourth highest office rents Domestic...


Hot Sydney offices hit a record low yield

Hefty $340m deal for Malaysian fund’s 20 Bridge Street, which has redevelopment potential, reflects 4.6% yield  Sydney’s office market is heading into uncharted territory after a 4.6% record low yield...


Fullshare battles ‘manipulation’ charges

Shareholder Glaucus accuses China developer of misleading investors and moving assets to chairman’s family Hong Kong-listed China developer Fullshare Holdings is battling short sellers and accusations of market manipulation. The...


Tax dispute delays Wanda’s $10bn Indian investment

A row with local government could halt Dalian Wanda’s plans to invest in India. Last year, the Chinese conglomerate announced plans to invest $10bn in Wanda Industrial New City, a...


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...


Asian players find capital opportunities in New Zealand

Surging house prices in Auckland and lack of stock are attracting Asian investors and developers, including many from China, to address the undersupply problem with a series of residential projects...


‘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...


Zhou family and partners seek top dollar for office asset

A consortium of investors is betting on a revival of the strata office market with an ambitious price target for a Singapore office building. Cushman & Wakefield is marketing 139...


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...


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...