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,...


Real estate on course for radically different future as it approaches technological tipping points

Artificial intelligence, big data and robotics will transform demand for property, as automated systems reduce office workforces and online commerce drives retail and logistics markets, a new report claims  The...


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...


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,...

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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


Japan’s GPIF to target property funds of funds

The giant Government Pension Fund of Japan has set out its requirements for asset managers in alternative assets, including real estate. The $1.3trn pension fund issued a request for proposals...


Malaysia’s SP Setia launches bid for rival I&P Group

Malaysian developer SP Setia plans to buy rival I&P Group for close to $800m. In a stock exchange announcement, SP Setia said it would pay MYR3.25bn-3.5bn ($750.8m-$808.6m) for I&P, a...