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,...


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...


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...


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...


News in brief

Market cooling fails to tame hot Hong Kong apartments market Increased market-cooling measures continue to have no effect on Hong Kong residential sales, with a 22-year record deal volume of...

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...


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...


Engaged staff make the office work

Attracting and retaining talented staff is a crucial factor for today’s office occupiers, so it is important to design workplaces suited to employees’ needs, helping them to engage with both...


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...

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...


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...