April 2013 | Asia Property

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IGIS leads local bids as GE sells assets in Korea and Australia

GE Capital has moved closer to selling its Australian and Korean businesses. In Korea, local asset manager IGIS is bidding, backed by Samsung Life. It has bid $180m for...

Comment

Online shopping clicks with China’s consumers

McKinsey’s new research on the Chinese online shopping market contains some fascinating pointers to the future of retail and retail property development in China. The internet allows shoppers in lower-tier...

Comment

April Diary

Hitting the poktanju won’t damage your Korea prospects Last month’s ANREV’s Korea conference saw the usual pack of international capital raisers and fund managers out to squeeze some golden eggs...

Analysis

Older population presents new challenges and opportunities for China’s mall developers

Shopping mall developers heading into China should tailor projects to match the profile of a rapidly ageing society with greater spending power in coming years, delegates at AsiaProperty’s China retail...

Analysis

Great Malls of China

At a recent AsiaProperty seminar on Chinese retail, representatives of three key developers and investors in the market gave their dos and don’ts for creating stand-out shopping malls in China...

Research

India’s offices primed for rental growth

Indian occupiers are feeling more optimistic about 2013, but expect rents to rise later this year, according to DTZ’s India Office Demand and Trends Survey. DTZ found that last year’s...

Comment

Go global to gain a share of success

Searching the words ‘going global’ through Google or Bing produces more than 2.5 million hits. While most of the links involve careers or education, the concept should be on the minds...

News

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts teams up with GIC to set up Indian real estate lending joint venture

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and GIC Real Estate are set to launch an Indian property lending business. The two groups are collaborating to form a non-banking finance company (NBFC) with $150m...

Company Profiles

Mapletree GCCT

Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust has been the hottest property debut so far this year. Its S$1.6bn ($1.3bn) initial public offering in Singapore last month was nearly 30 times oversubscribed...

News

MGPA close to naming preferred bidder

A preferred bidder for fund manager MGPA could be announced within the next month. Bidders are understood to include US giants Blackrock and Fidelity, while Legal & General and Standard...

World News

KPMG highlights growing investor interest in pooled property vehicles

Pooled property funds are coming back into favour with investors, according to a survey by KPMG. The survey reported that 33% of the investors questioned identified pooled funds as “the...

Survey

Korea

In recent weeks newspapers all over the world have been filled with headlines about the tensions between North Korea, South Korea and the US. North Korea, a regime combining hardline...

News

Blackstone eyes resi assets as new bidders vie for Australand

A raft of potential bidders has emerged for Australian listed property group Australand. The company, in which CapitaLand owns a 59% stake, rejected a A$3bn ($3.1bn) bid from GPT for...

News

New World joins next wave of Asian IPOs

A raft of real estate initial public offerings are planned for Asian equity markets in the coming months. New World Development aims to raise $800m to $1bn from the listing...

News

Brookfield AM to shift property into new listed trust

Brookfield Asset Management will spin off its real estate assets into a new listed property trust later this month. The Canadian company, which is listed in Toronto and New York,...

Companies & People

Raynor moves up to run Grosvenor FM

Companies & People

Taubman names new China MD

Companies & People

Lai Sun changes company secretary

Companies & People

Fresh Canadian focus for JLL’s Fletcher

Companies & People

Kwoks plead not guilty in bribery case

Companies & People

New Ivanhoé Cambridge role for Voizard

Companies & People

Ascendas India appoints finance head