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

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

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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US pension fund pours $500m into Blackstone’s first Asia-only property vehicle

Blackstone has netted $500m for its Real Estate Partners Asia fund, from US investor The New Jersey Division of Investment. The fund is on track to raise $3.5bn, ahead of...

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...

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Laughlin takes up post at helm of Pramerica Real Estate Investors’ $8bn Asian business

Pramerica Real Estate Investors has announced the appointment of Morgan Laughlin as head of its Asia business. The appointment, first revealed in AsiaProperty (November 2012), will see Laughlin replace Victoria...

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Buoyant J-REITs secure string of assets in Tokyo buying spree

Japanese REITs have continued to be acquisitive, dominating the core investment market this year. Deals secured in the past few weeks include Mori Hills REIT spending Yen20bn on units in...

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

Next NPS is holy grail in capital raisers’ Korean quest

“NPS is the reason we are all here today!” Young Wuk Choi, head of real estate and infrastructure at Samsung Asset Management, may have been joking in his speech to...

World News

BNP recruits staff to land Asian cash for European property

BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed three professionals to bring Asian capital into European real estate. Mark Kumarasinhe has joined the European broker as managing director for north Asia, based...

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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,...

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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...

Companies & People

Ascendas India appoints finance head

Companies & People

Taubman names new China MD

Companies & People

Kwoks plead not guilty in bribery case

Companies & People

Lai Sun changes company secretary

Companies & People

New Ivanhoé Cambridge role for Voizard

Companies & People

Fresh Canadian focus for JLL’s Fletcher

Companies & People

Raynor moves up to run Grosvenor FM