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...

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

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...

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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US investor takes stake in Florida Westfield malls

Westfield Group has sold a half stake in six US shopping centres for $700m. US firm O’Connor Capital Partners has taken 49.9% stakes in the Florida portfolio, while Westfield will...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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Online shopping may ‘leapfrog’ China retail into digital future

The massive growth of online shopping could transform the retail landscape in China, according to a report from McKinsey. The management consultant’s report, out last month, said that as well...

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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...

World News

Asian investors play part in AXA’s City office acquisition

Asian investors were major backers of AXA Real Estate Investment Managers’ acquisition of a major London office building AXA and three investors, two of which are based in Asia, bought...

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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...

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...

Companies & People

Fresh Canadian focus for JLL’s Fletcher

Companies & People

Ascendas India appoints finance head

Companies & People

Lai Sun changes company secretary

Companies & People

New Ivanhoé Cambridge role for Voizard

Companies & People

Raynor moves up to run Grosvenor FM

Companies & People

Kwoks plead not guilty in bribery case

Companies & People

Taubman names new China MD