April 2014 | Asia Property

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Morgan Stanley plans fund to enter core Asian territory

US investor better known as opportunistic player in Asia plans vehicle to target higher-yielding core assets  Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing is planning to launch a pan-Asia Pacific core...

Comment

A collapse or two is no cause for concern

You don’t get to be China’s largest listed residential developer by being stupid, so it is worth paying attention to recent pronouncements by the leadership of China Vanke. The received...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Verwer fills top spot at APREA Peter Verwer has been appointed chief executive of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and will take up the post at the start...

Market Talk

APRIL 2014 MARKET TALK

“We are approaching a period of rental growth all over the regIon” Jeremy Sheldon, JLL’s head of Asia pacific markets, gets excited about the region’s occupier market at a hong...

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Greenland snaps up new Sydney site

Greenland Holding Group has confirmed the acquisition of a Sydney site to develop a five- tower luxury apartment project. The Shanghai-based group bought its second Sydney asset, Ausgrid Tower, 570...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

CLSA Capital Partners launched its third Fudo Capital fund last month, which has an $850m equity target and will invest in diversified assets across Asia

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Cheap money but conservative terms for Asian property

While low-cost debt is widely available for real estate across the region, banks’ preference for relatively low loan-to-value levels and safe assets has left a gap for non-bank lenders to...

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CIC and GIC vie as suitors for Tokyo ‘wedding factory’ asset

Lone Star is considering bids for its Meguro Gajoen complex in Tokyo, which could fetch up to ¥140bn ($1.37bn). GIC Private and China Investment Corporation, in tandem with Aetos Capital,...

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...as Chinese government adopts ‘equitable’ housing policy

China will take a different approach to regulating the housing market, and curb speculation and investment- oriented purchases, Chinese premier Li Keqiang said last month. Speaking at a press conference...

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Cathay tipped for City office purchase as Asian insurance companies chase big London deals

Asian insurance companies are moving in on large acquisitions in London’s office market. Cathay, advised by CBRE, has been linked with a £400m ($668.8m) approach for City office building The...

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CITIC gets nod for China’s first REIT

Citic Securities has won regulatory approval to launch China’s first REIT. But the private REIT will only be listed on the block trading system of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange so...

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Seven assets seed Propertylink’s Australian industrial fund

Australian niche manager Propertylink is launching a A$400m ($373.4m) Australian industrial fund. The Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership has been seeded with seven assets in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, worth...

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April 2014 News In Brief

Galaxy plans to make Hengqin resort a star Chinese attraction Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to invest RMB10bn ($1.61bn) in a luxury resort project in Hengqin, an island in...

Research

Top and Bottom Five Asian Stocks, March 2014

Second placed Hulic announced a ¥10bn Tokyo hotel deal this month