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...

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...

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...

News

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...

Company Profiles

TH REAL ESTATE

The joining of parts of TIAA-CREF’s and Henderson’s property arms has created a multi-billion dollar global business, but the manager has a lot of work to do to build its...

Survey

KOREA

It may take 18 months until oversupply in Seoul’s office market is absorbed and international investors return. Domestic institutions looking abroad, meanwhile, are running out of affordable core assets  Korea...

News

Gaw leads $928m purchase of Beijing’s Pacific Century Place

A Gaw Capital-led consortium has bought Pacific Century Place in Beijing for $928m from Pacific Century Premium Developments, the real estate arm of Richard Li’s PCCW. “This is a rare...

News

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...

Analysis

Sydney surfs a wave of interest from Asian investors, even as tide goes out for office leasing market

The heat is on in big Australian cities, with keen pricing on office sales driven by high-net-worth individuals and sovereign wealth funds looking for security. Tenants, meanwhile, are only lukewarm ...

Survey

DEBT

Rent rises may compensate if interest rate rises and a tapering of quantitative easing end Asia’s cheap property debt party. In China, a much-predicted credit crunch may be limited to...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2013

Lack of supply has supported Taipei office rents, but new development is likely to put pressure on the market in coming months

Survey

Koreans add debt card to safe foreign property play

Safety remains a strong priority for Korean institutions investing abroad, but as the core western markets they favour become overpriced, they are considering investing in property debt too Korean investors...

News

Grosvenor and Harvest JV changes tack

CEO departs as venture changes focus from launching China funds to advising Chinese investors overseas  Grosvenor Fund Management and Harvest Fund Management have shifted the focus of their China joint...