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...

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...

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...

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...

Diary

APRIL 2014 DIARY

APREA’s new head Peter is likely to be a forceful property apostle The incumbent and incoming chief executives of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association are both Australian and both...

Research

Jakarta office scarcity fails to boost rents...

Lack of supply continues to be the main story in Jakarta’s office market, but rents are not expected to rise strongly this year. Bank Indonesia projected GDP growth at between 5.5%...

News

CPPIB joins with China Vanke to inject $250m into residential development across China...

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has formed a joint venture with China Vanke to invest $250m in China’s residential market. The venture will focus on middle-income residential developments in large...

News

Maeda quits PREI in Japan for role with Deutsche

Koichiro Maeda has left Prudential Real Estate Investors and is understood to be joining Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Maeda was managing director and portfolio manager for PREI (Japan), based...

Research

Listed Property Performance v Bonds and Equities, March 2014

Japan topped the table in a month of weak but largely positive performance for the region’s property stocks  

World News

Asian consortium pays £528,000 per room to check into London hotel

A consortium of Asian investors has bought the Marriott London Grosvenor Square Hotel for £125.15m ($209.6m). Joint Treasure International paid US listed hospitality group Strategic Hotels & Resorts £528,000 per...

News

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

Analysis

Mega funds make giant steps into Asia as capital for property reaches highest level since 2008

China is the favourite destination for the $10.4bn of capital raised for investment in Asia last year, with a few large funds, such as Blackstone’s latest, $4bn vehicle, dominating the...