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...

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...

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...

World News

Samsung Life picks LIM to run €200m French assets spree

Korean institutional investor plans to target prime commercial property, with a focus on Paris assets Samsung Life is to invest €200m ($256.2m) in French commercial real estate. It has awarded...

News

April News In Brief

Blackrock set to offload Kuala Lumpur towers development Blackrock is selling Kuala Lumpur’s twin office tower Intermark development for around MYR2.2bn ($800m). The scheme, developed by MGPA Asia Fund II,...

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

China Vanke has state-owned property ventures in its sights

Developer says it is well placed to buy Chinese state companies set for privatisation  China Vanke is seeking to take advantage of Chinese government reforms and buy up the real estate...

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...

World News

UK and US still top choices for Asians targeting foreign property

The UK and US remain the prime focus for Asian investors, speakers at recent Colliers International conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore heard. At the two investor conferences, panels of...

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

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

APRIL 2014 RESEARCH IN BRIEF

• Asian listed real estate showed moderate performance in March, with the FTSE EPRA NAREIT Developed Asia index up 0.8%. Real estate markets in North America gained 0.9% while Europe...

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 ...