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...

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...

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...

Survey

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...

News

Hong Kong’s Franshion to list hotels spin-off

Hong Kong-listed China developer Franshion Properties plans to raise new equity via a separate listing of its hotels arm. The hotels business generates RMB2.1bn ($338.8m), around 10% of the group’s...

Research

Top and Bottom Five Asian Stocks, March 2014

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

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...

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...

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

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...

News

...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...

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 ...