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...

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

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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...

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...

Comment

Asia goes to work on latest CRE trends

CoreNet Global’s recent Asia Pacific summit highlighted the way businesses’ corporate real estate functions are being given increasing credence in Asia, with trends such as flexible working growing faster here...

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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...

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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...

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

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...

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Tata deal makes Tesco the first foreign supermarket into India

UK-based retail chain will run 12 stores in joint venture with Tata subsidiary Trent  Tesco has announced a joint- venture deal with India’s Tata Group to become the first foreign...

World News

April 2014 World News In Brief

GLP spends $1.3bn to acquire 34-strong Brazilian portfolio Global Logistic Properties is to buy 34 assets in Brazil from BR Properties for $1.36bn, reflecting a 9.4% yield. The 13m sq...