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...

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%...

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...

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...

News

CIC and GIC vie as suitors for Tokyo ‘wedding factory’ asset

Lone Star is considering bids for its Meguro Gajoen complex in Tokyo, which could fetch up to ¥140bn ($1.37bn). GIC Private and China Investment Corporation, in tandem with Aetos Capital,...

News

Barclays tips revival for China developers

Analysts predict sales revival for China developers, as fall in share discounts to net asset value triggers buying Barclays is predicting a rally in China developer stocks after a slump...

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...

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...

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...

News

Seven assets seed Propertylink’s Australian industrial fund

Australian niche manager Propertylink is launching a A$400m ($373.4m) Australian industrial fund. The Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership has been seeded with seven assets in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, worth...

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 ...