April 2015 | Asia Property

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Kaisa’s woes signal deepening crisis for Chinese developers

Creditors of Kaisa group reject rescue plan, as Fitch questions finances of fellow developer Evergrande Further cracks are appearing in China’s real estate market as developers struggle with debt....

Comment

Stronger China may rise from short-term crash

My take on China has been that its real estate market is set fair in the long run and that any crashes in the short term will almost certainly be...

Company Profiles

AMP CAPITAL

China is the main regional expansion target for Asia Pacific’s third biggest fund manager, via a link-up with china life, while its infrastructure arm is seeking global growth opportunities AMP...

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

CBRE PAYs $1.4Bn for Johnson controls’ global FM arm CBRE has agreed to acquire Johnson controls’ Global WorkPlace solutions business for $1.475bn. The GWs division, which provides facilities management services, will be...

Research

China retail faces web and supply threat

Online shopping and increased supply will challenge China’s retail property market this year. Knight Frank’s and Holdways’ latest China Retail Property Market Watch report says China’s retail landlords have been...

News

Aetos to offload Japan’s Simplex

US private equity firm Aetos Capital Real Estate is preparing to sell Japanese real estate investment manager Simplex Investment Advisors for up to ¥200bn ($1.6bn). Simplex is understood to own...

News

GIC plans A$900m industrial sale to tap asset demand in Oz

Sale of 25 industrial and logistics assets is expected to set record Australian price While Australia is seeing an influx of foreign investors, GIC Real Estate is taking advantage of...

Survey

Debt investors spy chances in property’s window

While banks still have the lion’s share of Asia’s property lending market, the low returns offered by other asset classes make it a good time for investors to seek out...

News

Big China insurers seal Boston deal

Chinese life insurers continue to target overseas property, with China Life Insurance Group and Ping An Insurance buying a stake in a Boston development. China’s two largest insurers will invest alongside developer...

News

Winning bid for Paya Lebar Central puts Lend Lease on track for major Singapore project

Lend Lease has won the bidding to develop a 165,000m2 mixed- use project in Singapore. Alongside a “major global investment partner”, Lend Lease submitted a winning bid of S$1.672bn ($1.22bn)...

Survey

Sydney swims against rising tide of office vacancies

Central business district office vacancy rates are at a record high in Australia’s main cities, due to oversupply and a resources extraction sector downturn, but Sydney’s CBD market remains healthy...

Survey

Chinese build a home in Oz as Asian money moves in

Chinese developers looking to diversify into the transparent housing market are leading a wave of Asian investment in Australian property, with some players already looking beyond Sydney and Melbourne Australia...

Analysis

State Council gives green light for Yangtze River to join stream of Chinese city cluster developments

Massive development drive will link up urban centres on the middle reaches of the Yangtze river, as part of a wider Chinese government urbanisation drive to create a number of...

Survey

DEBT

Property investors and developers in Asia have been aided by the easy availability of debt on good terms, especially in Australia and Japan, but in China, housing developers are facing...