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...

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...

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...

World News

China’s Fosun eyes stake in Euro manager Resolution

Chinese conglomerate Fosun is in advanced talks to buy a stake in opportunity fund manager Resolution Property, which is courting new investors ahead of a fresh capital raising, as first...

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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...

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Link joins up with mainland through mall buy in Beijing

Hong Kong’s Link REIT has made its first mainland China acquisition: the 74,000m2 EC Mall in Beijing’s Zhongguancun high-tech area. The vendors were Infrared NF and Singapore’s Metro Holdings, and...

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April News in Brief

O’Connor to steer Diversified Property Fund for AMP Capital AMP Capital has recruited Kylie O’Connor from Lend Lease to manage its AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund. O’Connor replaces Louise Joslin,...

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Zenith’s Guo accused of exploiting graft claims

A legal dispute between two Chinese companies has unveiled a web of corruption and a tycoon’s exploitation of China’s fight against graft. Peking University Founder Group and developer Beijing Zenith...

World News

City of London’s Broadgate is spun off into new REIT

GIC Real Estate and British Land have formed a REIT to own the Broadgate Estate in London. GIC bought a 50% stake in the development from Blackstone Group for £1.7bn...

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China’s Fosun International eyes Cushman &Wakefield

Fosun International has been linked with a bid for Cushman & Wakefield, which has been put on the block by its Italian owner. The New York-based firm is majority owned...

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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)...

World News

Blackstone fund set to be biggest ever

Blackstone Group has raised $14.5bn for its latest global real estate vehicle in only four months. The private equity firm plans to raise up to $1.3bn more from retail investors,...