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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Comment

Chinese seek new islands of luxury

Hong Kong is losing its title as top destination for China’s luxury goods shoppers, as more Chinese consumers chose to head abroad instead, or are discovering alternative domestic retail locations...

World News

AustralianSuper buys into big London and Honolulu projects

Giant Australian pension fund buys 25% stake in Hawaii shopping centre scheme and 25% share in central London redevelopment, as it steps up property allocation Australian Super has agreed two...

News

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...

News

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...

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...

Survey

AUSTRALIA

The arrival of Chinese investors intent on building businesses has added to Australia’s real estate investment boom – despite record vacancy rates in many central business district occupier markets Australia’s...

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...