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...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index rose 3.3% in March, behind the North America index, which increased 6%, while the Europe index was down 0.1%. • The Australia index...

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,...

News

State vehicle offers A$800m Perth retail and office portfolio

A government fund is to sell A$800m ($616.5m) of commercial property in Perth. The assets are part of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia investment portfolio and comprise three office...

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...

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...

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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...

News

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,...

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...

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...

News

Silk Road leads Asian debut fund to $278m second closing

Peter Wittendorp’s SilkRoad Property Partners has raised $278m at the second closing of its debut fund. The fund manager had a first closing at the end of last year, raising...