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...

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SEBAM buy boosts Cordea Savills in Asia

UK company set to extend its footprint in Asia Pacific through merger with asset management division of SEB Cordea Savills is to acquire SEB Asset Management in a deal that...

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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...

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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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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...

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...

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...

Research

Key data: Non-listed sector

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...

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...

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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...