April 2016 | Asia Property

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Bidders vie to break big-deals drought with Seoul IFC buy

Vendor AIG expected to accept price below initial $3bn estimates, as wide bid-ask spread hampers Asian deals A select group of bidders is lining up for AIG’s Seoul IFC...

Research

Key data, April: Non-listed sector

   

Research

Key data, April: listed sector

• The Hong Kong index had a storming March, up 11.8%   • Asia’s index lagged behind the other regions’   • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 2.45%...

Comment

Asian capital will weather Brexit storm

While the economic shock of a British vote to leave the EU would cause short-term turmoil for UK property, the appeal of London in particular means Asian and other global...

Analysis

Evolution is key to retail survival

With technology changing consumers’ shopping habits in China and across the Asia Pacific region, retailers will have to adapt rapidly to survive, delegates at AsiaProperty’s recent retail seminar learned The...

News

Union to tempt Asia buyers with Euro malls sale

Asian investors are expected to be among the bidders for Union Investment’s sale of three shopping centres valued at around €400m ($457m). The malls are all owned by the open-ended...

News

EPF deal joins institutions’ logistics tally

 Malaysian fund’s UK buy and Australian deal for Ivanhoé Cambridge reflect institutional appetite for logistics  Logistics real estate continues to attract institutional investors, with a number of deals sealed in...

News

Goldman backs Oz student housing venture

Goldman Sachs has invested in a A$1bn ($751.7m) Australian student housing joint venture. The investment bank has teamed up with Blue Sky Private Real Estate (a subsidiary of Australia’s Blue...

News

New Godrej platform launches $275m India resi vehicle

India’s Godrej Properties has launched Godrej Fund Management and raised $275m of equity for a residential fund. APG Asset Management is the lead investor for Godrej Residential Investment Program II and...

News

Japan’s Creed expands to encompass $500m residential development in Ho Chi Minh City

Japanese developer Creed Group has invested in a $500m residential development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It has joined forces with Phat Dat Real Estate Development and An Gia...

News

IOF unit holders set to block Dexus bid

Investa Office Fund’s management say bid undervalues vehicle, but expected rival bid has yet to emerge Unit holders are expected to vote against Dexus’s improved bid for Australia’s A$2.5bn ($1.86bn)...

Comment

Market Talk April 2016

“In Hong Kong and overseas property markets, new players tend to compete with highly aggressive pricing in land auctions. It is therefore not easy to acquire land at reasonable costs....

Comment

Low rates still offer high rewards for the bold

Looking back at 2015, it seems the major worry for real estate investors was the prospect of rising US interest rates, which could have destabilised a market grown dependent on...

Companies & People

Companies & People

Blackstone’s heady to steer overall Asia Pacific operation Blackstone has appointed Chris Heady as chairman for the Asia Pacific region. Heady will retain his position as head of real estate...