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...

News

Core strategies win majority of capital for Asian unlisted funds

More investors are opting for core and core-plus strategies as Asian real estate private equity funds continue to raise capital. A recent survey by ANREV, INREV and NCREIF reveals that...

News

Ascendas-Singbridge seals first Australian office purchase

Ascendas-Singbridge has bought a A$315m ($237.2m) office building in North Sydney for its new core fund, in the company’s first Australian office investment. The Singaporean state-owned company will rename 100...

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%...

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

Du Temple to lead JLL debt initiative

JLL has appointed Tim du Temple as head of debt capital, Australia. Du Temple, who has worked for Investec and HSBC and previously ran his own real estate capital business,...

News

Greenland’s is latest Chinese project to hit planning hurdle

Melbourne project is axed, while regulations stall China Vanke scheme in New York  Chinese developers are running into trouble with overseas projects, with local regulatory regimes tending to be the...

Survey

Macro-economic signs put property shares on rocky road

The global real estate securities market has been through a difficult patch over the past year, with some Asia Pacific markets among the poorest performers. Nervousness about potential interest rate...

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...

Survey

Foreign buyers seek to turn year of deal failure to success

Several big Seoul office investment deals failed in 2015 and concerns about the weak occupier market put a brake on transactions. But with many foreign investors circling, activity should pick...

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...

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...

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...