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

Anbang walks from $14bn US Starwood Hotels deal

Anbang has dropped its $14bn offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, citing “market considerations”. However, it has been suggested that the Chinese insurer’s $82.75-per-share offer for the 1,200-property hotels group...

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

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,...

Survey

Signs of slow recovery stir a subdued Seoul

Concern over the effects of volatility and a slowdown in China has led to caution among Seoul’s largely domestic office occupiers, but vacancy rates are falling and brokers detect signs...

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...

Analysis

China’s cities plan to smarten themselves up for the next wave of high-tech urban development

A report from corporate real estate body Corenet Global highlights the drive by 300 Chinese cities to integrate digital technology into their infrastructure, spurring smart and sustainable development The growth...

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...

Research

Key data, April: Non-listed sector

   

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...

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...

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...