April 2017 | Asia Property

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Standard Chartered set to sell real estate investment division

Bank seeks buyer for principal investments business, which has built up a $1bn property portfolio in Asia Standard Chartered Bank is selling its principal finance real estate business, which...


Urban giant will rise near Beijing

China plans to build a new city three times the size of New York to cut congestion and pollution in the capital Beijing. Plans for the Xiongnan New Area,...


Survey: introduction

Hong Kong The threat of interest rate rises and all-time-high residential and office pricing suggest little room for further growth in the city’s real estate market, but less well-known districts...


CPPIB teams up for Indian retail venture

Canadian pension fund invests $250m in joint venture to build malls with Indian developer The Phoenix Mills  Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing up to $250m to a new...


Key data: listed sector

• Asia’s index fell 1% in a poor month for all regional indices • Hong Kong and Singapore gained ground • Asia Pacific real estate shares fell in March, in a...


Modernisation wave will sweep Indian logistics forward

Developers and investors are set to rectify India’s lack of modern logistics space in the next few years,as a unified sales tax makes inter-state trade easier and an increase in...


Institutional push launches logistics into the mainstream

Giant sovereign and pension funds have the scale needed to make logistics investment pay off on a global level, while strong returns buoyed by e-commerce growth mean it is no...


South East Asia develops its industrial muscle

Manufacturing competitiveness that outpaces China’s, a burgeoning middle class and e-commerce growth are the key factors attracting developers and investors to South East Asia’s logistics markets Investors in Asia Pacific’s...


UK Kwik-Fit deal takes HK REIT Spring into new territory

Spring REIT has become the first Hong Kong REIT to buy UK property. The REIT is buying 84 car servicing centres operating under the Kwik-Fit brand for £73.5m ($91.3m). The...


GIC and Union Investment offload Tokyo offices to locals

GIC Real Estate and Union Investment have sold assets in Tokyo to local investors. The Singaporean sovereign fund sold Shinagawa Seaside West Tower to a 50/50 joint venture between Global...


Investors start to feel at home in China’s next wave of millennial-populated communities

Developers are winning domestic and international funding for projects tailored to China’s millennial generation by giving the serviced-apartment concept a more communal, socially-interactive twist Investors have begun to show serious...


Ascendas-Singbridge to add co-working space in revamp of RMB1.3bn Shanghai office buy

Ascendas-Singbridge has bought a RMB1.3bn ($188.4m) Shanghai office building from AEW. The acquisition of 686 Jiujiang Road in Huangpu District was “in line with the group’s strategic plan to grow...