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...

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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,...

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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...

Analysis

Bright lights are big cities for global property investors

To maximise returns, property investors should focus on key city markets, not country-level research, a new TH Real Estate study says, while Asia has plenty of urban hot spots competing...

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Pound’s Brexit hit makes UK hot for Asian investors

Expectations that Sterling will remain subdued in the run-up to the UK leaving the European Union will spur interest from Asian real estate investors. The pound is down 16% since...

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Cromwell renews bid for Australia’s Investa Office Fund

Cromwell Property Group has made a hostile A$2.98bn ($2.24bn) cash bid for Australian REIT Investa Office Fund. IOF, which has a 22-property portfolio valued at A$3.8bn, has not formally responded...

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Institutional behemoths to be bigger deal in Asia as drive to buy more property shifts down a gear

While the proportion of investors planning to spend more this year has fallen to 37% from 64% in 2014, many big institutions have $2bn-5bn deployment plans, CBRE’s snapshot of investor...

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Mainlanders drive HK pricing as HNA goes on Kai Tak spree

HNA takes Hong Kong site tally to four, with deals forcing Kowloon pricing higher Chinese companies are driving residential and office prices in Hong Kong. HNA Group’s aggressive buying at...

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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...

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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...

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Investors seek alternative paths to avoid scaling risky peak

Fringe locations and alternative assets offer value and safety in Hong Kong, as a strong US dollar and the threat of interest rate rises look set to bring sky-high office...

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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...