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,...


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...


EPF looks overseas again for A$154m Australian deal

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund has made its first overseas investment for 12 months, buying a stake in an Australian mixed-used project. The public pension fund has invested A$154m ($115.7m) for...


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...

Company Profiles

Mori Building

The developer of many landmark Tokyo towers has also had considerable success in China, most notably with the ambitious Shanghai World Financial Centre, and is now looking to expand in...


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: occupiers

• Cost cutting and less space per worker are key workplace trends • Indian IT hubs face supply shortage  Occupiers focus on workplace efficiency Global economic uncertainty and a need to...

Companies & People

Companies & people

Fosun hit by departure of senior execs Liang and Ding Chinese conglomerate Fosun admitted it will suffer in the short term following the departure of two senior executives, including chief...


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...


Market talk

“CapitaLand plans to acquire more sites in Vietnam for residential development – possibly yielding 2,000 to 2,500 units this year – and will continue to look out for investment opportunities...


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...