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,...


HNA joins with AEP to launch S-REIT holding $750m of assets in Australia and Singapore

HNA Group is to list a Singapore REIT in partnership with AEP Investment Management. The Chinese conglomerate and Singapore-based Shariah real estate specialist will list up to $750m of Australian...


Exchange-traded Asian REIT fund is a first for Nikko

Nikko Asset Management and Straits Trading have launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) for Asian REITs. The NikkoAM-StraitsTrading Asia ex-Japan Reit Exchange Traded Fund was listed on the Singapore Exchange...


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...


Asian capital is entering through Brexit

The UK’s formal confirmation of its intention to leave the EU may have created much political uncertainty, but one clear result has been an increase in Britain’s attractiveness to Asian...


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...


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...


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...