April 2017 | Asia Property

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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,...


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...


Mapletree plans follow-ups to Singapore student-asset trust

Mapletree Investments plans to launch more private Singapore trusts after raising $535m for a student housing vehicle. The vehicle, a structure similar to a private real estate investment trust, will...



Devil is in the detail as Trump-related firm drops Anbang deal Kushner Companies, the US developer owned by the family of US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has ended...


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...


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...


HNA bids for New York office tower

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is understood to be leading a deal to acquire a Manhattan skyscraper for $2.21bn. Brookfield Property Partners and the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System are...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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...