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...


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...


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...


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...


CapitaLand eyes Asia Square Tower 2 in booming Singapore

Second, almost fully let office tower at BlackRock’s project set to fetch $2.2bn  Singapore’s office investment market continues to boom, with the imminent sale of Asia Square Tower 2 to...


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...


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...


GIC venture adds $1.6bn of student housing US assets

GIC and its joint venture partners have announced $1.6bn of US student housing deals. The Singaporean sovereign fund, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and The Scion Group’s 45-45-10 joint venture...

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...



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...