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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


Mainlanders’ spree cannot sustain Hong Kong

Our Hong Kong survey this month focuses mainly on how savvy commercial investors are finding value in the world’s most hotly-priced city. However, the market’s attention for the next few...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...