August 2013 | Asia Property

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Foreign real estate players book return passage to India

Qatar Investment Authority joins other wealth funds and private equity firms in launching Indian ventures  Foreign interest in Indian real estate is reviving, with a number of investors allocating...


UK recruit gets call-up to fight Kwoks’ army of lawyers

Hong Kong prosecutors were forced to apply for special permission to recruit a UK barrister to make the case against Sun Hung Kai’s Kwok brothers, who will be in court...


New landlord’s programme may not be compatible with Apple

South Korean asset manager KDB Daewoo Securities last month bought part of Apple’s Cupertino HQ for $120m, in its first US real estate investment. We wonder if Apple might have...


Could Fudo bid for independence from new Chinese masters?

Will there be staff fallout at CLSA, the broker bought by China’s CITIC Securities last month? There are always staff losses after a takeover, although the current economic climate will encourage...


Mapletree China and Shariah funds win capital

Singapore’s Mapletree Investments has scored two successes in raising Asian funds. The Temasek-owned property company has raised $1.1bn for the first closing of its Mapletree China Opportunity Fund II, already...


Few markets can sate Asian institutions’ appetite

When AsiaProperty launched five and a half years ago, it was thought that its major focus would be European and US investment in this region. However, since 2008, the world...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

Mapletree has launched a second opportunity fund targeting diversified investments in China


Shanghai Greenland buys into LA project

State-owned developer is latest Chinese firm to invest in US, via $1bn stake in Los Angeles mixed-use scheme  Shanghai Greenland is to invest $1bn in a mixed-use development project in...



Government efforts to curb soaring house prices in China and South East Asia have been largely ineffective, while foreign buyers often face a high tax burden. But Japan’s rented sector...

World News

Hong Kong’s Fosun lines up debut deal in City of London

Fosun Property Holdings is to buy a City of London office building for £64.55m ($99.1m) – the first UK deal for the real estate arm of the Hong Kong- listed Chinese...


Fung bets on mega Casino for Cairns

A Hong Kong investor plans to build a A$4.2bn ($3.7bn) casino resort in Queensland, Australia. The Queensland Government has approved first-stage plans by Tony Fung, son of Sun Hung Kai...

Companies & People

C&W shanghai team defects to Colliers

Colliers International has recruited a 14- strong team from Cushman & Wakefield’s Shanghai office. “We are delighted to have the former Cushman & Wakefield team on board,” said Piers Brunner,...


Overseas Union and Singapore Press join wave of S-REIT IPOs

OUE vehicle owning two hotels and SPH REIT holding two malls float in Singapore  Singapore continues to be the most active listed real estate market in the Asia Pacific region,...

Companies & People

Capitaland stays put at Singapore HQ

Singapore-listed CapitaLand Group has axed plans to move to the mixed-use Westgate Tower in Jurong. The company will now centralise all its Singapore business units in its current Capital Tower...