August 2014 | Asia Property

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UBS to inject $1bn into property for new Asian private client

Asset manager wins mandate from wealthy family as rich private investors’ interest in real estate grows  UBS Global Asset Management has won a $1bn private wealth real estate mandate...

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Top Deutsche role for Maeda in Japan Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management has confirmed the appointment of Koichiro Maeda as managing director and head of real estate for Japan, as...

Comment

Obstacles remain despite Asia’s REIT moves

The past month has been a good one for real estate investment trusts in Asia. First, India’s new government committed to including REIT legislation in its first budget, which would...

News

August 2014 - News In Brief

Rockspring lands new European mandate from Korea’s NPS National Pension Service of Korea has awarded a further mandate to the UK’s Rockspring Property Investment Managers, for a €300m ($401.2m) pan-...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q2 2014

 

Survey

New rail links may speed Jakarta past oversupply bump

With Jakarta’s strong office rental growth running out of steam and oversupply looming in the CBD, brokers hope new transport systems will ease certain parts of the market as well...

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Fortress hotels fall to Invincible J-REIT in Japan

Invincible Investment Corporation has bought an 18-hotel portfolio from Fortress Investments for ¥39.93bn ($389.3m). The acquisition has boosted the Japanese REIT’s weighting to hotels from 7% to 38.5%. The long-stay,...

World News

Institutions from China put London first for property

London remains the overseas market of choice for Chinese institutional real estate buyers, JLL research claims. Chinese institutional investment in property overseas rose 17% to $5.4bn in the first half...

World News

Chinese take top spot in table of US residential’s overseas buyers

Chinese buyers have become the largest overseas purchasers of US residential real estate. In 2013, Chinese purchasers acquired $12.8bn of US homes, putting them in second place behind Canadians, according...

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LIM gains logistics complex in ¥55bn Kawasaki deal

LaSalle Investment Management has bought a giant Japanese logistics site for ¥55bn ($536m). The investment manager, which raised ¥40.8bn of equity for its third logistics fund last year, bought Takaragumi Higashiogishima...

Analysis

Yield compression squeezes investors’ targets across Asia

Respondents to the latest investment intentions survey are willing to buy assets in core asian markets at far lower yields than they would a year ago, while logistics remains a...

Company Profiles

Limetree Capital

The private equity fund manager has just launched its first opportunistic vehicle for china, driving into the emerging car parking sector with the aim of building a nation-wide brand  Pan-Asian...

News

Partners takes Trophy stake in bumper secondary fund deal

Swiss manager buys 12% stake in fund set up to target China schemes by Shui On  Partners Group has taken a 12% stake in Trophy Property Development Fund, in a...