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...

Companies & People


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...


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...


Hong Kong REITs cleared for development role

Hong Kong REITs are to be freed to engage in development. The change, plus a move to allow more efficient capital management, could encourage up to $4.5bn of REIT launches,...

World News

Chicago tower development is first move in Dalian Wanda’s US campaign

China’s Dalian Wanda Group plans to spend $900m on developing a skyscraper in Chicago. The 89-storey project will be “just Wanda’s first move into the US real estate market”, said...

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...



Little brother comes into big fortune at China’s Renhe… Do you love your siblings as much as Xiu Li Hawken loves hers? She has given a 48% stake in Chinese...


India’s REIT plans set to trigger big IPOs

India’s new government has pledged to include real estate investment trust legislation in its first budget, which could lead to $20bn of initial public offerings. However, the tax treatment of...


Multinationals opt to own not rent Indian and Chinese offices

Multinational corporations are increasingly buying office space in India and China, according to a recent Cushman & Wakefield report. The firm’s Should MNCs stop paying rent overseas? report said: “In...

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...


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...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update


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-...