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...


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-...


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...


IREIT poised for Singapore’s first German offices flotation

A portfolio of German office buildings is being floated in Singapore for the first time. IREIT Global Management plans to raise S$369m ($295.5m), backed by a S$478.3m portfolio of German...



The election of a pro-business president has boosted foreign investors’ interest in the country, but they will need patience and sound local knowledge to make the most of real estate...


REITs to develop muscle in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government’s recent move to allow its REITs to develop real estate removes a key impediment to the industry’s growth. At the end of 2013, Hong Kong REITs’...


Blackstone leads Asian fund raising rush

Private equity giant is on target to raise $5bn, while LIM has $1bn war chest and Prologis up to $3.5bn to spend  Real estate fund-raising in Asia continues to improve,...

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...


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...


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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...