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...

Research

Key Data: Listed Sector

• Asia Pacific was the strongest- performing region for property stocks in July, with Hong Kong driving the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index, which increased 4.7%. • The North American...

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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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,...

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Sharpe to lead investor relations globally at TH Real Estate

TIAA Henderson Real Estate has hired Victoria Sharpe as global head of investor relations. Sharpe joined from Pramerica Asset Management, Prudential Financial’s asset manager, but previously spent 13 years at...

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...

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...

World News

Cathay Life’s City buy marks a first for Taiwanese insurers

Insurer pays £320m for Woolgate Exchange office building while Fubon Life also seeks London offices  Cathay Life has become the first Taiwanese insurer to buy commercial real estate in London,...

Research

Big retail brands bolster presence in Asia

International retailers are continuing to expand in Asia Pacific, but their strategies vary widely in different markets, claims JLL research. Last month’s JLL A Magnet for Retail report said first-tier...

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...