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...

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...


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...


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,...


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,...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update


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...


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,...


Hukou system to speed up urbanisation

China has boosted its urbanisation process through reforms of the hukou system that will affect 100m people. The State Council issued a law last month removing limits on hukou registration...


Queensgate fund wins capital from Hong Kong’s Peterson

Hong Kong’s Peterson Group has invested in a new pan- European fund managed by Queensgate Investments. Queensgate Investments Fund II will invest alongside the first Queensgate fund, which raised £500m...



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...