August 2015 | Asia Property

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CIC’s pricey Investa buy raises stakes for Australian offices

Morgan Stanley scores high price for Australian arm’s direct property, with yield well below 5.5% local average Prime Australian offices look set for a re-rating after China Investment Corporation paid...

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Business Buoyant And Revenues up in Q2, Report JLL and CBRE Asia Pacific’s two largest property advisory companies enjoyed a strong second quarter, with increasing revenues. JLL reported Asia Pacific...

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Singapore’s sovereign fund was the world’s second largest property investor in the first half of 2015, and while it expects returns to dip, is committed to real estate for its...


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• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index rose 4.3% during July, but the (euro- denominated) Asian index was the worst performer, down 0.6%. • In contrast, North American real estate...

World News

Taiwan’s Shin Kong lines up Thames House for London debut

Taiwanese insurer Shin Kong Life is making its London real estate investment debut as part of a $1bn overseas investment plan. Shin Kong, which is one of the largest owners...


China’s Anbang set to pounce on Heron Tower in London

Chinese insurance firm set to pay $1.17bn for Heron’s City Of London office tower Anbang Insurance is set to buy a City of London office tower for £750m ($1.17bn). The...


Link-REIT acquires twin towers in big Shanghai deal

Hong Kong’s Link REIT has acquired a Shanghai development for RMB6.6bn ($1.06bn) in one of the biggest deals of the year. Asia’s largest REIT bought the first phase of Shui...

World News

Frasers may roll out UK hotel chain to Europe and beyond

Singaporean hotel and serviced apartment company Frasers Hospitality could expand its newly acquired UK brands across Europe or even globally. Frasers bought the 29 Hotel du Vin and Malmaison boutique...


China accommodates a hotels boom

While Chinese investors have made some major overseas trophy hotel investments, international chains are also ramping up their presence in China, diversifying into non first-tier locations and offering lower-budget options...


Great Eagle swoops on land for Tokyo hotel development

Hong Kong’s Great Eagle Holdings has bought two adjacent plots of land in Tokyo where it plans to develop a Langham hotel. The property and hotels company paid ¥22bn ($176.9m)...


Japan's office revival goes beyond Tokyo

Office rental growth is well entrenched in Tokyo’s prime business districts and rents are now rising in other Japanese cities, CBRE claims. The Tokyo 23 wards all-grade vacancy rate fell...



Scarce supply and financial services demand spurred by new links with mainland stock exchanges have kept the city’s office markets booming, but the luxury retail market has entered a slump Just...