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...

Companies & People

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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...

Company Profiles

GIC

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...

News

GLP ramps up Chinese push with second, $7bn fund launch

GLP has launched a second China logistics property fund, with $7bn of firepower. The Singapore-listed logistics specialist, alongside seven “leading global institutions”, five of which are Asian, has committed $3.7bn...

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...

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...

Research

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...

Analysis

Japan’s greying population offers golden years of potential to healthcare operators and investors

A shortage of facilities to house and care for Japan’s ageing population means the healthcare property sector has plenty of potential for growth, while some overseas operators are already targeting...

News

August 2015 News in Brief

Aberdeen goes on the hunt for direct property business in Asia UK investment manager Aberdeen Asset Management is keen to establish a direct property business in Asia, chief executive Martin...

Survey

Hong Kong offices still bank on financial services demand

Despite the recent slide in Chinese shares, mainland financial occupiers continue to fight for scarce space in Hong Kong’s key office districts, with JLL recording an 87% leap in take-up...

News

GE out of property with $1.4bn Japan sales

US giant ends 18 years of Japanese real estate investment with portfolio sales to PAG Asia and Ichigo Group GE Capital Real Estate has com- pleted the divestment of its...

News

Asian investors notch up $1.5bn in London buys

Asian investors have kept up their London buying, with more than $1.5bn of deals last month. Indonesian company Sinarmas Land made its third UK purchase, with the £280m ($437.2m) acquisition...

Comment

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...