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...

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...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

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...

News

GLP takes giant US step with $4.55bn portfolio purchase

Purchase of Industrial Income Trust portfolio makes Singaporean firm second biggest US logistics player GLP is set to boost its US holdings with a $4.55bn portfolio deal. The transaction will...

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...

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

High land prices and regulation are same old story for entrants to China’s youthful care home market

Senior living property in China is an undeveloped sector with potential as massive as the country’s senior population, but local governments’ varying regulations and high land prices present a challenge...

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...

Survey

Canny locals find cool spaces in a hot city market

Values continue to shoot up in most sectors of Hong Kong’s property investment market, with offices leading the charge and home-grown investors with local knowledge having the upper hand Hong...

Research

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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...

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...

News

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...