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...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• 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...

News

GIC to slim down property fund stakes with $1bn disposals

GIC Real Estate is set to sell up to $1bn of real estate fund investments. It has hired specialist secondaries firm Greenhill Cogent to dispose of the stakes, Secondaries Investor...

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CapitaLand joins with QIA for fund to expand assets

CapitaLand has launched a $600m serviced residential fund with Qatar Investment Authority, as part of plans to add S$10bn ($7.2bn) in assets under management by 2020. The Singapore-listed developer and...

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...

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...

Survey

HONG KONG

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...

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...

News

Aviva prepares to wind up Asia fund and sell assets after investors demand money back

Aviva Investors has been forced into the sale of assets from its £159m ($248.2m) Asia Pacific Property Fund. The UK investment manager has been forced to suspend dealings and liquidate...