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

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...

Comment

GLP taps the potential stored in warehousing

It is impossible not to admire the management of GLP, which has taken an unwanted (at the time) part of Prologis’s business and built it into the largest logistics space...

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...

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...

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...

News

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...