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


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


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...


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...


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...


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)...

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...


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...


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...


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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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...