August 2016 | Asia Property

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Brookfield in pole position to secure IFC Seoul towers

Canadian investor tipped as lead bidder for AIG’s Seoul  complex, in deal that promises to boost Asian market  Brookfield Asset Management is tipped to be named as the preferred...


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Market Talk

Market talk, August

“Looking forward, we expect a difficult investment environment with modest growth prospects, greater uncertainty and a high degree of volatility in the macro economy and markets. long-term, 20-year returns in...


Link REIT secures $500m via Asia’s first green bond issue

Hong Kong REIT’s bond will fund Kowloon East offices and other green projects Hong Kong’s Link REIT has become the first Asian property company to launch a green bond. The...


HSH gains 100% of London project

Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels has taken full control of a £500m ($658m) London hotel project. The Peninsula London scheme was previously a 50:50 joint venture with UK developer Grosvenor...


Collaboration will build smarter cities

A key lesson from the recent World Cities Summit is that urban challenges such as poor infrastructure and high population density can be overcome if businesses and industry bodies work...


Diary, August

Road ahead may be less smooth for M&G’s top property vehicle We hear that M&G Real Estate’s Asia Property Fund is becoming something of a victim of its own success....


LaSalle IM predicts only mild post-Brexit hit for UK property

Investment manager says fall in UK real estate prices will only last 18 months, with low interest rates limiting yield rises and capital inflows interrupted, not reversed Real estate will take...


Shopping mall owners develop food and beverage tastes to bolster consumers’ appetite

Offering visitors a better eating experience, including cafes bearing big retailers’ branding, can help mall owners maintain footfall in the face of lower consumer confidence and the online threat As retail...


Fosun to sell up to $6bn of assets to boost credit rating

Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group has announced plans for RMB30bn-40bn ($4.5bn-$6bn) of asset sales, which may include property. Fosun International chief executive Liang Xinjun said in a recent television interview that...


Developers drive up Chinese land prices

Gemdale and other developers pay high prices for Shanghai residential plots as house prices continue to spiral China developers are ramping up their land acquisitions in first-tier cities as home...