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...


JLL reports Asian hotels deal surge

Asia Pacific hotel investment volumes rose in the first half of this year as yields recovered to pre-global financial crisis levels, according to JLL. Deals climbed 13.2% to $3.8bn, with...


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....

Companies & People

Companies and people, August

Tom Cartledge moves up to chief exec at architect Benoy Benoy has appointed Tom Cartledge to the new role of chief executive. Cartledge was previously global director, commercial and operations...


Key data: occupiers

• Singapore rents dip in CBD, Marina Bay and Raffles Place • E-commerce buoys Japan’s logistics sector Office and retail rents slide in Singapore Singapore’s office and retail sectors remained weak...


Key data: Non-listed sector


Banks believe plummeting resi market has hit the bottom

Hong Kong housing sales fell 39% year on year in the first half of 2016, according to JLL, with developers offering hefty incentives to shift stock. But Citibank and Morgan...


Returns hit as institutions vie for property

Preqin report finds managers will struggle to maintain returns as more institutions compete for fewer assets Institutional demand for real estate is increasing globally, shrinking expected returns, Preqin research has...


Hui Xian REIT seeks China assets with RMB6bn warchest

Hong-kong listed Hui Xian REIT is on the hunt for more assets in mainland China. The RMB-denominated REIT said it has RMB6.25bn ($940.7m) of cash reserves and bank facilities, while...


Latest two Keppel property vehicles net $410m

Singapore-based investment manager Keppel Capital has raised $410m for its two latest real estate funds. First closings for Keppel’s Alpha Asia Macro Trends Fund III and Alpha Data Centre Fund...


Key data: listed sector

•The Developed Asia index added a solid 4.7% last month • Hong Kong stocks led the region, up 11% • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 4.7% during July, behind...