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...


Green offices in China show rental premium

‘Green’ office buildings in Greater China generate higher rents and are more likely to attract multi-national occupiers, research from CBRE and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has found. LEED-certified...


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....


Dalian Wanda to sell Madrid landmark Edificio España as planning wrangle sinks redevelopment plan

Dalian Wanda has agreed to sell it Madrid office tower after failing to secure an agreement with the city planning authorities. The Chinese developer has agreed to sell Edificio España...


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...


Taxes could cool overheated Chinese housing

It really doesn’t seem that long ago that most reports on the Chinese residential property market featured reduced transaction volumes, falling prices and developer troubles. Now prices in a number...


Vanke in line to acquire $1.9bn of Blackstone’s China assets

Developer aims to ramp up its investment management role with Blackstone deal China Vanke is in talks to acquire a RMB13bn ($1.95bn) portfolio of Chinese commercial property from Blackstone Group....


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...


Grade A space will make up big slice of Indian REITs

India’s real estate investment trust market will account for a larger share of the overall grade A property market than elsewhere in Asia Pacific, according to JLL. Shobhit Agarwal, managing...


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...


News in brief, August

UBS wins Japanese authorities’ first overseas property mandate Japan’s Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials has awarded its first overseas real estate mandate to UBS Asset Management. The $185bn...