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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Blackstone and GIC shortlisted for stake in subsidiary of Indian developer DLF

Blackstone and GIC Real Estate are amongst the shortlisted parties vying to buy a stake in Indian developer DLF’s commercial property business. A consortium of Kotak Realty Fund in partnership...

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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...

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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...

Analysis

Japanese hotel industry prepares for a gold rush in the run-up to 2020 Olympic Games

With predicted tourist numbers for 2020, when Japan will host the Games, recently raised to 40m, the country’s shortage of hotel rooms offers a golden opportunity for developers and investors ...

Company Profiles

Value Retail

The company’s new Shanghai Village brings Chinese consumers the same high retail standards that it perfected in the UK, but adds innovations that will influence future European as well as...

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Raft of REIT flotations defies market volatility

Financial markets uncertainty failed to stem a flow of successful real estate investment trust launches in the past month. EC World REIT raised S$629.8m ($469.2m) when it floated six logistics...

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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...

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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...

Research

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...

Comment

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...