August 2017 | Asia Property

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Sabana targeted as small Asian REITs face takeover bids

E-Shang Redwood pursues Shariah-compliant S-REIT, as Blackstone bids for Astro Japan Property portfolio Smaller Asian REITs are increasingly becoming a target for property investors. Warburg Pincus-backed e-Shang Redwood is...


India leads Asia’s urban growth race

A large, fast-growing financial and business services sector makes Delhi the star performer as India’s cities outpace China’s slowing economy, while elsewhere in Asia, Ho Chi Minh City is also...


Booming office sector remains the thriller in Manila

Strong take-up has absorbed a rise in office supply in the Philippines capital and solid demand from the ever-growing business process outsourcing sector makes the city attractive for overseas investors...


Big players pick off listed property’s pawns

There were expectations of more mergers and acquisitions in the Asian listed real estate sector this year and there has been quite a flurry. GLP’s privatisation has rather overwhelmed everything...

Company Profiles

EXS Capital

The independent investor, which has two Asian strategies targeting Vietnam and data centres, believes niche knowledge and the ability to pick reliable local partners are the keys to success EXS...


CPPIB joins big investors targeting India

Canadian fund to inject over $1bn into developer RMZ, while Blackstone and GIC also plan big investments  International investors are looking to aggressively expand in India, with a number of...


Key data: Listed sector

• All three regional indices lost ground during July •  In Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore performed well • July was a poor month for listed real estate performance: the...


Survey introduction

ASEAN The South-East Asian trading block’s fast-growing economies of Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam are key markets for foreign real estate investors, with Chinese players the latest to show interest...


Chinese cities take the road to real estate maturity driven by RMB1trn of new investment by 2020

Insurers will lead the way in fuelling Chinese property investment and while only a few urban markets are currently as mature and liquid as Western ones, 112 cities are in...


CIC joins Asian debt investment trend by taking stake in US REIT

China Investment Corporation has invested in a US-listed debt REIT. The sovereign wealth fund announced it had taken a 15.5% stake in TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, a REIT managed...


Market talk

“Our longer-dated, core-plus real estate business is now up to $17bn in assets under management after only three years, achieving inception-to-date net returns of 12% a year” Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone...