December 2013 | Asia Property

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Ascendas signs up GIC for fund as big players target India

Sovereign wealth investors are ramping up their Indian real estate activities, with two ventures agreed in the past month. Singaporean developer Ascendas has launched a S$600m ($477.9m) fund with...

Market Talk

CORRUPTION AND LUXURY SPENDING

“FOLLOWING THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS NEW POLICY TO CURB CORRUPTION AND LUXURY SPENDING, LUXURY RETAILERS HAVE BEEN MORE PRUDENT ABOUT THEIR EXPANSION PLANS IN MAINLAND CHINA” Knight Frank’s Greater China Property...

Diary

Honour is lacking as banks hold Hong Kong’s Hui to account

Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui, who has been charged with taking HK$34m in bribes, has been declared bankrupt following a claim from the Bank of East Asia and four...

Market Talk

POWERFUL DEMAND ON THE REAL ESTATE SIDE

“WE’RE SEEING VERY POWERFUL DEMAND ON THE REAL ESTATE SIDE. VERY FEW REAL ESTATE MANAGERS MADE IT THROUGH THE CYCLE. AND WITH REAL ESTATE TURNING AND VALUES GOING UP SIGNIFICANTLY,...

Market Talk

WE HAVE INVESTMENTS IN 52 COUNTRIES.........

“IT’S SUCH A BIG JOKE. WE HAVE INVESTMENTS IN 52 COUNTRIES IN VARIOUS BUSINESSES, INCLUDING PROPERTY. WE HAVE SOLD ASSETS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, PEOPLE  DIDN’T SAY THAT I...

Diary

Pattar swings a victory as Asia Property tees off first golf event

The inaugural AsiaProperty Hong Kong Open golf tournament took place at the stunning Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club last week. CLSA’s John Pattar took the individual trophy, accepting his...

Diary

ULI’s yield prediction looks like one improbable emerging trend

Respondents to the ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2014 report, out last week, cited the tapering of quantitative easing in the US and future US interest rate rises...

Market Talk

HEADING INTO 2014 WITH A SLIGHTLY MORE CAUTIOUS VIEW

“WE ARE HEADING INTO 2014 WITH A SLIGHTLY MORE CAUTIOUS VIEW, AS WE BELIEVE THE MAJOR MARKETS WILL CONTINUE TO FACE REGULATORY CHALLENGES AMID THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE GLOBAL INTEREST...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

The Redwood Group has launched a Japanese logistics fund with a $500m equity-raising target 

Survey

Big players bet on game-changing Indian reforms

India’s economy remains sluggish, but many big property investors see a political push to better regulate the real estate market, coupled with depressed prices, as cues to buy again in...

Companies & People

Kohli fills new sales post at CBRE

CBRE has named Vikram Kohli as sales management director for Asia Pacific, a newly created role intended to “drive the sales management process across Asia Pacific”, said CBRE. Kohli has...

Companies & People

DTZ’s Poh takes C&W Singapore post

Cushman & Wakefield has recruited veteran agent Shaun Poh to lead its capital markets and investment team in Singapore. Poh is leaving DTZ after 22 years with the firm, most...

News

M&G picks Ryu to run South Korean property business

M&G Real Estate has appointed Hyesik Ryu as managing director to lead its South Korea business. In this newly created role Ryu will lead the firm’s deal sourcing in South...

News

JLL sees Hong Kong on the up but Colliers tips value falls

Colliers International predicts that Hong Kong property prices and rents will keep falling in 2014, while rival Jones Lang LaSalle claims rents will rise and values hold steady. Richard Kirke,...

News

Straits Trading Co to seed new ARA funds

ARA Asset Management has completed a strategic tie-up with Straits Trading Company, which will see it establish a S$1bn ($796.9m) pot with which to seed future fund launches. Straits Trading...

World News

Foreign investors set to target non- prime London housing districts

Investor interest in London residential property is set to move away from prime areas to districts with higher yields and high rental demand, according to Savills. Head of residential research...

News

SM Prime plans to build malls with residential towers in China

SM Prime Holdings will extend its ‘lifestyle cities’ concept of building residential towers next to shopping malls to China, president Hans Sy said. The property arm of the Philippines conglomerate...

News

TA Global lands Charter Hall’s stake in Sydney housing scheme

Charter Hall Group has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Little Bay Cove residential project in the south east of Sydney to listed Malaysian developer TA Global for...