December 2014 | Asia Property

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Rong Ren arrested as China Resources graft probe deepens

Former head of state company’s property investment manager joins list of business figures being questioned Chinese real estate player Rong Ren has been arrested as part of the investigation...

Comment

Winner is not so clear in Sino-Japanese contest

Which of the two following markets would you rather invest in? The first has terrible demographics, its people are getting older and fewer, and GDP growth is minimal. The second...

Company Profiles

IREIT GLOBAL

Floated this summer, the first S-reit to target european property has focused on the german office sector initially, but aims to expand into austria, Holland, Switzerland and eventually the UK...

News

CapitaLand plans wave of China projects

Half of Singaporean company’s dozen-strong programme of mixed-use developments will be built in China CapitaLand is to launch a dozen large, mixed-use developments, half of them in China, over the...

News

December News in Brief

Sunac ponders scrapping deal for stake in Greentown China Sunac China is considering abandoning its HK$6.3bn ($812.7m) purchase of a 24.3% stake in fellow Hong Kong-listed developer Greentown China, announced...

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Offices win as India’s stores miss out on foreign buyers

A failure to lift measures limiting foreign investment in retail has left the sector trailing behind offices, where expansion by big-name corporate occupiers is helping to secure fresh capital from...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Mizuno to lead GPiF’s overseas push Japan’s giant Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has hired Hiro Mizuno from the London office of private equity firm Coller Capital as its first...

News

OUE REIT lands Singapore airport hotels deal

OUE Hospitality Trust is to buy the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel and the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Extension for a total of S$495m ($377.6m). The Singapore real estate investment trust,...

News

Blackstone greenlights deal for GE’s Japanese resi business

Blackstone has confirmed that it will buy GE Real Estate’s Japanese residential business, as exclusively reported in AsiaProperty in October. The US private equity firm said its funds will acquire...

Research

Key data: DTZ Fair Value Index

 ● The Asia Pacific property market continues to present attractive opportunities for investors. The DTZ Asia Pacific Fair Value Index rose from 56 in Q2 to 57 in Q3, when recalculated...

World News

Colony to float via US REIT merger

US real estate private equity firm Colony Capital is to go public by merging with a US REIT. The firm, which has $19bn of assets under management, will be acquired by...

World News

Asian insurers close to sealing more City of London deals...

China’s Taikang Life and Gaw Capital are frontrunners to buy Milton Gate, while Taiwan’s Fubon Life is close to clinching Bow Bells House in its second City deal Asian insurers...

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INDIA

Fast economic growth and a new business-friendly government are reviving foreign investors’ interest in Indian property, but they still have to contend with lack of transparency and poor infrastructure A...