December 2015 | Asia Property

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REITs to be at heart of 2016 Singapore property deals rush

CCT’s S$1bn office disposal will lead asset sales, while underperforming S-REITs are likely takeover targets Singapore is expected to be one of the region’s busiest markets next year, with...

Company Profiles

ASCENDAS-SINGBRIDGE

The two state-owned singapore developers have merged to create a property giant with a combined $12.9bn of assets, plus the skills and resources to create large, high-quality projects across Asia...

Companies & People

Companies and People

CBRE Poaches Gaffney and Li from JLL in Asian Reshuffle CBRE has continued to juggle staff, with more senior appointments and departures. Tom Gaffney has been appointed managing director for Hong Kong, Macau and...

Comment

Tech shock lies beyond status quo of 2016

There will be a lot of crystal ball-gazing going on between now and the end of the year, and continuing in the first weeks of 2016. As outlined by the...

News

December News in Brief

Gifford and team members dismissed from US insurer AIG US insurer AIG has dismissed Robert Gifford, head of AIG Global Real Estate, and three North America-based members of his team....

Survey

Foreign players set to build a place in India’s resi sector

India’s housing market slowdown may soon be over thanks to a strong economy and moves to open up the market to overseas investors, but their success will depend on picking...

Analysis

Real estate head outlines Singapore sovereign’s three- pronged strategy to extend Asian property reign

Real Estate president Goh Kok Huat stresses the importance of investment giant GIC’s partnership approach, as it targets income-producing assets, including those in emerging markets such as India Income growth,...

Survey

Funds struggle to crash Asian private property party

While Asian private investors are keen to plough money into direct property, their expectation of high returns and levels of control can make it hard for funds to tap into...

News

Cheung Kong chairman Li Ka-shing named Property Personality of the Year

Veteran’s reorganisation of Cheung Kong Holdings amid criticism at home recognised in AsiaProperty awards Real estate veteran Li Ka-shing has been voted Property Personality of the Year in the AsiaProperty...

News

Nippon Life to raise $2.46bn for Japan’s largest private REIT

Insurance company’s subsidiary targets ¥100bn next year and aims for 4% returns Nippon Life Insurance plans to raise ¥300bn ($2.46bn) for Japan’s largest private real estate investment trust. Subsidiary Nippon...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

Research

Key Data: Listed Sector

• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 1.1% in November, underperforming the North American index, which increased 4.1% but beating the European index, which fell 1.3%. • While the...

Research

Key Data: Fair Value Index

● Concerns over emerging markets and a generally less positive economic outlook saw the attractiveness of Asia Pacific property markets diminish in Q3, according to the DTZ Cushman & Wakefield...

Survey

Survey Introduction

INDIA Strong economic growth and favourable demographics are keeping India’s property sector buoyant, while an easing of foreign direct investment rules should open up markets to overseas capital With expected...