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...

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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...

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...

CBRE snaps up Atlanta offices for Korean investor

CBRE Global Investors has bought two US office assets in its second deal for investor Korea Post. The investment manager said its US-managed accounts group bought the Midtown I and...

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Lime Tree buys stake in China’s Sunsea Parking Management

LimeTree Capital has bought a majority stake in China’s largest car park manager. We Park, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LimeTree’s China Car Parking Investment Fund, has taken an 80% stake...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

World News

Blackstone plans record €7bn European vehicle

Blackstone is set to launch the largest ever European real estate fund. The US private equity giant is set to launch Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe V at the start...

World News

Florida buy is first for Shanghai giant

Shanghai Construction Group has bought the five-star Hyatt Regency Orange County hotel in Florida for $137m. The acquisition by SCG America is the group’s first real estate investment outside China....

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APG and CPPIB form JV for S Korea venture

APG Asset Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are to commit up to $1bn to Korean logistics assets. The two investors have established a joint venture with logistics developer...

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...

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Evergrande splashes further $4bn on Chinese acquisitions

Deal for three Chinese resi projects follows HK$12.5bn Hong Kong tower buy China developer Evergrande has been on an end-of-year buying spree, sealing close to $4bn of deals in Greater...

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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...

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Prime Australian yields drop after deals

Large trades in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and interest rate drop contribute to yields heading below 5% Prime Australian yields are heading below 5% as a number of major assets...