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...

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...

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...

Research

Don’t let a technical hitch ruin the deal

Asian investors are strongly attracted to the high construction and documentation standards UK property offers, but shouldn’t overlook the need for a thorough technical due diligence process in their rush...

Analysis

Hong Kong tipped for top in 2016

Scope for further rental growth next year in the pricey hong kong office market make it survey respondents’ top choice for 2016, as healthy demand continues to drive markets across...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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....