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...

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...

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...

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...

World News

Gaw lands MetLife and THRE funds for London purchase

MetLife and TH Real Estate have financed Gaw Capital Partners’ purchase of a London office asset. MetLife provided £149.5m (€207.5m), while TH Real Estate, on behalf of TIAA-CREF, provided £124.6m...

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...

Analysis

Japan and Australia are safety shots in riskier Asian game

The annual snapshot of Asia’s property investment scene by Urban Land Institute and PwC shows more investors chasing fewer assets in core markets perceived to offer safety, as US interest...

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....

News

AIA may top China Life’s record Hong Kong buy

China Life Insurance has agreed to buy a Hong Kong office tower in Kowloon for a record HK$5.85bn ($754.7m). However, Hong Kong-listed insurer AIA Group is reported to be close...

News

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...

News

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...

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...

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...