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

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...

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...

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...

News

China main focus for new Gaw fund

Gaw Capital Partners’ latest pan-Asia fund will largely focus on China’s first and major second-tier cities, according to managing partner Goodwin Gaw. Speaking at the MIPIM Asia conference in Hong...

World News

Fosun bolsters Resolution in Europe with €800m for fund...

Chinese investor makes big commitment to joint venture’s value-added vehicle Fosun is to commit €800m ($873.8m) of equity to Resolution Property’s latest real estate fund – one of the largest...

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...

Survey

Mass housing shortage equals a massive opportunity

Cushman & Wakefield estimates that India’s affordable housing shortfall offers an $11.8bn opportunity for developers, which may be realised through the government’s Housing for All by 2022 scheme India has...

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...

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

Growth in store for Asia’s logistics hubs

Asia’s major logistics hubs will remain important over the next 15 years, but new locations will develop alongside them, CBRE research claims. CBRE’s new Asia Pacific Logistics Hubs report ranks...