December 2017 | Asia Property

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Seoul set for giant office sale as twin towers hit market

Ascendas-Singbridge tipped as potential buyer of development after Qatari fund pulls deal for 50% stake The largest asset up for sale since Seoul IFC is set to hit the...

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Market Talk

“The number of Chinese private passenger cars is growing at an annual rate of 10% and the country has become the largest market in the world. But the number of...

Analysis

Investors seek out new Asia Pacific niches to stay ahead of the capital wave sweeping prime markets

Respondents to the Emerging Trends survey expressed a desire to tap niche sectors for higher returns in 2018, but mature cities such as Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai are the safer...

Comment

Diary

Hongchoy is strongly Linked to ire of Hong Kong’s shopkeepers Both reporting and audience questions were barred from MIPIM Asia’s “Meet the chairmen” panel session last month, we understand at...

News

Suning and state partner target RMB30bn for new Chinese logistics vehicle

Suning Commerce Group has partnered with a state-owned firm to set up a China logistics real estate fund with an eventual RMB30bn ($4.5bn) size. The fund, established with Shenzhen Capital...

Company Profiles

Cromwell REIT

Responding to Asian investors’ demand for more core assets in the IPO portfolio allowed Australia’s Cromwell to execute a previously postponed flotation of a Singapore REIT owning European property Australian...

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GR and Ho Bee join wave of Asian investors landing office deals in London

London continues to be a happy hunting ground for Asian investors, with a number of deals sealed in recent weeks. GR Properties, the Hong Kong-listed arm of Beijing’s Guorui, bought...

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Brisbane and Perth woo foreign buyers

Charter Hall acquires Brisbane asset for GIC, while Alpha, Ascendas and M&G also buy offices there and in Perth Investors in Australian real estate are increasingly targeting Brisbane and Perth...

Analysis

Low interest rates across Asia Pacific inspire high hopes for 2018 among leading property researchers

JLL’s Megan Walters, CBRE’s Henry Chin and Savills’ Simon Smith concur that positive GDP, technological and urbanisation trends bode well for the region’s property markets next year Despite high prices...

Data

Key data: Listed sector

• Mixed performance in the region saw Asia’s index rise just 0.4%  • Australia’s index led with a 5.1% gain • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index rose 0.4% in November,...

Survey

Getting street-wise is a smart strategy for retail landlords

AsiaProperty’s Retail Summit 2017 explored how replicating lively streetscapes and offering vibrant attractions can give bricks-and-mortar retail spaces an edge over online retailers and other malls  Retail landlords need to...