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...

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...

Data

Key data: Occupiers/non-listed

• Tech companies increasingly favour grade A space in prime areas to help secure the best staff, JLL reports  Tech firms target grade A office territory Technology companies are an...

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Gaw leads HK23bn purchase of 17 Link Hong Kong malls

Gaw joins with Goldman Sachs, ADIA and Changcheng to win 2.2m sq ft portfolio A consortium led by Gaw Capital Partners has bought a HK$23bn ($2.9bn) portfolio of Hong Kong...

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China Reinsurance Co to buy into Euro logistics portfolio

China Reinsurance Corporation has agreed to pay €580m ($686.5m) for a 10% stake in a European logistics portfolio. The deal, valuing the entire portfolio at around €5.79bn, will see China...

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State pressure prompts HNA and Dalian to plan asset sales

Chinese conglomerates set for global asset disposals to slash mountains of debt Chinese conglomerates are starting to sell their foreign real estate to tame debt and meet their obligations to...

Companies & People

Companies & people

Torre named MD and private real estate head at APG Asia APG Asset Management has appointed Graeme Torre as managing director and head of private real estate for Asia Pacific....

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Malaysia puts bar on development

Malaysia’s government has stepped in to solve the nation’s chronic property oversupply by freezing the development of shopping malls, commercial complexes and condominiums priced above MYR1m ($245,500). Moody’s Investor Service...

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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...

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...

Survey

Retail investors discover new Asian outlets for growth

TH Real Estate’s John Sharp-Paul talked Retail Summit delegates through the rise of the outlet mall concept in Asia – and how such centres can offer investors strong sales growth...