December 2016 | Asia Property

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Asia’s listed real estate sector set for spate of 2017 deals

High direct market pricing makes undervalued listed sector appealing, with IPOs and takeovers on the cards  A wave of activity is expected in the Asian listed real estate sector...


QIC announces Ping An team-up

QIC is to join forces with Chinese insurer Ping An’s asset management arm for property and infrastructure investments. QIC chairman Don Luke described the memorandum of understanding signed by Ping...

AsiaProperty Capital Quarterly

No easy ride ahead for return hunters in Asia

While plenty of capital, including institutional money, will still target the region’s property next year, rising interest rates and low economic growth prospects mean investors will have to work harder...


Australia gains top marks from student housing investors

A large population of overseas students and established specialist developers make Australia the best bet for the growing number of investors that are targeting student housing in the Asia Pacific...


Chelsfield adds Asia platform through Dymon acquisition

Chelsfield has launched a new Asia business after acquiring Dymon Asia Real Estate. The UK developer and asset manager bought Dymon’s real estate business, which former Grosvenor Asia chief executive...


Modern Land seeks RMB2bn from China green bond issue

Hong Kong-listed China developer Modern Land is planning a renminbi green bond issue, after a successful dollar bond issue in October. The company told Hong Kong media it will raise...


Grosvenor records loss on RMB1.4bn sale of Shanghai’s Parkside Plaza shopping centre

Grosvenor Group has sold a Shanghai shopping mall at a loss to China’s Joy City. The UK investor sold the 126,000m² Parkside Plaza mall in Shanghai’s Putuo district for RMB1.4bn...


GIC buys stake in Seoul’s G-Square shopping centre

GIC has invested KRW156bn ($133.4m) to acquire an interest in G-Square City Retail Complex, a vertical mall in Anyang City, Seoul, South Korea. Completed in 2012, G-Square spans 238,248m² on...


Key data: occupiers

• Abercrombie & Fitch to close flagship Central store • Average Singapore warehouse rents fell 6.3% in Q3 Central takes new hit as HK retail slides   Hong Kong’s retail real...



Trump and Brexit win rare vote of confidence from ABP chief Xu Weiping, chairman of developer ABP, which is building a £1.7bn business park for Asian firms in London’s Docklands,...


HNA buys tower in Minneapolis

China’s HNA Group has paid $316m for an office tower and mall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conglomerate bought 33 South Sixth-City Centre from Shorenstein Properties, which paid $206m for the...