February 2013 | Asia Property

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LIM prepares $1bn repeat of Japanese logistic fund sell-off

GLP, joint buyer of first LIM logistics vehicle’s assets, is a likely bidder for second fund’s eight properties  LaSalle Investment Management has put the assets from its second Japanese...

Diary

February Diary

GFM faces uncertain future after losing its head in Asia What is happening at Grosvenor Fund Management? No replacement has been announced yet for departing Asia Pacific head Morgan Laughlin....

Research

Shanghai stores ring up a successful Q4

Shanghai’s retail sector had a strong fourth quarter to 2012, buoyed by strong income growth, Colliers International reports. Shanghai enjoyed sustained economic growth in the first three quarters of 2012....

News

Brookfield to float offices in buoyant A-REIT sector

This year is expected to be a frenetic one for the Australian listed sector. Recovering share prices are encouraging investors to float portfolios and bringing the prospect of mergers and...

News

Morgan Stanley seeks $5bn for eighth global real estate fund

MSREF sets same target as for seventh fund, which bought several Asian assets Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing has started raising equity for an eighth international real estate fund. MSREF...

News

Record global revenues leave CBRE and JLL upbeat on Asia...

Both firms report rise in Asia revenues, but recruitment drives hit pre-tax earnings  The region’s largest brokers are expecting a strong 2013 in Asia Pacific, after both firms reported record...

News

Asian investors power into Battersea to take half of first phase apartments

The first residential phase of Malaysian-owned Battersea Power Station in London was nearly sold out within a month, with Asian investors accounting for half the purchases. Only “a few penthouses”...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

  Police charge Agile chairman chen The Hong Kong police have formally charged Agile Property Holdings chairman Chen Zhuo Lin with two counts of indecent assault. The charges are unrelated...

Comment

Japan may be first to ride wave of capital in 2013

In separate conversations, CBRE’s and Jones Lang LaSalle’s Asia Pacific heads came out with virtually identical descriptions of the capital markets in the region last year. To paraphrase: “The weight...

News

China Vanke enters Hong Kong via New World

China Vanke, China’s biggest property developer by market value, has made its Hong Kong debut, acquiring a waterfront residential site with Hong Kong’s New World Development. The consortium beat seven...

News

News In Brief

Blackstone and China Resources Land snap up Nantong plot A joint venture between The Blackstone Group and China Resources Land has bought a site in Nantong, Jiangsu province for RMB3bn...

Company Profiles

IPD

Pioneering benchmarking service Investment Property Databank has gained the resources for Asian and global expansion following its purchase by listed US data provider MSCI  Major expansion in Asia is set...