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...


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....


• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index increased 0.9% during January. Real estate markets in North America gained 0.4%, while European markets fell 2.3%. • The Hong Kong Index was...


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...


TCT close to offloading Shanghai office block

Treasury China Trust is understood to be close to a sale of Central Plaza, a RMB1.8bn ($288.5m) Shanghai office complex. The Singapore-listed business trust has had the building on the...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2012

Taipei has the region’s lowest office and retail yields, followed by Hong Kong


Australian REITs get fighting fit to take on rivals

GPT’s scuffle with Mirvac for control of top performer Australand looks like being the shape of things to come in the A-REIT sector, as the strongest players bounce back and...


Centro welcomes Challenger to Surfers Paradise

Challenger has bought the Centro Surfers Paradise Mall on Australia’s Gold Coast for A$162.5m ($168.9m). The Centro-managed syndicate that owns the mall has been trying to sell it since 2010...


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...


SIngapore’s 10 PrInciples for hIgh-density development

● 1. Plan for long-term growth and renewal Singapore’s urban planners do not view a planning time horizon of 50 years as too long; they look at development as well as...

World News

London is AFIRE members' non US investment pick

The US remains a top pick for global investors, according to the 2013 survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, representing 200 foreign groups that invest in...


Thai magnate wins Fraser & Neave battle

Charoen gains control of S$8bn property portfolio as his revised bid trumps Overseas Union Enterprise’s  Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, Thailand’s richest man, has won control of Fraser & Neave with a S$13.8bn...