February 2014 | Asia Property

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Foreign funds and developers join rush to sell in Singapore

Foreign funds plan further disposals, while Singapore developers may opt to sell rather than float properties  Singapore looks set for a bumper 2014, with a number of major deals...

Market Talk

Market Talk

“Real Estate contInues to Rock” Tony James, Blackstone president and chief operating officer, sums up his company’s remarkable 2013, in which real estate assets under management grew 40% to $80bn  ...

Comment

Mega-funds may be set for a comeback in 2014

Real estate investors are a fickle bunch; it seems like only yesterday that they were demanding to be provided with club deals or single-country, single-sector funds, with minimal discretion offered...

Companies & People

Companies & People

Chin to head Asian research at CBRE CBRE has appointed Dr Henry Chin as head of research for Asia Pacific. Chin joins from Pramerica Real Estate, where he was head...

Diary

February Diary

Horse will trample real estate in 2014, CLSA gurus predict… This year is not likely to be a good one for real estate, according to the CLSA Feng Shui Index...

News

Blackstone reports 2013 was bumper year

Private equity giant raised close to $16bn for property last year, while value of real estate assets rocketed 40% Blackstone has continued its remarkable run in real estate, with a...

Research

Dip in sublet Australian office space points to market recovery

Availability of office space for subletting declined in most Australian capital city markets during the last quarter of 2013, with Sydney and Perth leading the way, according to CBRE’s Sublease...

Company Profiles

OUE C-REIT

The recently launched trust has first pick of some choice assets from sponsor Overseas Union Enterprise, but its share price has disappointed so far, reflecting a weakening S-REIT sector  The...

Analysis

Sophistication is back in style for 2014 Investment Strategies

ANREV’s annual poll of investors’ intentions has recorded a switch in preference from simple, single-sector and country funds to vehicles targeting multiple markets, while higher-risk strategies are also back on...

World News

World News In Brief

Blackstone benefits from NY pension fund’s property push New York State Teachers’ Retirement System announced $734m in equity real estate commitments last month, including a $200m investment in Blackstone’s Real...

World News

China’s Greenland gains two sites for towers in London

Developer plans to spend £1.2bn developing housing- led schemes on Wandsworth and Canary Wharf sites  China’s Greenland Group has acquired two major London development sites as part of its overseas...

News

Rockefeller-backed project adds to central Vietnam boom

Proximity to China means central Vietnam is set to become a focus for hospitality developments. Rockefeller family-backed investment firm Rose Rock Group will develop a $2.5bn residential and hotel project...

Research

Key data: DTZ Fair Value Index

  ● The DTZ Asia Pacific Fair Value Index score fell to 60 in Q4 2013, from 65 in Q3, in line with DTZ’s projection, made for the first time...

World News

AustralianSuper splashes £270m on half share in top-10 UK mall

AustralianSuper has bought a 50% interest in UK shopping mall thecentre:mk for £270m ($440.2m). The superannuation fund bought the stake in the shopping centre, which is in Milton Keynes, north...

News

Capital markets drive leap in revenue for JLL and CBRE...

Currency weakness masks Asia’s strong contribution to brokers’ results for 2013  Booming capital markets drove record revenues for the largest real estate brokers, although weaker currencies in Asia muted strong...