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...

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...

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  ...

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

News in brief

Asian investors make dramatic shift to high-risk/return strategy Asia Pacific real estate investors are seeking more risk and higher returns, according to investment manager Partners Group’s Private Markets Navigator report....

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...

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...

News

Oz student sector deal will see GIC and Macquarie build Iglu

GIC Real Estate and Macquarie Capital have bought a majority interest in student housing group Iglu, in the largest ever deal in the Australian student accommodation sector. The specialist developer,...

News

Aspial aims to add tallest tower to Melbourne skyline

Singapore’s Aspial Corporation has unveiled plans to build Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper. The real estate, jewellery and financial services group has plans for a 388m residential and office tower. If this...

Listed developers & REITs

Voice of European listed property calls to Asian investors

EPRA is reaching out into Asia on a mission to persuade the region’s investors, especially Chinese insurance companies, about the benefits of allocating capital to Europe’s listed property sector  The...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

ASK Group has set a $200m equity target for its recently launched fund investing in India’s residential sector

News

Asia to take a backseat in KKR’s $1.5bn real estate vehicle

KKR & Co has raised $1.5bn for its first real estate fund, but the US and Europe are far ahead of Asia in the firm’s plans. Despite its name, KKR’s...

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...

News

Squires targets ultra rich with asset manager launch in Japan

Ex Goldman Sachs Tokyo property head joins with Housing Japan for new venture  A former Goldman Sachs director has launched a new Japanese commercial real estate asset management service for...