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...

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  ...

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...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

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

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...

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

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....

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...

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...

Survey

MALAYSIA

The housing market has been buoyant enough to attract market- cooling measures, while office rents remain resilient to oversupply  Malaysia, despite having a relatively stable market, often seems off the...

Listed developers & REITs

India’s tax-transparent vehicles roll again – but slowly

Towards the end of last year, India revived the stalled process of introducing REITs by publishing guidelines for the vehicles. But legislation looks unlikely until after this spring’s general election ...

News

Hong Kong’s CFTE buys into Dubai Pearl

Chow Tai Fook Endowment company invests $1.9bn in apartments and hotel complex in prime Dubai location  Hong Kong company Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development (CTFE) has invested $1.9bn...

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...