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...

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...

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  ...

News

Europa courts Chinese investors in link-up with Ilex

European real estate fund manager Europa Capital has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing-based China advisory specialist Ilex Partners. The partners wish to introduce Chinese institutions, life insurers and property...

Listed developers & REITs

A-REITs size up next targets as takeover wars continue

Australian REITs look set to step up their takeover activity this year, with Dexus opening 2014 by acquiring CPA, Australand still in play and UBS working on two other corporate...

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

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...

Listed developers & REITs

SFC plan may help Hong Kong REITs to really develop

The Securities and Futures Commission is consulting on plans to boost the city’s REIT sector by allowing the vehicles to undertake development and invest in a range of financial instruments ...

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...

World News

Malaysia’s EPF enters UK Arena for stake in Tesco parks

Employees Provident Fund has acquired a 50% stake in Arena Trust, which owns three Tesco anchored retail parks, for £156.5m ($255m) from Aviva Investors. The acquisition by the Malaysian state pension...

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...

Company Profiles

Admiral Investment

The debut fund from the recently launched manager is focusing on REIT markets across Asia, with a niche strategy of targeting the kind of small investors that larger managers often...

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...