February 2015 | Asia Property

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Tokyo mega-deal for CIC leads Chinese capital into Japan

Other big Chinese investors set to follow wealth fund’s high-priced Japanese debut with Meguro Gajoen buy China Investment Corporation has bought Meguro Gajoen in Tokyo for a rumoured ¥135bn...

Company Profiles

Keppel Land

With exposure to the weak Singapore market hitting the developer’s share price, its parent company believes a privatisation bid is the best route to expanding the firm across the region...

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Cassidy Turley lends US muscle to DTZ DTZ has completed the acquisition of US firm Cassidy Turley, giving it a strong US presence for the first time. The global property...

News

PREI’s Laughlin and Theseira given new roles in Asia

Prudential Real Estate Investors is promoting Bennet Theseira to run the Asia Pacific business and making previous incumbent Morgan Laughlin head of Japan. The US-based manager, which recently started to...

Research

Prime Asian rents and yields, Q4 2014

Analysis

Tokyo becomes top target as real estate investors raise their aim across Asia Pacific region

More than half of respondents questioned for ANREV’s annual survey plan to buy in Tokyo, while Asia’s industrial sector is also popular as investors look to step up their property...

News

Li Ka-Shing rejigs empire to sire property giant in Hong Kong...

Hutchison Whampoa and Cheung Kong shake-up will create $389bn property arm Li Ka-Shing is reorganising his business empire in a move that will create a new HK$389bn ($50.1bn) listed property...

Comment

Split decisions on two Asian property empires

For many people in Hong Kong, mistrust of the property-led conglomerates that touch every aspect of their lives is instinctive and often justified. Nonetheless, Li Ka-Shing seems to have come...

World News

Cromwell takes Valad back into Oz ownership

Cromwell Property Group is to buy Valad Europe for €145m ($165.5m), marking a major return to overseas investment for Australian property companies. Valad Europe will be back in Australian ownership...

Survey

Capital Flows

Japan and Australia remain the top investment targets in Asia as a growing wave of capital floods into real estate globally, while up to $20bn of Chinese capital will lead...

News

CPPIB teams up for China project

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed a deal to invest $234m in a development in Suzhou, China. The Canadian state pension manager formed a joint venture with Longfor Properties to...

Key data: listed sector

• The global listed real estate sector had a bumper start to 2015, with big rises in all three regions. The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index rose 12.5% in January;...

News

Keppel bids to take real estate arm private

Keppel Corporation has launched a S$7.1bn ($5.2bn) offer to take property arm Keppel Land private. The move contrasts with Cheung Kong’s plan to separate its property and non-property arms. If...