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...

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COMPANIES & PEOPLE

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...

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...

Analysis

Market watchers burst bubble theory as overseas investment carries Tokyo market ever higher

Investors are paying eye-watering prices for prime Tokyo offices, but the wave of foreign capital driving the market looks sustainable, thanks to a weakening yen and steady economic recovery Analysts...

Survey

E-commerce threatens to bust China’s mall building boom

The explosion in Chinese shopping centre development over the past few years looks to be creating a glut of already obsolete space, as Chinese consumers fall for the attractions of...

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White knight Sunac China rides in with Kaisa rescue bid

Rival’s deal for stake in Kaisa could bail out developer mired in graft investigation Troubled China developer Kaisa Group looks set to be rescued by peer Sunac China Holdings. Kaisa,...

Research

Mumbai tops corporate locations table...

Mumbai offers the best prospects for corporate occupiers, according to DTZ’s 2015 Annual Occupier Outlook. The US remains the most competitive region, although this will change in favour of Asia...

Asia goes with the flow of rising overseas deal volumes

While growth in capital targeting Asian property was relatively modest last year, Chinese investment in the US and core European cities swelled a rising tide of inter-regional real estate transactions...

Research

Multinationals’ expansion buoys Asia’s office markets

Colliers International expects the year ahead to be broadly positive for Asia’s office sector. The firm said multinational companies were poised to expand in terms of human resources and corporate...

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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...

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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...

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

Federation takes on Novion to form A$22bn A-REIT

Two Australian REITs are merging to create a A$22bn ($17.16bn) vehicle. Federation Centres (previously Centro Properties) is buying Novion Property Group (formerly the CFS Retail Property Trust) in an all-shares...