February 2016 | Asia Property

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CBRE GI integrates business ahead of value-added push

Manager’s direct and indirect real estate arms will come together for first in series of value-added funds CBRE Global Investors is understood to be bringing its direct and indirect...

Company Profiles

E-SHANG REDWOOD

The newly merged company aims to dominate the asian logistics sector with its $3bn of assets and the team’s strong focus on the continent, and is planning an initial public...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

NG MOVES UP TO HEAD M&G’s REAL ESTATE’s OPERATIONS IN ASIA M&G Real Estate is to appoint Chiang Ling Ng as chief executive and chief investment officer of its Asia business....

Comment

Property steers through the stock markets storm

This year has started with a bang, but has left a lot of people whimpering. Falling stock markets, particularly in China, have led to claims that it’s 2008 all over...

News

Ascendas shares soar on talk of bids from Starwood and others

Blackstone, Fosun and Gaw also among those tipped to take S- REIT private Investors are circling Singapore’s Ascendas Hospitality Trust, set to be the first Singapore real estate investment trust...

World News

AusSuper set to bolster stake in UK’s King’s Cross

AustralianSuper is tipped to consolidate its holdings in the London King’s Cross regeneration scheme by acquiring a further stake for £420m ($601.2m) The superannuation scheme already has a 25% holding...

Survey

New offers are key to beating the mall market blues

A development boom has led to a glut of poor-quality malls in many Chinese cities that will struggle to beat online competition. But the best can prosper by repositioning or...

Survey

High-risk alternatives offer high rewards for the bold

Undersupply in China’s data centre, healthcare and carparking sectors make them attractive investment areas, but the regulatory and cultural complexities mean such niche plays are risky for foreign entrants With...

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Housing on a two-speed road as economic engine stutters

Big developers and investors focused on China’s strong first and second-tier housing markets look set to ride out the economic slowdown, but those in oversupplied, lower-tier markets face more pain...

Research

India’s office vacancy rate to keep falling

Vacancy rates in India’s office sector will continue to fall over the next two years, JLL claims. “Companies, especially in the e-commerce, telecoms and healthcare sectors, have been snapping up office...

World News

DAWM buys east London scheme

Lend Lease has forward-sold a London office development to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management for £370m ($529.4m). Along with joint venture partner UK government-owned London and Continental Railways, the Australian...

News

Ping An prepares to splash billions on US property

Ping An Real Estate plans to spend “billions of dollars” in the US over the next few years. The Chinese insurer has hired Rick Singer, former head of global real...

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Wanda preps RMB15bn shot in the arm for Chinese healthcare

Dalian Wanda Group will invest RMB15bn($2.28bn) in hospital developments around China, its first move in healthcare. The deal will see Wanda build three hospitals in Shanghai, Chengdu and Qingdao, which...

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Hally seeks Asian and European backers for NARA’s $200m Japanese hotels fund launch

Former Aviva Investors Asia real estate head Ian Hally is launching a Japanese hotels fund. His NARA asset management group plans to raise $200m equity for the NARA Japan Hotel...