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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Analysis

Thai REITs prepare to go global as launch of MFC Industrial marks f irst step into overseas territory

Flotation of first Thai REIT to own overseas property, coupled with relaxation of rules governing the vehicles, should spur rise in outward real estate investment, as pension funds also look...

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D’Costa and Jain join JLL with more Indian moves expected

India is expected to see some fallout from the merger between DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield, a both firms had large businesses there. So far, departures from C&W include Rohan...

News

February News in Brief

   Private equity players make 2015 a bumper year for Indian deals Private equity real estate investors spent $5bn in India last year, according to Venture Intelligence. The investment total, via...

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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...

Survey

Capital floods out as Asian investment waters stay flat

The US has become the favourite destination for a wave of Asian capital targeting real estate outside the region, while the strength of the dollar has disguised sound performance by...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• Asia Pacific was the poor relation in global real estate securities in 2015, lagging Europe and North America. The euro-denominated FTSE EPRA/ NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index lost 1.8% in...

News

Graft probe hits Future Land share price

Shares in Hong Kong-listed firm drop 14% on revelation that chairman is being investigated in corruption case China’s crackdown on corruption has hit the real estate sector once more, with...

Analysis

Asian real estate stocks tipped to weather equity market headwinds and maintain steady course through 2016

REITs in core markets have produced steady performance so far this year despite the wave of stock market volatility emanating from China and many analysts say property’s fundamentals remain sound...