February 2017 | Asia Property

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CIC in pole position as bidders vie for logistics giant GLP

GLP head Ming Mei backs CIC bid, while Blackstone and Warburg Pincus also chase possible $10bn deal A consortium backed-by China Investment Corporation is front-runner to buy logistics developer...


Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo remain at the top as investors’ Asia property allocations continue to climb

European players drive rise in allocations, with the safety of Australia’s and Japan’s main office markets still the top preference, ANREV’s annual snapshot of investors’ plans for the year ahead...


Greentown primed for overseas deals

Strong sales last year have supported China’s Greentown Holdings’ plans for an overseas investment spree. The developer plans to spend RMB20bn ($2.9bn) on 10 US, Australian and South-East Asian projects...


Survey introduction

China Stimulus policies have kept Chinese economic growth on track, but fresh measures by the state look set to slow the flow of Chinese money into overseas property and put...


In brief

Sunac China buys into Chinese online property agent Lianjia Sunac China Holdings is to take a 6.25% stake in online real estate agency Lianjia for RMB2.6bn($375m) via a new shares...


E-Shang Redwood deals pave way for IPO

Logistics specialist buys into Cambridge Industrial Trust and secures equity from group of Chinese investors  Asia logistics property specialist e-Shang Redwood (ESR) has moved closer to a listing with two...


JLL raised revenues across the board in 2016

JLL had a successful 2016 in the Asia Pacific region, with total fee revenues of close to $1.1bn. Revenues were up in all business lines last year, with the largest...

Company Profiles

Ivanhoé Cambridge

The Canadian pension fund’s property arm is expanding in Asia from an initial foothold in China. Having recently targeted the logistics sector, it is now preparing for a push into...


Malaysia’s EPF offloads Canberra office tower for A$300m

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund is taking profits in Australia with the A$300m ($229.7m) sale of an office building. EPF is set to sell the office tower at 50 Marcus Clarke...


Key data: Listed sector

• Asia started year with 1.1% gain, as other regions lost ground • Hong Kong was region’s top performer  • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index rose 1.1% during January, making...


Vibrant Asian cites defy ravages of age

While rapidly ageing populations and shrinking workforces are a problem for many Asian economies, key gateway cities continue to attract growing, youthful populations, offering an untapped dividend for investors  Asia...