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...

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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...


Fosun splashes $214m on German and Russian offices

Chinese conglomerate Fosun has bought assets in Russia and Germany. Earlier this month Fosun and Resolution Property acquired the 366,000 sq ft Estrella office complex in Frankfurt for €50m ($53.9m)...



Knight Dragon’s talons cut down affordable housing on Thames It is often asked what value a foreign developer can add when investing in an unfamiliar market overseas. Hong Kong tycoon...


GIC teams up with US office group for $1bn Wall Street deal

Singapore’s sovereign fund forms joint venture to buy office tower in Manhattan’s Downtown financial district  GIC Real Estate has begun the Year of the Rooster with a $1bn purchase in...


Evergrande gets okay for new China listing

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has approved China Evergrande Group’s plan to list its real estate business in Shenzhen. Real estate companies are much more highly valued in China than...


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...


Zara shuts up shop at biggest store in China

Spanish fashion retailer Zara has closed its biggest store in China. The 30,000 sq ft store, at Lesen Shopping Center on Zongfu Road in Chengdu, opened in 2011 but is...


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...


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...


Chinese raise share of Oz resi land deals

Chinese buyers took a 38% slice of Australian housing sites market last year, with average lot sizes also rising Chinese developers and investors bought more than a third of all...