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...


China’s retail landlords risk going out of fashion

Spanish retailer Zara closed its largest store in China last week – and that can’t be good news for the nation’s retail landlords. The 30,000 sq ft shop was on...


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...


Investors shrug off Singapore rent falls in rush of office deals

Hong Kong-listed investors Fullshare and Shun Tak seal big office buys in the city Singapore has opened the year with a flurry of deals, despite falling office rents. Hong Kong-listed...


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...


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...


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...


China: New barriers set to stem flood of capital into foreign waters

Chinese capital flows into overseas property leapt 53% year on year in 2016 to $33bn, JLL estimates, but government moves to limit outbound investment look set to slow down the...


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...


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...


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...