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...


Dividend waiver buoys Dasin in sector’s first 2017 flotation

Big shareholders waive dividends to boost yield of Singapore owner of China malls Singapore’s Dasin Retail Trust, an owner of Chinese retail assets, became the year’s first real estate initial...


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...


Yamada is first property head for Japan’s state pension fund

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund has appointed its first head of real estate. The $1.3trn public pension fund has appointed Hideto Yamada from Mitsui Fudosan for the newly created role....


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)...


China: Overheated housing market tipped to lose steam in 2017

House prices bounced back higher than ever last year in China’s top-tier residential markets, but a fresh round of market-cooling measures are expected to bring a slowdown, if not a...


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...


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...


Vanke shareholder row eases as China Resources sells out

China Vanke has resolved some of the conflict between its shareholders, after its second-largest shareholder sold its stake. Last month, China Resources Land agreed to sell its 15.31% stake to...


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...


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...