July 2013 | Asia Property

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Foreign players rush to sell in booming Japanese market

Investors in Japanese real estate are taking advantage of the buzz created by Abenomics to offload assets in Tokyo and elsewhere. Foreign private equity players have been particularly keen...

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Australia

Australia remains a popular destination with investors looking for good yields in the Asia-Pacific region, but its occupier markets are increasingly diverging from its investment markets. This divergence is most...

Companies & People

Companies and People

Staff go as Pramerica shuts Beijing office Pramerica Real Estate Investors has closed its Beijing office and recruited a chief investment officer for the region. Jason Chew, head of the...

Market Talk

July Market Talk

“I think Qianhai can serve the same role for Hong Kong as Canary Wharf did for the old London financial district” Zhang Bei, director general of the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong...

Diary

July Diary

Lau is out to lunch when it comes to facing bribery charges After failing for a fourth time to appear in a Macau court to face charges in a HK$20m...

Comment

Control is a separate issue for investors

At CBRE Global Investors we have seen the desire for two main factors, which I like to call the two Cs, make separate accounts favourable to investors: customisation and control....

Comment

Henderson has a capital reason for US link-up

What is the prime necessity for a real estate investment management business? Expert research and analysis? Access to assets via a network of local experts? Or capital? It is a...

Analysis

Retail: International brands shop for space in Tokyo

The year 2013 has, so far, been a good one for the retail sector in Japan, with government statistics on household spending and consumer confidence both showing constant increases since...

News

Drop in equities markets dents post-flotation performance of Nomura’s Master Fund REIT

The share price of a Nomura-managed real estate investment trust slid last month following its initial public offering, amidst weaker equity markets. The share price of Nomura Real Estate Master...

Company Profiles

Investment consultants

Russell Investments: breaking through the chinese wall Russell Investments has its sights firmly set on China. Its faith in its investment strategies is so strong that the company has set...

World News

Lloyd’s Building is first London trophy for China’s Ping An

Chinese life insurer Ping An has exchanged contracts to buy the landmark Lloyd’s Building in London for around £260m ($394.8m) – the first London investment by a Chinese life insurance...

Analysis

Henderson’s and TIAA-CREF’s combination is set to unlock major business across Asia

Asia will be a major focus for expansion for TIAA-CREF’s and Henderson Global Investors’ new real estate investment management company. TIAA Henderson Global Real Estate will comprise the European and Asian...

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Korean buyers top investment league after $7bn deal rush

Korean investors deployed $7bn of capital into overseas real estate in the first half of this year, catapulting them to the top league of international investors. A Jones Lang LaSalle...

Analysis

Industrial: warehouses look packed

In stark contrast to the 15 % vacancy rate in the logistics sector back in 2008, the figure sank to a record low of 3.7 % in the fourth quarter...

News

Fraser and Neave’s new Thai owner set to spin off assets into Singapore REIT

The Thai billionaire who won the bidding for Singapore-listed Fraser and Neave is planning to launch a S$2bn ($1.5bn) REIT. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans to inject some of his Singapore assets...

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Institutions join Charter Hall for big Perth buy

Charter Hall Group and a pair of institutional investors have bought the Raine Square development, one of the largest in Perth, for A$458m ($419.5m). The Australian listed property player formed...

World News

New M&G fund targets secondary real estate in UK

M&G Real Estate has launched a £580m ($874.1m) UK property vehicle for international institutional investors. The secondary asset strategy is based on an existing property strategy for UK pension fund clients,...

Company Profiles

Mercer Investments gets the measure of funds

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Indian states gain freedom to rule on high-rise buildings

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IPD Asia benchmark shows fall in 2012 returns

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Melbourne loses in new space race

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Grosvenor plans exclusive resi club

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Dalian Wanda plans $1bn Thames-side development

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Thomson Reuters and partners sire two indices for investable property across Asia

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Sydney faces a financial setback

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AMP fund acquires 50% interest in Mirvac’s Sydney tower

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Asian investors swallow Palmer’s slice of Big Orange

Company Profiles

Russell Investments: From asset management to indices