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...

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...

Survey

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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Singapore is top for REIT IPOs as Hong Kong listings struggle

Weaker equity markets around Asia are hitting plans for real estate investment trust and property company flotations. But Singapore’s initial public offering market seems to be doing better than Hong...

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Property fund raising leaps 188% in Q2

Real estate fund raising looks to be on the up, with a number of large closings in recent weeks. Funds research company Preqin said $17.3bn was raised in funds’ final...

Survey

Perth still hot as resources cool

Despite worries over the resource economy, the Perth office market looks in good shape, claim brokers, with tight supply likely to support rents. Brookfield Office Properties remains confident and last...

News

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...

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China to take Japan’s place as top Asian investment market

China’s investible real estate market will be the largest in Asia, surpassing Japan, as early as next year, according to a joint study by the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association...

Survey

Asian cities have world’s costliest offices

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive office market and Jakarta the city with the strongest rental growth, CBRE Global Research and Consulting’s Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey shows. Four...

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...

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Melbourne loses in new space race

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Indian states gain freedom to rule on high-rise buildings

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

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Grosvenor plans exclusive resi club

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IPD Asia benchmark shows fall in 2012 returns

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

Company Profiles

Russell Investments: From asset management to indices

Company Profiles

Mercer Investments gets the measure of funds

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Sydney faces a financial setback

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Dalian Wanda plans $1bn Thames-side development

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Asian investors swallow Palmer’s slice of Big Orange