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...

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...

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

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....

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...

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...

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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...

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Keen foreign buyers face occupational hazard in Oz

International interest in Australian property is at record levels, but weak occupational markets and a falling currency leave potential buyers with a conundrum. David Harrison, joint managing director of listed...

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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...

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Mining slowdown cuts fuel supply to urban offices

The waning of Australia’s mining boom has led to some doom-laden predictions for its major office markets, with Brisbane likely to be the worst affected. In May, Morgan Stanley claimed...

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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...

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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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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...

Analysis

Offices: Rent rises shift demand from A to B

The general optimism for the future of real estate in Japan seen at the CBRE Real Estate Forum spilled over into the discussions on the office sector. The presentation by...

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...

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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Sydney faces a financial setback

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Asian investors swallow Palmer’s slice of Big Orange

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

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Melbourne loses in new space race

Company Profiles

Russell Investments: From asset management to indices

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Dalian Wanda plans $1bn Thames-side development

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IPD Asia benchmark shows fall in 2012 returns

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Grosvenor plans exclusive resi club

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

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Indian states gain freedom to rule on high-rise buildings

Company Profiles

Mercer Investments gets the measure of funds