July 2014 | Asia Property

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Morgan Stanley eyes Asia deals as eighth global fund hits $1bn

MSREF Global VIII pulls in $1bn at first closing as Preqin reports first-half leap in property fund raising  Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing has raised more than $1bn for...

Companies & People

COMPANIES AND PEOPLE

Seek takes chair of GlP board Dr Seek Ngee Huat has been appointed as chairman of the board of Global Logistic Properties, following Ang Kong Hua’s retirement from the board....

Company Profiles

UNION INVESTMENT

As part of a move to globalise and diversify its investments beyond Europe, the German fund manager recently struck its first deals to establish an Australian portfolio and rebuild its...

Diary

July Diary

Free advice is Lau’s cheap policy on China Life London HQ deal It’s not easy going from one of the world’s biggest investors to self-employment. Bei Capital, which is run...

Comment

Tokyo is set for a pre-Olympics gold rush

After a pretty sluggish start to the year, the real estate investment market appears to be moving again. JLL data show that while Q2 deal volumes did not make up...

News

Citibank poised for record Hong Kong office deal

Citibank plans to spend HK$5.42bn ($699.3m) on a new building in Hong Kong’s East district, in the city’s largest single-office transaction. The US bank will rehouse 4,500 staff from around...

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Title wrangle threatens GIC’s Tokyo buy

Problems with ground lease and title of Lone Star’s Meguro Gajoen complex could derail ¥130bn purchase  GIC Real Estate’s ¥130bn ($1.28bn) purchase of Tokyo’s Meguro Gajoen complex is in danger...

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JPMorgan prepares to take Aviva’s Asian arm

UK fund manager Aviva Investors is expected to announce the sale of its Asian real estate business to JPMorgan Asset Management later this month. The manager will retain its Asia...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q1 2014

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World News

July World News In Brief

Lend Lease sells chunk of UK’s Bluewater mall to LandSec Land Securities has bought Lend Lease’s 30% stake in the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent for £656m ($1.1bn) and will...

News

Far East set for HK$20bn return to Hong Kong

Far East Consortium International plans to spend HK$20bn ($2.5bn) in Hong Kong, after a decade away from the market. “We have not participated in Hong Kong land sales for 10...

News

Asian firms suffer world’s worst construction disputes

Construction disputes in Asia are more costly and protracted than anywhere else in the world, according to built asset consultant Arcadis. In 2013, the global average cost of construction disputes...

Investors

Japan state fund is guide on institutions’ global journey

With the $1.3trn Government Pension Investment Fund cleared to invest overseas, Japan’s private pension vehicles are likely to follow suit, unleashing a wave of capital for global property investment  Last...

News

Wary investors stick with top-tier Chinese cities

China real estate investors remain focused on the top-tier cities, but are less positive than last year, according to the Urban Land Institute. The ULI’s China Cities Survey found Shanghai...

Analysis

CAN BRICKS STILL CLICK?

Landlords need to adapt to the challenges of e-commerce, but most importantly give customers what they want and need, a panel of property experts told AsiaProperty’s Retail Seminar in Hong...