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...

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...

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...

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....

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M&G’s Asia fund splashes $200m in Japan and Australia

M&G Real Estate’s acquisitive Asia Property Fund has bought two properties in Japan and one in Australia for a total of $200m. The properties are residential building F Parc Tenjin...

Analysis

Asia Pacif ic is in driving seat as DTZ reports global property markets powering ahead

Asia’s property investment market recorded a 9% leap in value during 2013, leading a global real estate recovery that has seen confidence return to both investors and lenders  With levels...

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Lend Lease lands development in Kuala Lumpur

Lend Lease has been chosen as the development partner for a RM8bn ($1.28bn) mixed-use development in Kuala Lumpur. The Australian developer will partner Malaysian sovereign fund 1 MDB to build...

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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...

Comment

Time to home in on Japan’s big cities

Japan’s economic recovery is driving a revival in the country’s urban housing sector, which now offers overseas institutional investors an attractive combination of good returns, high liquidity and a stable,...

World News

China Life’s Canary Wharf buy is latest in Chinese deal rush

Insurer’s purchase of 70% of Clifford Chance offices follows two other London deals for Chinese investors  China Life Insurance has bought a majority stake in an office building in London’s...

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...

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PSP splashes NZ$1bn on New Zealand property

Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board has bought a New Zealand commercial real estate portfolio for NZ$1bn ($881.4m). The 18 assets were held in the AMP Capital Property Portfolio, managed...

Survey

Big deals beckon as office rents undergo a revival

Strata sales have kept Singapore’s office investment market ticking over this year in the absence of big deals, but brokers believe a rental recovery will trigger some large, en-bloc sales...