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...

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....

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...

Research

Key data: Listed Sector

• Asia Pacific was the best- performing region for listed property in June, according to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT indices. • The Developed Asia Index rose 1.4%, compared with a 0.9%...

Analysis

Chinese consumers quickly go mobile to take the lead in global e-commerce revolution

With the rapid adoption of smart phones and tablets in China set to catapult the country to the top of the global e-commerce table, traditional retailers will have to adapt...

News

New owner plans global growth for DTZ

Private equity consortium will build US operations first as part of push to catch up with rivals CBRE and JLL  DTZ has been bought by a private equity consortium, which...

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...

Research

Key data: Non-listed sector

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Townsend lands mandate for NPS’s $400m push in Asia

The National Pension Service of Korea has awarded Townsend Group a $400m mandate to invest in Asia Pacific real estate. Townsend said it would target co-investments, joint ventures, clubs, secondary...

News

Australia and New Zealand make top five for transparency

Australia and New Zealand are still the most transparent Asia Pacific markets, according to the JLL Transparency Index 2014. They come third and fourth respectively, behind the UK and US...

News

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...

News

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...

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...