July 2015 | Asia Property

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Stock market chaos scuppers IPOs as property shares fall

Chinese market plunge causes 28 planned IPOs to be suspended, as Manulife pulls Singapore REIT flotation Stock market turmoil has hit the real estate market, hurting share prices and...

Company Profiles

CAMICISSIMA

The Italian fashion brand has been growing rapidly in china since signing an agreement with a local partner last year and also has a small but growing presence in other...

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COMPANIES & PEOPLE

CBRE’s Smith takes the helm at Colliers in Hong Kong Colliers international has appointed Nigel Smith as managing director of the company’s hong kong business. he joins from CBRE, where his predecessor in...

Comment

Property still a safe haven in uncertain times

The weight of capital allocated to real estate continues to grow, with a record $429bn targeting the sector globally, says DTZ. Such is the weight of capital in a sector...

Company Profiles

CARREFOUR

In common with other Western retailers, french hypermarket operator carrefour suffered a recent fall in sales in both asia and china, and is diversifying into other retail formats to continue...

Company Profiles

MANGO

Unlike other western rivals, the Spanish fast-fashion retailer has used the franchise model to build a presence in china, where it is now opening bigger stores, in line with its...

Company Profiles

GUCCI

The luxury retailer’s sales fell 8% and it has cut its prices – and the pace of store openings – in china. But new product lines and a strong online...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

Comment

How to go green but stay in the black

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important issue in the real estate industry, fund managers need to work out the optimum level of ‘green’ features to incorporate in each asset without...

Analysis

Investors fear weight of capital will crush opportunities

Asia Pacific was the leading region for growth in 2014 as property markets globally continued to expand, but the sheer amount of money chasing prime assets is making it ever...

News

Warburg Pincus consortium ups Vincom Retail stake in giant Vietnam deal

A consortium led by Warburg Pincus has raised its investment in Vietnamese developer Vincom Retail by $100m. The consortium has now invested $300m in the retail subsidiary of Vietnam’s largest...

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Korean wealth fund set for bigger property push

Sovereign wealth fund Korea Investment Corporation is to significantly boost its real estate investment allocation, as part of plans to nearly double its alternatives allocation from 8% this year to 15%....

Research

Key Data: Listed Sector

• June was a difficult month for listed real estate, with the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT indices falling sharply in all regions. • Real estate markets in Asia fell 5.3%, slightly better...

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IREIT Global scores f irst post-IPO buy in Berlin

Singapore REIT IREIT Global, which invests in German offices, has made its first acquisition since floating last year. It bought a Berlin office building for €144.2m ($159.6m), boosting its total...

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CLSA’s Fudo III nets $1bn on final closing

Manager exceeds equity raised for previous vehicles in series, topping $850m target for third fund by $150m CLSA Capital Partners’ Fudo Capital III fund has raised $1bn in equity at...

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Repeat investors help Pamfleet’s sequel hit $400m

Pamfleet Group’s second real estate fund has raised $400m. The successful fund raising for Pamfleet Real Estate Fund II, which beat its original target by $50m, follows the Hong Kong and...

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Ivanhoé Cambridge and APG buy into Shanghai developer

Dutch pensions group and Canadian property firm take big stake in Chongbang Ivanhoé Cambridge and APG Asset Management have invested a total of $920m in Shanghai developer Chongbang Group. The...