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

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...

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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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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...

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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...

Companies & People

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...

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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...

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Property private equity funds raise $254bn warchest

Real estate private equity funds have a record $254bn of dry powder, following a strong past 18 months of capital raising, according to Preqin research. Research from ANREV shows $26.5bn...

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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...

World News

Chinese investor and developer Kuafu buys two slices of Big Apple resi market

Kuafu Properties is to spend more than $560m on two New York acquisitions. It will pay World Wide Properties more than $300m for a residential plot, and Related Companies $260m...

World News

Minsheng and Savills seal global investment tie-up

Savills Investment Management (SIM) has formed a global joint venture with China Minsheng Investment Capital. The partners will develop and promote investment funds around the world, starting with an investment...

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Prudential’s third pan-Asian vehicle pulls in initial €480m

Prudential Real Estate Investors’ Latest pan-Asian fund has raised €480m ($532m) at its first closing. Asia Property Fund III beat its initial €400m fund-raising target and PREI, which manages $5.3bn...

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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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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...

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Singapore’s Monetary Authority floats raft of measures to strengthen S-REITs’ governance

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has made a range of changes to the real estate investment trust code in a move to strengthen corporate governance. The measures give REIT unit holders...

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Far East capital takes long-haul flight to London

Despite prime office yields being less favourable than in other cities, London remains the destination of choice for many Asian funds, due to its liquidity, transparency and a straightforward tax...

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Wave of institutional money swells flood of Asian capital

Institutions including Japan’s giant state pension fund, Australian super funds and Taiwanese insurers are expected to invest heavily in overseas property in coming years, as are Chinese developers Asian outbound...