July 2016 | Asia Property

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E-Shang Redwood leads Asian logistics property bonanza

Logistics specialist and Ping An in tie-up for Japanese projects as CLPH, Frasers, Blackstone finalise deals Logistics property continues to be the hottest sector in Asia Pacific, with a raft...


Investors adhere to Japan’s strong multi-family values

Overseas players are being drawn to invest in Japanese apartment blocks by yields that, In Tokyo, outstrip those offered by offices, with urbanisation and cheap debt underpinning the sector’s appeal ...


Developers ignore Singapore home price drops

Developers are still paying top prices for Singapore plots despite home prices falling for an 11th consecutive quarter. The fall of 0.4% in the three months to the end of...


News in brief, July

Mitsubishi buys London stake Mitsubishi Estate has bought a 50% stake in a £275m ($357m) London office development from Legal & General Property (LGP). The partners will speculatively develop a...


GIC poised to make twin office complex next Paris disposal

SocGen is in frame to buy Hotel particulier de Suez, as Singapore fund continues to sell Parisian assets Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks with Société Générale’s insurance business...


China’s Anbang Insurance considers luxury apartments plan for trophy Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City

Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance is planning to convert much of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York to luxury apartments. The company may be planning to convert as many...

Companies & People

Companies & People

Edmund Tie & Co buys out C&W stake to regain independence Edmund Tie & Co has emerged as an independent real estate adviser after management bought out majority stakeholder Cushman...


China Vanke future unclear as shareholder unrest continues

Baoneng requests shareholder meeting as support from China Resources fades A battle is under way for the future of China Vanke, with the position of charismatic chairman Wang Shi under...


COFCO pays 235% premium for Shanghai land

COFCO Property Investment Co has paid a premium of 235% for a residential plot of land in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. The real estate arm of state-owned China National Cereals,...


It’s clear that transparency matters

JLL’s latest Transparency Index shows that the 10 ‘highly transparent’ countries account for 75% of global real estate investment – so it’s no wonder that Asian markets are waking up...


Key data: Occupiers

• Fintech firms drive demand for flexible workspace in Hong Kong • Tianjin’s logistics sector grows rapidly Hong Kong offices will ride fintech wave The growth of the financial technology (fintech) industry...


Risks abound after Brexit, but don’t write off UK

What does “Brexit” mean for Asian investors in the UK and Europe? London has been perhaps the most favoured investment destination for Asian capital in the past five years. For...