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...


Survey introduction

Malaysia A depreciating currency and political scandals have shaken the  economy, but plans to target high-value industries and become a major Asian financial centre could create real estate opportunities  The...


Key data: Listed sector

• Asia outpaced Europe but lagged behind N America last month • Japan led in local currency terms • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 3.6% in June, overshadowed by the...


Greenland and Amare add hotels to new REIT

Greenland Group and Amare Investment Management Group have added to the pipeline of hotels for their forthcoming Singapore REIT in an effort to attract investors. The partners have added Greenland’s...


Smith moves on from Colliers Japan to launch Cardinal

Douglas Smith has left Colliers International in Japan to form his own advisory company. He joined Colliers at the beginning of 2015 as head of investment services for Japan. His...


Oversupply cools property climate in Kuala Lumpur

A supply spike in Kuala Lumpur’s office market is putting pressure on rents and vacancy rates, while a glut of retail space is also building. Foreign investors, meanwhile, are wary...


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 ...


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...


Blackstone set to splash $2.1bn in Seoul

US private equity giant closes in on deals for Mirae Asset’s Capital Tower and AIG AM’s Seoul IFC schemes  Blackstone Group is betting heavily on the Seoul office market and...


GIC gears up for $2bn US trailer parks acquisition

GIC Real Estate is in talks to buy a US owner of manufactured housing communities, more pejoratively known as trailer parks. The Singaporean sovereign fund is in talks to buy...


UK’s European exit offers boost to US markets

Britain’s departure from the European Union will be positive for US real estate, analysts claim. A CBRE research report said: “During the short term, US gateway markets are likely to...


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...