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...


ULI APAC Summit: Global connectivity set to create megacities

Interconnected megacities will be the defining factor in the next phase of urbanisation, the ULI Asia Pacific Summit 2016 heard. Parag Khanna, founder of advisory firm Hybrid Reality, said global...


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...


Brexit no threat to Battersea Power Station project

Malaysian developer SP Setia said the UK’s vote to leave the European Union would be no more than an “accounting effect” for its Battersea Power Station project in London. SP...


Asia Square Tower 1 sale paves way for next round of deals in Singapore’s office market

Singapore’s office market is moving again after the S$3.4bn ($2.5bn) sale of Asia Square Tower 1. Savills Investment Management has put 77 Robinson Road on the market through CBRE, with...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...