July 2017 | Asia Property

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Lack of bidders and past deal doubts put GLP sale in jeopardy

GLP chief exec Ming Mei’s key role with one of just two bidders and past deal concerns deter potential buyers   Logistics giant GLP has received only two firm...


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Survey: Introduction

Seoul Brookfield’s purchase of Seoul IFC last year heightened foreign buyers’ interest in the city. Deal volumes have been more muted this year against a backdrop of political scandal, but...


Korean investors branch out with deals in Prague and UK regions

Korean investors are spreading their wings in Europe, investing in Prague and regional UK markets. South Korea’s National Pension Service is investing in Eastern Europe, via a mandate with LaSalle...

Company Profiles

Croesus Retail Trust

The quality of the Singapore-listed trust’s Japanese retail portfolio has attracted a take-private bid from Blackstone, which the management has welcomed, as it offers a premium to the unit price...


China Vanke founder and chairman Wang Shi leaves board

  Wang Shi, founding chairman of China Vanke, has stepped down from the developer’s board. Announcing that he would not seek nomination as a board member, he said: “I passed...


Walkie Talkie allows Lee Kum Kee to tune in to City deal trend

Asian interest in London continues as Hong Kong food giant buys iconic tower   Asian investors continue to target London, with Lee Kum Kee the latest to target a £1bn-plus...


Chung Kei closes in on Docklands asset for debut UK deal

Company owned by Chinese tycoon Chen Hong Tian set to pay £410m for Brookfield’s 20 Canada Square  Chung Kei Group is to buy a £410m ($531.8m) office building in London’s...


Gateway cities still top choice for Asia Pacific hotel investors

Hotel investors in Asia remain focused on gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, JLL research has found. Asia Pacific hotel investment volumes in the first half...


Market talk

“We couldn’t have got into the market without paying above market prices. High home prices will affect Hong Kong’s competitiveness in attracting international talent, so the stranglehold should be broken”...


Government invests in Vietnam’s Central attractions

A government initiative to improve Central Vietnam’s transport system and infrastructure is helping accelerate a rush by foreign investors to back properties and resorts in the rapidly developing region When...

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