June 2013 | Asia Property

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Vanke boss plays down fears of China property bubble

China Vanke chairman Wang Shi confirmed his views that the China property market has bubbles, but said investors do not need to worry about them. “China is unique,” he...


Tokyo Offices

Investors favour Shanghai, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta

Survey of investment intentions reveals top cities in logistics, offices, residential and retail, with logistics property proving popular across the board. Tokyo and Sydney offices and China logistics are favoured...

Fund Management

Average time taken for real estate funds to close

Fund raising steady, but it’s taking longer to close

Capital raising for real estate funds remains tough and signs toward the future are often contradictory. According to data provider Preqin, in the first quarter of this year only $5.2bn...


There are many stories to be played out in China

By the time this issue of AsiaProperty comes to hand, you may have already read about Wang Shi’s address to the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai, but it is...


June Diary

No hotel is an island – unless it’s been built by Mobilona There was a minor stir last month in European newspapers with the announcement of plans for a €1.5bn...


ULI research shows growing optimism and confidence over investment and development in 36 Chinese cities

Investors and developers have grown considerably more optimistic about China’s prospects in the past 12 months, an Urban Land Institute study has found. The ULI Mainland China Real Estate Markets...

Market Talk

Market Talk

“Cheap capital being transported to the UK, mainly london, from the far east will not  go to places like Rotherham*” Michael Marx, CEO of UK property firm Development Securities states...


Malaysian developer looks to attract Singaporeans to Johor

Malaysia’s biggest developer is making a push to sell residential and commercial properties to Singaporeans. UEM Land Holdings plans to sell RM4bn ($1.29bn) of assets, three-quarters of which are at...


Sun Hung Kai chairmen on trial next year

The co-chairmen of Asia’s largest real estate company will go on trial next May in what will be the biggest corruption case in Hong Kong’s history. The criminal trial of...


SPH’s shopping centre REIT cleared for Singapore listing

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has received approval from the Singapore stock exchange to list two of its shopping centres through a real- estate investment trust (REIT), raising around S$1bn ($795m)....

Fund Management

Less churn as top 10 managers remain largely unchanged

Brookfield Asset Management has overtaken CBRE Global Investors as the world’s largest real estate manager and broken the $100bn barrier in the process. The Canadian company has more than $109bn...

World News

M&G and Asian partner take stake in UK Tesco stores

M&G Real Estate and an Asian institutional investor have acquired a 70% stake in the long leases of three UK superstores with a combined market value of £237m. The UK...


Australand still open for bids after GPT pulls out of takeover

Australand is still believed to be a takeover target, despite Australian listed peer GPT Group withdrawing from bid negotiations. Following the GPT announcement on 28 May, Australand’s share price rose...


Goldman Sachs takes 6.7% stake in Singapore REIT

Goldman Sachs has taken a 6.7% stake in Keppel REIT for S$279.9m. It bought the stake from the real estate investment trust’s sponsor Keppel Group at a 3.5% discount to...


LaSalle Investment Management outlines range of core assets in variety of markets

There are “broad based” opportunities for core assets in the Asia Pacific region, LaSalle Investment Management says. More and more investors are looking for secure long- term real estate investments,...

ASEAN focus

Phnom Penh’s satellite cities set to deliver diamond standard

Six new satellite cities are planned around the cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, one including what will be asia’s second tallest tower. But many will be waiting to see if...

Companies & People

Companies & People

Queenan is COO of CBRE Asia arm… Daniel Queenan has been appointed by CBRE as chief operating officer for its Asia Pacific business, based in Hong Kong. Queenan, who joins...


Abenomics signals return of consumer confidence in Japan


Tenant’s market lifts Singapore retail