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...

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...

Analysis

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...

Diary

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...

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...

Comment

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...

Survey

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...

Company Profiles

M&G real estate

M&G Real Estate is expanding in Asia Pacific in a drive to diversify and expand its key product, the longest-established core fund in the region. The UK-based investment manager, previously...

News

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...

News

IFC Development raises $500m with six-year bond

IFC Development, the holding company which owns the International Finance Centre Complex in Hong Kong, has raised $500m with a bond issue. The company, which is owned by Sun Hung...

News

Warburg Pincus takes first Vietnam steps

Warburg Pincus is to invest $200m into retail projects in Vietnam. The US private equity group’s move, its first investment in Vietnam, signals a revitalisation of interest in the country,...

News

Mapletree wins Hong Kong warehousing site

Singapore’s Mapletree Investments beat competition from Sun Hung Kai Properties and rival Goodman Group to buy a warehousing site in Hong Kong. The state-owned developer bid HK$1.69bn ($217.67m) for a...

News

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...

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...

News

Star Capital to raise $979 for China Mainland property fund

Star Capital, the asset manager backed by some of China’s wealthiest businesspeople, is set to raise RMB6bn ($979) for a Mainland property fund. The manager was only launched in 2010,...

News

Taiwanese insurers may look overseas after rules are relaxed

International real estate  markets are expected to see an inflow of capital from Taiwanese insurers as regulatory restrictions are eased. But CBRE has estimated  that just $2.6bn of capital will...

News

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)....

Research

Tenant’s market lifts Singapore retail

Research

Abenomics signals return of consumer confidence in Japan