JUNE 2014 | Asia Property

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CBRE GI to inject $1bn into slowing China resi market

Price correction spurs investor to launch Chinese housing strategy in partnership with local developers  A slowing Chinese housing market will offer more opportunities for foreign investors, says CBRE Global...

Companies & People


Barkham named CBRE chief economist CBRE has recruited Richard Barkham from Grosvenor to be its London-based global chief economist. He will report to Nick Axford, CBRE’s global head of research....



Supervisory bogey man strikes fear into paranoid managers Supervisory body The Securities and Exchange Commission seems to have morphed into a bogeyman that keeps the US financial services industry awake at...


CBRE GI picks up pace as China slows down

It’s been a while, with a real estate fund management mega-merger in between, but CBRE Global Investors has secured the cash to start investing in China again. Not that long...

Fund Management

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...and to trump Stockland’s bid for Australand

Stockland’s bid for Australand has been pipped by a higher cash offer from Singapore’s Frasers Centrepoint. The bid by the Australian developer had looked set to succeed after Australand allowed...

World News

Bilfinger pays $150m for GVA in global expansion drive

UK property consultancy GVA is to be acquired by German engineering and services group Bilfinger, in a move that will spark global expansion. The US will be the group’s prime...

Fund Management

European offerings aim to feed growing Asian appetite

UK and Continental funds are courting the many Asian institutions that are starting to look beyond their region in pursuit of higher-risk and higher-yielding property investment strategies  Asian investors’ growing...


CVC Capital buys into The Executive Centre

CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in serviced office provider The Executive Centre. The private equity firm will buy the stake from Headland Capital Partners. The...

Fund Management

Blackstone steals global crown from rival Brookfield

The giant US fund manager has leapfrogged Brookfield to take the number one spot in ANREV’s and INREV’s annual Fund Manager Survey, while AMP and Mapletree are leading players in...


Ascott expands in China with Beijing Vanke link-up

Serviced apartments group Ascott has formed an alliance with Beijing Vanke, a subsidiary of China’s largest private developer, to boost its expansion in China. “Beijing Vanke will leverage its significant...


Key data: Listed Sector

• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 6.5% in May, ahead of Europe, where real estate shares rose 4.5% and North America, where the index was up 4.1%. •...


Philippines deal for Malaysian investor

Malaysian state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd and private equity firm TPG have agreed to buy a $132m stake in a Philippines residential developer. Last month, low-cost housing developer 8990 Holdings...

World News

Asian bids expected for HSBC’s £1.1bn global headquarters

Chinese and Taiwanese insurers and wealthy families predicted to show strong interest in Canary Wharf HQ  Asian investors are expected to be leading contenders to buy HSBC’s global headquarters in...