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...



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...

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....


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...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q1 2014

CBRE recorded a rise in Shanghai shopping centre rents between Q4 2013 and Q1 2014  

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...


Keppel REIT makes Prudential Singapore sale

Keppel REIT has sold its stake in Singapore’s Prudential Tower for S$512m ($407.5m). The REIT’s manager sold its 92.8% stake to joint-venture companies controlled by Singaporean private companies KOP Cecil,...


Industrial and online retail lead the way as increasing demand for all sectors brightens outlook for Japan

CBRE Real Estate Forum hears analysts paint a rosy picture, with record levels of demand for industrial property, growing online spending, the high street holding up and the Olympics all...

Fund Management

Multi-managers must evolve to thrive in post-crisis era

Fund-of-fund managers must work harder to tailor their investment model to today’s more demanding customers, who are more clued up about real estate investment and less willing to accept high...


Tesco’s Indian deal threatened as ruling BJP blocks foreign investment in multi-brand retail

India’s new government has restated its opposition to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, which could dash Tesco’s acquisition of a 50% stake in a supermarket chain. FDI in...


Multinationals set to add staff in China

More than two-thirds of multinational respondents to CBRE’s latest China Occupier Survey plan to expand their head count in China over the next three years, despite admitting to facing serious...


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...


June - In Brief

GIC raises $400m from sale of interest in Australia’s GPT Government Investment Corporation of Singapore has sold its 8% stake in Australia’s GPT Group for A$505m ($467m) in a deal that...

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...