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

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....

Diary

DIARY - JUNE 2014

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...

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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...

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CBRE joins SEDCO in Asia Shariah push

Investment manager and Saudi group team up for $300m Shariah-compliant Asia Pacific property strategy  CBRE Global Investors and SEDCO Capital have launched a $300m Shariah-compliant real estate investment programme for...

Research

Hong Kong’s logistics sector bucks trend with Q1 rental growth

The logistics sector was the only property segment in Hong Kong to record rental growth in Q1 2014, Savills research shows. The firm’s Hong Kong Industrial Briefing said logistics rents...

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APG teams up to target Chinese logistics

Asset manager joins with Warburg-Pincus backed local developer e-Shang to invest $650m in logistics sector APG Asset Management is to invest $650m into the Chinese logistics sector, tying up with...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

Everbright Ashmore has launched a second fund to invest in diversified Chinese assets, with a target size of $300m

Research

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%. •...

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Frasers Centrepoint set to spin off $478m hospitality S-REIT...

Singapore group’s new vehicle will comprise six serviced residences and six hotels Singapore’s Frasers Centrepoint is set to launch a S$600m ($478m) hospitality real estate investment trust later this year....

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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,...

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Modi’s mantra of hope for real estate

India’s new Narendra Modi-led government has promised to speed up the development of affordable housing and boost property investment, by relaxing many of the restrictions that previously held the industry...

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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...