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...

Comment

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...

News

US and UK beat Asia on Q1 core fund returns

Asia Pacific core fund returns lagged behind the US and UK in Q1 2014, the Investment Property Databank Global Quarterly Pooled Fund Index shows. The index, which includes $237bn of...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q1 2014

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

Fund Management

Investors will pay the price for a bit more control

Investor pressure for an overhaul of property fund fee structures has subsided, but they now expect greater transparency on how capital is deployed and greater commitment from managers  Pressure from...

Survey

Foreigners struggle to find role in Manila’s property thriller

Overseas investors seeking a share in The Philippines retail and office booms will need to find local partners, or target special economic zones, to overcome the dominance of domestic property...

News

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....

Analysis

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...

News

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...

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...

Fund Management

Elite managers grab giants’ share of fund raising pot

While smaller managers struggle in a tough fund-raising environment, the global leaders such as Blackstone and Lone Star are closing funds quicker and taking a growing share of total capital...

Research

DTZ Fair Value Index

    ● The Asia Pacific property markets continue to offer attractive opportunities to investors. The DTZ Fair Value Index score for Asia Pacific was unchanged in Q1 2014, at...