June 2015 | Asia Property

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BlackRock places S$4bn price tag on Asia Square tower

Large investors including sovereign funds are likely to team up for giant purchase of trophy Singapore tower BlackRock Real Estate is preparing to put Tower 1 of its Asia...

Comment

Alliance is defensive move for Vanke and Wanda

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Chinese housing market looked shaky, with falling prices, years worth of unsold stock and defaulting developers. Following the easing of market-cooling measures,...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

DTZ name to go after $2Bn deal for rival Cushman & Wakefield DTZ is to merge with Cushman & Wakefield, creating a real estate advisory business with $5.5bn annual revenues. The new business will...

Analysis

PRD PEARLS OF WISDOM

The need to maintain quality of life through smart and sustainable development, the risk of office oversupply, and the best targets for real estate investment were some of the key topics...

Research

Asian off ice rent rises top 2008 peak...

Knight Frank’s Asia Pacific Prime Office Rental Index rose in Q1 2015 and now stands 5.3% above its pre-crisis peak in Q2 2008. The index rose 1.3% in Q1 and...

News

Opportunity for Chou at Invesco

Invesco Real Estate has hired Calvin Chou to run its Asian opportunity funds business. Chou left his last role as Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing’s head of Greater China in...

World News

Cathay Life wins London trophy

Cathay Life has bought The Walbrook Building in the City of London for $901m, in the largest overseas real estate deal yet for a Taiwanese investor. The vendor was Minerva...

Survey

Lateral thinking becomes a core requirement for investors

The weight of money chasing assets and yield compression across Asia have made core assets more fiercely contested, but investors can find opportunities by looking beyond traditional cities and sectors...

News

Senior housing panel highlights “extraordinary” growth in healthcare REITs

The healthcare REIT sector has gone from a real estate industry “afterthought” to an area experiencing “extraordinary growth,” said Thomas DeRosa, CEO of Health Care REIT. Speaking on a panel...

News

Vanke and Wanda join forces

China Vanke, China’s top housing developer by sales, and Dalian Wanda, its largest shopping centre developer, have signed an agreement to work together on mixed-use projects. The companies are setting up...

World News

Giant New York buy for SL Green

US REIT SL Green Realty has bought Credit Suisse’s US HQ, 11 Madison Avenue in New York, for $2.3bn, the second highest price ever paid for a US office building....

Company Profiles

Forum Partners

The opportunistic investor and fund manager is one of the few to focus on structured real estate debt products in asia and is preparing to launch its fourth such vehicle...

Comment

Japan works full time to sustain boom

The next wave of Japanese property development will be fuelled by the rise of a new middle class increasingly working full time to support an aging population – and earning...