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...

News

Investors and architects differ on sustainability

The Energy Use and Building Performance panel showed a gulf in the differing approach to sustainability between architects and investment managers. George Kurumado, managing officer of construction services and architectural...

News

Tokyo Games urged to f ire legacy starting gun

The organisers of 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo need to make strides on the question of what legacy the largest sporting event in the world will leave, ULI summit delegates...

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...

News

Blackstone adds to Indian IT park tally

Blackstone Group is to buy 247 Park in Vikhroli, Mumbai, for INR10.5bn ($164m), adding to its string of Indian business parks. The vendors of the park, which has 1.1m sq...

World News

Chinese set for oveseas spree as investment rules are eased

New rules will allow individuals to buy direct property as well as stocks and bonds New Chinese regulations on overseas investment could lead to a wave of real estate deals....

Survey

FUND MANAGEMENT

Property fund management is increasingly dominated by a few multi- billion players, with CapitaLand, Fosun and AMP the leaders in Asia. But nimble, niche managers are also succeeding in raising...

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...

News

Gaw picks up four assets in Vietnam

Gaw Capital has bought four Vietnamese assets from Indochina Land for $106m, in what it called a“significant move” to increase its presence there. The Hong Kong-based manager raised a fund...

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...

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....