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...

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...

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,...

Survey

Investor interest moves up to Jakarata high-rise housing

While the office sector is set for a downturn, a shortage of apartments to meet demand from the Indonesian capital’s growing middle class population offers opportunities for foreign investors Despite...

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...

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...

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

AXA scales risk curve for $1bn push into Japanese property

French insurer will target alternative asset classes and cities in Japanese campaign AXA Real Estate plans to deploy $1bn in the Japanese commercial property market. Frank Khoo, AXA Real Estate...

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...

News

GE Capital RE nears Asian exit in Japan

Shinsei buys loan book, while PAG Asia and Ichigo Holdings close in on ¥150bn Japanese property portfolio GE Capital Real Estate is close to completing the exit of its Asian...

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...

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

DTZ Fair Value Index

● DTZ’s Asia Pacific Fair Value Index score fell from 56 in Q4 2014 to 54 in Q1 2015, reflecting a slight deterioration in relative value across the region (a...