June 2016 | Asia Property

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China Vanke sees chance to add value to London offices

Chinese developer set to raise its presence in the UK following foundation of Brightstone platform in US China Vanke is looking at investing in the London office sector. Speaking...

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News in brief, June

Mapletree buys business park Mapletree Investments has bought Green Park, a 79ha business park in Reading, near London, from Oxford Properties Group for £560m ($810m). The park has 1.4m sq...

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Fund managers aim to feed investors’ core appetite

Strong demand for core and core-plus vehicles stems from investors’ desire for income, but intense competition for assets means some managers may struggle to hit their return targets The weight...

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Korean insurers hand TH Real Estate UK debt mandate

TH Real Estate has been awarded a mandate from Korean life insurers to invest in UK commercial real estate debt. Dongbu Insurance Company and Dongbu Life Insurance Company have awarded...

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Key data: listed sector

• Developed Asia Index falls 1.2% in May • Asia Pacific continues to underperform global property • Asia Pacific was the weak link for property share performance in May, with...

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Fortius sells Sydney property to Cheng family for $238m

Fortius Funds Management has sold its 75% interest in the MidCity Centre in Sydney to a Hong Kong private investor for A$320m ($238m). The buyer was the Cheng family, which...

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Chinese insurer set to buy $580m HK tower

China Taiping Insurance is set to buy a Hong Kong office tower for HK$4.5bn ($580m). The state-owned Chinese insurer will buy One HarbourGate East, a 282,000 sq ft office tower...

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Key data: Fair Value Index

● Attractive investment opportunities continue to exist in Asia Pacific, as more markets had their Fair Value classifications upgraded, according to the DTZ Cushman & Wakefield Asia Pacific Fair Value...

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Towering deal may be wake-up call for sleepy office market

QIA’s record-breaking Asia Square Tower 1 purchase is a vote of confidence for Singapore offices, while a spike in supply is expected to be absorbed in the next two years...

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Zhuge and Mok promoted at GLP as Yang steps down as president

Kent Yang is to step down from his role as president of GLP China to “pursue a personal venture”. However, he will remain with the company as a senior adviser...

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China Vanke to invest in Seattle apartments

China Vanke, the mainland’s largest residential developer, has agreed to invest in a project to develop an apartment complex in Seattle. The $200m joint venture deal with California-based Laconia Development...

Companies & People

Companies & People

Flynn and Johnstone-Kaiser head Savills IM appointments Savills Investment Management has announced a number of senior management changes. Michael Flynn, previously head of South East Asia and Australia, has been...