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...

News

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...

Research

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...

News

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...

News

Brookfield to buy $1bn Indian office portfolio

Brookfield Asset Management is set to acquire a $1bn Indian office portfolio. The Canadian real estate investment manager is set to acquire a 4.5m sq ft business park in Powai...

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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...

Research

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...

Profiles

Singapore REITs

With many of Singapore’s smaller Real Estate Investment Trusts trading at discounts to net asset value, AsiaProperty profiles four companies that look particularly vulnerable to takeover bids  Singapore’s $35bn REIT...

Analysis

Assets star again with right remake

AsiaProperty’s roundtable panel of development and investment experts trade tips for getting the maximum value from existing properties, while avoiding the pitfalls of full-scale redevelopment For the second of AsiaProperty’s...

Survey

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...

News

Chinese interest in New York continues as pair finalise deals

China Life takes stake in 1285 Sixth Avenue, CIC acquires 49% of 1 New York Plaza New York continues to attract significant Chinese capital, with two major deals completed in...

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...