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...

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...

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...

Comment

CRE debt: an overlooked opportunity

Structural changes to commercial real estate debt markets in Europe since the global financial crisis mean the asset class is a serious proposition for Asian investors seeking high returns in...

Comment

Square deal shows counter-cyclical opportunities

The Asia Pacific real estate market had a pretty quiet first quarter this year, as concerns over a number of economic and political factors led investors to sit on their...

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...

Research

Key data: occupiers

• JLL report shows impact of internet, robotics and flexible working       • Seoul office market recovers in Q1 Technology set to alter office demand Technological advances will...

News

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...

News

PGIM scores four Asian deals for newly closed $660m fund

Third Asian fund secures assets in Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur  PGIM Real Estate has secured four Asia Pacific deals after closing its Asia Property Fund III with €580m...

News

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...

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...

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...