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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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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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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Vicinity notches up A$841m in Oz mall sales

Vicinity Centres has sold four shopping centres in Queensland and Victoria for A$841.4m ($628.5m) and plans to sell a further A$250m of assets. The Australian listed company sold the Clifford...

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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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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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Singapore Singapore’s office market is set for an upturn as tenants start taking  up newer space, while the record single-asset sale of Asia Square Tower 1 underlines the strength of...

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PE funds ready warchests for UK resi sell-off

Private equity real estate funds expect huge portfolios of UK residential assets to be sold by distressed developers over the next few years, AsiaProperty’s sister title, EuroProperty reported. Firms including...

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Singapore’s Asia Square sells for $2.45bn

Qatar Investment Authority buys asset from Blackrock in largest single-tower real estate deal in Asia Pacific Blackrock has sold Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore to Qatar Investment Authority for...

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India infrastructure trusts set to find favour ahead of REITs

APREA and PwC conference hears that two proposals have passed first hurdles Infrastructure trusts are likely to be floated in India before its first real estate investment trust. A conference...

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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...

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...