June 2017 | Asia Property

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New WeWork fund eyes Asian assets for investment push

Co-working giant’s fund looks at Japan and other Asia markets after raising several hundred million dollars WeWork is looking at buying Asia Pacific real estate assets via a new...

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Goodman to ease pace of disposals after shedding A$2.1bn of real estate

Goodman Group said it has sold A$2.1bn ($1.5bn) of assets in the past nine months to fund development, but its sales volume would slow this year. The properties sold were...

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Deutsche Bank predicts 48% HK house price fall

Hong Kong residential prices could nearly halve over the next decade, Deutsche Bank analysts claim. A new report argues that an increasing supply of new apartments and rising interest rates...

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Key data: occupiers

• Rents stable as rising Shanghai office supply is taken up • Hybrid industrial space sought in Hong Kong   Shanghai shows solid Q1 office take-up Shanghai office space take-up was...

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ULI summit: Singapore giants GIC and GLP stress role of big data in securing future real estate success

Big data is becoming an important part of real estate businesses, according to two leading Singaporean organisations. In an interview with ULI global chief executive Patrick Phillips, GIC chief operating...

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China Vanke buys major stake in Shui On Chongqing scheme Shui On Land has sold 79.2% of its Chongqing Tiandi project to China Vanke for RMB4.1bn ($603.2m), retaining the remaining...

Australia’s QIC seeks total control of US retail assets

QIC Global Real Estate is to take full control of the $4bn US retail portfolio it first invested in four years ago. The Australian investor will buy out partner Forest...

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ULI summit: Real estate’s automated future promises disruption but hope

Technology will disrupt offices but offer other opportunities, keynote speaker says  Technology will be a massive disruptor for real estate but also bring opportunities, the Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific...

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Chinese and HK players land $2.5bn of May London deals

Asian investment in London remains strong, with more than $2.5bn of purchases by Chinese and Hong Kong investors in May. Last month, state-owned developer China Resources Land bought £300m ($386.9m)...

Company Profiles

Ascott Residence

CapitaLand’s hospitality-focused REIT is targeting expansion in the US and Europe, having recently bought hotels in New York, Frankfurt and Hamburg, and is also looking to buy in Japan and...

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Key data: listed sector

• Asia’s index fell 1.4% in May, but outperformed N America • Hong Kong and Japanese stocks rose  • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index fell 1.4% during May, although year-to- date...

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Munich buy hails new Mitsubishi strategy

Japanese investor buys German office building in Europa-managed push to buy core-plus European property Mitsubishi Estate has launched a new European, core-plus investment strategy, starting with the purchase of a...