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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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Opaque overseas deals lead to clear trouble at home for Anbang Insurer Anbang has been one of the most acquisitive Chinese companies in overseas markets and very busy in real...

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Mandarin Oriental ponders Hong Kong Excelsior hotel sale with $4bn-plus price tag

Mandarin Oriental Group could raise more than $4bn from the sale of its Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong, spurred by record land prices. The hospitality operator, which owns the 848-room...

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China Life engineers deal for $1bn US industrial portfolio

China Life is acquiring a $1bn US industrial property portfolio. The Chinese insurer will take a 95% stake in a 5.5m sq ft portfolio of logistics and manufacturing centres, business...

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Foreign players find alternatives to Tokyo’s office routine

With tourist numbers rising in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, budget hotels in Japan are attracting overseas investor interest, as are the more resilient suburban malls and...

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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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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ULI summit: Singapore draws up master plan to revamp city

Long-term planning is key to Singapore’s success, government minister Lawrence Wong told the ULI audience. Singapore’s minister for development and second minister for finance outlined the city state’s plans to...

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ULI summit: China and Japan logistics are top pick amid growth doubts

Lack of new space makes logistics appealing, but economic uncertainty persists  Logistics remains a top choice for global property investors in China and Japan, but they are divided on the...

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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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CapitaLand reshuffles Shanghai portfolio with Guozheng Centre buy and Innov Tower sale

CapitaLand is ringing the changes in its Shanghai portfolio with a concurrent office investment and sale. The Singapore-listed developer and investment manager said it will acquire Guozheng Center, a newly...

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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...