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...


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)...


ULI summit: Key quotes

“Charles Darwin said it is not the strongest species that survive but the most adaptable and the same could be said of cities” Brookfield Asia chief executive Bill Powell on...


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...


ULI summit: Women struggle to break through property’s glass ceiling as Asian employers fail to be family-friendly

Nearly half of the female property professional respondents to a ULI survey said their firm failed to offer the workplace flexibility needed for career success, but some companies are addressing...


Tokyo offers slim pickings for deal hunters from overseas

With dominant domestic investors reluctant to trade prime central Tokyo offices, high prices and a shortage of stock are driving foreign investors out to areas such as Tennozu, Shinagawa and...


Towering Hong Kong prices can’t defy gravity

I can’t claim to know as much about real estate as Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau Kee, as the gulf in knowledge can be valued at about $26.5bn. So it...


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...


PGIM fund seals Singapore cold storage purchase

PGIM Real Estate has completed the S$193.8m ($140m) acquisition of a food storage and distribution centre in Singapore. The US investment manager bought the asset at 1 Buroh Lane on...


Mapletree splashes $1.6bn on student housing

Mapletree Investments has bought $1.6bn of US student housing. The Singaporean private company is buying eight US and Canadian assets from Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors. The portfolio includes assets...


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...


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...