March 2013 | Asia Property

Subscription Enquiries
Editorial Enquiries

This will be the secondary navigation

Korea’s NPS picks Carlyle to guide $1bn China offices push

State pension fund awards US private equity group Carlyle a mandate for core-plus/value-added deals Korea’s National Pension Service is set to break into the Chinese office sector. The state...

Diary

March Diary

Big Apple’s brokers may be on course to crack Chinese market How important are Chinese buyers? In New York, they are so important that the New York University School of Continuing...

News

News In Brief

MGPA fund swoops for new j-Tower Shanghai office block MGPA has bought j-Tower, a recently completed grade A office building in the Jiading district of Shanghai, for RMB263.5m ($42.3m). The...

Company Profiles

Yishan Capital Partners

By doing its research and picking the right local partners, the investment manager has succeeded in forming three joint ventures in Indonesia, considered a tough market for foreigners to crack ...

News

C&W urges occupiers to hit Singapore for low office rents

The growing gap between Hong Kong and Singapore office rents presents an opportunity for occupiers, according to the latest Cushman & Wakefield Office Space Across the Word report. Singapore office...

News

Gurgaon deal sees Blackstone poised to invest $800m in India

US private equity giant targets developments near New Delhi and in Bangalore Blackstone Group continues to be the most active foreign investor in India, where it is close to signing...

Research

Key Data: Listed Sector

• Asia was February’s best- performing region for listed real estate stocks, returning 5.4%, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index showed. This compared with a 4.7% return for the North...

Analysis

Capital looks set to flow beyond pooled funds into wider waters of Asian property investment

The number of respondents aiming to up their property fund exposure in the next two years has halved since ANREV’s last survey, while interest in funds of funds and securities...

Comment

Present policy stalls future potential in China

It is a curious fact that China’s short- and long-term prospects seem entirely contrary. Further house price cooling and apocalyptic talk about a house price bubble may have upset equity...

News

Rating agencies back China Vanke’s $800m bond issue

China Vanke has raised $800m from a US dollar bond issue. China’s biggest residential property developer sold a five- year bond with a coupon of 2.625%. The company is rated BBB+...

News

PGI to buy property firms in Europe and Asia

Principal Global Investors (PGI), the asset management arm of US-based Principal Financial Group, plans to expand its portfolio by buying companies focusing on Asian and European real estate. CEO Jim...

Research

Asian office rent stipped for 2013 growth

Despite weakening demand in the second half of 2012, Asia Pacific office markets are broadly in the landlord’s favour, with a promising 2013 outlook, according to DTZ. The broker’s Property Times Asia...