March 2013 | Asia Property

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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...

Survey

Retail still tops foreign investors’ Chinese shopping lists

While the western debt crisis hit foreign investment in China’s commercial property sector last year, brokers expect to see more activity in 2013, with retail in top-tier cities still the...

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...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

Invesco kicked off the year with two diversified Asia fund launches, while a new Harvest Capital Partners vehicle is targeting developments in China

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...

World News

SAFE’s Gingko Tree branches into UK regions with green office buy

Gingko Tree Investment, a vehicle of China’s SAFE investment company, has moved into the UK regional office market. It has bought a 49% stake in a £142m ($213.3m) sale-and- leaseback...

World News

World News In Brief

Morgan Stanley returns to UK lending with Adelphi deal… Morgan Stanley is reported to have made its first UK real estate loan since the global financial crisis, lending £190m ($285.2m)...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2012

Taipei has the region’s lowest office and retail yields, followed by Hong Kong  

News

Tokyo disposals help Sony and Panasonic cash in on property

Japanese electronics manufacturers have sold close to ¥120bn ($1.2bn) of property to raise much-needed cash. Sony has sold its Sony City Osaki building in Tokyo to Nippon Building Fund and...

Research

Shortage of new Seoul office space points to rent rises in Q1

Seoul landlords are expected to raise rents this quarter as supply dries up, argues Savills. No new prime office supply was added to the Seoul market in Q4 2012 and...

News

Azerbaijan wealth fund plans OZ property push

Azerbaijan’s $34bn sovereign wealth fund plans to buy commercial real estate in Australia as part of a strategy to increase its assets there, including shares in major companies and government...