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...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Manila tie-up builds Savills’ Asian arm Savills has expanded its presence in South East Asia by forming a new association in the Philippines with KMC MAG Group. Based in Manila,...

News

Bright Ruby buys in Sydney as investors target Australia

Asian investors are ramping up their activities in Australia’s real estate market. Singapore-based commodities trading group Bright Ruby has made its second acquisition in Sydney, buying 231 Elizabeth Street from...

Research

Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2012

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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)...

News

Hopewell plans listing for Hong Kong properties

Hopewell Holdings is to float a new company to hold its Hong Kong assets. The company said the spin- off will give a more defined business focus to Hopewell HK Properties...

Comment

Asian wealth creates brave new world

The crash in western markets and growth in Asian capital created a race for wealth-preserving property in ‘old world’ cities. But appetites are shifting to income-producing assets elsewhere, Savills’ World...

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...