March 2015 | Asia Property

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Foreign buyers vie with J-REITs in race for Japanese assets

Tokyo is foreign investors’ first choice in Asia, but they face tough competition from highly acquisitive J-REITs Japanese real estate investment trusts are leading the charge into property this...

Company Profiles

PROPERTY ADVISERS

Having global reach, a good grasp of technology and the ability to recruit the best people are the common themes behind the growth of the leading property advisers in asia...

Companies & People

COMPANIES and PEOPLE

Savills expands with south east Asia and New Zealand buys Savills has acquired a big stake in CBRE’s Malaysian affiliate, which now trades under the UK broker’s brand. The former CBRE affiliate’s owners, Allan...

Comment

China’s First Sponsor sees value in going Dutch

If you were a Chinese developer, with money to spend after a Singapore initial public offering, what is the first thing you would look to invest in? Land acquisitions; capital...

News

JLL markets jailed tycoon’s London hotel

Receiver to offload Grosvenor House Hotel after Subrata Roy, head of owner Sahara group, fails to sell asset One of London’s largest hotels is coming onto the market via official...

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Amsterdam office deal marks a First for Asian institutions

First Sponsor Group has bought a 33% stake in a €51.5m ($57.6m) Amsterdam office building, in its first deal since listing in Singapore last year. CBRE, which acted for seller...

World News

Keppel splashes out £91m on City of London asset

Singaporean developer Keppel Land has bought a London office building for £91m ($139.7m). It bought a freehold, nine- storey office building at 75 King William Street in the City of...

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CITIC revs up second Chinese property vehicle

CITIC Securities has launched a second exchange-traded vehicle backed by Chinese property. The investment manager describes the product as a real estate investment trust, but its CITIC-ChinaAMC Suning Yunchuang Special...

Comment

Digital resilience is malls’ best defence

To counter the threat from e-commerce and maintain their market share, Asian shopping centres need strong digital as well as physical architecture, allowing them to identify and stay engaged with...

Survey

Outsourcing is the in thing for growing office sector

A plentiful labour force and cheap occupancy costs have led international companies to outsource back- and front-office functions to the Philippines, making it one of the region’s top five office...

Survey

THE PHILIPPINES

The business process outsourcing industry has driven expansion in the country’s offices scene, while casino schemes are boosting the retail, hotel and housing sectors, but domestic developers dominate The Philippines’...

World News

€3.5bn of portfolio sales come onto the market in Europe

The popularity of European portfolio sales is increasing, with more than €3.5bn ($3.92bn) of assets on, or set to hit, the market. AsiaProperty’s sister title EuroProperty reported that CBRE GI,...

Analysis

Tokyo still on top as investors’ mood turns to cautious optimism

The number of markets now seen as a ‘buy’ has increased in our latest quarterly investment intentions survey, with Tokyo’s office sector and Hong kong’s logistics market respondents’ most popular...

World News

Asian property investors ramp up and diversify buying spree...

Asian investors’ overseas buying rose 23% year on year in 2014, with secondary locations joining gateway cities such as London and Paris on their target list Asian outbound real estate...