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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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€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,...

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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’...

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Alternative sectors join Chinese and Japanese core assets on real estate investors’ wish list...

Japan, China and core assets dominate investor intentions for 2015, CBRE research found. The broker’s Investor Intentions Survey 2015 also found an increasing desire for alternative real estate sectors. A...

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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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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...

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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...

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Indian REIT tax measures fail to live up to industry’s hopes

I-REITs will be subject to minimum alternative tax and dividend distribution tax New tax proposals for Indian REITs have raised two cheers from the property industry. The recent Indian budget...

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Malaysia’s EPF seals domestic and Japanese logistics buys

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund has made two investments in the Asian logistics sector. The state pension fund is understood to have paid Mitsubishi Corp ¥14bn ($116.9m) for a stake in...

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Ayala plans huge Philippines push

Philippines-listed Ayala Land plans to triple the size of its Philippines real estate portfolio by 2020. The Ayala conglomerate subsidiary said it would spend PHP100bn ($2.2bn) this year on expanding...

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Minsheng to inject £1bn into ABP’s London business park

Shanghai-based investor backs Chinese developer ABP’s Asian Business Port Minsheng Investment Co has announced its intention to back Chinese developer ABP’s plans for a London business park to the tune...