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...

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...

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...

News

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...

World News

Shanghai’s Shenglong Group pays record price for second Los Angeles site

Shanghai developer Shenglong Group has acquired its fifth overseas real estate project: a Los Angeles site bought for $26m. US media said the private company paid a record price for...

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Political currents determine Asian property’s 2015 course

The dangers of a Chinese slowdown may have been overstated, but its market cooling policies still affect property markets across Asia. Elsewhere, much needed economic reforms looks set to aid...

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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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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...

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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...

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,...

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POLITICS

State measures to curb house price rises in China and other Asian countries are the hottest political issue for many in property, but a number of pro-business governments have also...

News

Li Ka-Shing wins first vote to rejig companies

Shareholders have approved the first stage of the plan to split Li Ka-Shing’s property and non- property empire. In January, Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa announced plans to merge their...

Research

Domestic demand drives Asian offices

Demand for Asia Pacific office space will be led by companies from within the region this year, CBRE research claims. The firm’s 2015 Outlook report said Japanese and South Korean...