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...

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...

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...

News

Admiral Investment highlights Asian REITs’ strong returns

Research from Admiral Investment Management shows Asian REITs have performed strongly since the first was launched in Japan in 2001, producing a 12.35% total annual return. One, three and five-year...

News

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

€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...

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...

News

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...

Research

Key data: Non-listed sector

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...

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’...

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...