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...

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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...

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...

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Fosun adds recruits for Japan campaign

Chinese giant appoints Japan property veteran Takuya Yamada to lead expansion of Idera business in Japan Chinese conglomerate Fosun is staffing up in Japan and has appointed a new head for...

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...

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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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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...

Survey

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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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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Asia’s super rich drive regional and global demand

Asia’s super rich will be a major force driving real estate markets in Asia and the rest of the world, Knight Frank research claims. The property adviser’s latest Wealth Report,...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• The FTSE EPRA NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 2.8% in February, behind the European index, which rose 5.5%, while the North America index fell 2.8%. • The Hong Kong...

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...

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...