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...

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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...

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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

€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,...

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...

Survey

Gaming makes Manila leisure and retail growth a safe bet

The opening of gaming and entertainment complexes in the Philippines’ capital is set to boost demand for high-end hotels, leisure, retail and luxury housing, as the city looks to emulate...

Survey

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...

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

DTZ Fair Value Index

● The Asia Pacific property market continues to present attractive opportunities for investors. The DTZ Asia Pacific Fair Value Index edged up to 56 in last year’s final quarter, from...

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Nan Fung snaps up law firm’s City of London office

Hong Kong developer Nan Fung Group has bought City of London office building 6 Old Bailey from a UK unit trust for £79m ($120.7m). The 75,000 sq ft building is...

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March 2015 News in Brief

Warburg Pincus develops an interest in Indonesian retail Warburg Pincus is to invest $125m, with an option to invest up to $200m, to build a retail property development business in...