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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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...

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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...

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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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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...