March 2016 | Asia Property

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Sellers of non-core in Japan take cheap refinancing option

Prime assets in Japan continue to attract investors, while secondary struggles to attain asking prices A gap has opened up between prime and secondary assets in Tokyo, with owners...

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Investors show their nerves over China

CBRE report reveals only 16% of respondents plan to invest, half that of 2015, as market volatility takes its toll Foreign investors are becoming nervous of committing to real estate...

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Singha adds logistics to real estate investment brew

Thai listed developer Singha Estate plans to move into the logistics sector as part of a THB19bn ($537.5m) spending spree this year. Chief executive Naris Cheyklin said the company would...

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Greenland draws up Brooklyn tower

Greenland Group is planning to build the tallest office tower in Brooklyn, New York. In partnership with New York’s Forest City Ratner, Greenland has submitted plans for a 1.5m sq...

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ULI initiative to promote women

Female real estate CEOs are few, but a raft of successful junior managers could be leaders with the right encouragement, says the Urban Land Institute. The ULI launched its Women’s...

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March News in Brief

Property a good bet for Norway Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is expected to boost its real estate holdings after strong performance from the sector compared with its equity and fixed...

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Dalian Wanda hits Madrid planning obstacle

Dalian Wanda may sell its flagship project in Spain after running into planning difficulties. In 2014 the Chinese conglomerate acquired the historic Edificio España building, a landmark skyscraper in central...

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GLP and CPPIB team up again for Japan logistics venture...

Logistics specialist and Canadian pension fund to invest $2bn in follow-on vehicle Global Logistic Properties has formed a second Japanese investment vehicle with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The 50/50...

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AUSTRALIA Asian and European investors continue to target Australia’s real estate markets, despite signs of an end to yield compression, as rental growth is expected this year for Sydney and...

Sydney and Melbourne break away from Oz office pack

While reliance on a depressed resources sector keeps other Australian office markets subdued, a revival in the wider economy looks set to sustain rental growth in Melbourne and Sydney this...

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India’s latest budget clears the way for tax-transparent REITs

Dividend distribution tax will not apply to payments from SPVs, says government The latest budget in India has cleared a major obstacle to the development of real estate investment trusts,...