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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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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IndoSpace plans Indian industrial push

Logistics parks developer IndoSpace plans to invest $1bn in India over the next five years and expand its portfolio to 50m sq ft. The company has invested $750m in the...

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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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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,...

Analysis

Placing transit hubs firmly in the planning mix makes urban developments a transport of delight

A new generation of urban projects centred on transport hubs are leading the way in Asian development, providing an easy-to-access mix of retail, leisure, office and public realm uses Transit...

World News

Asia’s 2015 real estate capital wave rose to record $62bn

Asian outbound real estate investment hit a new record last year, with $62.4bn of deals. The 37% year-on-year increase in cross-border deals was underpinned by more active institutional investors from...

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Blackstone and CIC bid for IOF

Blackstone Group and China Investment Corporation are set to make a rival bid for the A$2.5bn ($1.9bn) Investa Office Fund. The Australian listed fund had recommended a cash and shares offer...

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Hong Kong investors swoop for two major London assets

Hong Kong buyers have sealed two big London office deals in the past few weeks. A company controlled by the Shaw Foundation, the philanthropic arm of late Hong Kong movie mogul...

Survey

Japan’s interest rate move is far from negative for property

Analysts are predicting a rise in the value of both Japanese housing and commercial property following the Bank of Japan’s introduction of negative interest rates, which should in turn boost...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

HONGKONG LAND CHIEF PANG SET FOR JARDINE MATHESON MOVE  Hongkong land Holdings’ chief executive YK Pang will step down at the end of July to join Jardine Matheson Holdings as...