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...

Survey

Yield compression slows but foreign investors speed on

While many observers expect yields to find their floor in Sydney and Melbourne this year, the foreign buyers that dominated the market last year still have plenty of appetite for...

Research

Key data: Fair Value Index

● The Asia Pacific property market continues to offer attractive investment opportunities, as more markets became fairly priced or underpriced in Q4 2015, according to the DTZ Cushman & Wakefield...

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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...

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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...

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...

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Private RE funds sold $25.5bn of assets in 2015, says CBRE

Asia Pacific-focused private real estate funds sold 310 assets for $25.5bn in 2015, CBRE claims. Sales in Japan, where the investment market has been booming, accounted for more than half...

Company Profiles

FORUM SECURITIES

Following the acquisition of an 80% stake by french investment manager La française, forum securities now has a platform from which it expects to launch a range of new securities...

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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...

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...

News

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...