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...


Key data: occupiers

IT boom makes Bangalore top for growth Bangalore is Asia Pacific’s leading city for potential real estate growth, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index. Jeremy Kelly, JLL director, global research,...


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...


Frasers Centrepoint ponders Singapore REIT

Frasers Centrepoint is considering listing a real estate investment trust in Singapore backed by Australian office and industrial properties. The Singapore investor, controlled by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, is looking at...

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...


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...


Foreign buyers score wave of deals in Oz

Some investors strike counter-cyclical deals in Perth and Brisbane, while others target Sydney office schemes Interest from foreign investors has led to a raft of deals in Australia in the...


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...


Private lenders step in as banks retreat from real estate debt

Tighter regulation on banks combined with a shortage of equity opportunities is fuelling interest in property lending by the private sector and has given rise to crowdfunding platforms to fill...


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...


Double real estate funds launch on the cards for Alpha

Singapore’s Alpha Investment Partners is to launch two real estate funds with a combined capital raising target of more than $1.5bn. AIP will soon begin marketing its third Alpha Asia...