March 2017 | Asia Property

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Chinese outbound capital curbs hit raft of real estate deals

Chinese bank’s $4.6bn bid for the The Center in Hong Kong is among deals shelved or slowed by new rules Chinese restrictions on outbound capital have begun to hit...

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Property is rich seam for private wealth

Knight Frank research shows private investors’ interest in commercial real estate is growing, with investment opportunities in key Asian cities offering them diversification, wealth preservation and a strong income element...

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CPPIB joins rush to back Asia funds

Asia Pacific real estate funds are attracting strong interest from major investors. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has committed $375m to PAG Asia’s Secured Capital Real Estate Partners VI fund,...

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Mainland firms show muscle in record Hong Kong land deal

Developers KWG and Logan outbid locals with record price for Ap Lei Chau site  Investors from mainland China have continued to dominate land auctions in Hong Kong. In the single...

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Diary

Butler’s poaching results in an unsavoury CBRE court battle… CBRE has entered a legal battle with former star broker Rick Butler, made redundant from the Australian business in summer. Butler...

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Blackstone plans A$3bn Oz retail sell-off

US investor appoints UBS and JLL to market Australian portfolio, after turning round underperfoming malls  Blackstone Group is selling a A$4bn ($3bn) portfolio of Australian retail assets. The private equity...

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New Katong mall sale in Singapore

Singapore’s Katong Shopping Mall is on the market again after a change of use was granted. Cushman & Wakefield, advising the malls’ collective owners, secured approval for its redevelopment into...

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GIC Real Estate set to become India’s largest overseas investor with DLF Cyber City deal

GIC Real Estate is set to boost its Indian investment in a $1.95bn deal with DLF. The Singaporean sovereign fund is in exclusive talks to buy a 40% stake in...

Analysis

Hong Kong developers show environmental strategy can be a sustainable part of the business plan

Initiatives by Link REIT, Hang Lung Properties and Swire Properties highlight the way sustainable development can cut down energy consumption while also having a benefit on the bottom line The...

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Aberdeen deal aids Standard Life’s Asia growth ambitions

UK investment manager Standard Life could make a new push into Asia Pacific real estate, following its merger with Aberdeen Asset Management. Standard Life announced that it had made a...

Analysis

Next wave of Chinese capital to break on Asian shores as investors target markets closer to home

Chinese capital flows into other Asian markets doubled last year, a trend that is likely to accelerate due to more protectionist US stance and Chinese government’s preference for investment within...