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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Brisbane and Perth look to join Australian office party

With competition for assets in Sydney’s and Melbourne’s hot office markets pushing up prices, investors may start looking to Brisbane and Perth, where there are signs of a recovery from...

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Beacon guides GIC to strike $1bn US office portfolio deal

Singapore sovereign fund joins with US investor for Washington DC acquisitions GIC Real Estate has bought a $1bn US office portfolio. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has formed joint ventures with...

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Rate hikes unlikely to turn Asia’s tide of cheap debt

Well-capitalised banks continue to offer property players in Asia plenty of low-cost capital, albeit at fairly low loan-to-value levels, while funds are starting to target mezzanine and Chinese non-performing debt...

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Key data: occupiers

• Foreign F&B brands record 20% annual growth in China • Singapore retail in demand, but rents still flat  Chinese appetite for foreign F&B grows Foreign food and beverage (F&B) brands...

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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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Cheung Chung Kiu’s CC Land to take control of London office landmark with $1bn Cheesegrater acquisition

A Chinese property investor is set to buy City of London office tower the Cheesegrater for more than £1bn ($1.2bn). Chongqing developer Cheung Chung Kiu’s CC Land is set to...

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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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Deutsche Bank recruits Crum for Japanese return

Deutsche Bank is making a return to real estate lending in Japan. It has hired Geoff Crum from Aozora Bank to its global credit trading team in Tokyo. Crum is...

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GLP takeover far from done deal as share price shoots up

GLP reminded markets this week that no takeover deal for the company is certain, after a spike in its share price. Shares in the Singapore-listed logistics developer rose sharply on...

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Key data: Non-listed sector