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...


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...

Company Profiles


The new internal investment manager of British Columbia’s state pension fund aims to form joint ventures with local and international investors in Asia to ramp up its international property portfolio ...


Asian buyers most open to global real estate strategies

Asian real estate investors are the most globally-minded, according to Preqin research. Preqin investor interviews found that while 52% of Asian investors plan to invest in this region, 51% are...


Limited asset menu fails to satisfy investors’ appetites

A stock shortage may have put a brake on deal volumes, but demand for assets is as strong as ever in Australia’s highly transparent investment market, with keen bidding set...


Lone Star in bid for Astro Japan’s assets

US investor makes second, ¥84bn all-cash offer for Tokyo-dominated portfolio of Australian-listed company  Lone Star Funds is again attempting to use listed real estate markets to buy Japanese real estate...


News in brief

AXA snaps up Brisbane’s Green Square South Tower for A$206m AXA IM – Real Assets has completed the purchase of Green Square South Tower in Brisbane for a reported A$206m...


Market talk

“While Hong Kong has a unique opportunity to be a highly walkable place due to its extreme density, the city still needs to work to improve the pedestrian experience, the...


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...


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...

Company Profiles


Two new Australian sites, in Sydney and Melbourne, represent the first stage in an ambitious Asia Pacific expansion plan by the Singapore-based developer of state-of-the-art data centres Data centre developer...