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...

Companies & People

Companies & people

Keppel reit’s chief exec Goh moves on after only a month Keppel REIT has parted company with its new chief executive, Jesline Goh, after only a month. Keppel REIT Management,...


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...


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...


Chinese appetite for London assets set to stay strong

London’s office sector will see continued investment from Greater China this year, Knight Frank claims. The London Report 2017, released by Knight Frank last month, reported that 73% of deals...


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...


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...


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...


Property takes visible hit in China’s policy fog

Chinese legislation is a strange beast; plans are mooted by one or more of a bewildering variety of government and regulatory bodies and then no-one is quite sure what –...


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...


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,...