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...



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...


PGIM taps into Seoul recovery with $159m office tower buy

Investment manager PGIM Real Estate is back in the Seoul market, having completed its $159m ($112m) acquisition of the T Tower office building in the central business district. PGIM did...


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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...

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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 ...


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 –...


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...


Lippo’s Bowsprit prepares to float Indonesian REIT despite uncertainty over tax treatment

Lippo Group is to launch an Indonesian real estate investment trust, despite the tax legislation regarding such vehicles not being finalised. Bowsprit Asset Management, a subsidiary of Lippo, aims to...


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...


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...