May 2013 | Asia Property

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‘Abenomics’ adds fresh fuel to Japan’s hot property market

Japan’s radical ‘Abenomics’ has turned it into the region’s hottest real estate market, with fresh fund launches and a new logistics mega-deal.Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s monetary and fiscal stimulus,...


Abenomic miracle is further shot in the arm for recovering Japanese property markets

Japan has long been the ‘sick man’ of Asia, but the economic policy of its new government has boosted sentiment and acted liked a spurt of nitrous oxide to an...

World News

Mitsubishi pulls off £235m Stock Exchange deal in City of London

Mitsubishi Estate has sold King Edward Court in the City of London to Canada’s Oxford Properties for £235m ($365.1m). The 246,000 sq ft building at 10 Paternoster Square serves as...

ASEAN focus

Back-office arrivals keep manila’s property industry out in front

The Philippines’ property industry is being buoyed up by the country gaining its first investment-grade credit rating and the continuing growth of the business process outsourcing sector, which is now spreading beyond...


Australia’s Dexus lands tower in Brisbane as Charter Hall teams up to buy Bank of Queensland HQ

Dexus Property Group and its Wholesale Property Fund have jointly acquired 480 Queen Street in Brisbane from Grocon for A$543.9m ($553.8m). The Australian listed group and the fund it manages...



The cost of borrowing has been falling across Asia and banks are now willing to offer higher leverage levels, putting debt-backed investors in a strong position, especially in Japan and...

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World News In Brief

Invesco acquires Texan office tower for Korean pension fund Invesco Real Estate has bought a 1.4m sq ft office tower in Houston, Texas, for National Pension Service of Korea. It...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q1 2013

Hong Kong’s retail rents, the highest in the region, are unchanged since Q4 2012, but office rents are 2.4% down quarter on quarter in the core Central district    


City is hot spot for international chains targeting Asia

Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo top the list of cities for new retailer entries to Asia Pacific, according to CBRE’s new Retail Hotspots in Asia Pacific report. CBRE tracked openings...


KKR adopts structured finance strategy

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is expected to apply a structured finance approach to its real estate investments in Asia, after making new appointments in the region. Bryan Southergill will join the...

Company Profiles


The Japanese developer is rapidly expanding its business at home and in China, while an Indonesian joint venture is the next step in its growth plans for South east Asia ...


Robust Asia Pacific investment markets boost Q1 results for Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE

Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE produced solid results for Q1 2013, with improved Asia Pacific performance. Alastair Hughes, JLL’s Asia Pacific chief executive, called his group’s performance “solid in a...


Blackstone eyes Melbourne mall for latest Oz acquisition


ISPT super fund buys 75% stake in Australian malls


Carlyle sets $750m target for third Asian real estate fund as Harvest aims to reap $500m for China vehicle with Grosvenor FM


Future Fund sells share in UK Bullring


Henderson securities launch favours S-REITs