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...


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...

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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 ...

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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...


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...


Silk Road stretches into Shanghai with retail site purchase

Silk Road Holdings has bought a site for a new designer outlet development in Pudong, Shanghai. Florentia Village Shanghai will provide 54,000m2 of retail space with 200 Italian, international and...


• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index gained 4.9% in April, ahead of the North America index, up 3.9%, but behind Europe, which rose 5.9%. • Asia Pacific’s best performer...


Expanding world of Asia Pacific property exerts strong gravitational force on international capital

The amount of real estate held by investors grew more than 10% in many Asian markets last year, with overseas players seeking a bigger piece of the action, DTZ’s Money...


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...


Increasing debt liquidity tempts investors to splash out

With low borrowing rates and rising leverage on offer across Asia, many overseas investors are finding it increasingly easy to finance property deals, while others are keen to invest through...


Cool stance fails to freeze house prices

Measures to keep the lid on spiralling house prices in China, Hong Kong and Singapore may have put the brakes on these markets, thus averting the risk of a serious...


Blackstone eyes Melbourne mall for latest Oz acquisition


Henderson securities launch favours S-REITs


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