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...


Property firms put dim sum and other bonds on menu

DTZ reports a 40% rise in bond issuance by Asian property firms last year, with Hong Kong-listed, renminbi-denominated ‘dim sum’ issuance so far this year already being double the 2012...

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...


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...


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...


Hong Kong retail still tied to mainland...

Hong Kong retail is celebrating a decade of tourism from mainland China boosting sales and rents, but changing shopping patterns may hit the market in the long term, according to...


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...


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...

World News

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...


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...


• 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...


Blackstone eyes Melbourne mall for latest Oz acquisition


Future Fund sells share in UK Bullring


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


Henderson securities launch favours S-REITs