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...

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PRUPIM puts brake on Lend Lease’s sale of Bluewater stake

Lend Lease could raise more than £500m ($776.9m) by selling its stake in UK shopping centre Bluewater, in Kent. But a legal wrangle with co-owner PRUPIM could derail the sale....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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...


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...


Carlyle poised for Central Plaza buy in $266m Shanghai deal

Forterra Trust is to sell its Central Plaza Shanghai office building to The Carlyle Group for $266.7m. The Singapore-listed company, previously known as Treasury China Trust, estimates net cash proceeds...


ISPT super fund buys 75% stake in Australian malls


Henderson securities launch favours S-REITs


Blackstone eyes Melbourne mall for latest Oz acquisition


Future Fund sells share in UK Bullring


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