November 2013 | Asia Property

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Return of ¥100bn deals signals boom for Japanese market

Maguro Gajoen tipped to fetch ¥120bn for Lone Star, as large assets change hands in big-ticket Tokyo deals  Mega deals have returned in Japan as interest increases in its...

Market Talk

Success of our fund-raising efforts

“The Success of our fund-raising efforts is a vote of great confidence in our successful track record of returns for our investors and in our unique investment strategy – opportunistic...

Diary

Dalian Wanda magnate turns profile-raising into high art

Dalian Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin hit the headlines after spending $28.2m of his company’s money on Picasso painting Claude et Paloma at a Christie’s auction in New York last week....

Market Talk

First real downturn sInce 1998

“We initiate coverage of the Hong Kong property sector with a negatIve vIew. We belIeve the property market Is about to enter Its first real downturn sInce 1998 and we...

Market Talk

Japanese Politicians Look at the problems......

Japanese politicians look at the problems that immigration has caused in other countries and say, why would we want to have to deal with this?” Martin Schulz, senior research fellow...

Market Talk

Seven buyers for every Seller

“We Reckon that there are roughly seven buyers for every seller In the RegIon and they are a broad-based set, but mainly from wIthIn the RegIon” Alastair Hughes, chief executive...

Research

Asia Property Performance v Equities and Bonds

EPRA Asia’s slip last month was in contrast to a rise for FTSE Asia

Research

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 

World News

Zell makes Advance move in return to Mexican investment

Sam Zell’s Equity International has announced its first investment in Mexico for five years, taking a stake in Advance Real Estate, an industrial and business park developer in central Mexico....

News

Blackstone buys into Chinese developer

US investor gains exposure to growing Chinese retail sector by paying $400m for 40% stake in developer Szitic  Blackstone Group plans to capitalise on China’s growing middle class by taking...

Analysis

Real estate associations link up around the world in move to go global with funds performance index

Annual conference of Asian non-listed funds body reveals 7.64% return for consultative global real estate performance index, ahead of April launch for full index with European and US associations  Real...

ASEAN focus

The law Is now on Investors’ sIde

The Burmese government has made an encouraging start to overhauling Myanmar’s antiquated foreign investment legal framework, says Benjamin Hirasawa, a consultant with international law firm DLA Piper. So much so,...

Companies & People

Blackstone opens singapore office

Blackstone Group has opened an office in Singapore, its eighth in Asia Pacific. The office has 35 staff across the private equity, real estate and tactical opportunities segments. The firm...

News

Pioneering Vingroup bond issue raises $200m

Vingroup has raised $200m for its shopping centre business via the first bond issue from a Vietnamese privately owned real estate company. The 2018-dated bonds, with a coupon of 11.875%, were...

Research

DTZ Fair Value Index

● The DTZ Fair Value Index score for Asia Pacific fell again this quarter, from 76 in Q2 2013 to 65 in Q3. Although the advanced economies are showing encouraging...

Research

Hong Kong office slowdown hits fringe

The Hong Kong office rental market deteriorated further in the third quarter, according to CBRE research, with weakness spreading to fringe areas as well as the main Central district. Rents...