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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

Survey

City office bargain hunters strike out beyond Tokyo

Brokers say investors are buying into cheaper assets in Osaka, Fukuoka and Yokohama at an earlier stage in these cities’ rental recovery than in the last boom, but report more...

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...

Research

Europe and the US outperformed Asia’s index in October

• Asia was the weakest performing region for listed real estate in October, with the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index falling 0.2%, while the Europe index rose 4.2% and North...

World News

China’s Greenland buys into Brooklyn residential towers

Delayed $4bn New York Residential development to gain boost as Chinese state developer takes stake Greenland Holdings Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in a 15-tower residential project...

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 

News

Harbour Centre beats 17 rivals to $568m Hong Kong tower

Wheelock & Co subsidiary to convert 27-storey Murray Building into a luxury hotel  Harbour Centre Development has bought a former government office tower in Hong Kong’s Central district for HK$4.4bn...

Companies & People

Louie to lead research team at Barclays

Barclays has appointed Paul Louie as managing director, head of property sector, Asia ex-Japan equity research. Based in Hong Kong, Louie will lead the property research team across the region...

Survey

J-REITs are riding high on Japanese recovery wave

With signs of rental growth adding to Tokyo’s recovery, the time is right for investors to buy into a rising market. But foreign players may have to target non-prime assets...

Companies & People

Dalgleish steps Up to Chief Executive Position At ANREV

Asian real estate funds body ANREV has appointed Alan Dalgleish as chief executive with effect from January. Dalgleish’s primary responsibilities will be to continue to increase ANREV’s membership and to...

News

Ping An looks for high yields

Ping An Insurance, which made its first overseas property acquisition in July, is seeking high-yielding offshore property investments in the US, UK, Germany and France, Japan and Australia, Lee Hing-yin, a...