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

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

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...

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

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...

Comment

Markets down under are looking up

While Australia’s occupier markets have suffered in the past few years, moves by the new government to boost domestic consumption and signs of rental recovery are attracting international players to...

Research

Top and Bottom Five Asian Stocks, October 2013

Japanese companies took four of the bottom five places as the country’s listed property market faltered 

World News

Citysetforoffice boom as Chinese institutions arrive

Chinese financial institutions may occupy more than 2m sq ft of City of London office space over the next decade, Savills claims. The agent said Chinese demand, equal to half...

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...

Companies & People

Hamilton joins CBRE corporate services

CBRE has recruited Hugh Hamilton as senior director, South East Asia, for its global corporate services business. Hamilton was previously with DTZ, where he was senior director and head of...

News

Colliers buys Japan’s ESPM

Colliers International has bought ESPM Asia KK, a property project management firm in Japan, for an undisclosed sum. ESPM provides services such as risk management, due diligence, project management and...

Companies & People

Boris gets a little lost in finding source for London investment

London mayor Boris Johnson was quick to claim credit for Oxley Holdings buying a £200m development site in Docklands. “My team met with Oxley Holdings on our trade mission to China last month...

Company Profiles

APG Asset Management

The Dutch pension asset manager has a €7bn-plus portfolio of Asian listed and non-listed real estate investments and has recently been focusing on club deals and joint ventures  APG is...

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...

News

Developers seek SEZ extension

Developers of 29 Special Economic Zones in India have applied for government permission to extend the SEZ status for their projects, which have been delayed due to the weak economy.