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

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...

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

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....

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

India’s IDFC launched its second infrastructure fund in September, with an equity target of $1bn 

News

Mirvac spends $523m on Sydney and Melbourne assets

Mirvac Group is to spend A$552m ($523m) on the Harbourside Shopping Centre in Sydney and two office buildings in Melbourne. Australian real estate investment trust Mirvac will acquire the shopping...

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...

News

2014 transactions could top $120bn, says JLL

Next year could set a record for real estate transactions in Asia Pacific according to Jones Lang LaSalle, which has reported strong third quarter results. Regional chief executive Alastair Hughes...

Companies & People

Matsumoto joins CBRE Global Investors

CBRE Global Investors has appointed Michio Matsumoto as director and head of acquisitions, Japan. He will manage a range of investment activities, including underwriting, structuring and financing of investment transactions in...

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...

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,...

News

Seah named new CEO at Forterra

Nan Fung Group has appointed Seah Choo as chief executive at Forterra Trust. Previous CEO Richard David left shortly after Nan Fung took control of the Singapore-listed China investor in...

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...

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...