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...

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

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...

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....

News

Foreign retailers target Australia

Australia’s shopping centres are likely to see more international retailers in the next 18 months. The UK’s Marks & Spencer, Japanese department store Isetan and US cosmetic chain Sephora have...

Research

Listed Property Performance v Bonds and Equities, October 2013

Japan’s run of outperformance ended last month, when it fell from the top to the bottom of the table 

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...

News

Brooke takes charge of CBRE consulting arm

CBRE has moved Greater China head Chris Brooke to a new regional role in its consulting business. Brooke will relocate from Beijing to the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong...

News

GIC snaps up Jakarta CBD tower project

Big ASEAN deals see Singaporean investor buy Jakarta mixed-use tower and Apollo sell stake in Manila assets ASEAN nations were in focus last week with two substantial deals in South...

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

Stacy moves to Cushman for tenant role

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Michael Stacy as director of tenant representation, Shanghai. He will co-head the team in Shanghai with Ronnie Sun. Stacy joins from CBRE, where he was...

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...

News

GE Capital sets A$1bn Australian lending target

GE Capital Real Estate is set to build a A$1bn ($945m) loan book in Australia by the end of the year. Asia Pacific chief executive Francois Trasuch said the group...

Companies & People

GVA eyes global multidisciplinary model

UK surveying firm GVA has begun a strategic review aimed at transforming it into a global organisation. The firm said it wanted a “multi- disciplinary advisory-based model that invests in...