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

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

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....

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...

News

AXA to splash out on offices in Oz

AXA plans to spend A$500m on offices in the next two years. Global head of Asia Frank Khoo said AXA would join other investors to buy four Sydney and Melbourne grade...

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...

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...

Analysis

Core problem may cost Hong Kong its financial hub top spot as tale of three cities unfolds

Knight Frank report identifies lack of space for expansion in Hong Kong’s central office districts as key problem for the city in keeping up with regional rivals Beijing and Shanghai ...

Research

Excess office space still dogs Chengdu despite vacancy rate fall

Office vacancy rates fell in Chengdu during a third quarter unburdened by new supply, according to Colliers International research. But the market continues to be plagued by excess space. Total...

World News

Fosun wins Chase in Manhattan deal

JPMorgan has agreed to sell 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza to Fosun International for $725m. Fosun, owned by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, said it would buy the 60-storey, 2.2m sq ft New...

Research

Asia Property Performance v Equities and Bonds

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

World News

Korean investors are in the Loop with Chicago office buy

A consortium of Korean investors led by Korea Post has bought a 49-storey Chicago office block from Tishman Speyer for $348m. The consortium’s adviser, CBRE Global Investors, will lead a...

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