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

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...