November 2014 | Asia Property

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Heitman targets $500m for first Asia real estate vehicle

US fund manager will work with joint-venture partners to make value-added investments in mature markets Heitman is launching its first fund dedicated to Asia Pacific real estate, aiming to...

Diary

DIARY NOVEMBER 2014

How to lose friends and alienate people in Hong Kong Embattled Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung is coming under fire from all fronts, but mainly his own. Not only...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Consortium completes DTZ takeover A consortium of TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has completed its $1.2bn acquisition of DTZ. The property services group will continue...

Comment

Weight of capital is emerging into new areas

When the very first – at the time a one-off – issue of AsiaProperty was published in late 2007, emerging markets were all the rage. In particular, India and Vietnam...

News

GIC Real Estate teams up with Scentre Group to buy stakes in New Zealand Westfield malls

GIC Real Estate has bought a series of stakes in shopping centres in New Zealand. The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund entered into a joint venture with Scentre Group, the owner...

Survey

Ho Chi Minh is the leader in Vietnam’s offices upturn

JLL and CBRE both report slight increases for rents in the country’s main office market, as vacancy rates fall, but oversupply continues to dog the retail market in both Ho...

Company Profiles

LASALLE IM

Co-chief executives Mark Gabbay and Philip ling are looking to take the company beyond a one-dimensional investment strategy to focus across the risk spectrum and outside asia. LaSalle Investment Management...

Comment

DTU is the code for outperformance

LaSalle Investment Management has identified demographics, technology and urbanisation as the key factors investors should consider when seeking outperformance in Asia’s increasingly crowded property markets The traditional real estate investment...

World News

Korean buyers pay €740m for global KanAm fund assets

German fund manager KanAm has sold a €740m ($926.5m) global property portfolio from its liquidating Grundinvest fund to a consortium of Korean investors. The portfolio includes assets in Washington, Paris...

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Investors sue India’s ICICI Venture following “huge losses”

A group of 69 investors are suing Indian private equity firm ICICI Venture over alleged losses on their investments in a property fund run by the company. The non-resident Indian...

Analysis

Nervous Investors Put Range Of Asian Property Sectors On Hold

Even popular sectors such as china logistics are now seen as a “hold” rather than “buy”, our latest quarterly investment intentions survey shows, but tokyo and Beijing retail buck the...

News

Perennial prepares for Singapore listing and launches takeover bid for China Retail Trust

Perennial Real Estate Holdings is to list on the Singapore stock exchange and has made an offer for Perennial China Retail Trust. If successful, the offer would combine the real...

World News

Fubon picks up City building in London debut

Taiwanese insurer Fubon Life has made its debut UK investment, buying City of London office building One Carter Lane from UK listed firm LondonMetric Property for £138.8m ($221.5m). The 129,000...

Survey

Asian buyers step in where others still fear to tread

Most foreign investors still see Vietnam’s real estate market as too risky a bet yet, despite signs of recovery from the financial downturn, but some Korean and Japanese players have...