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...


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...



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


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...



The country’s property market shows signs of recovery in line with a wider economic revival, but still has a long way to go to overcome the overbuilding and stagnation that...


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S-REIT body to oppose “over-regulation”

New organisation challenges Singapore Monetary Authority proposals for tougher regulation of S-REIT sector A group of Singapore real estate investment trust managers have formed the REIT Association of Singapore –...


Bank of Japan to boost J-REITs via ¥90bn share buying push

Quantitative easing measures will include central bank buying more J-REIT stocks Real estate investment trusts are set to benefit from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s unprecedented “quantitative and qualitative...


Qatari fund plans $20bn Asia spree

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will invest $20bn across Asia in all sectors as it joins forces with China’s CITIC Group. Qatar Investment Authority chief executive Ahmad Mohamed Al-Sayed said the...


TH Real Estate builds Oz presence with Sydney acquisition

Investment manager TIAA Henderson Real Estate has increased its Australian foothold with a A$310m ($266.8m) Sydney acquisition. It bought a 50% stake in 101 Miller Street and the connecting Greenwood...


Grosvenor tips Tokyo to follow in London’s footsteps as Asia’s safe haven for real estate

UK property company identifies key similarities between its home city and Tokyo, with economic recovery and a strong luxury housing market acting as a magnet for investors Tokyo is set...

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...


Fund manager Orion Partners hunts buyer for property arm

Company seeks to offload real estate business after struggling to raise new funds Orion Partners is understood to be seeking a buyer for its real estate business. Industry sources said...


Court hears bribery claim against SHK’s Kwoks

Payments of millions of Hong Kong dollars from Sun Hung Kai Properties’ co-chairmen the Kwok brothers to a former government official had “all the hallmarks of a bribe,” a court...