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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Key data: Listed Sector

• Asia Pacific property stocks performed well in October, with the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index up 4.9%. • However, the region was outshone by North America, where the index...

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...

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...

News

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...

News

Blackstone targets $13bn for eighth fund

Manager has lower return target for latest giant, global, opportunistic fund and is extending European vehicle Blackstone plans to raise around $13bn of equity for its next global fund and...

News

Agile shares hit a low as chairman is arrested

Agile Property Holdings’ shares hit a five-year low after it revealed that the Chinese authorities have placed its chairman and founder under house arrest. Shares in the Hong Kong- listed...

News

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...

News

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...