November 2015 | Asia Property

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High pricing spurs wave of Japanese property disposals

‘Battleship’ building in Tokyo and LIM retail portfolio are among assets offered as owners aim to take profits Rising prices for Japanese commercial real estate are bringing fresh sellers...

Comment

BlackRock’s Singapore bet was far from safe

It is an oft-quoted cliché that real estate is all about “location, location, location”. However, this is not entirely correct. Certainly, if you are Hongkong Land or Sun Hung Kai,...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Trausch trades GE role for top property post with Allianz Francois Trausch has been appointed chief executive of Allianz Real estate. Trausch will return to Paris for the role, after...

Comment

Securities open door to prime assets

Prime Asian buildings in prime locations are rarely traded, so are difficult for investors to access directly. But publicly listed real estate securities offer a way for investors of all...

Company Profiles

COHEN & STEERS

The reIt specialist is looking to expand across Asia, but structural issues in many countries and wide variations in sector performance mean it has to pick its investments carefully Real...

Analysis

Real estate is a growing target as Asian institutions take giant investment steps around the globe

Asia’s giant pension, insurance and sovereign funds, previously underweight in property, are hiking their allocations to the sector and becoming more sophisticated in their investment strategies The continued rise of...

News

Guidance raises $100m for latest Shariah-compliant fund

Guidance Investments has raised $100m at the closing of its Logistics Real Estate Investment Fund. The Shariah-compliant fund is South East Asia’s first logistics and industrial fund, the Malaysia-based investment...

News

Australia’s Stockland seeks multiple capital partners for 50% stake in retirement living arm

Stockland is seeking partners to buy into its retirement living arm, with half of the business up for grabs. The Australian listed group owns 9,300 senior housing units across the...

News

Google satisfies Gaw-led group’s London offices search

A Gaw Capital-led consortium has paid £500m ($770.6m) for a London building let to Google. The consortium is buying two linked office buildings at 123 and 151 Buckingham Palace Road...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index rose 6.2% in October, one of the index’s strongest months this year. • However, Asian listed real estate performance once more lagged that...

News

Hulic bags Simplex for ¥155bn as Anbang loses red tape battle

Hulic plans to sell real estate management and REIT business, and hold properties Aetos Capital Real Estate has confirmed it will sell Simplex Investment Advisors Group to Japanese investor Hulic....

Survey

Japan bucks Asian trend of luxury falling out of favour

Asia still accounts for a big chunk of the world’s luxury retail market, but with the exception of Japan and Korea, local markets have been hit as Chinese consumers seek...

Survey

Survey Introduction

Myanmar The country’s low GDP per capita and legacy of its previous military junta have deterred many Western real estate investors, but those from Singapore, Japan and China have made...

World News

ABP signs up investor CITIC for Royal Albert Dock venture

Joint venture with Chinese state-owned CITIC will own 25% of east London project Chinese developer ABP has formed a tie-up with state- owned Chinese investment company CITIC Group for its...

News

Blackstone plans towering Taipei 101 deal

US private equity giant set to deploy $700m from its core-plus capital pool to acquire iconic Taipei skyscraper Blackstone is in talks to buy a major stake in Taipei 101,...