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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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...

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

CBRE veteran Shute flies into Adelaide airport property role

Craig Shute, CBRE’s senior managing director for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, will leave the firm next year to run Adelaide Airport’s real estate portfolio. Shute will take up his...

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...

News

November News in Brief

Westfield founder Lowy to step down as chairman of Scentre Scentre Group chairman Frank Lowy said he will retire at the group’s annual general meeting in May 2016. Scentre Deputy...

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...

News

Bail costs Macau’s accused Ng $24m

Macau billionaire real estate developer Ng Lap Seng has had to put up $20m in cash and his $4m New York apartment to secure bail in a corruption case. Ng...

News

Next year to mark end of road for $8bn of property vehicles

Nearly a third of terminating Asia funds’ assets are in China, ANREV survey finds Nineteen funds with an $8.02bn gross asset value are set to be liquidated next year, with...

Survey

Catering to the bling generation

Even the luxury end of the retail sector is not immune to change and the internet and demographics are having a huge impact, as AsiaProperty’s roundtable last month discussed Retail...