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...

Company Profiles


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...


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,...


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...

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...


New Hand at helm of Colliers’ rejigged Asia Pacif ic operation plots course for expansion across the region

Former JLL man David Hand has stepped up to the top role at Colliers International and has made a raft of appointments as part of plans to ramp up the...

World News

China Vanke pays £30m to secure London Stage role

China Vanke is believed to have invested more than £30m ($46.2m) for a 20% stake in The Stage, a 40-storey tower in the Shoreditch area of East London. The project,...


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...


Far East’s final frontier opens its doors to foreign investors

After years of military rule, Myanmar’s civilian government is slowly moving to relax restrictions previously placed on foreign investors, who see the country as having enormous untapped potential. One of...


Key data: Non-listed sector


Warburg Pincus joins Embassy in $250m India JV

Warburg Pincus has formed a $250m industrial joint venture with Indian developer Embassy Group. The Embassy Industrial Parks venture will have an equity commitment of $175m from Warburg. Embassy will put...


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...


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...


Single tax plan heralds workable Indonesian REIT regime

Indonesia has announced tax changes to pave the way for an effective real estate investment trust regime. Following the announcement, Lippo Group said it would move the listing of Lippo...

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...