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...

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...

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,...

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...

Research

Sydney sublease office space up 89%

Sublease space in Sydney rose dramatically in Q3 2015, according to CBRE, which will push the vacancy rate towards double-digit territory next year. Sublease space in the Australian capital rose...

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CapitaLand drops Singapore tower buy

BlackRock in talks with other bidders for Asia Square Tower One after failing to agree price with CapitaLand CapitaLand has pulled out of negotiations to buy BlackRock’s Asia Square Tower...

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Proprium builds Australian real estate muscle with A$300m acquisition of Investa Land

Proprium Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of Australia’s Investa Land in a A$300m ($214.5m) deal. Investa Land develops industrial and residential land across Australia and has a A$4.3bn pipeline,...

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China Life joins GLP’s $4.5bn US logistics deal

GLP has completed its acquisition of a $4.55bn US logistics portfolio and brought in China Life as an investor. The Singapore-listed logistics specialist has established GLP US Income Partners II...

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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...

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GIC buys half of Tishman Speyer’s Hyderabad scheme

GIC has taken a 50% stake in a Tishman Speyer office development in Hyderabad, India. The two parties have formed a 50/50 joint venture to own Tishman Speyer’s WaveRock project....

Analysis

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...

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...

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...

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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...