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

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,...

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...

Analysis

Weight of money chasing property pushes investors into Asian niches, ANREV conference delegates report

Healthcare assets, student housing and data centres are cited as popular targets to maintain returns, while keynote speakers give contrasting optimistic and pessimistic views of market outlook The weight of...

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...

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,...

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...

News

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...

News

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...

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

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...

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...

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....