November 2016 | Asia Property

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China Q3 deals leap 45% year-on-year as investors pile in

Tishman Speyer’s Shanghai Springs project joins many assets on block after strong Q3 for hot Chinese market China is driving Asia Pacific’s real estate investment market after a strong...


Tax-efficient vehicles put Indian property on new road

Blackstone, Brookfield and domestic developers DLF, RMZ and K Raheja tipped to be among first to float trusts in 2017, after government removes most barriers to introduction of effective REIT...


China Life takes leading role in $2bn US hotels purchase

China Life Insurance is investing in a $2bn US hotels deal. Starwood Capital announced last month that China Life is serving as lead investor for a group buying a stake...


Gaw closes string of deals in China, Japan and Australia

Gaw Capital Partners has struck a flurry of deals in recent weeks. The Hong Kong-based private equity investor has taken a stake in naked Hub, a Shanghai-based network of co-working...


India comes into fashion as big brands make a splash

The barriers preventing global brands from making a push into India have been lifted and as foreign retailers rush in, lack of modern mall space presents an opportunity for developers...


Modi’s property acts win two cheers from industry

While welcoming government moves to make development more transparent and give foreign investors more freedom, market watchers say more must be done to speed up project approval  The Modi government...


Key data: Listed sector

• Asia was least worst performer in a poor month for the sector • Japan bucked the trend, gaining 2.2%   • Property shares took a nosedive worldwide in October,...

Company Profiles


The Singapore-based crowdfunding pioneer connects Asian investors with real estate projects in hard-to-crack markets – a funding model with the potential to transform property scheme financing InvestaCrowd is linking Asian...


Visitors keep retail on track in Japan’s Olympic run-up

A rise in tourist numbers in the run-up to Japan hosting the Games will support its retail property sector up to 2020, even if the trend for lavish luxury spending...


ULI survey shows Shanghai to be top pick as investors keep targeting China’s first-tier cities

China’s first-tier cities remain the top choices for real estate investors, Urban Land Institute research reveals. The ULI Chinese Mainland Real Estate Markets 2016 survey shows Shanghai to be the...


Record Kowloon land price shocks Hong Kong market

Hong Kong’s property market is reeling from an aggressive mainland bid for a new government land site in Kowloon. Hongkong Island Construction Properties Company, which is understood to be controlled...