November 2017 | Asia Property

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Chinese still active in continuing Hong Kong deals boom

Beijing-based firm drives purchase of The Center stake as restrictions fail to stem flow of mainland capital     Hong Kong’s real estate market has continued its stratospheric rise with...


TH Real Estate prepares launch of Asia Pacific core vehicle

TH Real Estate plans to join the ranks of managers that run core Asia Pacific funds next year with its own launch. The fund will be modelled on TH Real...


Chinese cash keeps Hong Kong party swinging

Our front page story this month is guilty of overusing a single word: that is “record”, which appears seven times. However, record is a word that comes up a lot...


Market talk

“The world economy is in the middle of what many are calling a synchronised upswing. A strong rebound in manufacturing, led by Europe, appears to be at the heart of...


News in brief

TH RE sells Manhattan office tower to Japan’s Unizo Holding… Japan’s Unizo Holding Co has bought the 31-storey, 651,492 sq ft 685 Third Avenue office tower in Midtown Manhattan for...


Investors warm to provincial Japanese values

International private equity players are joining domestic REITs in targeting property in regional Japanese cities, as a lack of stock and rising rents make the likes of Osaka and Nagoya...


Spate of fund closings reflects demand for Asian PE vehicles

Blackstone’s second Asia fund hits $5bn target while CBRE GI vehicle pulls in $1bn  Asia Pacific real estate private equity funds continue to attract capital from global investors, with several...


Survey: introduction

Regional Japan ‘Abenomics’ has revived Japan’s economy and property investors have benefitted from the world’s lowest interest rates, but many are now looking beyond Tokyo’s low yields to secure better...

Company Profiles

Poly Housing ABS

Chinese property developer Poly Real Estate’s launch of a listed vehicle that will issue securities backed by rented housing is a significant development for China’s REIT and securitisation markets China’s...


Key data: Non-listed sector

Company Profiles


Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has teamed up with US property investment manager KBS Pacific Advisors to launch a REIT offering Asian investors exposure to KBS’s US office portfolio  Keppel Corporation and...