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...

Comment

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...

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...

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PAG Asia steps up claims against Spring REIT

PAG Asia’s battle with Hong Kong’s Spring REIT has escalated, with a report being submitted to the Securities and Futures Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The investment...

Research

Key data: Occupiers

• Bricks-and mortar-retailers in Beijing team up with online outlets • Jakarta office vacancy rates still high  Online-to-offline stores sprout in Beijing “New retail”, which blurs the boundary between online and...

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Ginza retail deal sees Grosvenor buy again in Tokyo

UK property company Grosvenor Group has returned to the Tokyo market with a ¥28bn ($247.1m) acquisition. The private property company, which is controlled by the family of the Duke of...

Jacquemin takes charge in Asia for AXA IM – Real Assets

AXA investment Managers – Real Assets has promoted Laurent Jacquemin to replace Frank Khoo as Asia Pacific head. Khoo stepped down from his role after AXA decided to move its...

Company Profiles

Keppel-KBS US REIT

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...

News

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...

Comment

Unlocking past assets’ future promise

Developers, investors and occupiers in Asia are starting to see both the financial and environmental benefits of renovating and repositioning older assets, rather than demolishing them to make way for...

News

Date centres deal provides US debut for Mapletree’s MIT

Mapletree Investments has bought a portfolio of US data centres for $750m. The Singaporean state-owned property company formed a new60:40 joint venture with the listed Mapletree Industrial Trust, which it...