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...


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...


Grosvenor finds Asian buyer for West End asset

Grosvenor Group has sold a London office building to a Hong Kong investor for £152m ($199.2m). The private UK group sold the 65,000 sq ft 10 Grosvenor Street in London’s...


ANREV delegates see bright future for Asian fund investment, but asset price bubble is cloud on horizon

Nearly two thirds of respondents to survey at annual conference of non-listed funds body cite sudden price correction as their main worry, but more than 80% plan to increase property...


Li’s Pacific Century poised to win £6bn project in London

Company run by son of Cheung Kong chairman lined up as new preferred developer, as Barrett withdraws Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li is tipped to take over a £6bn ($7.8bn)...


Logistics starts to deliver outside Tokyo for investors

RCA data shows more than half of all Japanese logistics deals occurred outside Tokyo in the first half of this year, and while Osaka is oversupplied, a shortage of modern...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Key data: Listed sector

• Asia was the best performing regional index last month, up 2.7% • Singapore led the region, rising 5% • Asia Pacific real estate stocks outshined the rest of the world in...