October 2013 | Asia Property

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Indian regulator resurrects move to introduce REITs

Initiative mothballed during financial crisis restarted, but introduction of vehicles will be strictly regulated  The Securities and Exchange Board of India has restarted moves to develop real estate investment...

Diary

Playing the Trump card when it comes to investing in India...

The Trump Organization has found what might be the ideal solution to the difficulties of real estate investment in India. While its first joint-venture development, in Pune, is set to...

Market Talk

Market Talk

“ChIna Is stIll some dIstance away from a property bubble. the property market Is stIll doIng fIne despIte some regional problems. the government can curb property speculation by usIng market forces” Li...

Diary

The rent is how much?

Hong Kong is the world’s priciest retail property location no more, according to Colliers International, which puts Queen’s Road Central, at $2,087/sq ft behind New Yorks Fifth Avenue on $3,052....

Diary

.. while Forbes joins the brand-building party... literally

Trump’s deal is not a one-off – US business publisher Forbes is to be immortalised in the Forbes Media Tower, to be developed by Century Properties Group in its Century...

News

Orion tees up third senior living fund

Orion Partners plans to raise up to ¥25bn ($250m) for its third Japan senior living fund. The Ostara Japan Aged Care Real Estate Fund 3 will focus on acquiring existing...

News

Sino debuts in Australia with $427m luxury resi scheme

Sino International Development will make its first investment in Australia with a A$450m ($427m) residential project in Melbourne. Chinese developer Sino will build 800-1,000 luxury town houses, terraces and apartments on...

News

GLP sells Yupei stake for $56m

Global Logistic Properties has confirmed its sale of a 50% stake in Shanghai Yupei Group to Shanghai Yushou Investment Holdings, giving that entity 100% control of Yupei. GLP sold the...

News

Asia takes back seat in global real estate fund-raising spree

$18.5bn raised for property in third quarter of this year, but only $200m for region  This year is on track to be one of the strongest in recent years for...

Analysis

Tokyo’s property industry ready to go for gold as Olympics win keeps city on track for recovery

Housing developments near the 2020 Olympics sites will feel the most immediate benefit, but improvements in infrastructure and business sentiment should sustain a wider property revival  Seconds after the International...

Comment

Currency holds key to being quids in

Depreciating currencies leave the Australians and Japanese well placed to benefit from investment in other Asian markets, but exchange rate volatility means that all investors should factor foreign currency risk...

Companies & People

Wells Fargo pulls plug on Indian venture

Wells Fargo Group is closing its real estate investment advisory business in India. The US bank has cut staff and has given severance packages to employees who were part of...

Companies & People

Martin moves to head JLL solutions arm

Jordi Martin has been appointed global director and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s corporate solutions business in Asia Pacific, effective from the first quarter of next year. Currently managing director...

Analysis

Distribution experts deliver a message of cautious optimism on China’s undersupplied logistics market

While a lack of modern facilities offers investors huge potential, not all Chinese cities are a logistics gold mine, industry experts warned at AsiaProperty’s recent China Logistics Real Estate Seminar ...

News

Australia’s super funds set to splash A$8bn overseas as prime assets dry up at home

Australian superannuation funds will invest A$8bn ($7.57bn) in overseas property by 2020, Jones Lang LaSalle claims. The super funds have $1.trn under management. The average super fund property weighting is...