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

.. 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...

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....

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

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...

Companies & People

Metz lands new real estate role at Carlyle

Carlyle Group has appointed Adam Metz, a former executive at rival TPG Capital Management, to a newly created position of head of international real estate. Carlyle currently manages $12.3bn in...

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

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...

News

J-REITs fuel Japanese real estate upsurge

Japan Retail Fund is among the major buyers as REITs acquire $16bn of assets in first three quarters of the year  Japan’s real estate market has continued its strong run,...

World News

Rising interest rates set to stymie global real estate surge

DTZ report shows rise in capital chasing property, but predicts end of quantitative easing will hit demand  More capital than ever is chasing global real estate, but rising interest rates...

World News

Global transaction volumes leap 16%

Global commercial transaction volumes rose 16% in the first three quarters of 2013 to $125bn, according to Jones Lang LaSalle preliminary data. JLL revised its 2013 projected deal volumes to...

Companies & People

MGPA Merger Builds Blackrock up to $23Bn Global Business

BlackRock has completed the acquisition of MGPA, creating a combined $23.5bn global real estate investment business. The combined platform of more than 400 real estate professionals in 18 offices across...

Research

Listed property performance v bonds and equities, September 2013

The Japanese listed property recovery continues to gather pace, with the Japan index up 12% this month

World News

In Brief

French asset manager invests in Forum Partners’ debt fund French asset manager La Française AM and Forum Partners Investment Management have entered into a strategic partnership with a view to launching...

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...