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...

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...

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...

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

Chinese developers keep their cash in the bank

China’s biggest property developers are sitting on $25bn in the expectation of a possible credit crunch and more measures to cool house prices. Companies including Shimao Property Holdings and Greentown...

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

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...

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...

News

Thailand’s CP Land to pour THB20bn into ASEAN projects

CP Land, a property subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Group, plans to invest more than THB20bn ($637.5m) in new projects at home and in ASEAN nations. “We plan aggressive investment this...

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...

News

Richard David leaves Forterra Trust after Nan Fung takeover

Richard David has resigned as chief executive of Forterra Trust, following Nan Fung Group’s acquisition of the trust’s management company. Nan Fung bought almost 30% of the trust and 100%...

Survey

TAIWAN

The Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement with China will encourage more Chinese corporations into Taiwan, but regulatory changes will also result in capital from insurers flowing out of the country  Taiwan’s...

Survey

Insurers are back home again after getting locked out

With $450bn in combined capital, Taiwanese insurance companies have long been key players in the commercial property market, owning one third of the nation’s grade A office stock and investing...