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

.. 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....

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...

News

Red Fort Capital commits $163m to Indian projects

Indian private equity firm Red Fort Capital has committed $163m to a series of co-investments with Lotus Greens Developers. Red Fort will invest an initial INR3.65bn ($59.8m) for 50% stakes...

Survey

Vietnamese growth story still lacks characters from overseas

oversupply and rampant inflation have largely vanished from Vietnam’s real estate markets, but an unstable banking system and lack of transparency remain barriers to entry for foreign investors Vietnam’s economy...

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

Ludeman to lead CBRE capital markets

Chris Ludeman has been named CBRE’s global president, capital markets. The 33-year veteran of CBRE started as a sales trainee in 1980. Most recently, he has served as president of...

News

Australian hotel group sold for $754m

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority takes ownership of 31 mid-market hotels from Tourism Asset Holdings  Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has paid A$800m ($754.4m) for Australia’s largest hotel owner, Tourism Asset Holdings....

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

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

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

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...