October 2014 | Asia Property

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Blackstone poised to take GE’s $2bn Japan resi portfolio

US opportunity fund manager is expected to heavily leverage portfolio of 10,000 homes in Japanese cities  GE Capital Real Estate is selling a portfolio of Japanese residential real estate...

Company Profiles


The Swiss investor, which has just launched the world’s largest real estate secondaries fund, believes its broad, research-driven investment approach gives it an edge in both global and asian markets ...


Pearl River carries tide of opportunity

Huge infrastructure projects are linking Hong Kong with the 10 other cities of China’s Pearl River Delta, creating the world’s large conurbation, in a move that offers massive new business...


Great wall of Chinese money may have cracks

At the end of last year, we said that the big real estate story for 2014 would be Chinese outbound investment; newly relaxed investment rules mean it could be the...

Companies & People


The debut fund from the manager’s new Japanese arm will have a value-added strategy of buying and enhancing B-grade Tokyo offices, while in europe it has two corporate acquisitions in...

Companies & People


Knight Frank goes for growth in china Knight Frank is targeting growth in China after announcing record turnover of £392.7m ($631.9m) and profits up 33% to £136.6m for the year...


Fleet of Asia Pacific vehicles face $40bn asset sale bottleneck as they near the end of the road

With the amount of property set to be sold by terminating funds in the next two years well above usual annual investment volumes, many managers may struggle to find buyers ...


October In Brief

Blackstone picks up two Indian business parks from IDFC Indian infrastructure firm IDFC has sold two business parks to Blackstone for INR9bn ($147m). IDFC sold Galaxy IT Park in Noida...

World News

QIA to pay record London price for HSBC tower purchase

National Pension Service of Korea is selling HSBC’s London headquarters to a Middle Eastern investor for more than £1.1bn ($1.76bn). The Qatar Investment Authority is understood to have agreed to...

World News

Asian investors line up$2bn of deals in continental push

Korean investor targets Paris portfolio while Samsung, Malaysia’s EPF and Fubon plan German purchases  Asian investors are making major moves into continental Europe, with $2bn of deals close to being...


City Developments lands first resi site in Japan

Singapore’s City Developments has bought its first residential site in Japan, as it moves to expand overseas. CDL bought a prime Tokyo freehold site from Seiko Holdings alongside an unnamed...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q2 2014


CY Leung comes under fire for UGL fee

Hong Kong chief executive attacked for not revealing non-compete fee received when Asia Pacific head of DTZ  Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung is facing flak over a recently-revealed £4m ($6.45m)...


Global Logistic Properties strengthens China operations via partnership with China Development Bank Capital

Global Logistic Properties has sealed another deal with a Chinese state-owned company to accelerate its aggressive expansion in that market. The Singapore-listed logistics developer said it had signed a strategic partnership...


Mancharam sets up Singapore firm

Ashish Mancharam, JLL’s head of South East Asia investments, is leaving after 12 years to set up a Singapore investment manager. He will use family capital and equity from a...


Relaxation of investment rules adds more fuel to rocketing Chinese overseas property purchases

Chinese investors will no longer have to seek government approval for international property acquisitions, accelerating an already strong wave of Chinese capital targeting real estate  Chinese investment in overseas real...