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...

Comment

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...

Company Profiles

PARTNERS GROUP

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 ...

Companies & People

CORDEA SAVILLS

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

COMPANIES AND 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...

Comment

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...

Analysis

Asian property’s green stars outshine the US as sustainability improves across the region

This year’s Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark shows the Asian real estate industry out-scoring the US, while response rates to the survey have improved greatly  Asia is the most rapidly...

News

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)...

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...

Survey

Land of Oz remains enticing for Asian resi investors

Chinese investors are leading a wave of Asian money into Australia’s rapidly rising housing market. While there are some fears of overheating, a shortage of stock should offer further growth...

Analysis

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...

News

AIG markets International Finance Centre hotel in Seoul

AIG Global Real Estate is selling the Conrad Hotel at its International Finance Centre in Yeoido, Seoul, for up to $450m, through JLL. The US insurer is still letting two...

News

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...

World News

Chinese insurer snaps up iconic New York hotel

China’s Angbang Insurance Group has agreed to buy the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York for $1.95bn. Hilton Worldwide Holdings said last week that it is selling the iconic Manhattan...

News

Hong Kong rivals China in size of managed real estate market

IPD study shows China’s managed property market to be far smaller than Japan’s  The value of mainland China’s professionally managed real estate stock is only marginally larger than Hong Kong’s,...

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Agile pulls rights issue amid directors row

Shares in Chinese developer are suspended amid claims of directors’ links to official suspected of corruption  Agile Property has pulled a rights issue while fending off rumours about its directors....