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...


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...

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...

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...


E-tailers boost logistics demand in India

Occupier activity in India’s logistics real estate market was “steady” in the first half of this year, according to CBRE, although there was notable demand from the e-commerce sector. The...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update


DTZ’s transactions indices show Asia is on top of the world for property price growth

Asia Pacific real estate prices leaped 5% in Q2 2014, DTZ’s Transaction-Based Price Index shows, outpacing a 3.5% increase in the US and a marginal 1% rise for European property ...

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...


Asian property attracts record block of capital in first half of 2014, as global wall of money builds to $408bn

DTZ’s Great Wall of Money report shows Asia Pacific saw the biggest rise in equity raised for property, at 21%, in the first half of this year, as investors hurry...


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...


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)...


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...


DekaBank set to sell Tokyo block

DekaBank is continuing to clear up its Japan holdings with the ¥14bn-15bn ($129m-139m) sale of Hamarikyu Parkside Place. Deka is believed to have appointed JLL for the sale. Morgan Stanley’s...


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...