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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

News

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...

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...

Survey

AUSTRALIA

Weakness in the occupier market has not deterred Chinese, Hong Kong and Singapore investors from snapping up commercial property in Australia, while the housing market is also booming  Australia continues...

Analysis

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 ...

Survey

Investors swot up on Australia’s student housing sector

Rising numbers of overseas students and a high level of private sector provision ensure that Australia’s student accommodation market scores top marks from domestic and international property investors  More than...

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...

Survey

STUDENT HOUSING

Australia is the only Asian country to offer a student housing sector large and transparent enough for property investors to access, although domestic REITs have targeted this niche market in...

News

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....

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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...

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CBRE poaches Kirke for capital markets role...

CBRE has recruited Richard Kirke from Colliers International for a new regional capital markets role. Kirke, who is head of Colliers’ Hong Kong business, will join in the first quarter...