October 2015 | Asia Property

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AXA IM – Real Assets

Japan remains the key asian market for Axa’s real estate investment arm, which is planning to move up the risk curve and beyond its previous tokyo office focus for its...

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Australian boom may have global reverberations

What a difference a deal makes. This year wasn’t going badly for Australian real estate, but there are enough significant buildings on the market in the final quarter to make it...

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Make eco action the name of the game

Eco-gamification, which turns the weighty aim of reducing buildings’ environmental impact into a fun game for tenants to play, could prove a highly effective tool in improving the Asian property...

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AIG seeks $3.2bn for IFC complex in giant Seoul disposal

Realisation of high price tag may depend on vendor’s ability to let remaining space in trophy Yeoido asset AIG Global Real Estate is to put its flagship International Finance Centre...

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Social policies adjust the hue of property’s green agenda

The stick of regulation and carrot of greater profitability have driven green buildings into Asia’s property mainstream and many investors and developers are now adding ethical social elements to projects...

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Australia’s Metro wins Swiss loan

Credit Suisse has provided a A$65m ($45.7m) corporate loan to Australian residential developer Metro Property – the bank’s first such deal in Australia. Metro pulled a A$225m initial public offering earlier...

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Korea’s Mirae adds San Francisco hotel to overseas haul

Korean asset manager Mirae Asset Global Investments is to buy Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco for $450m. The company plans to raise the equity for the deal from its domestic...

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Asian property firms sustain their environmental progress

Region’s real estate industry makes big steps in reducing its carbon footprint, energy and water usage, with respondents to GRESB’s annual survey showing an average 18% improvement in performance Asian...

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Brookf ield looks to cash in on A$2bn of Australian properties

High prices come at the right time for reinvestment in A$1bn Sydney scheme Brookfield Asset Management has close to A$2bn ($1.44bn) of Australian assets on the market. The Canadian investment...

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Online shopping boom opens doors in logistics

Fractured market is ripe for development as e-commerce and social commerce see dramatic increases, spelling opportunities for those ready to tackle the sector’s lack of transparency and available sites The...

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Greenland expands Australian assets with Sydney site deal

Greenland Group has added another Sydney development site to its Australian portfolio. The Chinese state-backed developer bought a 1.5ha plot in Macquarie Park, North Sydney, from the New South Wales...

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Commerz Real joins German push in Oz...

Sydney police HQ is German fund manager’s first Australian buy, as Union Investment seals second purchase German investors are ramping up their exposure to Australian real estate. Fund manager Commerz...

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Heitman and GIC splash $2.3bn on mall stakes in US

GIC Real Estate and Heitman have spent a total of $2.3bn on stakes in a portfolio of US shopping centres. The Singaporean sovereign fund bought 40% stakes in five malls...

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ANREV shows steady climb in quarterly returns for the region

Asia Pacific real estate performance continues to improve, according to the latest ANREV data. Non-listed real estate funds performed positively in the second quarter with returns of 2.6%, compared with...