October 2015 | Asia Property

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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...

Company Profiles

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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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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German fund BVK ups allocation to Asia

German public sector pension fund Bayerische Versorgungs- kammer (BVK) is set to substantially increase its allocation to Asia Pacific real estate. BVK is set to award mandates totalling €700m ($789.6m)...

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Partners Group snaps up Sydney industrial site

Partners Group has agreed to acquire a 32ha industrial site in Yennora, west of Sydney, from aluminium producer Alcoa, on behalf of its clients. It will redevelop the site for...

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China’s Greenland plans to add Russia and Japan to foreign investment campaign

Greenland Group has announced ambitious plans to invest in Russia and Japan. The Chinese state-owned developer said last month that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Mizuho Financial...

World News

Knight Dragon set for take off with £5bn O2 London project

Hong Kong billionaire’s residential-led, Thames-side scheme in Greenwich gets green light from planners New World Development’s Henry Cheng has won approval for a £5bn ($7.6bn) regeneration project in London. Knight...

World News

H&QAP buys San Francisco asset to create hi-tech hub

Hong Kong-based private equity firm H&Q Asia Pacific has bought Bay Park Plaza San Francisco for $90m. H&QAP will invest $10m in the 260,000 sq ft complex in the city...

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Brunner takes over from Fitzgerald at Knight Frank

Piers Brunner (pictured) is set to join Knight Frank as head of Greater China. The former Colliers International Asia Pacific CEO is set to join Knight Frank later this year,...

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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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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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