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...

News

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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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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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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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

Tishman to join Paris deal rush with €500m office sale

Tishman Speyer is selling its 34,422m2 Paris Bourse office complex close to the Place de l’Opéra in central Paris, for €500m ($565.5m). Tishman redeveloped the scheme’s eight buildings behind the...

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Seoul train slow to depart despite ongoing interest

A number of major office buildings have failed to find buyers, as tenant demand remains subdued. However, low interest rates and the quality of prime properties continue to attract foreign...

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Guangzhou outlet mall is third in China for TH Real Estate

TH Real Estate has opened its third Chinese outlet mall, reflecting growing demand for the ‘outlet village’ concept in the country. The 1.3m sq ft Florentia Village Designer Outlet Mall...

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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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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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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,...