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...

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...

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...

Survey

Survey Introduction

KOREA The country’s property market is suffering the knock-on effects of China’s slowdown and office oversupply in Seoul, but overseas investors are still chasing refurbished or well-let office opportunities South...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Asia) Index fell 0.9% in September, well behind the North American index, which rose 3.3% and the European index, which rose 0.2%. • Local currency...

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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...

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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,...

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...

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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...

Survey

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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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...

Research

Japan logistics boom creates oversupply

Japan’s logistics market continues to thrive, but oversupply is keeping a lid on rent increases, according to the latest research from Savills. The broker also points to a new trend...