October 2015 | Asia Property

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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...

Comment

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...

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...

Research

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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...

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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...

News

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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Gangnam style gives way to new Seoul office hotspots

IFC injected new life into Yeoido, but government incentives have created entirely new business clusters – focused on technology, digital media or research – drawing tenants away from the traditional...

News

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...

Survey

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...

News

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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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...

World News

China’s Gemdale stars in Hollywood overseas debut

Chinese state-owned developer Gemdale Properties has made its first overseas investment, a $125m, mixed-use project in Hollywood, California. Gemdale teamed up with local developer LaTerra Development to build a six-storey residential,...