October 2016 | Asia Property

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US and European institutions step up Asian property push

Germany’s BVK and US funds CalPERS and LACERA are among those allocating new capital to Asian buys European and US institutional investors appear to be increasing their commitments to...


China Evergrande seeks Shenzhen listing boost

China Evergrande Group is to list in Shenzhen to gain a higher valuation. The Hong Kong-listed developer’s Kailong Real Estate arm will inject mainland assets into Shenzhen SEZ Real Estate,...


Fortress set to buy Japanese property firm

US private equity investor tipped to be leading bidder for $800m property arm of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Fortress Investments is believed to be front-runner to buy a Japanese real estate...


Charter Hall to explore long-lease waters with REIT launch

Charter Hall is preparing to float a REIT specialising in properties with a long-weighted average lease length. The Australian REIT plans to build a geographically diversified portfolio of office, industrial...


WeWork teams up with Embassy for Indian debut

Co-working company WeWork is set to enter India through a partnership with developer Embassy Group. The operating agreement between WeWork and Embassy will see the co-working firm open centres in...


Anbang nearing completion on $6.5bn hotel deal

China’s Anbang Insurance Group has completed most of its $6.5bn acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, which it agreed to buy from Blackstone Group in March. Bloomberg reported that Anbang...


M&G fund splashes $124m on Japanese assets

M&G Real Estate has acquired $124m of properties in Japan on behalf of its open-ended regional core fund. The Asia Property Fund bought a retail asset in Fukuoka and a...


GLP to bolster US presence via $1.1bn logistics acquisition

GLP to strengthen role as second biggest US player by buying $700m of assets and $400m of developments  Singapore-listed GLP has agreed to acquire a $1.1bn portfolio of US logistics...


Key data: occupiers

• Singapore leads as fintech firms demand start-up space • Hong Kong has world’s highest office rents       Fintech firms reshape office landscape Financial technology, or fintech, is set...

Company Profiles

AXA IM - Real Assets

The insurance company’s Asian real assets arm has built up its Australian muscle with the purchase of Eureka Fund management and China is its next target, possibly in partnership with...


Standard Life to reopen UK fund as sector bounces back from Brexit shock

Standard Life Investments is to reopen its UK open-ended real estate fund, which was closed to withdrawals following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The manager will allow withdrawals...