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...


Globalisation helps property’s world go round

At the APREA summit in Hong Kong last month, keynote speaker Clay Chandler spoke about globalisation, about which he made a number of interesting points. Firstly, globalisation did not just...


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Two top recruits join Macquarie’s US property arm

Macquarie Capital has expanded its US real estate business by recruiting two senior staff. The corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Australia’s Macquarie Group appointed Prabhu Raman...


News in brief

CIC and NPS inject A$2.5bn into Port of Melbourne acquisition China Investment Corporation and Korea’s National Pension Scheme have invested in a giant Australian infrastructure deal. They form part of...


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...


Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offer high-yield hope

Commercial properties in Vietnam’s two main cities offer investors some of Asia’s highest yields, while a strong residential market and growing hospitality sector also provide enticing opportunities With the Vietnamese economy...


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...


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...


Japan Post plans overseas property push

Insurer is latest big Japanese institution to target overseas assets as negative interest rates hit domestic returns   Japan Post Insurance has become the latest Japanese institution to establish an...


Phillip scores an Asian first with listed REIT fund

Phillip Capital Management has launched the first exchange- traded fund focusing on Asian real estate investment trusts. The Phillip SGX APAC Dividend Leaders REIT ETF, to be listed on the...