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...


Asian insurers see a wealth of opportunities overseas

CBRE’s Asia In and Out report highlights the rise in overseas property investment by Asian institutions, which are being fed by growing wealth in the region but starved of good...


AustralianSuper adds London base

AustralianSuper has opened a London office. The superannuation fund only has two UK staff, led by Trish Curry, who focuses on real estate and infrastructure investments. The fund raised its...


SC Capital sets $1bn target for biggest opportunistic fund yet

SC Capital Partners plans to raise $1bn for its latest opportunistic real estate fund. The Singapore-based fund manager plans to capitalise on investor demand for higher- return investments to raise...


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...


Keppel subsidiaries dispose of majority stake in Shanghai mall

Singaporean investors make 20% return on sale of 80% share in LifeHub@Jinqaio Keppel Land China and sister fund management arm Alpha Investment Partners have sold their stake in a Shanghai...

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Metro Holdings

The Singapore-listed property and retail company, which owns real estate in China and the UK, faces a challenge from activist shareholders who question the big discount to book value of...


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...


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...

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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...


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...