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...


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...


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...


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...


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Market Talk

“A change in macroeconomic momentum, a shift in investor sentiment or a major supply increase could trigger a rapid decline in house prices. Investors in overvalued markets should not expect...


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...


GRESB shows Asian property funds and companies taking big steps towards smaller carbon footprints

Annual study of real estate environmental, social and governance performance gives respondents an improved score for their drive to cut energy and water use, and greenhouse gas emissions Real estate...


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...


Singapore’s UOL buys London asset

UOL Group is to buy mixed-use complex 120 Holborn in central London for £230m ($295.6m). The Singapore-listed group is buying the 350,000 sq ft, nine- storey office and retail property...


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...