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...


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...


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...


Office to retail trend is at heart of Seoul

A weakening in the office market and a rise in single-person households with more disposable income is leading Seoul landlords to convert portions of office buildings to retail use, to...


Brexit turns tide of Asian institutional capital toward US

Asian real estate investors continue to spend more outside their region than within it, and while more nimble players still see the UK as a safe haven, institutions are turning to...

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...


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...


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...


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...


Blackstone sells €500m of Netherlands office assets to insurance arm of China’s Anbang

Blackstone Group is selling a €500m ($560.5m) Dutch office portfolio to acquisitive Chinese group Anbang Insurance. The portfolio will be bought by Anbang’s Vivat NV unit, a Dutch insurance group...