October 2017 | Asia Property

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Chinese outbound capital curbs upset raft of deals globally

Greenland’s plans for San Francisco site and Dalian Wanda scheme in Sydney take hit from restrictions The state crackdown on Chinese outbound real estate investment has caused a wave...


GIC Real Estate backs Greystar’s US multi-family housing vehicle

GIC Real Estate has invested in US multi-family properties via a new perpetual fund vehicle. The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund invested alongside APG Asset Management, Ivanhoé Cambridge and PGGM in...


Key data: Listed sector

• Asia missed out on rises for the other regional indices last month • Australia was Asia’s best performer • Asia was the only region to show a fall in listed...


GRESB’s 2017 assessment shows more Asian real estate players putting sustainability at centre stage

With 850 respondents now taking part and average scores rising, GRESB’s annual survey shows  investors driving a trend for real estate companies to put sustainability at the heart of their...


Key Data: Occupiers

• Occupiers need flexible space to foster health and retain staff •  More firms now focus on staff wellbeing Colliers locates future keys for offices… Companies need to focus on collaboration, employee...


Employees now seek urban inspiration

High-tech and creative companies have shown that engaging the best staff calls not just for funky offices that encourage informal networking, but for vibrant city districts combining work with lifestyle...



Optimistic tide runs into cynical currents on Hong Kong harbour The Urban Land Institute recently hosted an event to discuss the potential for Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront Site 3, a...


Market talk

“ further progress on ‘new urbanisation’ – enabling migrants to live and spend like normal urban citizens – which requires urban residency and access to public services. The government...


GLP gains European presence with $2.8bn Gazeley purchase

 Asian logistics giant plans to retain Gazeley’s management and brand in Europe  GLP has moved into Europe with the $2.8bn acquisition of Gazeley, a logistics business with 32m sq ft...


Cromwell puts Singapore REIT flotation on hold as European strategy deters investors

Cromwell Property Group has pulled an attempt to float a Singapore REIT backed by a portfolio of European property. However, the Australian listed real estate company said it would revisit...


News in brief

GIC forms Invincible partnership to acquire Sheraton Tokyo hotel GIC has formed a 51:49 joint venture with Japanese REIT Invincible Investment Corp to acquire Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel for...

Companies & People

Companies & people

ARA Asset Management veteran Lim becomes APREA chairman John Lim, group chief executive officer of ARA Asset Management, has been elected chairman of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA)....