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...


Record Oz deal for AMP and Unisuper

AMP Capital’s Wholesale Office Fund and Unisuper are taking a 49.9% stake in Brookfield Asset Management’s Wynyard Place, in Australia’s largest single-asset office deal, believed to be worth nearly A$900m...


Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul lead Asian push toward the top of world cities table

Separate reports from JLL and Knight Frank have used urban performance indices to rank the top world cities, with four Asian capitals making JLL’s top seven and two more ranking...


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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...


Asia Square Tower 2 sale and record price for Beach Road site add to Singapore office revival

Singapore’s office market recovery is accelerating with the sale of Asia Square Tower 2 and a record-breaking land tender. REIT CapitaLand Commercial Trust is acquiring Asia Square Tower 2 from...


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...


Key reforms unlock the gates to overseas investment

A relaxation of foreign investment rules and reforms to make India’s property market more transparent have helped overseas investment to bounce back to a higher level than before the global...



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...


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...


Frasers Centrepoint adds four business parks to portfolio via UK acquisition

Singaporean developer Frasers Centrepoint has spent £686m ($912m) on a portfolio of four UK business parks. The vendor was a joint venture between Oaktree Capital Management and German company Patrizia....

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)....