September 2013 | Asia Property

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Redwood joins rush to buy into Asia’s new logistics boom

 Sam Zell’s company backs Redwood’s ambitions, as Carlyle and Towsend find partner to target logistics  The Asian logistics real estate market has become red hot in the past few...

Market Talk

Reforms intended to kick-start investment

“It is a year since  announced reforms intended to kick-start investment, including the lIberalisation of foreign investment in a range of sectors. We warned that the changes would be slow...

Diary

Colliers’ gain may be no loss for C&W after team switches sides

Last month, Colliers International announced with a great fanfare that it had recruited a 14-strong team from Cushman & Wakefield. Surely C&W would be gutted by this? It appears not....

Market Talk

Government Measures Affect the Transaction Pipeline

“In AsIa we anticipate a reductIon in actIvIty In Hong Kong and SIngapore, as the latest government measures affect the transactIon pipelIne for the second half” Jeremy Helsby, chief executive...

Diary

Sliding Rupee turns Farallon’s deals into a load of Indiabulls

Farallon Capital invested INR8.47bn ($127.8m) in seven Indiabulls ventures between 2006 and 2008 and the US investment manager recently sold the stakes to Indiabulls for INR11.72bn – making a profit of...

Analysis

Green Stars shine brightest in Australia as Asian companies step up sustainability drive

Australia and New Zealand was again the top scoring region in this year’s Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Survey, while Asia now ranks only slightly behind North America  Asian companies’...

News

Sun Hung Kai pays record land price for site in Shanghai’s Puxi

Hong Kong-listed developer pays $3.5bn for Shanghai’s last big development site  Sun Hung Kai Properties has made a record winning bid for a development site in China. Asia’s largest developer...

News

In Brief

GreenOak’s Japanese offshoot grows to $260m final closing… GreenOak Capital Investors, the fund manager founded by former Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing heads Sonny Kalsi, John Carrafiell and Fred Schmidt,...

News

Mapletree beats $1bn target in speedy closing for China fund

Firm’s second China opportunity fund reaches $1.4bn closing in just 10 months  Mapletree Investments has raised a total of $1.4bn for its latest China fund. The new vehicle, Mapletree China...

News

and reform threatens to hike cost of development in India

Business groups have warned that India’s land reform bill, passed last month, is likely to delay developments and add to their cost. The bill forces developers to gain consent from...

World News

In Brief

Asia set to benefit as Florida fund plans $200m push into property The Florida state retirement system is considering investing in foreign property funds and is expected to target Asia in...

Companies & People

Composition picks Asia Pacific head

Composition Capital Partners has appointed Whye Choong Low as principal and head of Asia Pacific at its Hong Kong office. He previously worked with Lend Lease Investment Management as a...

News

Tesco needs Resources to bid for HK retailer

Tesco could join China Resources Enterprises in a bid for Hong Kong supermarket chain Park’n’Shop. The move follows the UK supermarket operator’s decision to move its mainland Chinese business, with...

Research

Asian offices suffer a loss of confidence

Weakened sentiment from occupiers and landlords has hit Asia Pacific office markets, according to research by Colliers International. For Q2 2013, The Colliers Asia Office Leasing Market Confidence Index registered 57.6%,...

Company Profiles

Redwood Group

Having launched funds targeting China and Japan, the company is set to become a major force in Asian logistics, now that it has won the backing of Sam Zell’s equity...