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

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...

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....

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...

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...

Comment

It’s crunch time for China’s developers

Government moves to restrict non-bank organisations’ lending has led to a credit crunch for China’s developers. While the top players look strong enough to survive, smaller companies may fall victim...

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’...

Research

Asia Property Capital Raising Update

Star Capital is the latest manager to launch a fund targeting China, with an equity raising target of nearly $1bn for investment across a range of sectors 

Companies & People

JLL corporate finance adds Asia recruits

Jones Lang LaSalle has made three new appointments to its Asia Pacific corporate finance team. Ryan Levine has joined from Barclays Bank to focus on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions,...

News

Bright Ruby splashes S$1bn in Singapore

Chinese investor builds up Singapore presence with purchase of Grand Park Hotel and Orchard Road mall  Chinese investor Bright Ruby has spent nearly a billion dollars on a single Singapore...

News

Hong Kong retail thrives as mainland ups levy on luxury

Hong Kong’s booming retail rents could be given a fillip by China’s moves to increase taxes on luxury goods. Xinhua News Agency reported that a study by finance minister Lou...

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...

Survey

Hong Kong

Office rents, subdued since the global downturn, are staging a recovery, especially in secondary areas favoured by occupiers priced out of the centre. But sky-high retail rents have started to...

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...