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

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...

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...

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 

News

Institutions inject further $112m into M&G Asia fund

Investors have committed $112m to M&G’s Asia Property Fund since the start of the year, according to the fund’s manager. The core Asian fund manages $1.2bn of assets (as of...

Research

Listed Property Performance v Bonds and Equities, August 2013

The Japan index bounced back to be last month’s top performer, while all other indices apart from New Zealand’s fell 

Research

Rise in Tokyo office vacancy rates defies economic recovery

Tokyo’s office vacancy rates continued to rise in Q2 2013, Jones Lang LaSalle research shows, despite a 4.1% annualised rise in Japanese GDP in Q1. The vacancy rate at the...

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

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

Consortium buys Tokyo’s Shiba Park out of bankruptcy

A consortium of investors has bought the Shiba Park Building in Tokyo for ¥100bn ($998.6m). Asia Pacific Land, Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Secured Capital and CV Starr & Co have teamed...

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,...

Companies & People

Crichton arrives at Farpoint of Indonesia

Farpoint Prima, a real estate subsidiary of private Indonesian conglomerate Gunung Sewu Kencana, has appointed Dougie Crichton as managing director, working on the firm’s office portfolio and planned fund management...

Research

EPRA Global Real Estate Performance

The Asia index edged up in August, while N.America and Europe lost ground