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...

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...

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....

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...

Comment

India remains the lost subcontinent for investors

Last month’s AsiaProperty featured a front-page story about a resurgence of interest in India from foreign real estate investors. In the subsequent month, the rupee has fallen another 10% against...

Companies & People

Walsh helms Gaw’s new US division

Gaw Capital Partners is forming a new US entity, Gaw Capital US, which will be led by Timothy Walsh as president and chief operating officer. Walsh joins Gaw Capital US...

Research

Asia Property Performance v Equities and Bonds

EPRA Asia’s slight recovery last month contrasted with a fall for FTSE Asia 

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...

Companies & People

NPS seeks new investment head

South Korea’s National Pension Service is looking to appoint a new chief investment officer. NPS would prefer a candidate with overseas alternative investments experience, as it is stepping up its...

News

Thailand’s Central Pattana ready to roll out ASEAN malls

Central Pattana is planning a THB12bn ( $372.9m) drive into shopping centre development in ASEAN countries. The Thai company’s first project will be the THB5.8bn CentralPlaza regional mall in Shah...

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...

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...

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...