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....

News

Developers sell out in wave of China deals

Shanghai is focus for profit-taking as Sunpower, ARA Asset Management and Gaw all line up asset disposals  The China investment market is set for a raft of deals as developers...

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

TPG targets China via Xinyuan stake

TPG Group is to invest $108.6m in US-listed, Chinese real estate developer Xinyuan Real Estate. The deal will be the US private equity group’s first in China real estate and...

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...

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’...

Companies & People

Chew to lead Qataris’ Asian campaign

Qatari Investment Authority has appointed Jason Chew as head of Asia real estate, signalling a new drive for investment in this region. Chew joins from Pramerica Real Estate Investors, where...

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...

World News

GIC poised to pay £1.7bn for half share in City’s Broadgate

Singapore wealth fund to buy Blackstone’s 50% stake in scheme as Asian investors continue to target City  GIC Real Estate is to buy Blackstone’s 50% stake in the Broadgate office...

News

Nan Fung seals Treasury men’s Forterra stake

Nan Fung has completed the acquisition of a 26.9% stake in Forterra Trust and 100% of the business trust’s management company. The Hong Kong developer purchased the stake in Forterra,...

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...