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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

ASEAN focus

Financial hub can’t bank on a boom despite signs of an upturn

With little space coming on line and steady occupier demand, singapore’s office sector faces a modest revival. but a return to the golden days before lehman brothers’ collapse looks unlikely,...

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%,...

Survey

Mainlanders trade lap of luxury for mid-market malls

Hong Kong’s luxury sector has lost its shine and rents have peaked. Reasonably priced malls, not eye- wateringly expensive street-level shops, are now the place to be for retailers and...

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...

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...

Research

Top and Bottom Five Asian Stocks, August 2013

Singapore stocks filled the bottom five as the city state’s listed property index fell 5.8% 

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...