September 2014 | Asia Property

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Japanese state fund ready to inject up to $24bn into property

Giant pension fund is expected to form joint ventures to step up real estate investment at home and abroad  Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund is close to announcing a...

Comment

Deal based index is comparably better

  Commercial real estate investors have long relied on traditional, valuation-based indices to measure their relative investment performance. These indices are often criticised for their inability to show the volatility...

Comment

Japanese move boosts property’s pension pot

The weight of capital that could be unleashed if Japanese institutions were to allocate to property is something spoken of in hushed tones by real estate professionals. But like the...

Diary

September Diary

Wealthy Chinese have their visa card suspended in the US… How many wealthy Chinese are buying real estate in the US? So many that the US has run out of...

Companies & People

COMPANIES AND PEOPLE

Leow takes helm of CapitaMalls Asia Jason Leow, chief executive of CapitaLand China, is moving to the role of CEO of CapitaMalls Asia. He will take over from Lim Beng...

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New REIT regime could clear Air India vehicle for take off

Air India could be one of the first companies to launch a REIT under the country’s new legislation. The Securities and Exchange Board of India approved the introduction of REIT...

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Morgan Stanley set to spin off Arena REIT and wind up funds

Arena funds slated for asset sales while REIT’s management will be internalised  Morgan Stanley Real Estate- owned Arena Investment Management is to internalise the management of its childcare REIT and...

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CDL growth plan includes funds venture

Singapore company aims to establish operations in Japan and Australia and launch fund management arm  Singapore-listed City Developments Limited is set to accelerate its international investment and build up a...

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Asian investors diversify target markets as deal volumes leap

Asian outbound investment in real estate rose 40% year-on- year to $16.2bn in the first half of this year, says CBRE. The broker noted that while London was still the...

Research

Listed Sector

• Asian property stocks underperformed in August, with the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index up 1% (in euro terms), compared with a 4.5% rise in North America and 2.7% in...

Research

Arrivals to Qianhai zone help drive up Shenzhen off ice rents

Shenzhen office rents are rising as new companies register in the city, particularly targeting the new Qianhai development zone, according to Savills’ Shenzhen Office Briefing report. City-wide vacancy rates fell...

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LaSalle sees value-added and logistics opportunities in Asia

Stabilised logistics properties and value-added propositions offer the best value across Asia Pacific, LaSalle Investment Management claims in a mid- year update to its Investment Strategy Annual Report. Paul Guest,...

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China Vanke teams up with Carlyle Group to seed joint venture with nine Chinese assets

China Vanke and Carlyle Group have formed a joint venture for some of the Chinese developer’s commercial assets, which will be a precursor to a flotation. The joint-venture company, in...

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Big pack vies for rare site sale in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui

Eighteen developers have made bids for the first government land tender for a site in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, for 16 years. The site, a former car park on...

World News

September World News in Brief

Chinese retailer buys controlling stake in UK’s House of Fraser… Chinese department store group Nanjing Cenbest has paid £480m ($789.3m) for an 89% stake in UK retailer House of Fraser....