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...

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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...

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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...

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...

Analysis

Real estate organisation’s incoming head aims to make industry’s voice carry across borders

Skilled lobbyist Peter Verwer vows to make Asia Pacific Real Estate Association a stronger advocate for cross-border investment in the region, as he takes up chief executive role  Promoting cross-border...

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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...

World News

Norwegian wealth fund creates team to lead property push

Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s €671bn ($881.5bn) sovereign wealth fund, has set up a real estate leaders group as it prepares to ramp up its property operation. Karsten...

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Convicted Lau in line to buy Macau’s La Scala

Chinese Estates is to sell its La Scala project in Macau to former chairman Joseph Lau, who was convicted of bribing a government official to secure the site. The Hong...

World News

South Korean fund finds Dream partner for German deal

South Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association has acquired a 50% stake in a German office portfolio. The fund teamed up with Canadian open-ended real estate investment trust Dream Global REIT...

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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...

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Loup to relinquish Asian helm after 25 years with Grosvenor

Former UBS China property head set to take on role when Loup joins UK developer  Nick Loup is to leave Grosvenor, after 25 years with the UK developer and 20...

World News

Hollywood debut is latest scene in Dalian Wanda’s growth story

Chinese developer to build Beverly Hills scheme after paying $1.2bn for site  Dalian Wanda has bought a $1.2bn project in the heart of Hollywood. The Chinese developer last month announced...

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Long-term bond issue nets $500m for The Link REIT

The Link REIT has raised $500m from a 10-year bond, its first issuance for such a lengthy duration bond. The longer term enabled Hong Kong REIT Link to get better...

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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...