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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

News

Rise in Asian land prices slows down

Development land prices are still rising across Asia, but at a slower rate than last year, according to Knight Frank. The group’s Prime Asia Development Land Index for the first...

Survey

HONG KONG

Occupiers and tourists from China’s mainland continue to drive the city’s office and retail markets respectively, while improved transport links are bringing greater integration with the Pearl River Delta region ...

News

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...

Survey

Mainland traders raise Hong Kong office market’s stock

The launch of a share trading platform linking the mainland with Hong Kong promises to revive the city’s otherwise flat office market as securities firms move in, but finding space...

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...

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...

News

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

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...

Research

DTZ Fair Value Index

●The Asia Pacific property market continues to present attractive opportunities for investors. The DTZ Asia Pacific Fair Value Index rose to 63 in Q2, up slightly from the Q1 published figure...