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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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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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...

News

Lone Star finally offloads Tokyo Meguro Gajoen complex

Lone Star has sold the Meguro Gajoen complex in Tokyo after more than a decade of ownership and a number of aborted sales attempts. Japanese developer Mori Trust is to...

Analysis

Middle Eastern money shows its belief in Asian markets as Islamic investors keep the faith

Rising levels of wealth are leading Shariah-compliant real estate investors to look beyond the Middle East, with Malaysia, India and Singapore being popular Asian targets for Islamic capital Islamic or...

Survey

Pearl River’s rise sweeps Hong Kong into China

New transport links are set to integrate Hong Kong with 10 other urban centres in the Pearl River Delta, creating a megalopolis offering space-starved occupiers a new range of business...

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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...

News

September News in Brief

Mitchell takes non-exec post at Australia’s Napier & Blakeley Peter Mitchell, former chief executive of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, has been appointed non-executive chairman of Australian due diligence...