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...

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

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...

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...

Research

Demand buoys Japanese logistics sector

Leasing demand for Japanese logistics property was strong in Q2 2014, according to JLL’s Asia Pacific Property Digest. Demand is coming from a range of sectors including transportation and storage,...

News

GPT and AMP win Melbourne assets

Australia’s GPT and AMP Capital have spent A$1bn ($936.3m) on acquisitions in Melbourne. AMP’s Wholesale Office Fund has agreed to buy 700 Bourke Street from Cbus Property for A$433.5m, while...

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...

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....

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...

News

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...

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...

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...

News

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...

News

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...