September 2015 | Asia Property

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Hulic leads bidding for Simplex

Hulic is tipped to win the race to acquire Simplex Investment Advisors, in a deal that could be worth ¥150bn ($1.24bn). A deal has not yet been signed and...

Azerbaijan oil fund debuts in Japan with ¥55bn Ginza buy

State investor follows yen-driven trend with purchase of asset in Tokyo’s prime retail district The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan has made its maiden Japanese real estate investment in...

Company Profiles

BLUE SKY GROUP

The Dutch pension fund manager is carrying out an Asian property investment campaign across the risk spectrum, investing in funds targeting core and value-added/opportunistic returns Blue Sky Group is firing...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Swerdlow becomes Asia CEO as CBRE reshuffles senior team CBRE has reshuffled its senior management and appointed a new Asia Pacific chief executive. Danny Queenan has moved from his previous role as CEO, CBRE Asia...

Comment

Property may not be devalued by China crisis

Does the stock market upheaval in China and the recent devaluation of the currency represent a threat or opportunity for cross-border real estate investors? Taking the stock market first, the...

News

C&W guns for rivals after swallowing DTZ

Merged companies’ Asia revenues are close to those of JLL and CBRE, with little overlap between operations Cushman & Wakefield has larger rivals CBRE and JLL firmly in its sights...

World News

Rosemont venture takes Hong Kong’s Gemini into US

Sino Ocean Land subsidiary joins up with US partner Rosemont Realty for office investment programme Hong Kong’s Gemini Investments has formed a joint venture to invest in US office property....

Survey

VIETNAM

New laws are opening up the country’s residential and commercial property sectors to foreign investment, while the economy is getting back on track after some shaky years following the financial...

Survey

Key sectors take modest steps on long path to growth

The office, residential and hotel sectors have all been on the up since the global financial crisis, with high-end housing a particularly bright spot, while the undersupplied retail sector also...

News

September News in Brief

Sunac shake-up sees chairman relinquish joint role as CEO Chinese developer Sunac Holdings’ chairman and chief executive Sun Hongbin has stepped down from the CEO role to focus on his...

Research

Key data: Non-listed sector

Analysis

Asia can handle fragile China

The expert panel at AsiaProperty’s latest roundtable event identified good opportunities to deploy capital in selected Asian markets, the consensus being that the region’s underlying property fundamentals are strong enough...

Research

Key data: listed sector

• Real estate shares followed the wider market in a weak August: the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index fell 7.2%, worse than the overall equity markets fall of 6%. •...

News

Blue Sky brightens M&G’s Asia core outlook to tune of $100m

Dutch pension group targets core Asian markets via M&G’s open-ended product M&G Real Estate’s open-ended, core Asia real estate strategy has received a significant first commitment from a Dutch pension fund...

News

Blackstone bags Aussie suburban mall portfolio for A$643m

Blackstone Group has bought three Australian shopping malls from Scentre Group for a total of A$643m ($452.4m). However, the private equity group is not buying L’Avenue, a Shanghai shopping centre which...