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...

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...

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...

News

Goodman cashes in on $150m data centre

Goodman Group is selling a Hong Kong data centre as it recycles capital in a strong industrial market. The industrial specialist is selling a data centre with a long- term...

Analysis

Tokyo pips top-performer Hong Kong to lead investors’ wish list

Respondents to the latest AsiaProperty/Colliers investment intentions survey identified hong kong offices as asia pacific’s best city and sector combination, but all eyes are turning to the easier-to-access tokyo office...

Research

Hi-tech firms drive Asian office demand

Asia Pacific office demand is being driven by technology- based sectors, such as online peer-to-peer financial services in Shanghai and e-commerce in India, Knight Frank research says, while a number...

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...

News

Ascendas to pay GIC $1.1bn for Australian industrial assets

Singaporean wealth fund achieves high price for in-demand industrial portfolio GIC Real Estate is to sell its Australian industrial assets to fellow Singaporean company Ascendas. The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Comment

Opportunities rise with Asia’s cranes

The cranes on many Asian city skylines point to a rise in real estate development and investment that should outpace any short-term Chinese turbulence, as domestic and foreign capital increases...