September 2015 | Asia Property

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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...

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...

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...

Research

Key data: DTZ Fair Value Index

● The Asia Pacific property market continues to offer investors good opportunities. The DTZ Asia Pacific Fair Value Index rose to 58 in Q2, from 54 in Q1 (a score...

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

Hourigan takes over AMP property division

AMP Capital has appointed Carmel Hourigan global head of property. Hourigan will be responsible for delivering the strategy, growth and investment performance of AMP Capital’s A$19bn ($13.37bn) property investment and management...

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....

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: 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%. •...

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...

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...

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...

World News

Reuters makes the news as China’s HNA Group snaps up London HQ

HNA Group, parent company of China’s Hainan Airlines, has bought Thomson Reuters’ London headquarters for around £215m ($326m). The Chinese company said last month that it had bought 30 South...