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...

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...

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...

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

Bids on Singapore office blocks fall short

Blackrock’s Asia Square Tower 1 and Alpha Investment Partners’ Capital Square stake still on the market Domestic and international bidders are lining up for Blackrock’s Asia Square Tower 1, on...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

CPPIB seals debut Malaysian buy

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has made its first real estate investment in Malaysia, taking a stake in a mixed-use Kuala Lumpur development. The state pensions group paid MYR485m ($11.8m)...

News

Confident investors plan to repeat or raise property investment targets, Preqin finds

Investor interest in real estate shows no sign of waning, Preqin research shows. The research company’s Investor Outlook report for the second half of 2015 showed 78% of the investors...

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...

News

Chinese manager Cinda takes GuocoLand’s Beijing project

China Cinda Asset Management has agreed to buy a Beijing development from GuocoLand for RMB10.5bn ($1.64bn). The Guoson Centre in the city’s Dongcheng district comprises shopping centres, an office building...