September 2016 | Asia Property

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Singapore’s office revival cues up Asia Square Tower 2 sale

BlackRock to follow June sale of Tower 1 with Tower 2 disposal, as sentiment improves in city’s office market  BlackRock’s Asia Square Tower 2 is to hit the market...


Short-term positives in negative rates

Property funds and REITs have benefitted from an inflow of capital following the introduction of negative interest rates by some central banks, but stronger competition for assets could moderate property...


Cuong Nguyen and Erle Spratt leave M&G Real Estate

M&G Real Estate has seen two high-profile departures and one return in recent weeks. Cuong Nguyen has joined PGIM Real Estate as head of Asia Pacific investment research, based in...


Big players control the plot in China’s logistics story

A need for modern warehouse space to meet the demands of online shopping has cancelled out the effects of economic slowdown for China’s logistics sector, but only for those able...

Companies & People

Companies & people, September

Dyer set to hand reins to new chief executive Ulbrich at JLL JLL has promoted Christian Ulbrich to the role of chief executive, starting in October. He succeeds Colin Dyer,...


Allianz appoints Desai as head of Asia Pacific

Allianz Real Estate has appointed Rushabh Desai as head of Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. Desai joins from Lone Star Funds, where he focused on South Asia investments and previously worked...


Pradera sets up Asian venture to run Chinese malls for MIRA

Fund manager enters Asia through China joint venture with Macquarie subsidiary European fund manager Pradera has set up an asset management arm in Asia, initially operating across China and potentially...

AsiaProperty Capital Quarterly

Asian investors may vote to stay after UK’s EU exit

While Brexit could cause more cautious Asian institutional investors to put investment in Europe on hold, more opportunistic players may find better-value deals in a still healthy and attractive London...


A different kind of future faces Hong Kong

In the latest issue of Capital Quarterly, we look at the effects of Brexit on Asian outbound investment but also note that there are indirect as well as direct effects....


Samsung insurers snap up Germany’s tallest office tower

Samsung consortium pays €730m for Commerzbank Tower as Asian investors target property in Germany   A consortium of South Korean investors is buying Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Tower, the tallest office building...

AsiaProperty Capital Quarterly

UK economy and property hold steady despite shock wave from EU exit vote

Economists, bookmakers and politicians alike were surprised that the UK voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd this year. It had been widely believed that voters would lean...