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...


CBRE GI seals $1bn Japan industrial buy

Fund manager’s value-added Asia vehicle buys 169 truck and bus sales and servicing centres across Japan CBRE Global Investors has acquired a portfolio of 169 light industrial assets in Japan...


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...


Blackstone lands Alecta portfolio in US after Goldman deal collapses

Blackstone is buying a $1.8bn US portfolio after a deal to sell the assets to Goldman Sachs fell through. Blackstone is buying the assets from Swedish pension fund Alecta, which,...

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...



Gunkan’s refinancing stalls after hefty LTV fails to rouse interest As AsiaProperty reported in March, the owners of the Gunkan (Battleship) Building in Tokyo decided to take advantage of Japan’s...


Key data: Non-listed sector


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...


Key data: listed sector

• The Developed Asia index fell 1.5% in August     • Hong Kong was the only Asian index to show a rise • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index fell 1.5%...


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...

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...