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...

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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%...

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LaSalle IM’s fifth fund launches

LaSalle Investment Management has officially launched its fifth regional opportunity fund and made its debut purchase. LaSalle Asia Opportunity V is expected to have a first closing of $300m-$400m in...

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Key data: occupiers

Asian cities catch the co-working bug Asian provision of flexible, shared office space lags behind the West, but is growing apace in key cities The co-working phenomenon is spreading to...

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EG FM amasses A$400m for Oz infrastructure fund

EG Funds Management has raised A$400m ($303.3m) at the first closing of its Yield Plus Infrastructure Fund No 2 (YPI 2). The closed-ended fund, which raised equity from Australian and...

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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...

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Cheung Kong puts stake in The Center on sale for $4.5bn

 Li Ka-shing’s company in talks with Chinese buyers for 75% stake in Hong Kong building Cheung Kong Property is set to sell its 75% stake in The Center in Hong...

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Walters moves up to head Asia research division at JLL

JLL has promoted Megan Walters to head of Asia Pacific research. She replaces Jane Murray, who is leaving the firm after 18 years to pursue new opportunities. Walters joined JLL...

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European assets set for €850m flotation by US REIT Gramercy

US REIT Gramercy Property Trust is lining up an initial public offering of its €850m ($951.6m) European portfolio. Gramercy is understood to have undertaken a ‘beauty parade’ of investment banks...

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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...

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Blackstone and GIC shortlisted to buy stake in DLF Cyber

Blackstone and GIC are among the final bidders for a 40% stake in large Indian commercial property developer DLF Cyber City Developers. A consortium including the Qatar Investment Authority and...