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...


TH Real Estate in Tokyo debut

TH Real Estate is set to make its Tokyo debut with the purchase of a Ginza office building. The investment manager is buying the Ginza 1 Chrome Building, a 4,539m2...

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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...

Market Talk

Market talk

“The property market is trending toward accelerated concentration. It is in a state of big fish cannibalising small fish” Xia Haijun, chief executive of China Evergrande, which has built up...


South Korea’s GEPS plans to step up overseas exposure

One of South Korea’s biggest retirement funds is planning to increase its overseas real estate investments, particularly in the US, due to the strengthening won. The Government Employees Pension Service...


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...


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...


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%...


International players aim to break into outsourcing boom

It is hard to believe there is still capacity for growth in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector in the Philippines, so rapid has the sector’s expansion been for the...



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...


Developers and investors aim to stock up on hot sector

Japan is facing an acute shortage of modern, investment-grade logistics space, while the rise of e-commerce is driving up demand, so developing and investing in new facilities looks like a...