September 2017 | Asia Property

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New wave of assets hits market to fuel Sydney deals boom

Rising capital values prompt owners to market assets, while big increase in office rents helps feed demand Sydney’s commercial real estate boom is set to accelerate in the second...


J-REITs may step into healthcare, infrastructure and tourism in campaign to diversify their footprints

Japan aims to make it easier for J-REITs to invest in alternative property sectors in a bid to double the sector’s capitalisation, as other Asian nations look to introduce or...


Key data: Listed sector

• Asia’s index dipped last month, but Hong Kong’s stayed strong • Singapore’s index also rose, by 1.9%  • The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index fell 0.1% during August, beating the...


BlackRock exits Malaysian towers project

Vista office tower’s MYR430m sale to Kenedix ends BlackRock’s 10-year involvement in Intermark development BlackRock has sold the final part of its Intermark development in Kuala Lumpur, completing a 10-year...


Warburg Pincus steps up investment in China housing business Nova with $183m injection

Warburg Pincus has doubled its investment in a Chinese rental housing business. The US private equity company is investing a further $183m in Shanghai-based Nova Property Investment, which has 32...


Beijing extends its grip on investment overseas

China’s clampdown on outbound real estate investment will be more than a short-term measure; it reflects the way Beijing wants to do business in the future. The State Council and...


Chinese capital tap keeps running despite new restrictions

A number of conglomerates’ property operations have been hit as Chinese authorities tighten the rules on foreign transactions, but the overall trend of growing overseas investment is unlikely to be...


Market talk

“These new leadership appointments reflect the integration of CapitaLand’s management bench strength development with the redesign of our corporate strategies” Lim Ming Yan, CapitaLand’s CEO, on the group’s recent management...


Cromwell plans to float S-REIT with European assets

Cromwell Property Group is set to float a S$1.6bn ($1.9bn) Singapore REIT, which will own European assets. The Australian investment manager said last month it had the green light to...


Curbs can’t stem Chinese capital flow

While Beijing’s latest moves to restrict state enterprises’ foreign property investments might temporarily slow outflows, in the long term, the vast wave of Chinese capital will find alternative channels to...


PAG Springs into action with strategy to replace manager of underperforming Hong Kong REIT

Key shareholder PAG Real Estate claims Spring is second worst performing Hong Kong REIT, is overcharging for management fees and should not have diversified with UK investment PAG Real Estate...