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...

Research

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...

Company Profiles

CBRE Caledon CM

The Canadian investment manager’s specialism in infrastructure, an increasingly popular field for institutional investors, led CBRE GI to take a majority stake, with the aim of expanding in Asia CBRE...

Company Profiles

China Evergrande

China’s largest developer by 2016 sales has gone from strength to strength after fighting off short sellers, but must step up moves to reduce its debt mountain to secure long-term...

Comment

Diary

Property shares exchange may be weak link in the blockchain The instant security of blockchain technology, which allows users to share and amend information online, has the potential to revolutionise...

Survey

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...

Comment

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...

Survey

Finance squeeze deals indebted players a tough hand

Slowing home sales and the government’s tightening of lending conditions look set to speed up consolidation among Chinese developers, as successful companies snap up smaller strugglers  China home sales are...

News

Invesco loses core fund manager Kavanagh while Khoo resigns from AXA IM

A pair of senior Asia Pacific private equity real estate executives have resigned their roles in recent weeks. Louise Kavanagh, manager of Invesco Real Estate Asia’s core fund, is leaving...

Analysis

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...

Companies & People

People

CapitaLand rejigs management team ahead of 2018 expansion CapitaLand has announced a wave of management changes to support its “next wave of expansion”. Lim Ming Yan, president and group CEO,...