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...

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...


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...


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Dai-ichi to invest ¥10bn in return to overseas property

Dai-ichi Life, Japan’s fourth largest insurer, is set to invest overseas for the first time in 25 years. The company, which has total assets of ¥36trn ($330.6bn), plans to invest...


News in brief

Ghai joins Asian private real estate team at Partners Group Partners Group has appointed Rahul Ghai as a managing director in its Singapore-based private real estate team. Ghai will focus...


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


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,...


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...


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...


EPF poised to buy Polish mall from Meyer Bergman

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund is set to buy the Galeria Katowicka shopping centre in south-west Poland for €300m ($357.2m). The vendor is European real estate investment manager Meyer Bergman, which...