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...



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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


LIM unveils $1bn target for fifth Asia fund after netting $335m

Manager’s latest opportunity vehicle aims to exceed predecessor’s $750m equity  LaSalle Investment Management is seeking $1bn equity for its latest Asia Pacific fund, after pulling in $335m in its first...


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...