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...


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...


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...


Gaw closes in on Manhattan High Line hotel buy

Gaw Capital Partners is set to buy a New York hotel for $340m. The Hong Kong-based private equity firm is reported to be in talks to buy the Standard High...


Cheesegrater and Walkie Talkie deals are a sign of Asian buyers’ dominance of 2017 London investment market

Asian buyers dominated the London investment market in the first seven months of 2017, according to Savills research. Around £11.5bn ($14.9bn) of deals had been completed in central London by...


Wanda sells on latest London site purchase in disposals drive

Divestment programme sees Nine Elms Square site offloaded to China developers   Dalian Wanda Group has flipped a £450m ($586.1m) London development site to a pair of Hong Kong-listed China developers....


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...


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...


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...


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...



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...