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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...