Real estate

Jun 18, 2019

ShanghaiLaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has begun work on five logistics developments projects in various cities throughout China.

Jun 04, 2019

Real_estateSumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Sumi Trust) has formed a joint venture with the UK FTSE 100 asset manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), to invest in real estate in Japan and “mature” markets in Asia Pacific.

Jun 04, 2019

WarehouseThe world’s largest real estate manager, Blackstone, has agreed an $18.7 billion deal with Singapore-based GLP Pte for 179 million square feet of US industrial warehouses used by e-commerce giants including Amazon.

May 14, 2019

Real estateAllianz Real Estate has earmarked $600 million to GLP funds that will develop and invest in logistics assets with integrated technologies in China and Japan, the firm recently said.

Apr 30, 2019

Singapore_MerlionSavills Investment Management (Savills IM) has hired Alex Jeffrey as its new chief executive. Jeffrey will join the global real estate investment manager later this year and be based in Singapore.

Apr 16, 2019

Commercial_real_estate_riseThe amount of money raised globally for investment in real estate last year was closing on US$200 billion and described as a “new high”.

Apr 02, 2019

AcquisitionThe Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has purchased a 25% stake in citizenM, a Dutch hotel real estate operator and developer with an enterprise value of $2.24 billion (€2 billion).

Mar 12, 2019

Commercial_real_estate_riseGlobal commercial real estate transactions enjoyed reached record levels in 2018, totalling $1.75 trillion (€155.2 trillion) – but not for long, according to real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Mar 11, 2019

David_LiPrivate equity is a core part of the business for Caceis’ Hong Kong office, which looks after clients in China and Europe. David Li, chief executive officer, explains why private equity enjoys strong client demand and how it is being used to fund China’s international infrastructure ambitions.

Feb 19, 2019

Real_estateAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has built out its real estate offerings in the Asia Pacific region following its purchase of of Orion Partners, a regional real estate investment management firm, for an undisclosed fee.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.