Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific
June 1, 2014: Vol. 6, Number 6Buy For $195.00 Add to Cart
Strategic implications: Picking the right partner may be the best form of investment control
Across the entire investment spectrum, there is always cooperation and synergy — yet also tension — among those with money, those who manage the money and those who operate on the money.
Ready to shine: Tokyo's housing market is poised to shine brightly again
While Tokyo shares many of the same features as cities such as London and New York City, joining them as one of the world's most cosmopolitan and internationally important cities, it has not emerged as an international residential destination in quite the same way as those cities. But Tokyo's residential sector is about to do so, and in a big way.
Compelling reasons: A number of factors make European office investment attractive for Asia-based investors
The case for European office investment is compelling for a number of reasons.
Japan, Asia and global investing: Japan's property market is shaping cross-border investment into and out of the country
Recent trends in cross-border real estate investment into and out of Japan highlight the market's uniqueness and its structural impediments.
China's laundry list: The country has a number of issues to address
In April, I attended the APREA Property Leaders Forum 2014 in Hong Kong held by the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association.
GPIF ups strategy overhaul
Japan’s US$1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund has added three members to its investment committee, which is expected to have greater authority than before.
EPF increases allocation to real assets
The US$179.8 billion Malaysian Employees Provident Fund has increased its allocation to real estate and infrastructure by approximately US$1.8 billion and invested an additional US$7.7 billion in overseas markets — US$783 million of which is invested in global property — according to its annual report.
Japanese firms buy and sell US office assets
In two unrelated office deals, Japanese companies are looking for value in the US property market through the buying and selling of trophy buildings.
Positive returns continue for Asia Pacific region in April
Accelerating an upward trajectory that began in February, the Asia Pacific region posted a third consecutive month of positive returns in April, up 3.3 percent.