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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Seoul focus: Reflections on a market with much to offer global investors

Author: Mard Naman

South Korea has become an economic powerhouse. In the past half-century, it has transformed from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the wealthiest.

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Win by not losing: Minimising losses and accumulating gains means protecting your capital first

Author: Roy Ling

Warren Buffett’s first rule of investing is “never lose money.” His second rule of investing is “never forget rule number one.”

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Ready, set...: Restrictions on Asian insurance companies have eased, and big insurers are beginning to invest in real estate abroad

Author: Steve Bergsman

In January, Hong Kong–based Gaw Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm, announced it assisted Chinese insurer Ping An Insurance Group Co in acquiring the 35,700-square-metre Tower Place office building in London for a reported £315 million (US$482 million).

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Leading from the front: You can't go wrong with buying property in London. Can you?

Author: Jennifer Bollen

For more than 70 years, Aldwych Quarter found itself at the epicentre of global news — until 2012, one of its most significant buildings, Bush House, was home to the BBC World Service. 

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Mirror, mirror: 2015 is looking a lot like 2014

Author: Sheila Hopkins

2014 was a good year for real estate. According to the IREI FundTracker database, 105 funds held final closings in 2014, raising approximately US$88 billion. 

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



ADIA steps up global property investment

Author: Andrea Waitrovich

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund, the US$773 billion Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, made a number of high-priced global real estate acquisitions and investments in the first months of 2015.

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Chinese and Hong Kong property stocks up in April

Author: Christopher Hartung

April brought mixed returns to both global and Asia Pacific property stocks, with generally tough going for REITs but better results for developers. 

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



EPF sells London property to British Land

Author: Andrea Waitrovich

In its first property sale in the United Kingdom, Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fundhas sold One Sheldon Square in London to British Land Co for £210 million (US$311 million).

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Pan-Asian fund nears US$1b target

Author: Andrea Waitrovich

Hong Kong–based CLSA Capital Partnershas raised approximately US$937 million thus far for its third fund, Fudo Capital III, according to a filing with the SEC. 

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June 1, 2015: Vol. 7, Number 6



Ascendas holds US$266m final close

Author: Andrea Waitrovich

Singapore-based real estate developer and fund manager Ascendas has announced the final closing of its Ascendas China Business Parks Fund 4. 

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