Vacancy rates in Bangkok's office market fell below 10 percent for the first time in 20 years in 2013, due to a combination of increased demand for office space and limited new supply. The total amount of space occupied in 2013 increased by 220,000 square meters.
Developers and operators of warehouse space in Asia have been boosted by a multi-billion dollar influx of capital.
Office market rents dropped across all submarkets in Hong Kong for the first time since the second quarter of 2009.
IIFL Private Wealth has raised 7.35 billion rupees ($117.3 million) with plans to invest in real estate.
Global commercial real estate investment volumes reached $549 billion in 2013.
Tesco PLC, one of the world's largest retailers, announced today a sale and leaseback deal with Samsung SRA in South Korea with total gross proceeds in excess of £355 million.
Daiwa Real Estate Asset Management Co. plans to set up a healthcare REIT to own nursing homes and hospitals in Japan. With the first REIT of its kind in Japan, Daiwa hopes to benefit from increasing demand for elderly care in the country,
A consortium spearheaded by Perennial Real Estate Holdings has agreed to purchase a Singapore office and retail tower from the Asia Real Estate Income Fund, which is managed by the Pacific Star Group, for S$970 million ($766 million).
Demand for office space in India is picking up after the market suffered along with the wider real estate sector and experienced a slump in prices, analysts say. "Post the global financial crisis, the prices in markets like Mumbai have dropped around 35 to 40 percent".
The new headquarters for the Indonesian state-owned energy company will be the tallest tower in Indonesia.
UBS AG, Switzerland's largest bank, plans to enter Australia's property market by investing as much as A$10 billion ($9 billion) over the next five years. The bank will partner with Australia's largest closely held builder Grocon Pty.
Hong Kong-based property developer Shui On Land, controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Vincent Lo, has agreed to sell its entire stake in the company that owns the Taipingqiao project to China Life Insurance Co. for 3.32 billion yuan ($545 million).
The office market in Jakarta is forecast to witness the highest rental rate growth through 2015, with rents on track to increase almost 30 percent. The Indonesia capital leads the global office market growth forecast for the second year in a row,
It is "imperative" that Hong Kong overhauls its rules on listed property funds if it is going to remain a property hub, according to a new report, or risk losing out to its regional rivals.
More and more illegal buildings are being constructed in Mumbai as available land in the overcrowded city becomes increasingly scarce, according to analysts. There are about 55,000 illegal buildings in Mumbai, according to the Estate Agents Association of India.
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