Richard Newell

  • Australia's super funds to boost global non-listed property investment

    Australia's super funds to boost global non-listed property investment


    Australian investors planning to increase allocation by as much as 34% over next two years.

  • Year of consolidation?

    Year of consolidation?

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    Fundamentals remain strong but the squeeze on liquidity is a major concern, as IPAsia managing editor Richard Newell reports

  • Location is everything

    Location is everything

    December 2007 (Magazine)

    Those Australian super funds which have a view of Sydney are focusing on the best positioned assets. Their perspective on Australia’s financial centre is provided by Richard Newell

  • Magazine

    Early bird renewals

    September 2007 (Magazine)

    One thing that comes across clearly when talking to investors who have made commitments in China is how important it is to have good local partners.

  • The great maze of opportunity

    The great maze of opportunity

    July 2007 (Magazine)

    The boom in REITs and the surge in foreign investment have boosted liquidity and transparency but good quality investments are still hard to find. Richard Newell explains

  • News

    Asian listed grouping looks to widen scope


    REAL ESTATE - The Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA) has made progress in its representations on local market practice in Singapore. It is now looking to develop its activities across the region, with the appointment of a new chief exec...

  • News

    New Asian unlisted real estate forum unveiled


    REAL ESTATE - A new Asian real estate investors’ forum will be unveiled this week at the MIPIM Asia event in Hong Kong. The Asian Real Estate Association (AREA) is being formed to bring together investors, managers of privately held real es...

  • News

    Sumitomo issues global fund in Japan


    REAL ESTATE - Tokyo-based Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management has launched a global real estate fund for the Japanese market, sub-managed by ABN Amro Asset Management. The ‘REIT-Plus’ fund is taking advantage of ABN Amro’s global r...

  • News

    Japanese funds ‘may up real estate allocation’


    REAL ESTATE – Japanese pension funds may soon increase their allocations to real estate, says a spokesman for Japan’s Association for Real Estate Securitisation. In North America and parts of Europe, it is not uncommon to see pension f...

  • News

    China considers further restrictions


    REAL ESTATE - China’s concern that overseas buyers are causing an overheating of the country’s real estate market has resulted in further measures being considered to restrict foreign ownership. Local banks in Shanghai have already co...

  • News

    Indian and China expansion for Emaar


    Emaar Properties is stepping up its development plan for the Asian region. According to Shravan Gupta, MD of the Indian joint venture Emaar MGF Land, the Dubai-based group is planning to build on the already substantial investments it has made outsid...

  • News

    Cheung Kong REIT races for listing


    HONG KONG – The betting among Hong Kong property experts is that Cheung Kong’s Prosperity REIT will beat the Link REIT to become Hong Kong’s first listed trust. Hong Kong’s listed property trust sector has had a protra...

  • News

    Japanese investment set to increase – still a key destination for foreign capital


    Japan - Japanese REITs are set to boost the already substantial cross-border investment flows in Asia. From 2007, they are expected to be free to acquire foreign properties and incorporate them into their portfolios.

  • News

    Latest Hong Kong REIT hits the road


    REAL ESTATE - This week the roadshow for the latest Hong Kong REIT initial public offering hits Europe and the US. The Champion REIT from Great Eagle Holdings plans to offer a yield of between 4.85% and 5.5% in the planned $900m offering. Loca...

  • News

    Dawnay Day plans India real estate funds


    REAL ESTATE - UK investment house Dawnay Day has plans to launch real estate funds in India this year. Its joint venture Indian business, headed by Alok Vajpeyi, is already active in real estate development projects. Vajpeyi, a former Swiss Bank ...

  • News

    Asian REITS – curb your enthusiasm?


    REAL ESTATE - With Asia’s booming real estate market showing no sign of cooling off, demand for shares in the latest REIT IPOs looks to be as strong as ever. At the inaugural Asian Property Leaders Forum, held last week in Shanghai, the cal...

  • News

    Aussie trusts eye Europe and Asia


    REAL ESTATE - Australian listed property trusts (LPTs) have been steadily increasing their overseas exposure and turning their focus to Europe and Asia at the expense of the US market. This is the finding of Melbourne research group PIR. Its anal...

  • News

    Hotel sector heats up in Asia


    REAL ESTATE - With strong economic growth across Asia and tourism numbers rising steadily, real estate investors are enthusiastically buying into hotels in the region. Jones Lang LaSalle recently conducted a survey on hotel investment, targeting ...

  • News

    Scramble for Hong Kong REIT offerings


    HONG KONG - A cartoon in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post sums up the mood. While property agents are having a quiet time after the recent residential market boom, there is a buying frenzy on the stock market as investors scramble for share...

  • News

    Dubai set for new real estate law


    DUBAI - Dubai could have a new real estate law by the end of the year, according to a senior officer at government-owned developer Dubai Properties. Haiyan Mujarjech says the law, designed to encourage greater foreign investment in the emirate, h...

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