Property

Orix JREIT acquired Hamamatsu Act Tower, a 47-story office building complex, in April.

Is Japan's latest REIT boom overheating?

TOKYO -- Investment money is flowing into Japan's booming real estate investment trusts. Japanese REIT managers have been scrambling to acquire properties away from the Tokyo metropolitan area, while non-Japanese players are betting on the market's f...

  • Australia further delays China's Kidman land buy

    SYDNEY -- A controversial purchase by a Chinese-led consortium of a majority stake in a big collection of Australian outback cattle stations for $371 million Australian dollars ($286 million) has become hostage to federal elections set for July 2. ...

  • Australia weighs risks from Chinese investors' property spree

    SYDNEY -- Chinese investment in Australian real estate has nearly doubled in a year, sparking predictions that property values in big cities would be more vulnerable to a shock in Asia's powerhouse economy. Like most parts of Australia's economy,...

  • China March home prices rise at fastest rate in 2 years, top cities boom

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- China's home prices in March gained at the fastest pace in almost two years but that growth may slow as local authorities tighten home purchase requirements in the two top performing cities on fears of a bubble forming. The...

  • Commentary

    Alastair Hughes: Making sense of headlines on China's economy

    One of the questions I am asked most often, particularly when in Europe or America, is: "Are the Chinese property markets going to go up or down?" It is impossible to answer this question with a simple answer. China's growth, once a driver of the...

  • Disneyland sparks surge for stays in Shanghai-area private lodgings

    SHANGHAI -- Demand for stays in ordinary homes is soaring in Shanghai now that tickets for the nearby Disneyland to open in June have gone on sale, as people seek alternatives to the pricier hotels within the resort. Short-stay rental search plat...

  • Thai developer Sansiri eyes 40% growth in property sales to foreigners

    TOKYO -- Sansiri, one of Thailand's biggest developers, expects 40% growth in domestic real estate sales to foreigners this year as efforts to woo Japanese and Chinese investors to the Southeast Asian country's property market continue to pay off. ...

  • Japan property investment logs 1st fall in 4 years

    TOKYO -- Property investment in Japan shrank 23% on the year to 4.08 trillion yen ($37.81 billion) in fiscal 2015, for the first contraction in four years, according to Urban Research Institute, which is affiliated with Mizuho Trust & Banking. Th...

  • How vintage Tokyo high-rises remain attractive

    TOKYO -- As Japan's capital undergoes a high-rise construction boom, some old renovated towers have managed to remain just as popular as the new pillars. The Shinjuku Sumitomo Building was built some 40 years ago in west Shinjuku. The edifice, o...

  • Commentary

    Morgan and Zhang: Asian home lending a source of stability

    While home loans are now often seen as a source of financial risk, Peter Morgan and Yan Zhang argue that Asian mortgage lending can be a stabilizer.

  • How long will Japan's luxury-condo boom last?

    TOKYO -- Condo units with prices in the hundreds of millions of yen are selling well in Japan. Eye-popping price tags don't seem to be deterring rich buyers, especially if the properties have good access to train stations. The Tokyo-based Real Es...

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    Damjan DeNoble: Chinese investors see promise in US senior care

    Beyond the headline real estate investment deals, Chinese companies are finding new motives to bank on American properties, says Damjan DeNoble

  • Real estate investment up as Japan's land prices rise

    TOKYO -- Land prices in Japan rose for the first time in eight years in 2016 as foreign tourists on buying sprees and other factors boosted commercial land values in central Tokyo. Together with the Bank of Japan's monetary easing policies, this news...

  • Foreign tourism, redevelopment send commercial land soaring

    TOKYO -- Booming tourism from abroad and a rush of urban redevelopment projects have lifted commercial land prices in Japan's major cities, a phenomenon now hitting regional travel hot spots as well. Tokyo's central Ginza district was still home ...

  • Big cities help end protracted slide in Japanese land values

    TOKYO -- Japan's land prices are rising for the first time in eight years as easy money fuels real estate investment and booming tourist spending lifts commercial rents. The average appraised value of land nationwide was up 0.1% on Jan. 1 from a ...

  • Godrej Group

    Raises $275 million to expand footprint in residential property market

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Godrej Properties has set up a fund management business, raising $275 million from a consortium of investors, as it looks to strengthen its presence in India's real estate sector. The investors, led by Dutch pension fund asse...

  • As a frontier economy booms, Cambodia's capital rises

    PHNOM PENH -- For most of its history, the sleepy Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh was best known for its charming, tree-lined boulevards and Buddhist pagodas. But over the past few years, a construction boom, fueled by a river of foreign cash, has tu...

  • China Overseas Land & Investment downplays big-city real estate froth

    HONG KONG -- Think real estate in China's biggest cities is getting excessively bubbly? Think again, the head of China Overseas Land & Investment suggested on Friday. "The property market across mainland China's tier-one cities is in no way being...

  • Mitsubishi Estate eyes 100bn-yen overseas real estate fund

    TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Estate is to create a fund of about 100 billion yen ($880 million) to invest in overseas properties, sources told The Nikkei. The idea is to attract surplus domestic capital investors find themselves with now that the Bank of Japa...

  • Shades of stock crash in China's housing bubble as leverage mounts

    HONG KONG -- The housing bubble in major Chinese cities is reminiscent of the dizzying rise in Shanghai stocks that ended with a plunge last summer, with leveraged buying contributing to the froth and authorities feeling a similar sense of alarm. ...