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Sasseur REIT Announces Sucessful Transfer of Kunming Land Parcel to Sponsor

Sasseur Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns retail outlet malls in China, has successfully transferred to its Sponsor, Sasseur Cayman Holding Limited, a 116,432-sqm parcel of land in Kunming City, ...
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Abacus Property Group Announces FY19 Distribution Per Security of 18.5 Australian Cents, Up By 2.8% From FY18

Abacus Property Group today announced its results for the full year ended 30 June 2019. Its distribution per security is at 18.5 cents, up 2.8% from FY18 ...
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Stockland Accelerates Workplace & Logistics Development Strategy With Piccadilly Centre And 135 King Street Transactions

Stockland today announced the exchange of contracts to sell its 50 per cent stake in 135 King Street and Glasshouse in Sydney for $340 million, and to acquire the remaining ...
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Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust Completes Acquisition of Interests In 3 Properties In Australia And The Use Of Proceeds From The Private Placement

Further to the Acquisition Announcement, Frasers Logistics & Industrial Asset Management Pte. Ltd., in its capacity as manager of FLT (the “Manager”), is pleased to announce the completion of the ...
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Abacus Property Group Announces FY19 Distribution Per Security of 18.5 Australian Cents, Up By 2.8% From FY18

Abacus Property Group today announced its results for the full year ended 30 June 2019. Its distribution per security is at 18.5 cents, up 2.8% from FY18 ...
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Japan Prime Realty Investment Corporation Announces Cash Distribution of 7,380 Yen (US$69.65)Per Unit For Period Ending June 2019

Unitholders recorded on the unitholders registry as of Jun. 30, 2019 are eligible to receive cash distributions of 7,380 yen per unit. Furthermore, the final trading day on the Tokyo ...
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Japan’s 2020 Occupancy Rate Seen Falling, Survey Reveals

Japan’s 2020 Occupancy Rate Seen Falling, Survey Reveals Analysts have become apprehensive about the global outlook With the onset of the biggest volume of office space since the Global Financial ...
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LPGK Withdraws Petition Filed Seeking Permission to Inspect and Take Copies of the Meeting Minutes of the Board of Officers of Sakura Sogo REIT

LPGK and SSR have reached amicable settlement, and LPGK has received copies of the parts of the meeting minutes which it believed to be particularly important, and therefore the Relevant ...
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Star Asia Group Announces Detailed Proposal For Merger Between Sakura Sogo REIT And Star Asia Investment Corp

As of August 6, 2019, Star Asia Group, holds 16,896 investment units (approximately 5.1%) of SSR and 97,000 investment units (approximately 17.9%) of SAR. Upon completion of the Proposed Merger ...
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Star Asia’s Proposed Bid For Sakura Sogo Challenges Japan-REIT Regulations

Star Asia’s Proposed Bid For Sakura Sogo Challenges Japan-REIT Regulations Fund managers regard Star Asia Group’s bid for Sakura Sogo as a positive move. More importantly, they see it as ...
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Star Asia Withdraws Petition for Injunction of Illegal Acts Allegedly Conducted by the Executive Director of Sakura Sogo

Star Asia Group announced its withdrawal of their petition seeking for injuction of illegal acts conduced by the Executive Director of Sakura Sogo REIT (SSR). This is after they have ...
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Kenedix Group Changes Kanda Kihara Building’s Name To KDX Kanda Kitaguchi Building

The decision to change the property name was based on efforts to more closely identify the building as the property owned and managed by the Kenedix (KDX) Group, and to ...
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ORIX JREIT Acquires Sendai Minamimachidori Building

ORIX JREIT Inc. announced the acquisition of the Sendai Minamimachidori Building for 3.9 billion yen ...
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TIMELINE: Tracking the developments of Star Asia’s controversial bid for Sakura Sogo

TIMELINE: Tracking the developments of Star Asia's controversial bid for Sakura Sogo Amid Japan’s typically amicable REIT culture, Star Asia Group’s takeover proposal for Sakura Sogo on May 10 was ...
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Fukuoka REIT Establishes Green Finance Framework to Fund Eligible Green Projects

Fukuoka REIT Corporation has established the green finance framework in line with the “Green Bond Principles 2018” and “Green Bond Guidelines 2017 by Ministry of the Environment” set forth by ...
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Star Asia Rejects Sakura Sogo’s Proposed Agenda Items And Reiterates Their Right To Convene The August 30 Unitholders’ Meeting

Star Asia says the proposed agenda items stated in the Relevant Documents are not agenda items put forth by LPGK who has the clear right to convene the unitholders’ meeting, ...
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INTERVIEW-Sakura Sogo: Approach taken by Star Asia creates dangerous precedents for the J-REIT sector

Above image shows Sakura Sogo's real estate portfolio in central Tokyo Sakura Sogo: Approach taken by Star Asia creates dangerous precedents for the J-REIT sector REIT AsiaPac interviewed Peter Murphy, ...
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Mirai Corporation And Sakura Sogo REIT Investment Corporation Enters A Memorandum Of Understanding For Proposed Merger

MIRAI Corporation  and Sakura Sogo REIT Investment Corporation announced that they resolved at the respective board of directors meetings held today to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the ...
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Star Asia Investment Corporation Buys Additional Sakura Sogo REIT Units

Lion Partners GK (“LPGK”, Representative Director: Toru Sugihara), an affiliate of Star Asia Group is currently proceeding with the acquisition of SSR investment units through open market purchases at the Tokyo ...
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Ichigo Office REIT Investment Corporation Issues Bonds Worth JPY1.2B (US$11.1M)

Ichigo Office decided to issue JPY 1.2 billion (US$11.1M) of bonds in order to diversify its funding, lower its borrowing costs, and extend the maturity of its debt ...
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Ichigo Hotel REIT Acquires Valie Hotel Hiroshima

Ichigo Hotel decided today to acquire the Valie Hotel Hiroshima in central Hiroshima ...
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Tokyo’s Office Supply Will Rise in 2023 and 2024

Tokyo’s Office Supply Will Rise in 2023 and 2024 Tokyo’s office space supply will temporarily decline in 2021 and 2022, after the Tokyo Olympics, but a resurgence is expected in ...
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IIF Completes Its Multi-Asset Acquisition Plan After Finalizing Its Latest Purchase in Gifu

Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation ("IIF") announced that IIF completed the acquisition of one of the five properties that it plans to acquire ...
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Japan’s REIT prices hit 12-year high amid global scramble for yield (Reuters)

Japanese real estate investment trust (REIT) prices hit a near 12-year high this week after institutional investors piled into the asset class as an alternatives to plunging yields on global ...
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Facebook Japan Is Expanding To A Newer, Bigger Office Next Year

Facebook Japan Is Expanding To A Newer, Bigger Office Next Year Facebook Inc. is moving its Japan operations to a bigger location next year, as the social media giant gears ...
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Lion Partners Files Petition With Tokyo District Court Seeking Injunction Of Illegal Acts By Sakura Sogo’s Executive Director

Lion Partners GK has submitted to the Tokyo District Court a petition for provisional disposition to seek injunction of illegal acts by SSR’s Executive Director (a petition to prohibit holding ...
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INTERVIEW: Star Asia Taps Japan’s REIT Rule For First Time In Sakura Sogo Bid

Star Asia Taps Japan’s REIT Rule For First Time In Sakura Sogo BidThe rule allows a unitholder with a 3% holding to propose changes and call for an extraordinary meeting ...
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Star Asia Group Receives Approval to Hold Unitholders’ Meeting of Sakura Sogo REIT Investment Corporation

With regard to the application submitted to the Director-General of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau by LPGK on May 16th, 2019 which requested the permission for LPGK to hold the ...
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Kenedix Office Investment Corporation to Acquire Chofu Center Building

Kenedix Office Investment Corporation has announced today, that Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc., the asset management company for the Investment Corporation, decided to acquire Chofu Center Building for JPY8.7 ...
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IIF Completes Four Property Acquisitions In Japan

Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation ("IFF") has completed four out of the five planned acquisitions it announced in a previous press release titled "IIF to Acquire and Lease Five ...
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Star Asia Receives DBJ Green Building Certification From JREI

Star Asia Investment Corporation(SAR) has announced that it received DBJ Green Building Certification for its Urban Park Daikanyama property, from Japan Real Estate Institute. The certification program was launched by ...
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MC-UBS Group Acquires US$67.1M Prime Property In Tokyo

Mitsubishi Corp. - UBS Realty Inc., recently acquired a prime property along the Omotesandu-Harajuku-Aoyoma area which is known as one of Japan's key retail centers. The property is estimated to ...
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Ichigo REIT To Drive Higher Earnings By Focusing on Value-Add Activities

Ichigo Office REIT seeks to drive higher earnings and sustainable growth for its shareholders by increasing the value of its assets through a broad array of value-add activities, including tailored ...
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Ichigo Buys TK Equity Interest in Unizo Tachikawa Building

Ichigo Office decides to acquire TK Equity Interest of 4.35% in Unizo Tachikawa Building for 50,000,000 (plus ancillary acquisition costs) ...
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Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp Reacquires DBJ Green Building Certification for Three of Its Properties

Frontier Real Estate Investment Corporation hereby announces that the Investment Corporation will reacquire DBJ Green Building certification for three of its owned properties, Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport SHIN-MISATO, Mitsui Shopping ...
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Star Asia Investment Corporation Appoints New Director

Star Asia Investment Management Co., Ltd., to which Star Asia Investment Corporation entrusts the management of its assets, announces that it has decided at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders ...
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Ichigo Office Receives CASBEE Environmental Certifications

Ichigo Office today received A rank CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency) certifications for the Ichigo Sakaisuji Honmachi Building and the Ichigo Sendai East Building ...
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Mori Hills REIT Reports 6.1% Year-over-year Increase in DPU for January 2019 Period

The asset management activities described above resulted in MHR recording in the twenty-fifth fiscal period 9,423 million yen in operating revenue, 5,945 million yen in operating income, 5,293 million yen ...
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Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Executes New 15-Year Lease Contract with Takuyou Corporation Limited

Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation announced today that it has executed a new 15-year lease contract of building with Takuyou Corporation Limited, a new tenant. The commencement date of ...
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Ichigo Hote REIT to Buy the Nest Hotel Kumamoto for JPY2.2B (US$19.9M)

Ichigo Hotel decided today to acquire the Nest Hotel umamoto for JPY 2,220,000,000 ...
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United Urban Investment Corp Plans to Issue Retail Green Bonds

United Urban Investment Corporation (“United Urban”) plans to issue corporate bonds based on a comprehensive resolution at its meeting of the board of directors and based on a shelf registration ...
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Activia Properties Borrows US$35.73M (4B Yen) From Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank

Activia Properties Inc. announces today that it decided to borrow funds from Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank with an interest rate of 0.13% + base rate ...
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Daiwa House REIT’s DPU for Feb 2019 Period Exceeds 127 Yen Vs Forecast

Daiwa House REIT's DPU for the fiscal period ending in February 2019 is at 5,247 yen, exceeding the forecast by 127 yen and up by 381 yen from the August ...
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Frontier Real Estate Investment Corporation Announces Repayment of Short-Term Borrowings

Frontier Real Estate Investment Corporation hereby announces that it has decided to execute short-term borrowings. The Investment Corporation, additionally, announces it would repay short-term borrowings on April 19, 2019. Details ...
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Ichigo Office REIT Nominates Five New Directors

Ichigo Investment Advisors (“IIA”), the asset management company of Ichigo Office, decided today on Hiroshi Iwai, Minoru Ishihara, Katsu Fujita, Sohsuke Takahashi, and Noriyuki Kobayashi as new directors ...
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United Urban’s External ESG Certification Initiatives Totals 47

In order to enhance the objectivity and credibility of the status of environmental and social considerations of real estate properties owned by United Urban, the initiatives to acquire external certification ...
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Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc Appoints Executive Officer and Head of Office Division After Merger with MCUBS MidCity

Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation announced today that the change of important personnel at Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc., the asset management company of IIF, has been scheduled on the ...
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MCUBS MidCity Inc. Concludes Merger Agreement with Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc.

MCUBS MidCity Investment Corporation announces the conclusion of the absorption-type merger between MCUBS MidCity Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc., with MCUBSR as the surviving company ad MCUBS MidCity Inc ...
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Itochu Corporation Announces FamilyMart UNY Holdings’ Absorption-Type Merger of FamilyMart Co. Ltd.

Itochu Corporation announces as attached that FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, decided at the meeting of its board of directors held today to carry out ...
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Daiwa House REIT Buys Five Domestic Real Estate Properties

Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation hereby announces that it has completed the acquisition of the following five properties out of the 13 anticipated acquisitions. These properties are D Project Itabashi ...
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Japan Hotel REIT: Reopen of Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station After Major Renovation

Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation is pleased to announce that Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station reopened today after a six-month construction for renovation ...
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Fukuoka REIT Amends Asset Management Guidelines

Fukuoka REIT Corporation (FRC) announced that Fukuoka Realty Co., Ltd., the asset management company to which FRC entrusts management of its assets, today decided to partly amend the asset management ...
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Daiwa House REIT Signs Interest Rate Swap Agreement

Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation announces that the interest rates for the loans to be executed on April 10, 2019 as announced in the press release "Notice Concerning Debt Financing ...
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Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation Acquires Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation acquired Hilton Tokyo Odaiba for JPY62.4Bn as of today ...
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United Urban Investment Corp. Announces Sale of Maison Ukima and Acquisition of Gran Forte

United Urban Investment Corporation (United Urban) hereby announces that Japan REIT Advisors Co., Ltd. (JRA), the asset management company to which United Urban entrusts asset management services, decided today to ...
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ORIX JREIT Announces Resignation and Appointment of Directors

ORIX JREIT Inc. announces the resignation of Kazuhiko Tampo, Director in charge of Investment & Asset Management Department I, II, III, and Business Operation Management Department and the appointment of ...
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ITOCHU Corporation Repurchases 55,000,000 of Its Own Shares

ITOCHU Corporation decided at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on February 5, 2019 to repurchase 55,000,000 of its own shares ...
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Daiwa House REIT’s Projects Receive Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labelling System (“BELS”) Certification and DBJ Green Building Certification

Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation announces that D Project Machida received Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labelling System (“BELS”) Certification and D Project Kaminokawa, DPL Fukuoka Kasuya and FOLEO Otsu Ichiriyama received DBJ ...
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MCUBS MidCity cancels Naoki Suzuki’s election as alternate executive director (Press Release)

MCUBS MidCity’s Board of Directors meeting resolved the cancellation of Naoki Suzuki’s election as the Alternate Executive Director due to his offer of resignation as Deputy President ...
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Kenedix invests US$20 million in the funds managed by Fifth Wall Ventures with estimated fund size of US$500 million (Press Release)

Kenedix, Inc. has signed an agreement to make an investment of US$20 million in the most recent venture capital fund established and managed by Fifth Wall Ventures. The fund targeted ...
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Japan Retail Fund changes scheduled acquisition date of M-city Kashiwa again (Press Release)

Japan Retail Fund determined to change again the scheduled acquisition date of a trust beneficiary right in the real estate of m-city Kashiwa, as it will take more time to ...
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Ichigo Hotel REIT’s Fiscal Period Earnings ups 63.7% on January 2019 (Press Release)

Ichigo Hotel REIT released Financial Results for the January 2019 Fiscal Period (August 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019) ...
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United Urban decides to borrow 6,100 million yen (US$54.73 million)in total fund repayment of the principal of existing borrowing (Press Release)

United Urban has decided to procure debt financing to fund a part of the repayment of its existing borrowing in total of 7,100 million yen (US$63.71 million) upon its maturity ...
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ORIX JREIT announces acquisitions of environment efficiency certifications (Press Release)

ORIX JREIT Inc. announced acquisitions of “Certification for Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (‘CASBEE’) for Real Estate” for 7 properties, “DBJ Green Building Certification” for 2 properties and ...
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MCUBS MidCity completes disposition of Trust Beneficiary Interests in Matsushita IMP Bldg (Press Release)

MCUBS MidCity Investment Corporation announced the completion of disposition of trust beneficiary interests in Matsushita IMP Bldg. (45% quasi co-ownership) ...
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Nippon Building Fund borrows 3 billion yen (US$26.86million) to refinance a long-term borrowing (Press Release)

Nippon Building Fund borrows 3 billion yen (US$26.86million) at interest rate of 0.08273% from Resona Bank to refinance a long-term borrowing ...
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Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation raises 1 billion yen (US$8.95 million) new borrowings (Press Release)

Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation raised 1 billion yen (US$8.95 million) new borrowings, in order to substantially refinance the investment corporation bonds which will be redeemed on March 19, 2019 ...
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Kenedix Reacquired DBJ Green Building Certification for three properties (Press Release)

Kenedix Retail REIT Corporation (“KRR”) announced that it received DBJ Green Building Certification reassessment for three of its properties (Fululu Garden Yachiyo, Unicus Yoshikawa and Blumer Maitamon) today ...
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Frontier REIT’s asset management company is certificated as a 2019 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (Press Release)

Mitsui Fudosan Frontier REIT Management Inc., the asset management company of the Frontier REIT, became the first individual J-REIT asset management company to be recognized as a 2019 Certified Health ...
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Daiwa decides to acquire Glass City Harumi for 11,200 million yen (US$100.98 million) (Press Release)

Daiwa Office Investment Corporation decided to acquire Glass City Harumi for 11,200 million yen (US$100.98 million), an office building located in Chuo-ku, Tokyo ...
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Invincible Waives Preferential Negotiation Right to Acquire a Property (Press Release)

Invincible Investment Corporation (“INV”) made an agreement today with an affiliate of its sponsor, Fortress Investment Group LLC (“FIG”) to waive the preferential negotiation right pertaining to Plestay Win Kinshicho ...
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Japan’s Mori Backs Hong Kong Hospitality Investment Firm (Mingtiandi)

A unit of Mori Building Co, Japan’s largest privately owned developer, is investing in Conduit House, a private equity firm specialising in hospitality projects, according to an announcement by the ...
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Kenedix decides to issue investment corporation bonds (green bonds) for 2,000 million yen (US$18.22million) (Press Release)

Kenedix Office Investment Corporation decided to issue investment corporation bonds (green bonds) for 2,000 million yen (US$18.22million) at interest rate of 0.390% per annum ...
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Frontier Real Estate Investment Corporation launches new web pages “Sustainability” (Press Release)

Frontier Real Estate Investment Corporation launched new web pages “Sustainability” to commit to ESG-oriented investment. CEO Goro Toyama said their involvement in various ESG-related initiatives is an investment aimed at ...
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ORIX JREIT relocates Head offices of ORIX JREIT and its Asset Management Company (Press Release)

ORIX JREIT relocated the head offices of ORIX JREIT and its Asset Management Company to 2-3-1 Hamamatsu-cho, Minatoku, Tokyo ...
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Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation designated as “Score C” in Carbon Disclosure Project Climate Change Program assessment results (Press Release)

Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation (“JRF”) announced that it was designated by the Carbon Disclosure Project (“CDP”) Climate Change Program, which assesses activities for disclosure of information related to climate ...
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Kenedix REIT Establishes Green Bond Framework for Green Bonds Issuance (Press Release)

Kenedix Office Investment Corporation has established “Green Bond Framework,” which specifies a basic policy on green bonds, and that the Framework has obtained a second-party opinion from Sustainalytics, a third-party ...
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ORIX JREIT announces applicable interest rate of 1 billion yen(US$9.2million) debt financing (Press Release)

ORIX JREIT announced 0.319% as applicable interest rate of 1 billion yen(US$9.2million) debt financing with The Chugoku Bank,Ltd ...
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MCUBS MidCity obtained environment certification (Press Release)

MCUBS MidCity Investment Corporation continues to make efforts to obtain environment certification, and MCUBS MidCity announces that it has received “Tokyo Low-Carbon Small and Medium-Sized Model Building” notifications for the ...
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Changes in parent companies of Premier REIT Advisors Co., Ltd. (Press Release)

NTT-SH will hold 95.2% of the outstanding shares of NTT Urban Development, which holds 55.1% of the outstanding shares of Premier REIT Advisors Co., Ltd ...
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Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Purchases 1,354 Shares of Liberty Property Trust (Narea Informative)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its holdings in Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 6.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and ...
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Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE:ARE) Position Lifted by Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV (Press Oracle)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its holdings in shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE:ARE) by 7.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form ...
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Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Acquires 2,513 Shares of Realty Income Corp (Fairfield Current)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV lifted its stake in Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) by 6.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the ...
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Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Takes US$8.51 Million Position in CBRE Group Inc (Marea Informativa)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV acquired a new position in shares of CBRE Group Inc (NYSE:CBRE) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F ...
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Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Invests US$314,000 in Brookfield Property Reit Inc (PressOracle)

Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV purchased a new stake in Brookfield Property Reit Inc (NASDAQ:BPR) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The ...
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Will Japan’s REIT Share-Buyback Trend Run Out of Steam? (Magazine)

Will Japan’s REIT Share-Buyback Trend Run Out of Steam? Abenomics has triggered share buybacks by J-REITS—a move welcomed by fund managers and shareholders. But what happens after the end of ...
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Tokyu Fudosan To Raise ¥82.3B From Sale Of New And Existing Shares To The Public As Well As To Tokyu Corp.

52.3 million shares will be offered in Japan and up to 32.4 million shares will be offered overseas; of the 84.7 million shares to be offered, 71.2 million will be ...
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Japanese And Other Asian Firms Shifting Production From China As U.S. Tariffs Take Toll (The Japan Times)

A growing number of Asian manufacturers producing items ranging from memory chips to machine tools are moving to shift production from China to other factories in the region in the ...
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BOJ Policymakers Debate Potential For Further Policy Tweaks At September Meeting (The Japan Times)

Bank of Japan policymakers discussed the possibility of making monetary policy more flexible in the future at their September meeting, a summary of their opinions showed Friday. The discussions, which ...
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Japan’s average land price posts first gain in 27 years (The Japan Times)

The average price of land in Japan edged up 0.1% this year, putting an end to 26 consecutive years of decline since the bubble-economy burst, as a tourism boom spurs ...
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Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park Buys 60% Interest in Industrial Facility

Mitsui Fudosan has acquired two logistic buildings from MG Leasing for 5.3 billion yen (US$47 million). The combined area of the buildings in the city of Tsukubamirai in southwestern Ibaraki ...
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Sasseur REIT Announces Sucessful Transfer of Kunming Land Parcel to Sponsor

Sasseur Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns retail outlet malls in China, has successfully transferred to its Sponsor, Sasseur Cayman Holding Limited, a 116,432-sqm parcel of land in Kunming City, ...
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Update: Concerns Loom for Hong Kong’s Future; REITs Fall

(Updating to show that REITs have fallen) Concerns Loom for Hong Kong's Future; REITs Fall (Update) Hong Kong’s REITs and real estate stocks can still withstand the protests, but longer-term ...
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Link REIT might change tracks to achieve its HK$100 goal (The Standard)

Shares of Link REIT (0823) have fallen five straight trading days, dropping 4.81 percent to HK$95 last Friday from its historic high of HK$99.8 in July 5 ...
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China Merchants Shekou Plans $800 Million REIT IPO in Hong Kong (Bloomberg)

China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co. is planning an initial public offering of a real estate investment trust in Hong Kong, the city’s first REIT listing in five years, ...
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theDesk To Open Fifth Hong Kong Location in Building Owned By Sunlight REIT (Marketing Interactive)

Co-working space theDesk is adding a fifth location to its body of Hong Kong premises. Set to open in Q4 of 2019, the new space, it will be located at ...
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Capping Rents In Link REIT Public Shopping Malls Shot Down by Hong Kong Government Officials Who Say It Is Incompatible With Basic Law (SCMP)

Hong Kong officials shot down a proposed bill to cap rent for shops in public housing estates on Friday, saying it was not in line with the Basic Law ...
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Office rents headed higher in Island East and Tsim Sha Tsui, as Central exodus gathers steam (SCMP)

The decentralisation of companies moving away from the core business district will accelerate after the opening of the HK$36 billion (US$4.59 billion) Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link ...
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Hong Kong’s office landlords raise creditworthiness requirements as more commercial tenants walk away from leases (SCMP)

Commercial landlords in Hong Kong, who own some of the world’s most expensive offices, are doubling or tripling the money that tenants must put down as deposit, as a downturn ...
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Hong Kong’s biggest and last data centre plot fetches nine bids from top industry players(SCMP)

The biggest and last remaining land parcel for a data centre ever to be sold via tender by the Hong Kong government has received nine bids, but markets observers say ...
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China Southern Airlines Hopes To Get HK$1B(US$130m) Office Sale Off The Ground In SAI YING PUN(Mingtiandi)

China Southern Airlines is reportedly putting up for sale a four-storey office space in a waterfront building in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun area, with hopes for a HK$1 billion ...
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Swire Pacific sell 100% interest in the Cityplaza Three and Cityplaza Four Properties (Press Release)

Reference is made to the joint announcement issued by Swire Pacific Limited (“Swire Pacific”) and Swire Properties Limited (“Swire Properties”) dated 15th June 2018 in respect of the sale of ...
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Henderson Land Gets $930M Offer For Office Building In HK’s Central (Mingtiandi)

Henderson Land Development has reportedly received a HK$7.3 billion ($930 million) offer from an undisclosed financial group for the FWD Financial Centre, a grade A office building at the western ...
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Mandarin Oriental Announces The Excelsior, HK Will Close On 31st Mar ’19 For Redevelopment Of The Site

Mandarin Oriental International Limited today announces that The Excelsior, Hong Kong will close on 31st March 2019 in order for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (the ‘Group’) to redevelop the site ...
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Cigna Flees HK Island Office Rents With Move To Mapletree Kowloon Project (Mingtiandi)

Cigna Worldwide Life Insurance has become the latest multinational to flee the rising costs of Hong Kong island office space for Kowloon’s more budget-friendly shores, according to local media reports ...
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Hong Kong’s August Retail Sales Hit US$4.88B (The Standard)

Hong Kong's retail sales in August rose 9.5 percent year-on-year in terms of value on the back of solid local demand and growth in visitor arrivals, according to the Census ...
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Chinese Property Stocks Hit As Housing Ministry Instructs Six Provinces To Conduct In-Depth Study Of Pre-Sales (SCMP)

Chinese property stocks fell on Tuesday after a long weekend break amid reports of possible property pre-sale restrictions in Guangdong and five other provinces, while the ongoing US-China trade war ...
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Stratospheric Rents In Hong Kong’s Central? No Problem For Cryptocurrency Start-Ups (SCMP)

It is going to take more than a US$600 billion crash in digital assets to deter cryptocurrency companies from splashing out on some the world’s priciest offices. Cryptocurrency exchanges and ...
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Shop King Swaps City Hotel for Suburban Site in US$180M Deal (Mingtiandi)

Hong Kong billionaire Tang Shing-bor, known as the city’s “Shop King”, is trading an 80-room hotel in Wan Chai for a potential housing site in Sai Kung, a suburban area ...
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Warburg Pincus-backed Real Estate Firm Eyes Co-working Market as Demand Rises in Hong Kong (SCMP)

Kailong, a Shanghai-based real estate investment management company backed by US private equity fund Warburg Pincus, is planning to include a co-working element at all eight of its commercial properties ...
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Axis REIT Announces Plans to Acquire Nusajaya Tech Park Properties for RM55.8 M (US$13.3 M)

The Proposed Acquisition of the Properties is in line with the Fund’s investment objectives and its growth strategy to provide the unitholders with stable income distribution and to achieve growth ...
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Capitaland Malaysia Mall Trust’s DPU Declined By 19.9% To 3.22 sen in 1H of 2019

Distributable income for 1H 2019 was RM65.8 million and distribution per unit (DPU) was 3.22 sen. The annualised DPU of 6.49 sen for 1H 2019 translates to an annualised distribution ...
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Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Malaysia Commits $100 M To Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund

The Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund (HWPF) today announced Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Malaysia as a new investor in the fund ...
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Axis REIT Proposes Acquisition of Leasehold Land in Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone Phase 4

Axis REIT announced its proposed acquisition of a piece of leasehold land situated in Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone Phase 4, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang erected with a purpose-built ...
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Malaysian REITs Sector Likely To Have a Bumpy Ride (The Star)

The road ahead for the Malaysian real estate investment trust (REIT) sector is expected to be a bumpy one, according to AmInvestment Bank Research ...
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CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust Appoints New Interim Chief Financial Officer

Ms Tan Lei Keng is appointed as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company ...
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CapitaLand CFO To Leave Position After Two Years

CapitaLand Malaysia Mall REIT Management's Jacqueline has announced that she will be leaving her post as the company's chief financial officer. Kua joined the company back in 2017 and is ...
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MRCB-Quill REIT Reports 7.6% Year-over-Year Decline in Net Income for 1Q 2019 (The Star)

MRCB-Quill REIT, which owns 11 buildings, said realised net income in the first quarter of 2019 fell 7.6% from a year ago due to lower revenue from selected properties ...
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AmFIRST Reports Final Income Distribution for Period Ending March 2019 at 2.13 sen per Unit

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Hektar REIT in Talks to Buy Retail Asset

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Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) Disposes of 966,576 Shares of Axis REIT (Press Release)

Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) disposes 966,576 shares of Axis REIT in open market ...
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Sunway Berhad buys back 1,150,000 of its shares for US$473,456.47 (1,932,869.87 MYR) ...
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Sunway Holdings Proposes Acquisition of Blacktop Industries

The Board of Directors of Sunway wishes to announce that Sunway Holdings Sdn Bhd , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sunway, has on 29 March 2019 entered into a Share Sale ...
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Sunway Group Buys Back 2,000,000 Shares for US$ 825,409

Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Berhad buys back 2,000,000 shares for 3,364,761.60 MYR (US$ 825,409) ...
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KIP Group eyeing four new shopping malls (The Star)

Property developer KIP Group will see the number of shopping malls in its portfolio increase to 12, from eight currently, over the next three years. Group CEO Valerie Ong said ...
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Sunway REIT second quarter net profit lower at RM66.4mil (US$16.28 mil) (Press Release)

Sunway REIT’s net profit for the second quarter ended Dec 31 fell 6.4% to RM66.4mil(US$16.28 mil). Revenue dropped 1.4% to RM139.5mil, largely due to softer market conditions within the hospitality ...
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Amanahraya Trustees Berhad raises stake in Sunway REIT (Press Release)

Amanahraya Trustees Berhad - Amanah Saham Bumiputera acquired 3,125,000 units of securities of Sunway REIT on 30 Jan, Bursa Announced on 4 Feb ...
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Employees Provident Fund Board raises stake in Axis REIT (Press Release)

Employees Provident Fund Board acquired 1,000,000 units of securities of Axis REIT on 17 Jan, Bursa Announced on 23 Jan ...
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Positive signs for 2019 Malaysian economy, says Knight Frank (Retalk)

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for the Malaysian property market in 2019, according to Knight Frank ...
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Employees Provident Fund Board raises stake in Sunway REIT (Press Release)

Employees Provident Fund Board acquired 827,000 units of securities of Sunway REIT on 11 Jan, Bursa Announced on 15 Jan ...
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W Hotel near Petronas Twin Towers for sale for RM360mil(US$87.88mil) (The Star)

W Hotel joins a list of other hotels for sale, with owner Tropicana Corp Bhd believed to be asking RM360mil(US$87.88mil) for it, according to sources. This translates to RM2.4mil a ...
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Amanahraya Trustees Berhad raises stake in Sunway REIT (Press Release)

Amanahraya Trustees Berhad - Amanah Saham Bumiputera acquired 5,000,000 units of securities of Sunway REIT on 3 Jan, Bursa Announced on 7 Jan ...
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Aspen completes acquisition of Penang land (The Business Times)

MALAYSIA developer Aspen (Group) Holdings has acquired approximately 45 acres of land in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia from Penang Development Corp at an aggregate consideration of RM98 million ...
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Employees Provident Fund Board raises stake in Axis REIT (Press Release)

The Employees Provident Fund Board (EPF) has made two acquired transactions of Axis REIT on 27 Dec 2018, an additional 1,153,728 and 109,600 direct interest separately, Bursa announced on 02 ...
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Amanahraya Trustees Berhad-Amanah Saham Bumiputera raises stake in Axis REIT (Press Release)

Amanahraya Trustees Berhad-Amanah Saham Bumiputera acquired 10,000,000 units of securities of Axis REIT on 26 December, Bursa Announced on 28 December ...
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Knight Frank Malaysia appoints Johor Bahru branch head (RETalk)

Knight Frank Malaysia has announced the appointment of a new branch head, with former Capital Markets Manager Debbie Choy promoted to lead the Johor Bahru office. While Knight Frank Malaysia ...
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Malaysia’s PRG to take up to 26.3% stake in Capital World for as much as S$16.5m(US$12m) (The Business Times)

CAPITAL World is raising up to S$16.45 million from Malaysia-listed manufacturing and property group PRG Holdings through the issuance of new shares and options at S$0.035 apiece ...
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SimeProp to review prices of unsold units (The Star)

Sime Darby Property Bhd is looking at undertaking a tactical price review of its unsold units after net profit for the three months through September dropped 93% to RM28.8mil. The ...
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Sunway Construction third-quarter net profit higher (The Star)

Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) net profit rose 8% to RM36.41mil in the third quarter ended Sept 30 from RM33.72mil in the corresponding quarter last year, driven by its construction ...
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Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd to introduce shopping mall at Penang Sentral by 2020 (The Star)

Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) expects to introduce a retail shopping mall at Penang Sentral, an integrated northern region transportation hub project, by 2020. Chief operating officer of MRCB Properties, ...
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Positive sentiment for retail property sector (The Star)

The retail property sector is still looking resilient despite the current market glut, in line with the performance of retail-based real estate investment trusts (REITs). AmInvestment Bank, having attended Rahim ...
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Airport REIT likely to pay dividends about RM252 million (US$60.3m) annually (New Straits Times Online)

The government’s proposal to set up the world’s first airport real estate investment trust (REIT) is expected to be finalised between the second-quarter (Q2) and third-quarter (Q3) 2019. MayBank Iinvestment ...
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Airport REIT likely to generate RM700mil a year(Star)

The proposed Airport Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), the first of its kind in the world, is expected to generate more than RM700mil per annum. Announced during Budget 2019 last ...
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Malaysia Airports falls 12% after govt proposed airport REIT (The Edge)

Shares in Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) lost as much as 99 sen or 12% to RM7.26 so far today after Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced during Malaysia's Budget ...
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Millions Of Sq Ft Office Space Coming Up In Klang Valley (The Star)

According to Jones Lang Wootton’s in-house research, a total of 13.332 million sq ft of office space, in the form of 33 office buildings, is scheduled to be completed in ...
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Mitsui Outlet Park Opens 20 New Stores (The Star)

The Mitsui Outlet Park (MOP) Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), here, has broadened its outlet offerings with over 20 new stores, bringing the total to 170 stores. (The Star) ...
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Sime Darby Property To Develop Malaysia’s Biggest Property Project Alone – Report (Edge Prop)

Sime Darby Property Bhd will be developing the 379,000-acre Malaysia Vision Valley (MVV) to the south of Kuala Lumpur on its own after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked with ...
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KiP REIT Eyes More Acquisitions (The Star)

KiP Real Estate Investment Trust (KiP REIT) has plans to diversify their portfolio based on yield rate and is looking for further acquisition of third-party assets following its successful takeover ...
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Millions Of Square Feet Of Office Space Coming Up In Klang Valley (The Star)

According to JLL’s research, a total of 13.332 million sq ft of office space, in the form of 33 office buildings, is scheduled to be completed in the Klang Valley ...
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Revised Guidelines to Spur REITs’ Participation in Development Projects (The Star)

The revised guidelines which were effective in April allows for REITs to undertake property development activities that caps the investment value at 15% of the REIT’s total asset value. As ...
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Hektar CEO Says Focusing on Improving Malls in Competitive Environment (The Star)

In light of the sluggish property market currently, retail-focused Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT) is concentrating on improving the malls within its portfolio to adapt to the changes ...
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