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Oxley terminates deal to sell Mercure and Novotel Hotels for S$950 million (US$702.6 million) (Press Release)

Property developer Oxley Holdings has terminated a letter of intent (LOI) to sell its Mercure and Novotel Hotels to Gracious Land Pte Ltd for S$950 million (US$702.6 million) with immediate ...
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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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Mapletree Industrial Trust issues S$125million (US$92.54million) of 3.58% fixed rate notes due 2029  (Press Release)

Mapletree Industrial Trust issued S$125 million (US$92.54million) of 3.58% fixed rate notes due 2029 under its S$2 billion euro (US$2.27billion) medium term securities program. The proceeds of the notes will ...
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Explosion of coworking sites in Australia as flexible office space becomes mainstream (Commercial Real Estate)

More space was leased to coworking operators in 2018 than in the previous three years combined, new research shows, as the popularity of flexible office space gathers pace in Australia ...
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Workers are Sydney and Melbourne’s newest rivalry (The Sydney Morning Herald)

Workers are the battleground of Sydney and Melbourne’s newest rivalry as the country’s two dominant office markets vie for largest and most in-demand status. The healthy, indeed booming, appetite from ...
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Australian office markets well-positioned amid uncertainty (Dexus Research)

Dexus Research today released its Australian Real Estate Quarterly Review Q1 2019. The report highlights how Australian office markets are well-positioned in the face of uncertainty. Leasing demand for office ...
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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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Oxley terminates deal to sell Mercure and Novotel Hotels for S$950 million (US$702.6 million) (Press Release)

Property developer Oxley Holdings has terminated a letter of intent (LOI) to sell its Mercure and Novotel Hotels to Gracious Land Pte Ltd for S$950 million (US$702.6 million) with immediate ...
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Mapletree Industrial Trust issues S$125million (US$92.54million) of 3.58% fixed rate notes due 2029  (Press Release)

Mapletree Industrial Trust issued S$125 million (US$92.54million) of 3.58% fixed rate notes due 2029 under its S$2 billion euro (US$2.27billion) medium term securities program. The proceeds of the notes will ...
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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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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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Asia Pacific REITs Advance with Thailand and Malaysia the Best Performers (By Jeroen Vreeker, Analyst, Global Property Research)

Market Update for February 2019 Asia Pacific REITs Advance with Thailand and Malaysia the Best Performers By Jeroen Vreeker, Analyst, Global Property Research Further to the removal of Dolmen City ...
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Asia Pacific REITs Underperform Equity Markets as China-U.S. Trade Talks See Progress (By Patrick Ma, Director, Listed Products and Research, Admiral Investments)

Market Update for February 2019 Asia Pacific REITs Underperform Equity Markets as China-U.S. Trade Talks See Progress By Patrick Ma, Director, Listed Products and Research, Admiral Investments Asia Pacific REITs ...
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Asia Pacific REITs show outperformance versus broader equities in January 2019 (By Jeroen Vreeker, Analyst, Global Property Research)

Market Update for January 2019 Asia Pacific REITs show outperformance versus broader equities in January 2019 By Jeroen Vreeker, Analyst, Global Property Research The comprehensive GPR/APREA Composite REIT Index, which ...
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Change in U.S. interest rate expectation spurs January performance (By Patrick Ma, Director, Listed Products and Research, Admiral Investments)

Market Update for January 2019 Change in U.S. interest rate expectation spurs January performance By Patrick Ma, Director, Listed Products and Research, Admiral Investments The year 2019 started with a ...
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