Asian Property Market

Blackstone investors back move into Asia property

Blackstone Group has US$1.5 billion of capital commitments for its first Asian property fund, targeted at US$4 billion.

Blackstone Group, the world's biggest manager of alternative assets, has US$1.5 billion of capital commitments for its first Asian property fund, targeted at US$4 billion, according to a letter sent to investors.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:49am

Highs and lows across the region

Despite its large economy, South Korea's property market lags behind others in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo: Getty Images

So much has happened in the "post-Lehman" years. Among the good news for Asia-Pacific is that regional property markets have recorded the highest growth globally since 2008, with Hong Kong leading the pack with 82.6 per cent growth, followed by India with 61.7 per cent, Taiwan with 56.1 per cent, and the mainland (based on Beijing and Shanghai) with 49.2 per cent, according to Knight Frank.

1 May 2013 - 3:44am

Regional strength

Singapore's secure property market continues to attract investors, despite government measures to cool the real estate sector.

With the rest of the world engulfed by economic uncertainty, industry analysts are again looking east for good news in the property sector next year. There are very few signs of an upswing elsewhere, especially in debt-troubled Europe, but traditional safe havens, such as Singapore and Australia, continue to lure overseas investors, especially Chinese.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:42am

Cooling period


The events of 2012 are expected to have a significant bearing on the future direction of Hong Kong's property market.

14 Dec 2012 - 10:18am

Royal celebration

The people of Thailand will have a chance to put aside recent worries today when they celebrate the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, who came to the throne in 1946.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Property hotshots head for HK

Leading figures and key voices in the property sector will come together under one roof at MIPIM Asia, regarded as the top exhibition and conference event for industry professionals in the region.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Should foreigners be banned from buying property in Hong Kong as a way to cool the market?

Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20, University of Hong Kong

The local property market is really getting out of control these days. Limited land supply and a huge demand for luxury flats have led to a drastic increase in property prices.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Asia's most wanted

Top-quality homes with views are in big demand and there is no shortage of buyers, especially from China, the Middle East and Russia

16 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Asian Aspirations

Thailand and Singapore are prime locations for wealthy home buyers

Wealthy investors are tapping the luxury Asian property market with Thailand and Singapore top of their agenda.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Build your investments with bricks and mortar

FUND MANAGERS SAY the Asia-Pacific property market's star is rising and now is a good time to get on board.

Polly Kwan, investment manager of the Fidelity Funds - Asia-Pacific Property Fund, believes the market is at the beginning of a long-term growth cycle, in which prices of physical property and property-related securities will trend up as regional markets mature.

27 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Foreign investors blamed for surge in property sector

A former senior Ministry of Construction official yesterday accused foreign investors of driving up the mainland property market and urged the government to use economic rather than administrative means to cool the overheated sector.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Investors cautious in lacklustre market

Property investors, including foreign funds - the mainstay of the market in recent years - have turned cautious as they await government action to spur demand, according to Vigers Hong Kong.

Chief executive Alfred Lai said investment activity had been quiet for the past 18 months.

16 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Overseas funds keep close eye on SAR market

Overseas funds from the United States and East Asia are looking for further investment opportunities in the SAR property market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's head of investment.

Clara Chan said besides GRA - the most active overseas property buyer in recent months - other US investment funds were also looking at properties in Hong Kong.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Pyramid provides analysis tool for property investors

A new high-technology service launched yesterday should make it easier for international financiers to assess the risk and return potential of battered Asian property markets.

22 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Predators poised to pounce on bargains

Intra-Asian property investment may have ground to a virtual standstill amid the currency crisis, but some agents in the region claim they are now busier than ever with enquiries.

24 Sep 1997 - 12:00am