CIFI Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd., one of the 100 biggest real estate developers in China announced today that it had achieved contracted sales of RMB15.32 billion in 2013, representing a significant increase of 60.5 percent over the RMB9.54 billion it… Read More>>
After months of record gains in home prices, China’s real estate market showed signs of cooling down this week when official statistics revealed price growth of less than one percent in the country’s first-tier cities. The weakness in property prices… Read More>>
China’s real estate developers came under increasing financial pressure recently as the country’s seventh largest bank cut off credit to the sector, and reports indicate that several other banks may be following suit as the nation’s banks become more cautious… Read More>>
Even interest rates of 12.75 percent are not necessarily enough to entice financiers to buy debt from Chinese developers, as a high yield bond sale failed to reach its target last week. The unwanted offering by Hong Kong-listed developer China… Read More>>
A recent US$877 million share buy-back by real estate developer Guangzhou Evergrande has market observers puzzled regarding the Hong Kong-listed firm’s financial strategy.
The shares were purchased by the developer over a two week period this month, and amount to 6.33 percent of the company’s total stock. This move follows soon after an unexpected RMB 2.3 billion (US$378 million) special dividend that the company paid to shareholders in November.
US make-up maker Mary Kay Inc is inching closer to buying its own office building in downtown Shanghai, as the beauty supplier makes plans to spend as much as RMB 820 million ($135 million) to be its own landlord in… Read More>>
Real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), announced today that its client – ARA Asia Dragon Fund – had concluded the en-bloc sale of Nanjing International Finance Center to SanPower Group for a total transaction value of RMB… Read More>>
A fund managed by Singaporean real estate developer Mapletree set new records for land prices in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district recently with its purchase of a commercial site for HK$3.77 billion (US$486 million).
The successful bid by Mapletree investments, beat… Read More>>
Blackstone Group has effectively taken over control of Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Tysan Holdings by buying up 71 percent of the shares in the company, as the global private equity giant seeks easier access to China real estate opportunities.
According an annoucement in the Shanghai Securities News, Blackstone acquired 65.5 percent of the shares on January 3rd for HK$1.64 billion ($211.5 million)
The real estate arm of Richard Li’s PCCW announced this week that it is close to selling a Beijing office building for a price put by sources close to the deal at US$900 million, as the Hong Kong princeling follows his father’s lead in selling off China property assets.
The move by Hong Kong based Pacific Century Premium Developments Ltd (PCPD), follows soon after the younger Li’s father, Li Ka-shing sold the Nanjing IFC in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on January 1st