BlackRock Inc. has ceased to be a substantial unitholder in Cromwell European REIT (CEREIT) after selling down its stake in the SGX-listed trust, as Europe’s property sector faces growing headwinds and rising bond yields dampen the appeal of Singaporean REITs.
Singapore’s International Plaza on the Market for $2B and More Asia Real Estate Headlines
In today’s roundup of regional news headlines, Singapore’s International Plaza is relaunched for collective sale at $2 billion, crypto exchange BitMEX says it’s laying off a quarter of its global workforce, and China Evergrande reportedly reaches an agreement with an… Read More>>
Starwood Raises $10B for Latest Fund and More Asia Real Estate Headlines
Fund raising leads the way as we start off another investment week in Asia, with Barry Sternlicht’s Starwood Capital announcing that it has raised $10 billion for a distressed opportunity fund aimed at properties worldwide.
Also hoping… Read More>>
Asia Real Estate People in the News 2021-08-30
New leadership at Australia’s Cromwell Property Group leads our collection of regional personnel moves this week as the Sydney-based fund manager continues to set a new direction after Singapore’s ARA Asset Management and Straits Trading helped form a new board… Read More>>
Cromwell CEO Retires as ARA Gains Upper Hand in Aussie Board Tussle
ARA Asset Management moved a step closer to control of Cromwell Property Group, after the Australian property investment firm announced that its chief executive would be stepping down at year-end.
Paul Weightman, who co-founded the A$8 billion ($6 billion) investment… Read More>>
Cromwell, IGIS Complete Italian Warehouse Deal and More Asia Real Estate Headlines
Italian warehouses are in fashion this week as an Aussie fund manager and its Korean partner complete a $60 million purchase of a set of DHL facilities in the European nation.
Also in the headlines, while brokers look for… Read More>>
CEO of Cromwell-Backed Data Centre Platform Previously Convicted of Stealing From Clients
Australia’s Cromwell Property Group appeared to have latched onto a hot opportunity last month when it announced a new investment platform, together with a pair of partners, that would soon invest $1 billion in Europe’s fast-growing data centre sector.
However,… Read More>>
Cromwell, IGIS to Buy Italian Logistics Assets From DHL for €52.5M
ASX-listed Cromwell Property Group said Wednesday it has tied up with South Korean real estate investor IGIS Asset Management to buy a set of Italian logistics assets from express giant DHL for €52.5 million ($61.6 million).
The DHL portfolio comprises… Read More>>
ARA Unleashes A$520M Hostile Takeover of Australia’s Cromwell Property
Singapore’s ARA Asset Management this week announced its intention to extend a bid for a hostile takeover of ASX-listed Cromwell Property Group, marking the latest development in a more than two-year struggle for control of the Australian investment group.
Facing… Read More>>
China Merchants Eyes $400M HK REIT IPO and More Asia Real Estate Headlines
A commercial REIT leads the way in Mingtiandi’s roundup of Asia real estate headlines today with the news that the real estate investment trust, which has five properties in Shenzhen, is seeking to raising $400 million in a Hong Kong… Read More>>