Austria

Henderson disposes of building in Vienna for Austrian fund

Henderson Global Investors, on behalf of its German joint venture with M.M. Warburg, the Warburg-Henderson KAG, has completed the sale of Am Modenapark 1-2, an office building in Vienna, Austria. »


Dato’ Mohammed Azlan bin Hashim, chairman of Aseana Properties

Aseana sells office tower and retail mall in Kuala Lumpur

Aseana Properties, a property developer investing in Malaysia and Vietnam, has entered into conditional sale and purchase agreements with wholly owned subsidiaries of ARA Asia Dragon Fund to realise its investments in a 20-storey office tower block and a five-storey retail mall at a total consideration of RM333m (USD104m).   »


Alain Closier, global head of SGSS

Credit Suisse outsources fund administration business to Societe Generale

Societe Generale Securities Services and Credit Suisse (Deutschland) have signed an agreement on a partnership under which SGSS will provide Credit Suisse Asset Management in Germany with fund administration services. »


Barack Obama

US President signs Financial Reform Bill into law

US President Barack Obama has signed into law sweeping financial reform legislation, which addresses several issues that have been of primary focus for the CRE Finance Council. »


Euros

European property market performance driven by income

The European property markets have continued to deliver attractive income returns over the past two years despite the worst economic conditions in modern times, according to the latest research report produced by Invista Real Estate Investment Management.   »


Abdulla Al Awar, chief executive of the DIFC Authority

Dubai makes changes to collective investment funds regime

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority has welcomed a series of regulatory changes to the DIFC’s collective investment funds regime. »


Michael Slade, chief executive of Helical Bar

Helical Bar acquires seven industrial estates and two offices for GBP50m

In June Helical Bar completed a portfolio acquisition of seven industrial estates and two offices for circa GBP50m, whilst simultaneously sub-selling two of the industrial estates for GBP15.8m.  »


House

Chinese real estate could benefit from cooling in housing market

The Chinese commercial real estate market could benefit from the cooling in the housing market, a report by Henderson Global Investors says. »


Hedera Retail Park

Henderson Global Investors disposes of retail park in Belgium

The EUR930m Henderson European Retail Property Fund has completed the sale of Hedera Retail Park in Roeselare, Belgium, to Retail Estates for EUR10m. »


IPO

Steadfast Income Reit is launched

Steadfast Income Reit has commenced its initial public offering of USD1.65bn in common stock. »


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