World property Sat25Apr15 – Asset light, Norges Bank buys big in US, Fosun buys Australia residential, Western corridor for China, Instant portfolio trades

Wanda turns to asset light – Norwegian oil fund buys €5.5 billion industrial portfolio – Fosun buys control of $A650 million of residential projects – China lends big to establish Pakistan economic corridor – Instant real estate portfolio deals to change market

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On the move, April 2015

Caughey & Conor English take Reserve Bank advisory roles – Leckie quits Colliers for CBRE – James Lee moves to CBRE – Harrison Grierson appoints 2 technical directors & promotes 12 others – Beckett moves from Seagars to CBRE – Ngan-Hamilton partnership splits – Rookes takes charge of CBRE’s Christchurch office – JLL adds 2 to Christchurch services team – Knox & Underwood launch Consult QS – CBRE trio shifts to Colliers in Christchurch – Mence the new Property Council president – Treasury deputy moves to Environment – Environmental Protection Authority loses first chief executive – Climate leader takes charge at World Green Building Council – Quinn replaces Blakeley in new council strategy role – AMP Capital hires Lend Lease manager for property fund – Andrews moves to JLL industrial team – Braggins made partner at Berry Simons – Colliers appoints dual leasing managers – Shewell takes short-term management role at Kirkcaldie’s – Wong’s successor joins M&C and CDL boards – Slater joins JLL valuation team – NZ owners appoint 2 new RetireAustralia directors – Powell sets Warehouse departure date

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Propbd on Q Th23Apr15 – Goodman funding, Nuplex breakthrough, PFI buys, big Vital lease, Tenancy Services on web

Goodman secures US placement – Nuplex makes breakthrough – PFI buys at 7.3% on Cavendish Drive – Vital secures big Gold Coast hospital lease to Ramsay – Tenancy Services gets dedicated website

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Updated: Strong yields at Bayleys’ Total Property auction, but also numerous no-bids

11 properties were sold under the hammer out of 25 offered at Bayleys’ Total Property commercial auction on Wednesday, and one property was sold prior.

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US campaigners say “complete streets” approach a bargain

The US Sustainable Cities Collective says “complete streets” are a bargain, and cites the example of a town plumb in the middle of Illinois, called Normal, which spent $US90 million reviving its cbd, called Uptown, including $US47 million on a complete streets approach.

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Selwyn wins supreme award and Kaipara commended for new consent systems

Selwyn District Council won the supreme award at the Society of Local Government Managers awards on Thursday for Project Helix, installation of the Alpha One online consenting system, and Kaipara District Council was highly commended for keeping its accreditation – thanks to the Selwyn system.

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