Our real estate editors' picks for the best stories of the week ending Jan. 20.
The Eastern Front: China Vanke saga sees the light at the end of the tunnel
China Vanke's contentious ownership tussle may have come to an end, with friendly investor Shenzhen Metro becoming China Vanke's second-largest shareholder.
Q&A: Aging population will yield flood of CRE sales, investor says
"It's not correlated to the market," Jay Rollins, managing principal of JCR Capital, said in an interview. "If a guy dies, he dies."
Data Dispatch Asia-Pacific: 187 Asia-Pacific real estate companies trade at implied upside to price target
Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Ltd., based in China, traded at the largest implied upside to its price target estimate on Jan. 13, at 117.17%.
The Eastern Front: Bullish land auction unlikely to signal residential rebound in Singapore
Some unexpectedly strong land bids might not necessarily signal renewed optimism in Singapore's private housing market, and the sector is likely to remain on a losing streak, industry observers told S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Conference Chatter: Comprehensive tax reform could be 'really bad' for real estate, observer says
At a private real estate conference in California, an industry observer delivered a warning to a generally upbeat crowd about the possibility of tax reform on Donald Trump's watch that could eliminate longstanding provisions favorable to real estate.
The Short Report: REIT short interest declines in December '16 2nd half
U.S. equity REITs saw average short interest fall 3 basis points to 3.13% of shares outstanding during the second half of December 2016.
Data Dispatch Europe: 109 SNL-covered European real estate companies trading at implied upside
PATRIZIA Immobilien AG, based in Germany, traded at the largest implied upside to its price target estimate on Jan. 13, at 42.13%.
Target Market: The department store dinosaur in the brave new world of retail
Department stores like Macy's are having trouble finding and keeping their footing in a radically changing retail scene where value and convenience are consumers' top priorities.
The Property Ledger: Pennsylvania REIT sheds 2 malls; Urban Edge nabs leasehold interest in NY asset
The Jan. 18 edition of the North American property news roundup also features lease transactions of Seritage Growth, Allied Properties and RioCan, among others.
Cornering Markets: European logistics real estate gains global reputation
Europe's logistics property sector has gained global recognition for its high yields and robust market conditions as one of its leading owner-operators reportedly seeks a public listing this year.