Alex Frew McMillan is a Hong Kong-based writer who has focused on stories about real-estate, travel and alternative finance for the last 20 years. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, Reuters, CNBC and CNN, as well as many magazines. He has also been on air to talk business trends and issues for CNN, the BBC, property documentaries and Hong Kong's state broadcaster RTHK.
After years of decline, the South Korean housing market appears to have turned around.
Several sizeable Chinese cities have in the last few days backtracked on the tough restrictions on property purchases that have been put in place across the country.
A rising number of China-focused, often Hong Kong-based investors have been selling large property developments in the mainland, as the market shows increasing signs of stress.
Real estate investment trusts are misunderstood in Asia, real-estate executives believe, and may need a regulatory overhaul.
Malaysia has led the way in terms of salary growth for property professionals in the last year.
Asian buyers, who dominate the market for new and off-plan homes in London, are increasingly worried about anti-foreigner sentiment.
Developers and operators of warehouse space in Asia have been boosted by a multi-billion dollar influx of capital.
Hong Kong's country parks, its last pristine spaces, are under attack. With three advisers to the Hong Kong government having advocated the idea of carving into the territory's wild, natural spaces for construction.
Glorious Property Holdings has been rocked by the resignations of its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, after a failed attempt by its leading shareholder to take the company public.
Despite challenges stemming from China's slowing growth and crackdown on corruption, Marco Polo Hotels has established an aggressive expansion plan in China. The company will unveil a new hotel brand that will move the chain into the five-star category.
At a time that many property investors say they see a newly open window of opportunity to invest in Japan, real estate finance company Forum Partners is instead selling there and repositioning itself to jump into investments in China.
A convoluted argument over an arcane tax law may actually point to one of the greatest threats to Chinese property developers, the largest of which are typically listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, suggesting last year's share losses may steepen.
Several cities that would be regarded by many as underdogs look set to excel in terms of home-price growth over the rest of this decade. Tokyo has the best prospects for residential returns in the next five years.
Hong Kong property stocks face a tough year ahead, thanks to the challenging conditions for the office, retail and residential markets. Developers are likely to find more positive market conditions in Tokyo and the major mainland Chinese cities.