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International Beat 

Hong Kong’s Biggest DealIn what Jones Lang LaSalle calls “the largest deal ever recorded in Hong Kong’s history,” Mapletree Investments purchased Festival Walk shopping center from Swire Pacific for $2.4 billion, as its first Hong Kong acquisition. Analysts predict it

Regional Outlook 

SouthBig Deal in Texas Warren Buffett’s favorite furniture store plans to enter the Texas market in a big way Nebraska Furniture Mart — owned by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway — has announced a $1.5 billion development anchored by a 546,000 sf

Market Trends 

2012 Niche Investment Prospects1. Medical office 2. Urban mixed use 3. Data centers 4. Self storage 5. Mixed–use town centers Source Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012 survey Briefly NotedHospitality — Up to a 100 day wait for visas is