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Last Updated July 30, 2015 8:40 AM ET

Asia Pacific Commercial News

Q2 2015 preliminary data shows global transaction volumes in the second quarter of the year totaled US$161 billion.

In spite of the first quarter of the year traditionally being a quiet leasing period, several markets in Asia Pacific still recorded prime rental growth.

Asia continued to dominate the world's most expensive office locations, accounting for four of the top five markets. London's West End remains the world's highest-priced office market.

Tokyo is the world's hottest city for new retailer expansion, attracting 63 new retail brands.

According to CBRE's new Asia Pacific Consumer Survey, online shopping has overtaken bricks-and-mortar retail as the most popular method of purchase in certain Asian markets.

London's West End continued to be the world's highest-priced office market but Asia dominated the world's most expensive office locations.

CBRE is predicting that lower currency fluctuations and less exchange rate volatility in the next three years will have a reduced impact on regional property markets and international investor sentiment across Asia.

If you're working from home or a shared office space, now is the perfect time to start thinking about moving to commercial premises.

The Bank of Korea (BoK) last week lowered base interest rates by a further 25 basis points to a historically low level of 1.50%, the fourth rate reduction since August 2014.

Global real estate markets are most vulnerable in economies with not just a greater dependency on oil but also in those with a high cost of oil production.

Asian cross-border commercial real estate (CRE) investment in Q1 2015, at $8.6 billion, constituted the strongest recorded Q1 outbound performance since major Asian outflows began.

Overall commercial real estate investment continued apace in the second half of 2014, with volumes (excluding land sales) hitting US$72 billion.

According to CBRE's latest Tokyo quarterly office survey for April 2015, the average expected yields (based on NOI) in major areas of Tokyo declined across all sectors.

According to a new report from CBRE, a series of factors are converging to create global opportunities for Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) that are 'city changing' in scale.

According to a new report by CBRE, How Global is the Business of Retail?, Tokyo is the world's hottest city for new retailer expansion, attracting 63 new retail brands.

Based on a new report by CBRE, overall vacancy in Asia in Q1, 2015 increased for the first time in two years rising to 9%, due to slower leasing activity and the large volume of new office supply scheduled for completion in 2015.

The Asia Pacific region demand for logistics space was driven by three sectors in the first quarter of 2015 that included e-commerce, automotive and manufacturing.

Global shopping center development continues to grow with a total of 11.4 million sq. m. of new shopping center space opening in 2014.


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