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China's New Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

China's New Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce that Ping An Finance Center is officially complete according to CTBUH criteria. Read More »


Hong Kong Still Most Expensive Office Market in the World

Hong Kong Still Most Expensive Office Market in the World

Hong Kong is the world's highest-priced office market while European office markets showed the most consistent growth in prime office rent, mostly due to a lack of supply. Belfast (up 25 percent year-over-year) led the way among the 121 cities surveyed. Read More »

Asia Pacific Property Investors Seeking Yield Spreads, Interest in Vietnam Rising

Asia Pacific Property Investors Seeking Yield Spreads, Interest in Vietnam Rising

Asia Pacific real estate investors will be motivated by fundamental investment objectives, including favorable yield spreads and adopting higher risk/return strategies. Read More »

Consolidations, Relocations Driving Hong Kong Office Demand in 2017

Consolidations, Relocations Driving Hong Kong Office Demand in 2017

Despite office leasing activity slowing around the lunar New Year holidays, the Grade-A office market still recorded a number of notable transactions in January 2017. Read More »


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Central Florida Executive Resort-Style Residence Available

Central Florida Executive Resort-Style Residence Available

Expertly designed from the inside-out with a brilliant use of space and attention to detail in that each room shares many common features. Read More »

Last Updated March 28, 2017 9:00 AM ET

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Asian outbound real estate investment was dominated by Chinese property investors in 2016, accounting for nearly half of total investment.

Shanghai became the top city for real estate investment in Asia Pacific in Q4 2016. Thanks to a steady stream of transactions at the end of the year.

According to CBRE, demand for data centers in Japan will experience major near-term growth, driven by the growing adoption of cloud computing.

Global real estate consultant CBRE expects Tokyo Grade A office rents to peak in Q3 2017 before entering a period of gradual correction.

China has hit a record of $33 billion in overseas commercial and residential property investment in 2016, an increase of nearly 53 percent year-on-year.

According to CBRE India's latest India Office MarketView Report Q4 2016, India's office market witnessed an all time high annual absorption of over 43 million square feet in 2016

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, Japan's office leasing and investment markets will likely reach a turning point in the cycle in 2017.

According to JLL's Year-end Hong Kong Property Review 2016 published this week, the launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is expected to further support demand from PRC financial services firms in Central Hong Kong.

China's new Shanghai Tower was just named the "Best Tall Building Worldwide" by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) this past week.

According to CBRE's Q3 2016 MarketView data for the Asia Pacific region, overall property investment turnover during Q3 picked up slightly with an increase in transaction volume of 5.6% quarter-on-quarter to $24.6 billion.

This past week China's economy posted 6.7% y-o-y GDP growth in Q3 2016, on par with H1 2016 levels.

According to new research from CBRE Group, Asian investment in global commercial real estate is on track to set a new record in 2016, with the Americas the leading target region.

It's been a year since China surprised the world by allowing greater flexibility in the renminbi exchange rate, resulting in its drop in value by a record 1.9 percent against the US dollar.

The financial sector is facing multiple challenges, including tighter regulations, economic uncertainty and technological changes.

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Property Market Monitor Report, a widening rental gap between core and non-core office areas saw decentralisation gather pace in July 2016.

Chinese investors dominated Asian outbound investment in the first half of 2016, accounting for 60%, or $16.1 billion, of total investment.

During Q2 2016, new supply of large multi-tenant (LMT) logistics properties in the Greater Tokyo area totaled 135,000 tsubo across seven new facilities, a volume record second to Q4 2015.

"Going Green" is going taller with Taipei 101 skyscraper earning the title this week of world's Greenest tall building.


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