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Last Updated August 31, 2015 8:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific Commercial News

Annual China-sourced outbound flows to commercial real estate experienced a compound annual growth rate of 72% to reach over $10 billion for the year 2014.

No cycle lasts forever, and a choppy July in the global financial markets reminds us that historically UK real estate has usually gone into a downturn due to an external shock in the macro-economic environment.

China driven outbound capital flows to commercial real estate in last four years experienced a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 72%.

According to CBRE, investment in Asia's property sector turnover grew 12% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2015 to US$21 billion, despite a 21% year-on-year decline in investment turnover against a strong 2014.

According to CBRE's latest research, overall retail leasing activity in Asia Pacific in Q2, 2015 remained static, with the exception of Tokyo, where activity was robust.

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.


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