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Shanghai Overtakes Tokyo As Top Real Estate Investment Destination in Asia Pacific

Shanghai Overtakes Tokyo As Top Real Estate Investment Destination in Asia Pacific

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. Read More »


Japan Data Center Market to Enjoy Growth Spike in 2017

Japan Data Center Market to Enjoy Growth Spike in 2017

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

Upbeat Financial Markets May Further Boost Tokyo Office Demand in 2017

Upbeat Financial Markets May Further Boost Tokyo Office Demand in 2017

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

Chinese Overseas Real Estate Investment Hits New Record of $33 billion in 2016

Chinese Overseas Real Estate Investment Hits New Record of $33 billion in 2016

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. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated February 23, 2017 9:01 AM ET

Asia Pacific Commercial News

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.

The Macau property market continued to consolidate in 1H16, albeit at a slower rate, following 25 consecutive months of decline in the city's gaming revenue.

Hong Kong has become the world's highest-priced office market as Asia continued to dominate the list of the world's most expensive office locations, accounting for seven of the top ten markets.

According to CBRE's second-edition of Four Quadrants Asia Pacific, as several interest rate cuts were recorded across the region, debt financing turned more active while the equity funding market slowed down.

Asia Square Tower 1 has been sold by a BlackRock advised fund to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) at approximately $2.45 billion U.S. dollars.

According to CBRE recently released Greater Pearl River Delta Infrastructure Outlook report, which explores how infrastructure projects in the Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) will foster long-term development in the commercial real estate market.


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