Chinese investors dominated Asian outbound investment in the first half of 2016, accounting for 60%, or $16.1 billion, of total investment.
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.
Voracious global demand for e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers fueled a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase in prime logistics rents globally.
Total commercial property investment turnover in Asia Pacific in the first quarter of 2016 declined by 36% quarter-on-quarter.
According to the latest Skyscraper Index from Knight Frank, office rents in London's skyscrapers are rising faster than those in any other global city.
Moderate economic growth with low interest rates, punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility are likely to continue in 2016
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Cross-border property investment in Asia accounted for 36% of total turnover year-to-date - rising 36% quarter-on-quarter to $10.6 billion - marking this the highest total recorded since 2008.
CBRE reports that property prices in Australia's regional resource hubs have plunged by up to 74% over the past three years, as the market comes off its peak after riding the mining boom for more than a decade.
Organizations all across Asia are now under pressure to drive down costs by increasing their workplace 'static density'--the space per sq. ft. per workstation.
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.
Australian developers pounced on close to $4 billion of inner city residential sites in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in the 12 months to April 2015, with offshore buyers leading the charge.
London's West End continued to be the world's highest-priced office market but Asia dominated the world's most expensive office locations.
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Overall commercial real estate investment continued apace in the second half of 2014, with volumes (excluding land sales) hitting US$72 billion.
Knight Frank reports this week skyscraper prime office rents in New York have dramatically increased by 20% to hit $150.00 per sq ft since July 2014.
Asian intentions to invest in commercial property assets will remain strong this year with Tokyo being the most active market in 2015.
Despite a slowing Asian economy, commercial property investing in the region is expected to remain strong in 2015 as appetite for prime core assets rises.