This week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised U.S. interest rates for the first time since 2006. The 25-basis-point (bps) increase to the target federal funds rate was widely anticipated.
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.
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.
Tokyo cemented its lead as the top destination in the APAC region for market entries by international retailers, as cities in Asia Pacific saw 464 new retail entrants in 2014.
Economic growth in Asia Pacific will remain ahead of the world average in the coming years.
fundamentals are improving in many office markets across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Prices for prime residential property in the world's leading city markets rose by only 0.2%.
According to STR Global, hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced mostly positive results during July when reported in U.S. dollars.
According to the June 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Asia Pacific region reported 2,313 hotels under contract comprising 519,718 rooms.
According to STR Global, hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced positive results during May 2014.
Malaysia has led the way in terms of salary growth for property professionals in the last year.