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.
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.
This week the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Jury selected Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy as the "2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide".
According to CBRE's newly released Global Living Report: A City by City Guide, Hong Kong continues to hold its position as the world's most expensive residential location with an average of $1,416 per sq. ft.
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 Juwai.com's Chinese Purchasing Intent Index for Thailand, the desire by Chinese to buy property in Thailand has outperformed that of larger countries.
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.
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.
A recovery that began to emerge late in the third quarter of 2014 couldn't help Thailand's hotel industry overcome a dismal first half of the year as the industry reported an occupancy decline of 11.3 percent.
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 August 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars.
Luxury residential property prices across the globe rose by 6.2% on average in the year to June 2014.
According to the June 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Asia Pacific region reported 2,313 hotels under contract comprising 519,718 rooms.