According to global real estate consultancy JLL, investment volumes in Asia Pacific hit a record-breaking US$81 billion in the first half of 2018, up by 30 per cent year-on-year.
Office rents in Hong Kong's Wanchai/Causeway Bay areas rose by 1.5% month-over-month in July 2018, their fastest pace in three years. The relatively strong growth in the submarket was underpinned by an extremely tight vacancy environment
According to global real estate consultant CBRE, commercial real estate investment volume in the U.S. totaled $118.8 billion in Q2 2018, an increase of 1.7% from Q2 2017.
According to the latest Property Market Monitor released by JLL, office rents overall in Hong Kong grew 0.9% month-over-month in June 2018, bringing growth for the first half of 2018 up to 3.6%.
JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's mature economies such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have a significant opportunity to advance real estate transparency through proptech adoption.
According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor, rents in Hong Kong's office markets grew at their fastest pace in more than two years amid a tight vacancy environment and an active leasing market.
The rise of e-commerce is expected to post significant growth and disrupt the local retail market in next few years.
According to JLL, Hong Kong remains uniquely globally-oriented within China's system of cities. The Special Autonomous Region (SAR) continues to act as a linking point between Mainland China and the world.
According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor report, strong leasing momentum driven by tenant decentralization and sustained expansionary requirements from PRC occupiers has pushed rents up in the office market as a whole.
Cities in Asia Pacific and worldwide are getting smarter, but they must be ready for the Cyber security risks that accompany the growing adoption of tech-enabled real estate and infrastructure.
Increased interest in self-storage facilities, data centers, student accommodation, education and aged care as investors chase yield
Based on new CBRE Research released this week entitled, The Tech Evolution is Ushering in Shared Logistics, the increasing use of automation is real and impacting Japan's logistics sector in a significant way.
Japan can expect to see robust investment by Asia Pacific-focused closed-end real estate funds over the next three years. CBRE also predicts the following capital deployment trends across Asia Pacific by private equity real estate funds through 2020.
A tight vacancy environment and rising rents continues to drive larger occupiers to seek office space beyond Central into other submarkets on Hong Kong Island, including Hong Kong East.
China has reclaimed top spot for the most attractive market for manufacturing, confirming its status as the sector's powerhouse.
According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor, Hong Kong's property investment market continued to hit new highs in January 2018, riding on strong global investor interest.
Asia Pacific's commercial real estate market will be increasingly defined by changing business conditions, the growing influence of technological innovation.
According to CBRE's newly released 2018 Japan Real Estate Market Outlook, due to a new supply of Class A office space coming on the market, rental rates in Tokyo will see a correction in 2018.