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Investment in Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate to Rise in 2019

Investment in Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate to Rise in 2019

Global commercial real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's overall real estate transaction volumes in 2019 are expected to rise by five per cent, though the pace of growth momentum will slow down. Read More »


People's Republic of China Developers Awarded Less Residential Sites in Hong Kong in 2018

People's Republic of China Developers Awarded Less Residential Sites in Hong Kong in 2018

The strike rate of People's Republic of China (PRC) developers in Hong Kong's government land sales market dropped notably in 2018. Read More »

Selling Rates in Hong Kong's New Residential Projects Sharply Declines in October

Selling Rates in Hong Kong's New Residential Projects Sharply Declines in October

According to JLL's Residential Sales Market Monitor released this week, the first day sell-through rates for newly launched mass residential projects (where over 80 units were launched in the first batch of sales) dropped significantly in October 2018. Read More »

Asia Pacific Property Debt Being Embraced by Investors Worldwide

Asia Pacific Property Debt Being Embraced by Investors Worldwide

According to new research by CBRE, real estate debt in Asia Pacific is increasingly cementing itself as an alternative investment class as global investors seek new opportunities to deploy capital into this sector. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »

Last Updated January 15, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Beijing Property News

The private education market in Asia Pacific is a rising property investment sector, a trend driven by the region's demand for high-quality international schools focusing on English study.

According to global property consult JLL, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo are the preferred locations for data centre investment in Asia Pacific, thanks to the robust infrastructure, connectivity and relative ease of doing business.

According to CBRE Asia Pacific, flexible office space is expanding rapidly across the entire Asia Pacific region driven by maturing occupier requirements for flexible working environments.

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.

To minimize the impact of the new vacancy tax, developers are likely to switch more unsold luxury flats from the sales to leasing market.

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.

The rise of e-commerce is expected to post significant growth and disrupt the local retail market in next few years.

Increased interest in self-storage facilities, data centers, student accommodation, education and aged care as investors chase yield

China has reclaimed top spot for the most attractive market for manufacturing, confirming its status as the sector's powerhouse.

According to a new report by JLL titled "Bridging the Housing Gap", millennials in Asia are now sharing more than work spaces and transport. They have turned to living together in a new form of shared housing where residents have common interests and lifestyles.

Hong Kong's housing market continued to reach new heights in December, capping off a year that saw capital values advance at their fastest pace in five years. Capital values of mass residential properties increased by 1.3% m-o-m in December to lift full-year growth to 15.8 percent.

According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor released this week, net take-up in Hong Kong's overall office market amounted to 155,600 sq. ft. in October 2017, helping edge rents 0.3%.

According to a report by real estate consultant JLL and The Business of Cities, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the seven most competitive cities in the world.

According to CBRE, Australia's commercial real estate remains an attractive asset class for offshore capital, with foreign investors accounting for 33% of all transaction activity in the first half of 2017.

Commercial property investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, with Asian investors now accounting for five of the 10 biggest cross-border spenders.

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Monthly Market Monitor report, returning office stock arising from expiring leases led to a net withdrawal of 16,000 sq. ft in the Grade A office market in June 2017.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

According to global real estate advisor Knight Frank, office skyscrapers in Hong Kong are the most expensive commercial real estate assets in the world in 2017.


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