Hong Kong’s economy and property sector continued to gain strength during 2017 and it is expected to maintain a steady pace throughout 2018. Rising confidence in economic growth, persistent negative interest rates, and a continued inflow of Chinese capital are projected to positively impact the city’s future growth. However, external factors such as foreign interest rate hikes and the US tax reform are likely to tighten the local market liquidity. Property prices and rents are expected to continue to increase, and with a strong economic momentum, a continued growth in the overall real estate leasing market is foreseeable.
For this year, property investments will remain cautiously optimistic, staying strong if interest rates don’t hike up too quickly. Decentralisation and co-working spaces will be trending in the office leasing sector. And the retail sector is finally out of its slump, looking towards online-to-offline strategies and new technologies to improve the customer experience.
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