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Asia Pacific Expert Insights | October 2022

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Real estate markets across Asia Pacific are in recovery mode, as investors and occupiers tactically navigate macroeconomic and post-covid challenges. Are there new pockets of investment opportunities and good growth prospects in the region?

In this month’s edition of our Expert Insights, we uncover top trends in Australia’s hotel investment market, evaluate biopharmaceutical valuation trends in China, identify big themes around workplace and office flexibility in India, get updated on Singapore’s industrial market, and explore Thailand’s condominium, hotels and retail sectors. 


Markets to highlight this month:

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Australia | H1 2022 Hotel Investment Market

Despite macro-economic volatility, the market is showing maturity in its ability to react to new pricing norms to sustain activity

Investors continue to be drawn to the sector, as Australians show appetite to spend on travel and tourism. Moreover, there is still a weight of money looking to invest and by historical standards, debt is still relatively cheap. As a result, diverse capital sources, with distinct investment drivers are currently pursuing opportunities.

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China | Biopharma Valuation Inside Out

Biopharma remains attractive even as healthcare industry faces capital market headwinds

China’s listed biopharmaceutical companies have seen valuations decline since 2020, with the equity market concerned over companies that are not yet profitable and still require large R&D investment. Relaxed capital market regulations are expected to boost valuations of companies with diverse R&D pipelines, sufficient funding, and remarkable clinical trial results. 

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India | Workplace & Flexibility: C-suite Survey

Flex spaces most preferred distributed workspace strategy due to ease of adoption and benefits for employees

To gauge how occupiers are re-imagining their future workplaces, Colliers and flex space operator Awfis conducted a survey of CXOs to understand their strategies around distributed workplaces and the role of flex spaces. Occupiers are looking for a workplace model that furthers business goals, as well as creates a comfortable working environment for employees. 

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Singapore | Q2 2022 Industrial Market Report

Industrial prices propelled by higher yields and limited availability

Demand caught up with supply in Q2 this year. However, with planned supply coming onstream by 2025 and expected completions this year, the pace of rental and price growth may temper. Further impact may come from rising commodity prices, global supply chain disruptions, and higher capital costs. In the long term, industrial space demand will still be driven by tailwinds such as Singapore’s increasing focus on higher-value manufacturing and biomedical sectors.

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Thailand | Q2 2022 Trends in Residential, Hospitality, and Retail

Recovery across Thailand’s real estate sectors gathering momentum

Condominium space around future mass transit stations and universities are in demand, where developers are integrating co-working spaces, e-sport rooms, libraries, among other new features to attract young professionals and students supported by parents. Thailand’s hospitality sector is on a steady path upward with nationwide hotel occupancy rates expected to recover in the medium term. Return to brick-and-mortar retail outlets buoying developers’ confidence to launch new projects.

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Key Takeaways

The key takeaways in the infographic below reflect some of the main data points from each of the reports and articles profiled above.

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For recommendations and insights into commercial real estate opportunities in these markets, reach out to our experts Karen WalesFlora HeRamesh NairLynus Pook and Tysen Kamin.

View more of our expert thought leadership here, or visit our research library for past market insights across Asia Pacific. 

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Flora He

Head of Valuation & Advisory Services | China

Valuation & Advisory Services


Flora has worked in real estate and finance field for over 15 years at Australia and China. She owns intensive experience in property and portfolio valuation & advisory services. She has successfully provided market research and valuation services to a pre-IPO portfolio with over 60 mixed-used developments in China, and responsible to market research, valuation services for prime office/ retail/ hotel/ apartment properties in Beijng, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and other second tier cities. Flora is also responsible to provide market feasibility study and analysis, property market research and positioning services,  and specialized in investment analysis and consultancy.

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