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Talking Points: Real Estate Update | 29 November 2021

Colliers Asia - Research - Talking Points Fortnightly Real Estate Update

Real estate insights and recommendations for occupiers and investors in Asia Pacific based on the previous fortnight’s market events.

Markets in focus this week:


Hong Kong SAR  Retail

Active local investors dominate Q3 retail transaction volumes as they eye potential capital growth

Retail investment activity has been subdued with only 48 completed deals in 2020, compared to the peak of 110 in 2018. However, activity has picked up as social-distancing restrictions ease, especially from veteran investors whose activity accounted for almost all retail transactions concluded in Q3 2021.

Unpacking this data further, Colliers reveals that the next six months could provide good timing for retail investors to bottom-fish.

For more insights, reach out to Rosanna Tang.

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New Zealand Office, Retail and Industrial

Positive economic conditions in 2021 spurred rising occupier and investor demand in the office, retail and industrial sectors

The commercial office, retail and industrial sectors in New Zealand experienced a rise in occupier and investor demand in 2021, spurred on by a positive surge in economic conditions that supported occupier fundamentals and transactional decision making.

Colliers does a comprehensive review of national market conditions and financial metrics across the office, industrial and retail asset classes for Q4 2021.

For more insights, reach out to Chris Dibble.

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Philippine economy and property on the cusp of recovery

The Philippine economy grew by a faster-than-expected 7.1% in Q3 2021, putting the average GDP growth from January to September well within the Philippine government's upper-end target for 2021. 

The gradual re-opening of the economy bodes well for Philippine property, and could result in greater office and pre-selling residential condominium take-up over the next 12 months. Meanwhile in the retail sector, malls are starting to welcome patrons and this should also translate to improved retail space absorption and an eventual recovery in rents.

For more insights, reach out to Joey Bondoc.

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For more real estate research insights across Asia Pacific, reach out to our experts Nicholas Wilson, Chris Dibble and Joanne Henderson.

The next edition of Asia Pacific Talking Points will be issued on the week of 10 January 2022. View past editions of our Asia Pacific Talking Points series here.