During the next decade Asia will see massive investment in transportation infrastructure as cities become more connected and districts within cities become more accessible. In its latest Insights report, Colliers’ Valuation and Advisory Services (CIVAS) team notes that China and India - supported by their large populations - will present the bulk of major infrastructure investment opportunities, but many of the ASEAN countries are also investing in their transportation infrastructure.

Associate Director of Valuation & Advisory Services, Jonathan Denis Jacob shares that Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) principles, in particular, are gaining traction in the realm of infrastructure development across Asia. This comes as city planners and real estate developers seek to create high-density urban developments that are within walking distance – typically within a 500-metre radius – from the transit station. These initiatives help to transform urban spaces, creating transport hubs that become a focal point of commercial and community activities. 

Apart from metro lines, there are also huge opportunities in airport and inter-city rail developments for global private capital. Colliers Review asks Jonathan for a snapshot of these investment prospects and how real estate strategies can help in infrastructure financing.



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