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A Brave New World: Investing Beyond the Momentary Squall

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Real estate investment markets across APAC expected to continue its recovery from Q2 2021, spurring demand for commercial real estate assets and uncovering a plethora of opportunities for investors.

Commercial real estate markets across Asia Pacific (APAC) are in recovery mode. Transaction volumes across the region surged to new heights in the first half (H1) of 2021, up 28% compared to H1 2020 and totalling a new record of US$103 billion.

Real estate transaction volumes in APAC

Colliers APAC investment insights_real estate transactions H1 2021 v3
Transaction volumes in USD millions

Report highlights:
  • Overall outlook for real estate investments in APAC in H2 2021
  • State of asset sales amidst stabilised lending rates
  • Key trends in real estate investments
  • Recommended investment strategies to capitalise on
  • Key investment opportunities ahead

Download the report below to learn more. To see what could be with investment opportunities across Asia Pacific, contact our experts John Howald and John Marasco.

A Brave New World: Investing Beyond the Momentary Squall

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John Howald

Executive Director, Head of International Capital, Asia Pacific

Capital Markets & Investment Services

An accomplished leader in real estate cross-border investments and advisory, John brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and track record from over 15 years of successfully securing investment opportunities and divesting large scale assets and portfolios for global capital.

John is the Executive Director, Head of International Capital across Asia Pacific for the Capital Markets & Investment Services business at Colliers. In this role, he is responsible for growing cross border investment activity from Asia Pacific in collaboration with the global capital markets teams. He leads international client relationship development and provides real estate investment and divestment advice, including origination and completion of investment transactions with global capital sources.

Prior to Colliers, John led Jones Lang LaSalle’s International Investment team in Japan, focusing on cross-border investment and structuring advice for direct real estate transactions and equity raises. John had previously worked as a real estate, hospitality and M&A advisor for a global consultancy in Tokyo and New York, as well as at a US-based developer.

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