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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 Terence Tang and John Marasco.

A Brave New World: Investing Beyond the Momentary Squall

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Terence Tang

Managing Director | Asia

Capital Markets & Investment Services


A veteran in the real estate industry, Terence has more than 30 years of experience in principal real estate investment management and advisory services. Over the years, he has undertaken more than 150 real estate transactions, with a combined value of over USD12 billion – spanning different sectors across Asia.

At Colliers, Terence helms the Capital Markets & Investment Services Asia business, which is made up of a team of more than 130 senior Investment Services executives across the region.

Prior to joining Colliers, Terence was with Invesco Real Estate Group, where he was the Head of China before relocating back to Singapore to assume the role of Head of Southeast Asia.

Before Invesco acquired the Asia Pacific real estate fund management platform of AIG in January 2011, Terence was the Managing Director of AIG Global Real Estate Group, overseeing the real estate business in Greater China.

Prior to AIG, Terence led deal sourcing, evaluation, negotiation, due diligence, and acquisition of deals in Asia for the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC) as Senior Vice President, Investment & Asset Management. He also led the Asia Assets Restructuring Group, overseeing and ensuring improved asset performance for various commercial buildings in Asia Pacific.

Terence was formerly the Head of China Investments with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he was instrumental in setting up and heading the business unit. Earlier in his career, Terence was also the Managing Director of JLL Singapore before he left to join GIC Real Estate.

Terence is a frequent speaker at several real estate conferences, some of which include ANREV, Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) Asia Summit, China Global Real Estate Institute, Deutsche Bank Access China, Real Estate Investment World, and Vision Insights and Perspectives, among others.

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Nicholas Wilson

Director, Head of Research | Capital Markets Asia

Capital Markets


Nick joined Colliers as Director, Head of Investor and Developer Research, Asia in April 2021. Nick is responsible for the provision of thought leadership and research covering the investor and developer markets across Asia. He delivers market leading insights and actionable research to support Colliers' clients in their investment strategy and understanding of the latest trends. 

Nick has over 12 years of experience in researching real estate markets in Asia Pacific, covering a range of different geographies and sectors, as well as themes related to direct markets, indirect investment trends and real estate debt markets. Prior to joining Colliers, Nick worked for JLL in roles based in Australia, Singapore and Japan and was most recently the Head of Capital Markets Research for Asia Pacific. 


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