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How Asia Pacific's technology hubs are reshaping regional real estate.



The technology sector is the key driver of office leasing demand in Asia Pacific (APAC), possibly accounting for up to 25% of demand for leased office space in the region over the next five years.

Top 10 established technology submarkets in APAC
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Top 10 upcoming technology centres in APAC
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The ongoing expansion and innovation of technology giants in APAC, particularly Chinese technology firms, are fuelling new possibilities for occupiers and owners alike.


Property acquisitions by technology firms in APAC

In this interactive report, we examine:
  • The top 10 established and upcoming technology submarkets within major APAC cities, including key and upcoming key tech subsectors, and workplace and real estate considerations in each submarket
  • The rapid growth of Chinese tech firms as a major new class of owner-occupier
  • Opportunities and strategy recommendations for technology occupiers planning for expansion
  • Opportunities for property owners and investors beyond rental growth

Download the interactive report Growth Engines of Innovation: How Asia Pacific's technology hubs are reshaping regional real estate below.

To see what could be with opportunities in technology hubs across Asia Pacific for both occupiers and owners, reach out to our experts Sam Harvey-Jones, Simon HuntDoug Henry, Terence Tang and John Marasco.

For further insights on this report, reach out to our Research experts Andrew HaskinsJoanne HendersonNicholas Wilson and Rakesh Kunhiraman.


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Terence Tang

Managing Director | Asia

Capital Markets & Investment Services

Singapore

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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Rakesh Kunhiraman

Senior Director & Head | Asia

Research

Singapore

Rakesh is Head of Occupier Research for Asia. In this capacity, Rakesh partners with the Asia Occupier Services and Research teams to accelerate growth and increase Colliers’ share of voice in the sector.

Rakesh also leads Asia Occupier Research to deliver industry-leading reports, thought leadership, and enterprising insights to strengthen Colliers’ Occupier Services capabilities and offerings for commercial real estate occupier clients across Asia.

Based in Singapore, Rakesh has over 16 years of experience across the APAC and MENA regions in the occupier and investor space, specialising in research, development consulting, investment advisory, valuations, and transaction management. 
 

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Nicholas Wilson

Director, Head of Research | Capital Markets Asia

Capital Markets

Singapore

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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