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Growing investment momentum | Investment Sales Q1 2021

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Colliers Research Singapore - Investment Sales Quarterly Report Q3 2020 - Regaining Investment Momentum

Investors should turn their focus on assets with long term growth drivers, such as CBD offices with redevelopment potential, high-specs space, logistics assets and shophouses.

Report highlights:

  • Total investment sales grew 25.8% QOQ and 47.9% YOY (ex-mergers and GLS) in Q1 2021;
  • Q1 2021 commercial volumes grew 43.8% YOY, and  377% QOQ as investor confidence returns;
  • Residential investment sales grew 12.9% QOQ and 154% YOY excluding GLS, with no GLS sales recorded in Q1 2021;
  • Industrial investment sales jumped 141% QOQ in Q1 2021, boosted by a new 14-property fund and several light industrial transactions;
  • Shophouse continued to see a buoyant investment volume in Q1 2021 of SGD134 million, reflecting a 93.0% YOY increase and a 53.6% QOQ decline.

Colliers Research reports improving investor sentiments and expects stronger sales in the coming quarters recovering to pre-Covid levels, supported by Singapore' safe-haven status, pro-business environment and economic growth.

Download Colliers' quarterly report on the real estate investment sales market in Singapore for Q1 2021 as we examine the latest shifting trends, with expert recommendations and outlook for real estate investors.

Read the press release here.

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Growing investment momentum | Investment Sales Q1 2021

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Steven Tan

Executive Director

Capital Markets & Investment Services


Steven has over 25 years in the real estate business and progressed through various roles in this industry from property management to valuation and auction then into investment sales to leading the  non-institutional capital markets – added to his original role as head of the auction team in Colliers Singapore.

Steven is known to preserve a close relationship with his clientele who are High Net-worth individuals - known in the local as Tow Kay (big boss in local dialect), investors from all walks of life and business partners big and small, making him the leading choice to head the non-institutional capital markets.

Steven was lauded for brokering the first freehold industrial sale in the year 2020 for 190 Macpherson Road at $88m. His other notable and worth-mentioning deals include the collective sale of 2-24 Phoenix Road at $42.6M which was sold above its reserved price and another industrial building (food factory) at 200 Pandan Loop at $56.8M.

Steven also qualified as a licensed appraiser with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, a member of Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (MSISV) and member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).


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