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Asia Pacific Expert Insights | November 2022

Many real estate markets across Asia Pacific have been resilient in 2022 despite the macroeconomic challenges and geopolitical uncertainty. With increased focus on technology, data analytics, talent development and ESG imperatives, the industry is pivoting for success in the years ahead.

In this month’s edition of our Expert Insights from the region, we take a closer look at Australia’s opportunity to strike gold with Brisbane 2032 Olympics, Hong Kong’s ESG drive to re-shape it’s office leasing market, Korea’s logistics growth story, along with insights and trends in Philippines’ property sector and what’s on top of investors’ minds in Taiwan. 

Markets to highlight this month:

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Australia | Precincts of Gold: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Four priority precincts identified as employment hubs and hot spots of underdeveloped high value sites

Brisbane’s key precincts will undergo massive transformational development to position as economic hubs. A closer look at new and planned infrastructure upgrades pivotal to success and the opportunities within and around these precincts across various asset classes. Learnings from London Olympic precincts and what it means for Brisbane.

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Hong Kong SAR | Embracing ESG: Why office landlords need to and how to get started

Recommendations for landlords to maintain competitiveness 

Amid tightening regulations brought in by Hong Kong’s carbon neutrality goals and headwinds created by weak demand and supply boom, a closer look at how an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus can re-shape Hong Kong’s office leasing market.   


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Korea | Korean Logistics Market: Continued investment despite rising interest rates

Trends impacting Korea’s logistics sector

Insights and detailed analysis of metropolitan Seoul’s logistics market with a focus on properties owned by major investors and transactions across the city’s four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.   


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Philippines | Forging ahead: Philippine property in recovery mode

Office sector transactions surge within and outside Metro Manila

Buoyed by a steady employment growth, the Philippine economy continues to recover as more businesses resume operations and expand, and the country is well-positioned to ride this growth trajectory.  


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Taiwan | Colliers Taiwan 2022 Investor Survey

Logistics emerge as a major driver through 2023

Uncertainty and conservative sentiments in 2022 have been influencing the real estate market with three main concerns — rising inflationary pressures, interest rates, regulatory controls — affecting investment decisions. The survey unearths new insights and highlights investors’ interest in industrial assets. 


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Key Takeaways

The key takeaways in the infographic below reflect some of the main data points from each of the reports and articles profiled above.

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For recommendations and insights into commercial real estate opportunities in these markets, reach out to our experts Simon BeirneHannah JeongRobert WilkinsonRichard Raymundo and Andrew Liu.

View more of our expert thought leadership here, or visit our research library for past market insights across Asia Pacific.