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Asia Pacific Expert Insights | October 2022

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Real estate markets across Asia Pacific are in recovery mode, as investors and occupiers tactically navigate macroeconomic and post-covid challenges. Are there new pockets of investment opportunities and good growth prospects in the region?

In this month’s edition of our Expert Insights, we uncover top trends in Australia’s hotel investment market, evaluate biopharmaceutical valuation trends in China, identify big themes around workplace and office flexibility in India, get updated on Singapore’s industrial market, and explore Thailand’s condominium, hotels and retail sectors. 


Markets to highlight this month:

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Australia | H1 2022 Hotel Investment Market

Despite macro-economic volatility, the market is showing maturity in its ability to react to new pricing norms to sustain activity

Investors continue to be drawn to the sector, as Australians show appetite to spend on travel and tourism. Moreover, there is still a weight of money looking to invest and by historical standards, debt is still relatively cheap. As a result, diverse capital sources, with distinct investment drivers are currently pursuing opportunities.

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China | Biopharma Valuation Inside Out

Biopharma remains attractive even as healthcare industry faces capital market headwinds

China’s listed biopharmaceutical companies have seen valuations decline since 2020, with the equity market concerned over companies that are not yet profitable and still require large R&D investment. Relaxed capital market regulations are expected to boost valuations of companies with diverse R&D pipelines, sufficient funding, and remarkable clinical trial results. 

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India | Workplace & Flexibility: C-suite Survey

Flex spaces most preferred distributed workspace strategy due to ease of adoption and benefits for employees

To gauge how occupiers are re-imagining their future workplaces, Colliers and flex space operator Awfis conducted a survey of CXOs to understand their strategies around distributed workplaces and the role of flex spaces. Occupiers are looking for a workplace model that furthers business goals, as well as creates a comfortable working environment for employees. 

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Singapore | Q2 2022 Industrial Market Report

Industrial prices propelled by higher yields and limited availability

Demand caught up with supply in Q2 this year. However, with planned supply coming onstream by 2025 and expected completions this year, the pace of rental and price growth may temper. Further impact may come from rising commodity prices, global supply chain disruptions, and higher capital costs. In the long term, industrial space demand will still be driven by tailwinds such as Singapore’s increasing focus on higher-value manufacturing and biomedical sectors.

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Thailand | Q2 2022 Trends in Residential, Hospitality, and Retail

Recovery across Thailand’s real estate sectors gathering momentum

Condominium space around future mass transit stations and universities are in demand, where developers are integrating co-working spaces, e-sport rooms, libraries, among other new features to attract young professionals and students supported by parents. Thailand’s hospitality sector is on a steady path upward with nationwide hotel occupancy rates expected to recover in the medium term. Return to brick-and-mortar retail outlets buoying developers’ confidence to launch new projects.

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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 Karen WalesFlora HeRamesh NairLynus Pook and Tysen Kamin.

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

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Lynus Pook

Executive Director

Industrial Services


Based in Singapore, Lynus is tasked with identifying new business opportunities and developing relationships with data centre and industrial owners, occupiers, developers and investors as part of the regional industrial advisory strategy.

Lynus joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Director of Data Centre & Real Estate Brokerage and spearheaded the company’s data centre operations in Singapore. With more than 12 years of real estate experience, he is a Certified Data Centre Specialist and has also managed transactions in the Technology & Telecommunication and Aviation sectors. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he also held roles at Credit Suisse Beijing and Savills Singapore.

Having joined the fastest growing real estate services company in the world, Lynus is incredibly excited to continue to build on the existing platforms of collaboration and strategy that have already been established and will look to further develop and provide market-leading solutions to accelerate the success of our clients in this dynamic sector.

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