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Talking Points: Real Estate Update | 7 September 2021

Colliers Asia - Research - Talking Points Fortnightly Real Estate Update

Real estate insights and recommendations for occupiers and investors in Asia Pacific based on the previous fortnight’s market events.


Markets in focus this week:

 

Asia Pacific (APAC)

Commercial real estate markets across APAC are in recovery mode; transaction volumes surging to a new record of US$103 billion

Real estate investment markets across APAC are expected to continue their recovery, with transaction volumes surging 28% compared to H1 2020 and to a new record of US$103 billion, spurring demand for commercial real estate assets and uncovering a plethora of opportunities for investors in the region.

For more insights, reach out to Nicholas Wilson.

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Australia – Industrial

Regional overview for second half (H2) 2021

The Australia industrial and logistics sector has been the best performing real estate sector over the past two years, with strong fundamentals supporting elevated demand levels within both the occupier and investment markets. A significant investment in transport infrastructure in non-metro markets will reshape demand drivers for industrial land, with specific industrial occupiers expected to seek warehouse space in these markets.

For more insights, reach out to Luke Crawford.

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New Zealand – Commercial and Industrial

Deals to be delayed, not disappear

New Zealand’s return to Covid-19 restrictions will most likely be temporarily disruptive, but demand looks to remain buoyant and is likely to return strongly once restrictions ease. While cautious and confident is expected to the approach by many investors, the outlook for the commercial and industrial markets over the next 12 months is encouraging.

For more insights, reach out to Chris Dibble.

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Philippines – Residential and Retail

GDP recovery signals property rebound

The sustained remittances from Filipinos working abroad will help to sustain demand in the residential and retail sectors in Manila. Condominiums, hotel projects and marketing facilities should be lined up to meet pent-up demand, especially as the Philippines economy is up for a faster recovery beyond 2021.

For more insights, reach out to Joey Bondoc.

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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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