Demand for industrial assets across Asia Pacific continues to outstrip supply; investors conservative toward retail market.
Eight out of the 20 cities in our survey across Asia Pacific (APAC) saw quarter-on-quarter (QOQ) movements.
Demand for industrial assets across APAC continues to outstrip supply, which has seen further yield compression in this sector, while investors remain conservative toward the retail market. Yield compression in the office sector was seen in Australia.
Key Highlights in Q1 2022:
- No major transactions were recorded for Q1 in Beijing and Shanghai for both the retail and office sectors. In contrast, investors continue to deploy capital into logistics facilities, supporting demand for this asset class in China. The mobility restrictions in Shanghai since the latter part of Q1 have impacted normal business activities, but have also spurred logistics demand to new heights. The logistics market will continue to draw strong investor interest.
- Office transactions in Sydney and Brisbane have continued to show cap rate compression, and this reaffirmed the attractiveness of prime assets in the market.
- High levels of competition for prime grade assets in Auckland have mitigated the impact of higher interest rates with yields generally running flat.
- Interest remains strong in industrial assets in Singapore and capital values have been rising faster than rents, resulting in cap rate compression.
- The overall movement in cap rates in Bengaluru and Mumbai was within a narrow range. Investors generally remain conservative across different sectors with an improvement in sentiment towards the industrial segment, especially for warehouse and data centre