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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q3 2021

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Colliers APAC - Capital Markets & Investment Services Asia Pacific Q3 2021

Robust investment activity across APAC markets setting the stage for a strong year-end performance.

Investor interest, buoyed by ample liquidity and easing of restrictions, supported robust activity in Asia Pacific property markets, setting the stage for a strong year-end performance.

Regional trends and report highlights for Asia Pacific:

  • Australia and New Zealand saw renewed investor optimism and business confidence, particularly in the office markets, as key cities emerge from prolonged restrictions.

  • Hong Kong registered a 20% QOQ growth in transaction volumes, as economic rebound helped boost investor appetite.

  • Investment activity in China picked up, with more than 20 transactions totalling approx. RMB27.2 billion (USD4.2 billion) closed across asset classes in major Chinese markets.

  • Singapore's retail sector led investment activity in Q3, with total transactions worth SGD7.5 billion (USD5.5 billion) registered.

  • Korea's office market saw an active quarter, driven by soaring investment demand for office space in Seoul.

  • The office, multifamily and logistics sectors in Japan continued to attract robust investor demand, amidst REITs prices recovering to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Download the report below to find out more expert recommendations for investors across Asia Pacific. Contact Terence Tang and John Marasco for more key trends and opportunities across Asia Pacific capital markets.

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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q3 2021

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John Marasco

Managing Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services

Investment Services


I have been with Colliers International for over 25 years and am the Managing Director of Capital Markets & Investment Services, Australia as well as the State Chief Executive of Victoria.  

I have established a strong reputation in the Capital Markets space and have formed close relationships with major investors and institutions on a global scale. In recent years, I have negotiated some of Australia’s largest real estate transactions and have been instrumental in successfully brokering many substantial transactions with overseas investors entering the Australian market. My extensive connectivity in the global real estate market can unite capital with local expertise, regardless of location.

Our national Investment Services business represents market specializations including Capital Markets and Investment Sales. The two clear divisions servicing the Australian commercial office market ensures complete market coverage, efficiency and premium experiences and successes for our clients. 

‚ÄčAs a long standing senior member within Colliers International, I have played an integral role in contributing to the business's success in Australia. I hold a number of senior positions with Colliers including a member of the National Executive Board. I am committed to the success of the business by providing our people with the tools they require to deliver incomparable service and results.

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Terence Tang

Managing Director | Asia

Capital Markets & Investment Services


A veteran in the real estate industry, Terence has more than 30 years of experience in principal real estate investment management and advisory services. Over the years, he has undertaken more than 150 real estate transactions, with a combined value of over USD12 billion – spanning different sectors across Asia.

At Colliers, Terence helms the Capital Markets & Investment Services Asia business, which is made up of a team of more than 130 senior Investment Services executives across the region.

Prior to joining Colliers, Terence was with Invesco Real Estate Group, where he was the Head of China before relocating back to Singapore to assume the role of Head of Southeast Asia.

Before Invesco acquired the Asia Pacific real estate fund management platform of AIG in January 2011, Terence was the Managing Director of AIG Global Real Estate Group, overseeing the real estate business in Greater China.

Prior to AIG, Terence led deal sourcing, evaluation, negotiation, due diligence, and acquisition of deals in Asia for the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC) as Senior Vice President, Investment & Asset Management. He also led the Asia Assets Restructuring Group, overseeing and ensuring improved asset performance for various commercial buildings in Asia Pacific.

Terence was formerly the Head of China Investments with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he was instrumental in setting up and heading the business unit. Earlier in his career, Terence was also the Managing Director of JLL Singapore before he left to join GIC Real Estate.

Terence is a frequent speaker at several real estate conferences, some of which include ANREV, Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) Asia Summit, China Global Real Estate Institute, Deutsche Bank Access China, Real Estate Investment World, and Vision Insights and Perspectives, among others.

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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q3 2021