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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 John Howald 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 Howald

Executive Director, Head of International Capital, Asia Pacific

Capital Markets & Investment Services

An accomplished leader in real estate cross-border investments and advisory, John brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and track record from over 15 years of successfully securing investment opportunities and divesting large scale assets and portfolios for global capital.

John is the Executive Director, Head of International Capital across Asia Pacific for the Capital Markets & Investment Services business at Colliers. In this role, he is responsible for growing cross border investment activity from Asia Pacific in collaboration with the global capital markets teams. He leads international client relationship development and provides real estate investment and divestment advice, including origination and completion of investment transactions with global capital sources.

Prior to Colliers, John led Jones Lang LaSalle’s International Investment team in Japan, focusing on cross-border investment and structuring advice for direct real estate transactions and equity raises. John had previously worked as a real estate, hospitality and M&A advisor for a global consultancy in Tokyo and New York, as well as at a US-based developer.

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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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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q3 2021