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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q1 2022

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The ongoing recovery of the major Asia Pacific real estate markets are driven by improving business sentiments and demand for office and industrial assets.

Major Asia Pacific real estate markets continued to build on an ongoing recovery, driven mainly by demand in the office and industrial segments amid waning Covid-19 concerns, which helped to improve business sentiment and strengthen the overall economic outlook.

Regional trends and key report highlights for Asia Pacific:

  • Resurgence in demand of premium assets in Sydney as companies are looking for workplaces for their employees. In Melbourne, there is a substantial uptick in interest from institutional investors.

  • We are expecting an increase in demand for high-quality commercial and industrial properties as well as core office assets in Auckland.

  • Investors led the growing demand for office space and business parks in China's markets.

  • Despite office and retail transactions remaining subdued, investors turned to Hong Kong’s hotel assets, recognising their potential to generate steady revenues.

  • Interest picked up in commercial properties and investors returned to Singapore in strength.

  • Korea's market saw fewer, but bigger, deals involving large-sized premium properties.

  • Sustained interest from J-REITs fuelled investments in the office, residential and logistics sectors to remain at healthy levels in Japan’s market.

Download the report below for more expert recommendations for real estate owners and investors across Asia Pacific, or contact John Marasco and John Howald for key trends and opportunities across the Asia Pacific capital markets.

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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q1 2022

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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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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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Asia Pacific Market Snapshot | Q1 2022