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Asia Pacific Expert Insights | November 2022

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Many real estate markets across Asia Pacific have been resilient in 2022 despite the macroeconomic challenges and geopolitical uncertainty. With increased focus on technology, data analytics, talent development and ESG imperatives, the industry is pivoting for success in the years ahead.

In this month’s edition of our Expert Insights from the region, we take a closer look at Australia’s opportunity to strike gold with Brisbane 2032 Olympics, Hong Kong’s ESG drive to re-shape it’s office leasing market, Korea’s logistics growth story, along with insights and trends in Philippines’ property sector and what’s on top of investors’ minds in Taiwan. 

Markets to highlight this month:

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Australia | Precincts of Gold: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Four priority precincts identified as employment hubs and hot spots of underdeveloped high value sites

Brisbane’s key precincts will undergo massive transformational development to position as economic hubs. A closer look at new and planned infrastructure upgrades pivotal to success and the opportunities within and around these precincts across various asset classes. Learnings from London Olympic precincts and what it means for Brisbane.

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Hong Kong SAR | Embracing ESG: Why office landlords need to and how to get started

Recommendations for landlords to maintain competitiveness 

Amid tightening regulations brought in by Hong Kong’s carbon neutrality goals and headwinds created by weak demand and supply boom, a closer look at how an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus can re-shape Hong Kong’s office leasing market.   


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Korea | Korean Logistics Market: Continued investment despite rising interest rates

Trends impacting Korea’s logistics sector

Insights and detailed analysis of metropolitan Seoul’s logistics market with a focus on properties owned by major investors and transactions across the city’s four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.   


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Philippines | Forging ahead: Philippine property in recovery mode

Office sector transactions surge within and outside Metro Manila

Buoyed by a steady employment growth, the Philippine economy continues to recover as more businesses resume operations and expand, and the country is well-positioned to ride this growth trajectory.  


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Taiwan | Colliers Taiwan 2022 Investor Survey

Logistics emerge as a major driver through 2023

Uncertainty and conservative sentiments in 2022 have been influencing the real estate market with three main concerns — rising inflationary pressures, interest rates, regulatory controls — affecting investment decisions. The survey unearths new insights and highlights investors’ interest in industrial assets. 


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Key Takeaways

The key takeaways in the infographic below reflect some of the main data points from each of the reports and articles profiled above.

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For recommendations and insights into commercial real estate opportunities in these markets, reach out to our experts Simon BeirneHannah JeongRobert WilkinsonRichard Raymundo and Andrew Liu.

View more of our expert thought leadership here, or visit our research library for past market insights across Asia Pacific. 

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Taiwan China

Andrew Liu

Managing Director


Andrew joined Colliers Taiwan in August 2006, and is responsible for management and operation of the Taiwan office, which is staffed by over 250 real estate professionals. He oversees all the activities for the branch, including new business development, strategy management ,  client relationship management, investment advisory, real estate management and brokerage services.

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Hong Kong SAR China

Hannah Jeong

Head of Valuation & Advisory Services

Valuation & Advisory Services

Hong Kong

Hannah Jeong has extensive valuation & advisory services experience over 17 years including property investment and development projects specialising in valuation, development consultancy, financial analysis and feasibility studies. Project’s geographic coverage span across Asia Pacific and Middle East, in particular Hong Kong, China and Korea. She has started her career with Colliers since 2006 and is now heading our Valuation and Advisory Services - Hong Kong Office with over 40 professionals.

Hannah has strong client coverage on major financial institutions including global real estate funds and private equity firms.

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Richard Raymundo

Managing Director


With over 25 years of research and consultancy experience, Richard has been involved in various projects in Asia. He has been involved in various projects in Asia particularly the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. This has covered sectors from simple developments to large-scale mixed uses with office, retail, residential, hotel, industrial and institutional land uses.

Richard has been involved in complex assignments that entail creative solutions. This would include brand conceptualization, destination development, land use spatial analysis and marketing strategies. 

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Robert Wilkinson

Managing Director


As Managing Director of Colliers International, Rob is responsible for the strategic direction of the Korea business, to lead the growth and diversification initiatives and develop leadership talent. He oversees all service lines as well as shared services including investment sales, office leasing, project management, valuation and advisory, research, marketing and communications, human resources and finance.

Rob is also a member of the Colliers International Asia Leadership team.

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Simon Beirne

State Chief Executive | Queensland



As the State Chief Executive of Queensland, Simon's responsibilities include overall supervision of the Queensland business comprising of 6 offices and over 300 staff.  Simon also sits on the Australian National Executive Board.  

Simon has been with Colliers for 25 years and is proud of the  great culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing that delivers exceptional outcomes for our clients.  Simon is heavily involved and has an excellent reputation in the Capital Markets area and has formed strong relationships with major investors and institutions both domestically and internationally.  

During Simon's time with Colliers, he has completed mutliple transactions in the Industrial/Logistics asset class, settling over $10.1 billion in his career to date, and leasing over 650,000m².  He has been responsible for some of the largest transactions in Queensland over the past 25 years.

Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry and the agency having previously worked for Primac Elders as an auctioneer prior to joining Colliers International in 1998.

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