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Talking Points: Real Estate Update | 29 November 2021

Colliers Asia - Research - Talking Points Fortnightly Real Estate Update

Real estate insights and recommendations for occupiers and investors in Asia Pacific based on the previous fortnight’s market events.

Markets in focus this week:


Hong Kong SAR  Retail

Active local investors dominate Q3 retail transaction volumes as they eye potential capital growth

Retail investment activity has been subdued with only 48 completed deals in 2020, compared to the peak of 110 in 2018. However, activity has picked up as social-distancing restrictions ease, especially from veteran investors whose activity accounted for almost all retail transactions concluded in Q3 2021.

Unpacking this data further, Colliers reveals that the next six months could provide good timing for retail investors to bottom-fish.

For more insights, reach out to Rosanna Tang.

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New Zealand Office, Retail and Industrial

Positive economic conditions in 2021 spurred rising occupier and investor demand in the office, retail and industrial sectors

The commercial office, retail and industrial sectors in New Zealand experienced a rise in occupier and investor demand in 2021, spurred on by a positive surge in economic conditions that supported occupier fundamentals and transactional decision making.

Colliers does a comprehensive review of national market conditions and financial metrics across the office, industrial and retail asset classes for Q4 2021.

For more insights, reach out to Chris Dibble.

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Philippine economy and property on the cusp of recovery

The Philippine economy grew by a faster-than-expected 7.1% in Q3 2021, putting the average GDP growth from January to September well within the Philippine government's upper-end target for 2021. 

The gradual re-opening of the economy bodes well for Philippine property, and could result in greater office and pre-selling residential condominium take-up over the next 12 months. Meanwhile in the retail sector, malls are starting to welcome patrons and this should also translate to improved retail space absorption and an eventual recovery in rents.

For more insights, reach out to Joey Bondoc.

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For more real estate research insights across Asia Pacific, reach out to our experts Nicholas Wilson, Chris Dibble and Joanne Henderson.

The next edition of Asia Pacific Talking Points will be issued on the week of 10 January 2022. View past editions of our Asia Pacific Talking Points series here.

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Nicholas Wilson

Director, Head of Research | Capital Markets Asia

Capital Markets & Investment Services


Nick joined Colliers as Director, Head of Investor and Developer Research, Asia in April 2021. Nick is responsible for the provision of thought leadership and research covering the investor and developer markets across Asia. He delivers market leading insights and actionable research to support Colliers' clients in their investment strategy and understanding of the latest trends. 

Nick has over 12 years of experience in researching real estate markets in Asia Pacific, covering a range of different geographies and sectors, as well as themes related to direct markets, indirect investment trends and real estate debt markets. Prior to joining Colliers, Nick worked for JLL in roles based in Australia, Singapore and Japan and was most recently the Head of Capital Markets Research for Asia Pacific. 


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New Zealand

Chris Dibble

National Director | Colliers Partnerships, Research & Communications

Research and Communications

Auckland CBD

Chris Dibble oversees three key business units at Colliers New Zealand - Colliers Partnerships, Research and Communications.

Colliers Partnership priorities focus on support initiatives that drive collaboration, best practice learning, cost efficiencies, and growth opportunities across the wider Colliers franchise network.

As the head of research for Colliers, Chris oversees the collaboration and delivery of award-winning research reports. He is a regular presenter and market commentator, often discussing the latest insights on current and future property trends.

Chris also leads  PR and communications for Colliers. He works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy. 

With over 15 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris provides a multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders.

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Joanne Henderson

National Director | Research



Joanne has over 15 years of experience working within property research and specialising in property data.  Having previously managed a real estate data product with over 70 subscribers, Joanne has a strong track record of maintaining client relationships as well as delivering quality real estate data and insights.

Joanne leads and manages the Colliers Edge product which is the Colliers premium research data product for clients. Her role also includes maintaining and improving data management systems that the Research and wider business teams use to store and utilise our valuable datasets.

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Hong Kong SAR China

Rosanna Tang

Head of Research, Hong Kong & Greater Bay Area


Hong Kong

Rosanna Tang leads the research team in Hong Kong and South China in Colliers. Driving different research papers and client-orientated initiatives, Rosanna has a deep understanding of all property sectors, research products, and client requirements. Rosanna is also one of the spokespersons in the company, and she frequently speaks in different industry events and media interviews. 

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Joey Bondoc

Associate Director



Prior to joining Colliers in March 2016, Joey worked as a Research Manager for a research and consutancy firm where he handled business, political, and macroeconomic analysis. He took part in a number of consultancy projects with multilateral agencies and provided research support and policy recommendations to key government officials and top executives of MNCs in the Philippines.

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