Key markets across APAC showed sustained recovery, led by strong demand for commercial assets from investors and occupiers.
Across Asia Pacific, the ongoing recovery in key property markets continued in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021 and looks set to sustain through the second half, led by the office and industrial sectors.
Regional trends and report highlights for Asia Pacific:
- Australia and New Zealand continued to see market revival, amidst renewed leasing demand for CBD space in Sydney and Brisbane, and growing demand for industrial and large retail assets in Auckland.
- Investment activity picked up in Hong Kong, with investment transaction volumes leaping 175% year-on-year (YoY) to US$4.33 billion.
- Low interest rates and liquidity boosted demand for office assets in Korea, with a strong preference for core assets in Seoul's Gangnam Business District (GBD).
- Total investment sales in Singapore grew 86.3% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to US$5.2 billion led by the office, industrial and residential sectors, restoring the Lion City's status as a safe-haven.
- Office property demand in China fuelled deals in major Chinese markets; transactions in Beijing hit a record high of US$4.02 billion.
- Japan's property market continued to see investment interest and activity in the office, residential and logistics sectors
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