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Last Updated February 19, 2019 9:02 AM ET

Sydney Property News

According to new research by CBRE, real estate debt in Asia Pacific is increasingly cementing itself as an alternative investment class as global investors seek new opportunities to deploy capital into this sector.

JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's mature economies such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have a significant opportunity to advance real estate transparency through proptech adoption.

Major metropolitan office markets across the globe are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of "green" building certification programs.

According to a new CBRE thought leadership paper, circa $300 billion worth of Australian residential assets could be owned by institutional investors within the next couple of decades if the multifamily sector evolves in the same vein as the US.

According to CBRE, Australia's commercial real estate remains an attractive asset class for offshore capital, with foreign investors accounting for 33% of all transaction activity in the first half of 2017.

According to CBRE, a wave of new office supply is on the horizon for Sydney's commercial market, providing a plethora of prime grade options in the nation's largest CBD.

According to global real estate advisor Knight Frank, office skyscrapers in Hong Kong are the most expensive commercial real estate assets in the world in 2017.

Asia hotel investors during the first half of 2017 remained focused on gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, as they offer positive tourism and trading fundamentals.

CBRE is reporting that investors in Asia Pacific real estate in 2017 remain heavily focused on yield spreads when seeking assets as investment intentions, and are moving further away from capital appreciation strategies.

Developers completed more retail centers across the globe last year than in 2015, but momentum appeared to wane in many countries.

According to CBRE's new released Global Investor Intentions Survey for 2017, stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017.

China has hit a record of $33 billion in overseas commercial and residential property investment in 2016, an increase of nearly 53 percent year-on-year.

According to Cushman & Wakefield's latest Main Streets Across the World report, Miami's Lincoln Road remained the fourth most expensive retail street in the Americas with average rents of $325 per square foot per year.

According to CBRE's Q3 2016 MarketView data for the Asia Pacific region, overall property investment turnover during Q3 picked up slightly with an increase in transaction volume of 5.6% quarter-on-quarter to $24.6 billion.

A newly launched index that derives the price of prime residential and commercial development land in 13 major cities across Asia, saw mixed results in the first half of 2016.

Chinese investors dominated Asian outbound investment in the first half of 2016, accounting for 60%, or $16.1 billion, of total investment.

According to CBRE's second-edition of Four Quadrants Asia Pacific, as several interest rate cuts were recorded across the region, debt financing turned more active while the equity funding market slowed down.

Voracious global demand for e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers fueled a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase in prime logistics rents globally.


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