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Technology Forcing Asia's Commercial Markets to Undergo Significant Change

Technology Forcing Asia's Commercial Markets to Undergo Significant Change

According to CBRE's 2018 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook Report, Asia Pacific's commercial real estate market will be increasingly defined by changing business conditions, the growing influence of technological innovation. Read More »


Residential Co-Living Trend Accelerates in Asia

Residential Co-Living Trend Accelerates in Asia

According to a new report by JLL titled "Bridging the Housing Gap", millennials in Asia are now sharing more than work spaces and transport. They have turned to living together in a new form of shared housing where residents have common interests and lifestyles. Read More »

Hong Kong Home Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in 5 Years in 2017

Hong Kong Home Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in 5 Years in 2017

Hong Kong's housing market continued to reach new heights in December, capping off a year that saw capital values advance at their fastest pace in five years. Capital values of mass residential properties increased by 1.3% m-o-m in December to lift full-year growth to 15.8 percent. Read More »

Corporate Expansions Driving Hong Kong's Grade A Office Market

Corporate Expansions Driving Hong Kong's Grade A Office Market

According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor released this week, net take-up in Hong Kong's overall office market amounted to 68,800 sq. ft in November 2017, with average monthly rent reaching HKD 71.7 per sq. ft -- 0.3% higher than in October 2017. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated February 16, 2018 9:02 AM ET

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According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor released this week, net take-up in Hong Kong's overall office market amounted to 155,600 sq. ft. in October 2017, helping edge rents 0.3%.

2017 is shaping up to be a year like no other. But commercial real estate continues to successfully navigate this uncharted territory.

According to new research from JLL, property technology - or PropTech - start-ups in Asia Pacific are outpacing their counterparts in Europe and the United States with 179 of them raising around $4.8 billion in funding since 2013.

According to a report by real estate consultant JLL and The Business of Cities, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the seven most competitive cities in the world.

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 the latest research from CBRE, global real estate continues to serve as an attractive asset class for investors, with Asian outbound investment into the sector posting significant year-on-year gains in the first half of 2017.

According to CBRE's Towards 2020: China Investment Strategy report, commercial property transactions in China will grow to RMB 260 billion ($39 billion USD) by 2020, a 45% increase from 2016.

Commercial property investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, with Asian investors now accounting for five of the 10 biggest cross-border spenders.

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Monthly Market Monitor report, returning office stock arising from expiring leases led to a net withdrawal of 16,000 sq. ft in the Grade A office market in June 2017.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

Macau's gaming revenue recorded y-o-y growth for the 11th month in a row, driving A residential property market rebounded amid the robust primary sales, leading to strong price growth in some of the residential projects.

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.

A recent survey global real estate consultant JLL found that 62% of international and local retailers have plans to open new stores in Hong Kong in 2018. It shows retailers are calling the bottom of the retail market and predicting an improvement .

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.

According to CBRE Research's latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report, Hong Kong (Central) and London's West End topped the list of prime office occupancy costs again.

The recent Belt & Road (B&R) Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing was attended by numerous international leaders and organizations and discussed topics including currency swaps, policy, infrastructure and trade.

Changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices.


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