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Investment in Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate to Rise in 2019

Investment in Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate to Rise in 2019

Global commercial real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's overall real estate transaction volumes in 2019 are expected to rise by five per cent, though the pace of growth momentum will slow down. Read More »


People's Republic of China Developers Awarded Less Residential Sites in Hong Kong in 2018

People's Republic of China Developers Awarded Less Residential Sites in Hong Kong in 2018

The strike rate of People's Republic of China (PRC) developers in Hong Kong's government land sales market dropped notably in 2018. Read More »

Global Home Price Growth Slows to 2-Year Low Pace in Q3

Global Home Price Growth Slows to 2-Year Low Pace in Q3

According to International property consultant Knight Frank, the average value of residential property across 57 countries and territories worldwide increased by 4.9% in the year to September 2018, the index's lowest annual rate of growth for two years. Read More »

Hong Kong is World's Most Expensive Office Market, Again

Hong Kong is World's Most Expensive Office Market, Again

According to a new report from global real estate consultant JLL, Hong Kong's Central District has the world's most expensive rent for premium offices for the fourth year running. Read More »


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Hong Kong Property News

According to JLL's Residential Sales Market Monitor released this week, the first day sell-through rates for newly launched mass residential projects (where over 80 units were launched in the first batch of sales) dropped significantly in October 2018.

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Property Market Monitor, rents in the overall Grade A office market continued to rise albeit at a slower pace last month. Average rent of Grade A office climbed 0.5% m-o-m in October, compared to a 1.0% m-o-m growth in September 2018.

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.

The private education market in Asia Pacific is a rising property investment sector, a trend driven by the region's demand for high-quality international schools focusing on English study.

According JLL's latest Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Beyond: Mobility, Connectivity and Collaboration research study, both Hong Kong and Macao will soon benefit from improved transport links in the region.

According to global property consult JLL, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo are the preferred locations for data centre investment in Asia Pacific, thanks to the robust infrastructure, connectivity and relative ease of doing business.

Steadily increasing visitor arrivals to Hong Kong have resulted in hotel occupancy rates reaching all-time highs and triggering the return in hotel room rate growth.

According to the latest Property Market Monitor released by JLL, Grade A office rents in Hong Kong advanced by 0.7% m-o-m in August, with Wanchai/Causeway Bay posting the strongest growth on the back of robust demand, up 1.0% month-over-month.

According to global real estate consultancy JLL, investment volumes in Asia Pacific hit a record-breaking US$81 billion in the first half of 2018, up by 30 per cent year-on-year.

Office rents in Hong Kong's Wanchai/Causeway Bay areas rose by 1.5% month-over-month in July 2018, their fastest pace in three years. The relatively strong growth in the submarket was underpinned by an extremely tight vacancy environment

To minimize the impact of the new vacancy tax, developers are likely to switch more unsold luxury flats from the sales to leasing market.

According to the latest Property Market Monitor released by JLL, office rents overall in Hong Kong grew 0.9% month-over-month in June 2018, bringing growth for the first half of 2018 up to 3.6%.

According to JLL's mid-year 2018 Hong Kong property forecast, the upward march of housing prices will slow in the second half after the Government introduced a new vacancy tax and restrictions on the Pre-sale Consent Scheme.

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.

Global property consultant JLL is reporting this month the extended stamp duty rebate window has failed to help home upgraders in Hong Kong.

According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor, rents in Hong Kong's office markets grew at their fastest pace in more than two years amid a tight vacancy environment and an active leasing market.

The rise of e-commerce is expected to post significant growth and disrupt the local retail market in next few years.

270 Park Avenue in New York City will become the tallest building ever conventionally demolished, as well as the first building over 200 meters in height to be peacefully razed.


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