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.
During Q2 2016, new supply of large multi-tenant (LMT) logistics properties in the Greater Tokyo area totaled 135,000 tsubo across seven new facilities, a volume record second to Q4 2015.
Hong Kong has become the world's highest-priced office market as Asia continued to dominate the list of the world's most expensive office locations, accounting for seven of the top ten markets.
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.
Total commercial property investment turnover in Asia Pacific in the first quarter of 2016 declined by 36% quarter-on-quarter.
According to the latest Skyscraper Index from Knight Frank, office rents in London's skyscrapers are rising faster than those in any other global city.
2015 recorded strong activity by institutional real estate funds' disposal of significant property holdings throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region.
According to CBRE, Tokyo's office market inventory has further tightened in February, while both Osaka and Nagoya markets uptick slightly.
Retailers are expanding their networks of stores internationally this year despite the presumed headwind of online shopping.
According to CBRE Tokyo Retail Services, Tokyo retailers enjoyed a strong uplift in sales thanks to the growth of inbound tourism demand during the fourth quarter of 2015.
Last Friday the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced the implementation of a negative interest rate policy, whereby it would charge a 0.1% interest rate on commercial banks' deposits with the BoJ.
Industrial and supply chain real estate occupiers and investors alike experienced a record-breaking year in 2015 and should expect this trend to continue well into 2016.
Innovation, liveability and the capacity to reinvent characterize the most dynamic cities in their third annual City Momentum Index (CMI).
This week the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that there are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City.
Hong Kong real estate market is in a healthy position to overcome the recent and future interest rate hikes.
This week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised U.S. interest rates for the first time since 2006. The 25-basis-point (bps) increase to the target federal funds rate was widely anticipated.