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Singapore Investors Lead Asian Outbound Property Investment In 2018

Singapore Investors Lead Asian Outbound Property Investment In 2018

Asian outbound capital deployment remains robust amid a recent slowdown of Chinese outbound real estate investment. In the first half of 2018, outbound investment activity totaled $25.3 billion, led by Singaporean capital. Read More »


Alternative Assets Becoming Next Big Thing in Asia Property Investing

Alternative Assets Becoming Next Big Thing in Asia Property Investing

Increased interest in self-storage facilities, data centers, student accommodation, education and aged care as investors chase yield 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 »

London Tops List of Seven Most Competitive Cities of the World

London Tops List of Seven Most Competitive Cities of the World

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. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

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 September 5, 2018 8:30 AM ET

Seoul Property News

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.

This week the South Korean National Election Commission announced that Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in had been elected as the new President.

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

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.

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 the latest Skyscraper Index from Knight Frank, office rents in London's skyscrapers are rising faster than those in any other global city.

Innovation, liveability and the capacity to reinvent characterize the most dynamic cities in their third annual City Momentum Index (CMI).

Global accountancy network BDO predict 2016 will be a year of uncertainty for the Asian Real Estate market.

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.

Cross-border property investment in Asia accounted for 36% of total turnover year-to-date - rising 36% quarter-on-quarter to $10.6 billion - marking this the highest total recorded since 2008.

Organizations all across Asia are now under pressure to drive down costs by increasing their workplace 'static density'--the space per sq. ft. per workstation.

A number of new and emerging business districts have begun to see stronger office leasing demand.

According to CBRE Group, an average of $15.0 billion per year will flow out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally in the near-term.

According to CBRE, investment in Asia's property sector turnover grew 12% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2015 to US$21 billion, despite a 21% year-on-year decline in investment turnover against a strong 2014.

Q2 2015 preliminary data shows global transaction volumes in the second quarter of the year totaled US$161 billion.

The Bank of Korea (BoK) last week lowered base interest rates by a further 25 basis points to a historically low level of 1.50%, the fourth rate reduction since August 2014.

Overall commercial real estate investment continued apace in the second half of 2014, with volumes (excluding land sales) hitting US$72 billion.


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