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Asia Pacific Mid-Year Real Estate Market Outlook 2021

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Purchasing gains momentum

  • Investment turnover reached US$68 billion in H1 2021, equivalent to 63% of 2020 full-year turnover
  • CBRE has upgraded its full-year forecast for investment volume to +15 to 20%

Investors capitalise on corporate sales
  • Real estate funds are recycling capital, with some transactions completed in H1 2021 related to fund expiry
  • Developers have remained net sellers, especially in Greater China
  • CBRE has observed a rising number of sale leaseback transactions by corporates, either for strengthening balance sheets or for business restructuring


Pricing holds up better than expected

  • Despite weaker rental growth, office prices remain firm especially in gateway cities. Asia Pacific office capital values fell by just 0.9% in H1 2021
  • Office capital values in Hong Kong SAR stabilised in Q2 2021, while price growth was recorded for prime office buildings in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Office yield is largely stable, with limited yield expansionary pressure

Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook 2021
Mid-Year Review


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Greg Hyland
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Asia Pacific
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Dr. Henry Chin
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