Research Centre

Asia Pacific Investment Trends Q1 2019


21 May 2019

  • China saw an uptick in activity, led by a series of transations completed by overseas buyers. Korea continued to see sustained purchasing, driven by local securities firms engaging in big-ticket deals. Transaction volume in Japan weakened on a y-o-y basis as investable assets remained tightly held.
  • Cross-border investment rose by 8.9% y-o-y to US$6.3 billion on the back of increased intra-regional investment by Asian buyers. Hong Kong and Singaporean capital especially active in China.
  • Private equity real estate fund raising remained active, particularly among Asian capital. The period saw continued fund raising from pan-regional funds targeting opportunities in China, Japan and Korea.
  • Asset availability may improve as investors acquiring properties in 2015-2017 review portfolios and consider exit strategies.

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