|Asia Pacific MarketFlash | The US Raises Interest Rates - What Next for Asia Pacific?
Hong Kong, December 19, 2016 - As widely expected, on December 15, 2016, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Fed Fund rate by 25 bps to a range of 0.5-0.75%. The FOMC expects three interest rate increases in 2017, up from the two projected at their previous meeting in September 2016, as the outlook for the US economy improves.
Global MarketFlash | Donald Trump Wins: America Changes Course
Hong Kong, November 10, 2016 - The election of Donald Trump represents the culmination of one of the most improbable paths to the United States presidency that could have been imagined. Many questions remain regarding the impact his presidency will have on commercial property markets.
Asia Pacific Millennials Framing New Regional Lifestyle Trends
Hong Kong, October 27, 2016 – Asia Pacific millennials share similar long-term lifestyle priorities with other generations, despite often superficial perceptions of this emerging superclass, according to CBRE research. CBRE’s inaugural report on this demographic, Asia Pacific Millennials: Shaping the Future of Real Estate, redefines the perceptions of millennials in the dynamic Asia Pacific region and how they approach lifestyle priorities through defined live, work and play ambitions.
Improving Credit Environment Creating New Opportunities within China’s Real Estate Sector
Hong Kong, October 19, 2016 – Supported by improved access to credit, enhanced onshore bond markets, robust housing sales in upper tier cities and improving destocking process in lower tier cities, developers are in a better position to repay existing debt, according to CBRE’s latest report, China Real Estate Debt: An Assessment of Credit Risk in the Chinese Property Market.
Asia Remains Important Region for International Investment
Hong Kong, October 13, 2016 – Direct real estate investment in Asia by international investors increased from US$1.4 billion in 2009 to US$9.6 billion in 2015, with H1 2016 recording nearly US$4.7 billion of inbound investment, according to CBRE’s latest research. Over the past 18 months, Asia has registered a strong inflow of institutional capital, especially from the Middle East and North America.
New Technology, Automation Stands to Reshape Modern Supply Chains
Hong Kong, September 19, 2016 – Rapidly emerging advancements in technology such as autonomous trucks, 3D printing and warehouse automation will foster dramatic changes in how shippers, retailers and manufacturers configure their supply chains and distribution strategies, spurring a need for different formats and locations for industrial real estate, according to a new report from CBRE.
Hong Kong Retail Market Riding on Resilient F&B Sector
Hong Kong, September 7, 2016 – CBRE today published a Hong Kong major report, Hunger for Growth – Unlocking Opportunities in Food and Beverage Retail. The report highlights how Hong Kong’s food and beverage (F&B) sector has remained resilient despite the weak overall retail market.
CBRE Publishes ViewPoint on Japanese Hotel Market
Hong Kong, September 6, 2016 – CBRE Hotels and Research (CBRE Head Office in Japan: Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) today released a ViewPoint report analyzing the latest trends in the Japanese hotel market.
Rise of Chinese Tourists Drive Booming APAC Tourism; Opportunity for Hoteliers
Hong Kong, September 5, 2016 – CBRE Research launches its Hotel Megatrends viewpoint which analyses the two megatrends currently reshaping the regional hospitality industry: increasing numbers of Chinese tourists, and growth of shared accommodation. The report also provides recommendations for hotel operators on how best to respond to these trends.
TAIPEI 101 Honored as World’s Greenest Tall Building
Hong Kong, July 15, 2016 – CBRE and TAIPEI 101 have ushered in a new era for international green buildings, becoming the highest scoring LEED v4 project in the world to-date, and the first to reach the 90 points threshold.
Hong Kong Leapfrogs London to Become World’s Priciest Office Market
Hong Kong, June 15, 2016 – Hong Kong has become the world’s highest-priced office market and 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 Research’s latest semi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey.
CBRE Group, Inc. Rises to #259 in the FORTUNE 500
Hong Kong, June 8, 2016 - CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been ranked at #259 on FORTUNE’s 2016 list of the largest US-based companies. CBRE has been included in the FORTUNE 500 every year since 2008.
Japan MarketFlash | GDP Turns Positive, But Effective Growth Remains Subdued
Hong Kong, May 19, 2016 - Cabinet office data released on May 18, showed that Q1 2016 GDP was up 0.4% q-o-q, or up 1.7% on an annualized basis, as growth turned positive after the negative data recorded in Q4 2015. However, as this year is a leap year, effective growth is estimated to have stood at around 0.6% (annualized).
CBRE Secures Industry-First Sustainability Contract in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, April 27, 2016 – CBRE’s Asia Pacific Sustainability team has secured the exclusive industry-first appointment to provide NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) energy assessments in Hong Kong – the first time such assessments have been carried out in Greater China.
Overall Investment Turnover Declines in Q1 2016 but Asian Capital Remains Active within the Region
Hong Kong, April 27, 2016 – In Q1 2016, total investment turnover in Asia Pacific declined by 36% quarter-on-quarter as investors generally turned more risk-averse, due to stock market volatility and weaker economic environment. Asian capital in particular, however, remained active across the region with the completion of three big-ticket transactions in Greater China by Chinese investors, according to CBRE Research’s preliminary Q1 2016 MarketView figures.
CBRE Scoops 20 Accolades at Asia Pacific Property Awards
Hong Kong, April 12, 2016 – CBRE received 20 awards across 12 of its national offices across the APAC region at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016. Official announcements were made at the Asia Pacific IPAX Summit and Awards Gala, hosted at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from April 7-8, 2016.
CBRE Makes Major Commitment to the Data Center Space in Asia Pacific
Hong Kong, March 29, 2016 – CBRE is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Duncan, Executive Director, a specialist in Data Center strategic advisory and transaction services. Mr Duncan has the mandate to drive CBRE’s commercial data center solutions practice in the Asia Pacific region.
US$1 Trillion to Enter Global Real Estate Markets in 2016
Hong Kong, March 24, 2016 – Global real estate investors remain strongly expansionary in 2016, with more than US$1 trillion of planned expenditures anticipated to enter global real estate markets—6% higher than in 2015, according to the CBRE Global Investor Intentions Survey 2016.
CBRE Launches Global Capital Flows iPad App on the Apple App Store
Hong Kong, March 16, 2016 – CBRE Group, Inc. announced the launch of its Global Capital Flows iPad app, now available to download from the Apple App Store. The new version—which contains full-year 2015 data—features quarterly data updates and is now also available in Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages.