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Asia Pacific Research Reports


 

2017

 

2017 H1 Advisory & Transaction Services Research Review

CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services Research Review


APAC Major Report | September 2017

This edition includes articles on occupier trends in the legal sector; retailer strategy and expansion in Asia Pacific; the rise of co-working in Singapore; and the transformation of logistics facilities in Japan.

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Asian Outbound Investment H1 2017

Asian Outbound Investment H1 2017


APAC Major Report | August 2017

Asian cross-border investment surged by 98% y-o-y to US$ 45.2 bn in H1 2017. The increase was partly due to a one-off US$ 13.2bn purchase of a logistics portfolio in EMEA.

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Singapore Major Report Connecting ASEAN: Infrastructure, Integration & Real Estate Growth

Connecting ASEAN: Infrastructure, Integration & Real Estate Growth


Singapore Major Report | August 2017

ASEAN has been expanding, but shortfalls in infrastructure investment limit its growth: According to the Asian Development Bank, US$92 billion more in infrastructure investment is needed for the region to maintain its growth momentum and eliminate poverty.

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CBRE APAC Global Workplace Solutions Research Review

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions Research Review


Asia Pacific Research Review | August 2017

This edition includes a summary of the key findings of the CBRE Asia Pacific Occupier Survey, now in its second year. The survey explains the nuances between multinational and Asia Pacific corporations with regard to their corporate real estate strategies, and analyses the two groups’ areas of focus and priorities for the next three years.

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Asia Pacific Report Series | August 2017

CBRE Research released a series of new reports pinpointing and explaining the trends and opportunities in the Asia Pacific commercial real estate investment market.

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The Evolution of Co-Working: Supporting The Emergence Of The New Business Eco-System

The Evolution of Co-Working: Supporting The Emergence Of The New Business Eco-System


Asia Pacific Major Report | July 2017

This report examines the growth strategies adopted by co-working space operators in Asia Pacific over the past year; pinpoints the factors driving multinationals’ use of co-working space; and explains how co-working centres are playing a key role in facilitating interaction between large corporations and start-ups, placing them at the forefront of the evolution of a new business eco-system.

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Indonesia ViewPoint

Investors and occupiers should closely monitor government plan to relocate capital city from Jakarta


Indonesia ViewPoint | July 2017

The relocation of the capital city from Jakarta has been mooted for several decades and, if implemented, will have a far reaching impact on the real estate sector, both in Jakarta and in the location of the new capital. This ViewPoint by CBRE Research discusses the factors influencing the decision to move the capital; identifies potential locations under consideration; and explains the opportunities that the relocation will create for real estate occupiers and investors.

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New Channels for Old Favourites: Fresh Approaches to Investing in Australia, Japan and Vietnam

New Channels for Old Favourites: Fresh Approaches to Investing in Australia, Japan and Vietnam


Asia Pacific Major Report | July 2017

As yield spread replaces capital appreciation as the main driver shaping investor motivation in Asia Pacific, investors are utilising a variety of new channels when entering preferred investment destinations.

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Towards 2020: China Investment Strategy

Towards 2020: China Investment Strategy


China Report | June 2017

Annual en bloc commercial property transaction volume in China is set to surge by 45% to RMB 260 billion by 2020, according to a new forecast by CBRE Research, as the country transitions from a primary market dominated by investment for development, to a secondary market characterised by investment in income producing assets.

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How active are retailers in APAC?


Asia Pacific Major Report | June 2017

Global retailers retain a strong appetite for expansion in Asia Pacific and continue to enter new markets across the region. However, structural changes such as the rapid growth of e-commerce and the emergence of home-grown retailers continue to pose significant challenges to growth.

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2017 New Zealand Millennial Survey Report

Millennials in New Zealand: Separating Fact from Myth


New Zealand Major Report | June 2017

The influence of the Millennial generation can be felt across a multitude of industries, particularly those that engage with real estate. Yet, the sector of the population between ages 20-29 is often misrepresented and misunderstood.

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India Special Report: The Art of Co-working

The Art of Co-working


India Special Report | June 2017

The advent of co-working spaces is termed as the next wave of disruption in the office segment. CBRE Research analyzed the presence of the segment in India along with evaluating the impact on developers and occupiers, going forward.

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20 Years Hong Kong Infographic

HKSAR’s 20th Anniversary - A Story of Growth


Hong Kong Infographic | June 2017

July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to mainland China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This infographic by CBRE Research examines the evolution of the Hong Kong economy along with its commercial and residential real estate markets from 1997-2017.

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2017 Shanghai Office Tenant Profile and Demand Outlook


China Infographics | May 2017

After survey in 2015, this year we conducted a new tenant survey,  expanding our coverage from 85 to 115 Shanghai Grade A office buildings in CBRE’s database and our analysis is based on nearly 4,000 pieces of tenant information, 20% higher than previous report.  We believe this report will help our clients  to have more insights into China’s most dynamic office market.

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Enhancing Office Buildings Through Placemaking

Enhancing office buildings through placemaking


APAC ViewPoint | May 2017

Placemaking – defined by CBRE Research Asia Pacific as “integrating design, amenity and community to create a unique space where people want to be” has until recently been confined to retail landlords responding to the challenges posed by e-commerce by creating compelling reasons to attract shoppers to spend time in their malls.

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Alternative Uses for Industrial Buildings

Alternative Uses For Industrial Buildings


Hong Kong Major Report | May 2017

Tenants from the clean industrial, cultural, entertainment and F&B sectors are emerging as a new source of leasing demand for industrial buildings in Hong Kong.

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CBRE Research Review H1 2017

CBRE Research Review H1 2017


Pacific Major Report | May 2017

Welcome to the H1 2017 CBRE Research Review in the Pacific.  This semi-annual publication connects you with an executive summary of research from CBRE’s Australia, New Zealand and Global research including website links to full reports.

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Centralising and Taking Flight to Quality

Centralising and taking flight-to-quality


Australia ViewPoint | May 2017

The Perth CBD office market has seen some extreme conditions over the past decade, from the unprecedented highs during the peak of Western Australia’s mining boom to the subsequent slump as the sharp fall in commodity prices coincided with the end of the construction and investment phase in the mining sector in the north of the state. These events have led to significant movements and corrections in both demand and rental rates for office space. Perth now appears to have moved beyond the worst of the downturn, and the price-corrected rents have increased the affordability of inner-city office accommodation. As a result, we are seeing a number of tenants move into the CBD from fringe and suburban markets, as well as existing CBD tenants upgrading to a higher grade asset in a flight-to-quality.

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On the up and up Vertical Retailing in Melbournes CBD

On the up and up: vertical retailing in Melbourne’s CBD


Australia ViewPoint | May 2017

Melbourne’s CBD retail landscape has transformed in recent years. Driven by changing consumer habits, the influx of prominent international brands and the rise in population and tourism, the way space is used is shifting. An emerging trend in Melbourne’s CBD is the concept of multi-storey retailing, or vertical retailing. This is seen around the world, especially in locations experiencing high rental rates, limited space and growing population density.

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The Changing Landscape of FandB in Sydneys CBD

The changing landscape of F&B in Sydney’s CBD


Australia ViewPoint | May 2017

Within the Sydney CBD, an increasing amount of retail supply continues to be taken up by food and beverage (F&B) operators looking to capitalise on Australia’s growing food culture. Rising in line with busier lifestyles and a greater awareness of health, consumer preferences are changing, with cafes and coffee shops focusing on healthier, premium quality food and beverages taking market share from more formal dining options. As such, landlords are showing a growing preference to upgrade and expand F&B offerings, using innovative food concepts to attract foot traffic and take advantage of the higher rents on offer, making it one of the highest and best uses of available space.

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WANTED Rooms and Runways

WANTED - Rooms & Runways


Australia ViewPoint | May 2017

An agreement between the Australian and Chinese governments has declared 2017 to be the “China-Australia Year of Tourism” (CAYOT) with the goal being to strengthen ties between the two nations and increase tourism. A key determining factor in the success of this partnership will be the buy-in of Chinese airlines as the establishment of more routes will be paramount to its success. There are numerous examples across Australia showing that when new routes are established tourism increases. This growth subsequently has a positive impact on hotels, illustrating the importance of airline routes. However, will our airports be able to cope or will they be capacity constrained?

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The ASEAN Allure Continues

The ASEAN Allure Continues


South East Asia ViewPoint | April 2017

According to results from the CBRE Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2017, the ASEAN region is expected to continue drawing investors in 2017. Investment sentiments have been growing on the back of  improving infrastructure investments and rising urbanisation. 

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Are We Ready for Shorter Tenures

Are we ready for shorter tenures?


Singapore ViewPoint | April 2017

In Singapore, where nearly 90% of the population own a home, housing affordability has always been a major concern.  Due to escalating land costs as well as loan curbs, developers have in recent years adopted the strategy of downsizing the units to keep them within the affordability threshold of most homebuyers. However, there is a limit to how much smaller the units can get while still remaining decently liveable space – even as decreasing home sizes are still acceptable as household sizes shrink.

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Office Space Redefined

Office Space Redefined


Singapore ViewPoint | April 2017

Activity-based working has been a buzzword of the office sector, gaining significant traction in recent times. The benefits of implementing activity-based working does not revolve only around costs. Facilitating intangibles such as driving greater employee engagement, greater work ownership and fostering creativity and collaboration among workers will eventually lead to positive tangible outcomes in the form of higher business performance.

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Infrastructure and Real Estate: Key Melbourne Projects

Infrastructure and Real Estate: Key Melbourne Projects


Australia Major Report | April 2017

Infrastructure drives value in real estate through generating business and consumer efficiencies. An understanding of the state of play of infrastructure in cities is therefore critical to understand the direction and shape of future developments and related opportunity. While the national spend on public infrastructure is currently very concentrated in NSW, there is a healthy pipeline of infrastructure projects in Victoria; close to $40b in total, necessitated by Victoria’s current strong population growth (of over 2%, the highest across Australian states) and expectations that strong growth will continue, and on the current trajectory drive Melbourne to be the largest city in Australia by 2031.

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2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook – India Report

2017 India Real Estate Market Outlook


India Major Report | April 2017

CBRE’s 2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook – India Report highlights the policy initiatives, reforms and key market trends that will drive the future of the country’s real estate sector in 2017. The year 2017 is expected to be a year when the results of all policy initiatives taken in 2016 are likely to take shape. Most of the steps, including Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are aimed at improving transparency and enhancing the overall investor sentiment.

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2017 Seoul Office Tenant Profile Report

2017 Seoul Office Tenant Profile


Korea Major Report | April 2017

The total volume of leasable Grade A office space increased by 5.8%pt y-o-y in 2016, mainly due to Samsung’s sale of its headquarters buildings in the CBD and GBD.

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The Future of Office in the St Kilda Road Precinct

The future of office in the St Kilda Road precinct


Australia ViewPoint | March 2017

Recent years have seen growing discussion around St Kilda Road’s future as an office precinct. Driving the conversation, particularly over the last two years, has been the steady withdrawal of office accommodation by developers for repurpose to residential. More recently, a significant rise in vacancy has raised questions around changing tenant demands in the precinct. On its own, however, the total vacancy rate masks two diverging stories between prime and secondary grade office.

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The Increasing Importance of Environmentally Sensitive Design for Industrial Assets

The increasing importance of environmentally sensitive design for industrial assets


Australia ViewPoint | March 2017

Sustainability has become an important part of building design with Green Star, NABERS and WELL ratings commonplace in the commercial property sector. Historically, there has been less importance placed on sustainable design elements in the industrial sector. This is due to a number of factors including cost, market pressure and the unique development requirements of industrial buildings. However, increasingly more firms are seeing value in developing and retrofitting industrial buildings with a focus on environmentally sensitive design, improving operating costs, functionality and attracting tenants.

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The Real Estate Implications of a Theme Park

The Real Estate Implications of a Theme Park


China ViewPoint | March 2017

Theme park has always been a magnet for urban tourism consumption. The wave of upgrade of China's domestic consumption has once again brought it into the focal point of the market. The fast-growing China market, along with its volume for growth, is attracting world-class operators of theme parks to the country.

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India Reform Mode ON

India: Reform Mode “ON”


India Major Report | March 2017

The year 2016 was a year of landmark reforms for India's real estate sector; ranging from the formation of a strong regulator to the easing of foreign investor norms. The year also witnessed a major thrust on affordable housing and a strong revision to the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) guidelines. The passage of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) in early 2016 and an expected implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by mid-2017 are other landmark reforms that will shape the future of India's real estate footprint. This report aims at addressing the impact of these reforms on India's RE sector.

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Pacific In and Out H2 2016

Pacific In and Out H2 2016


Pacific Major Report | March 2017

Total transactions (by value) in the Pacific region in 2016 were down from the record breaking 2015. Investors from the Pacific in 2016 acquired 12% less abroad (compared to 2015) and investors from outside the region bought 30% less Pacific assets.

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Ten Critical Success Factors For IReits A Relook

Ten Critical Success Factors for I-REITS


India ViewPoint | March 2017

With REITs being an asset monetization vehicle globally and in APAC, India has also been trying to leverage this finance stream.

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Towards a Unified India How Are Warehousing Occupiers

Towards a Unified India – How are warehousing occupiers approaching the GST


India ViewPoint | March 2017

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to be legislated in 2017, close to one and a half decades after it was first mooted. The recent passage of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, as well as the release of the model GST laws, indicates the government’s determination to implement an efficient tax system. To better understand the impact of the GST on the warehousing sector in India, CBRE Research conducted a survey of leading warehousing space occupiers to gauge their views on the new taxation regime; understand their strategies in the post GST era; and ascertain the impact of the GST on their overall business and operating costs.

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Japanese Outbound Investment 2016

Japanese Outbound Investment 2016


Japan Infographics | March 2017

Outbound real estate investment by Japanese investors in 2017 was US$2.5 billion, an increase of 74% compared to last year (US$1.4 billion), due to more big-ticket transactions.

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Japan Occupier Survey 2016


Japan Infographics | March 2017

For occupiers considering an office move, the three most cited items to consider were a more convenient commute and location; cost (rent, utilities, etc.) and a building's level of earthquake resistance.

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Uncertainty Reigns Following Engineering Assessments

Uncertainty reigns following engineering assessments in Wellington after seismic activity


New Zealand ViewPoint | March 2017

Following the 2016 earthquake, Wellington has been operating in a turbulent environment due to the scale of the damage throughout the city. Many buildings remain closed, and many of these buildings have futures which are unknown, not only to the public, but also to the owners, landlords and tenants. Regardless of the uncertain future, we know that there has been a large reduction in vacant space within the city due to building closures and tenant displacement. The vacancy reduction was almost 70,000sqm throughout the Core CBD, Thorndon, and Te Aro.

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God's own country 'Kochi' India's emerging real estate hub

God's Own Country “Kochi” - India’s Emerging Real Estate Hub


India Major Report | March 2017

This special report on Kochi, located in Kerala encapsulates the real estate market dynamics of the city. The growing prominence of the IT sector in Kochi, coupled with various Government infrastructure initiatives and availability of quality space is making Kochi an attractive destination for corporates looking to expand in southern India.

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Asia Pacific Occupier Survey 2017

Asia Pacific Occupier Survey 2017


APAC Major Report | March 2017

Flexibility and efficiency remain at the forefront of multinational corporate decision-making in Asia Pacific amid what is an increasingly uncertain economic and political landscape.

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Digital Disruption: Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Digital Disruption: Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences


Asia Pacific ViewPoint | March 2017

The pharmaceuticals and life sciences industry is undergoing a rapid transformation against a backdrop of increased competition from generic rivals, funding challenges for small market targeted smart drugs and the decline of rainmaker blockbuster drugs.

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The future of corporate real estate: How technology will shape the next decade

The future of corporate real estate: How technology will shape the next decade


APAC Special Report | March 2017

Nowhere is the impact of the technological revolution being felt more than in the way companies conduct business and the way we work. However, the world is only at the cusp of the real impact of the digital age. Further and significant change is forecasted to occur in the coming years across a number of key areas, including automation and jobs; technology and talent; the emergence of millennials, and the transformation of the workplace.

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Jakarta real estate sector eagerly anticipates new mass transit rail system

Jakarta real estate sector eagerly anticipates new mass transit rail system


Indonesia ViewPoint | March 2017

Jakarta's outdated transportation infrastructure and constant gridlock have long been a source of discontent. The situation has worsened in recent years amid a boom in car ownership fueled by a rapidly expanding middle class. The economic costs in terms of time, health and fuel are enormous and are a major hindrance to doing business in a city that is home to more than 10 million people.

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Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2017


APAC Major Report | March 2017

The CBRE Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2017 is based on 504 responses from across the region and provides an insight into investors’ concerns, priorities and strategies for the coming year.

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Advisory & Transactions Services Research Review 2016 H2

Advisory & Transaction Services Research Review H2 2016


APAC Major Report | March 2017

This edition includes articles on the CBRE 2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook; the rise of co-working space in Asia Pacific; regional industrial trends; the evolution of the Hong Kong Grade A office market; and Western Australia’s retail centre revolution.

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China Office Tenant Profile and Demand Outlook 2017


China Infographics | February 2017

Finance and TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom) account for 32% and 15%, respectively, of the total Grade A office stock and are increasingly driving up demand, while non-traditional finance and small-sized TMT firms face volatilities. Demand from Business Services companies remain stable. Manufacturing and energy enterprises are decentralizing or downsizing their office sites and will continue to give place to service sector.

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Data Centres Bringing the Cloud Back to Earth

Data Centres - Bringing the Cloud Back to Earth


Japan ViewPoint | February 2017

From an investment perspective, cap rate for data centers is estimated to be 5.5% to 7.5%. It will likely attract investors seeking higher yield under the current environment where expected NOI yields have declined to record lows below 5% for traditional asset types.

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Asia Outbound Infographic 2017

Asian Outbound Investment H2 2016


Asia Major Report | February 2017

Asian outbound real estate investment was dominated by Chinese investors in 2016. Buyers from the mainland accounted for nearly half of total investment — 47% or US$28.2 billion.

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2017 Great China Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Greater China Real Estate Market Outlook


Greater China Major Report | February 2017

The more stable macroeconomic indicators recorded in H2 2016 have provided room for policymakers to finetune the loose credit conditions and introduce proactive fiscal growth. Supported by government-led campaigns to promote mass entrepreneurship and innovation, strategically important emerging sectors including information technology, bio-industry, new energy vehicles and digital and creative industry will continue to gain momentum in 2017.

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2017 Bangkok Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Bangkok Real Estate Market Outlook


Thailand Major Report | February 2017

The overall economic outlook for Thailand looks set to mirror that of the past year, with the Bank of Thailand (BOT) maintaining its economic growth forecasts of 3.2% for 2016 and 2017.

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2017 New Zealand Real Estate Market Outlook Infographic

2017 New Zealand Real Estate Market Outlook


New Zealand Major Report | February 2017

Stronger leasing, improved utilisation - Underlying economic growth will provide solid support to the occupier market in 2017. In combination with improved space utilisation, this should ensure robust levels of occupier activity and demand. We expect 2017 to be one of the most buoyant years for leasing activity in this cycle.

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2017 Australia Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Australia Real Estate Market Outlook


Australian Major Report | February 2017

2017 is shaping up like more of the same on the economic front in Australia with growth of around 2.5%reflecting a steady contribution from consumption but an emerging drag on growth from residential construction and flat business investment.

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2017 Korea Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Korea Real Estate Market Outlook


Korean Major Report | February 2017

Low for longer: the new normal. Subdued economic growth is expected amidst uncertainties, nevertheless still projected to record a steady GDP grwoth well above OECD average.

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2017 Hong Kong Market Outlook Infographic

2017 Hong Kong Real Estate Market Outlook


Hong Kong Major Report | February 2017

Strong support for capital values - The low cost of financing and strong end-user demand will provide strong support for capital values, despite the likelihood of interest rates rising from historically low levels. 


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2017 Vietnam Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Vietnam Real Estate Market Outlook


Vietnamese Major Report | February 2017

On the back of improved economic fundamentals, Vietnam’s gold, oil and stock prices picked up and its real estate market remained buoyant in spite of instability in international economies. While the upward trend was not seen in GDP growth rate, Vietnam ended 2016 with generally good news and is anticipating a positive outlook for 2017.

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2017 Singapore Market Outlook

2017 Singapore Real Estate Market Outlook


Singapore Major Report | February 2017

While Singapore’s GDP growth for the last quarter of 2016 surpassed expectations, it was still a subdued year by the republic’s standards. Advance estimates for GDP growth was 1.8%, its weakest performance since 2009. With current domestic maladies still persisting alongside global uncertainties and rising interest rates, slow and steady growth could be the new normal.

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2017 Taiwan Market Outlook Infographic

2017 Taiwan Real Estate Market Outlook


Taiwan Major Report | February 2017

Stronger focus on office optimisation - Domestic occupiers are expected to stay cost conscious and demonstrate a preference for cost effective options. Workplace strategy will remain a priority for multinationals.

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2017 Malaysia Market Outlook

2017 Malaysia Real Estate Market Outlook


Malaysia Major Report | February 2017

Low for longer - 2017 will be another subdued period amid low commodities proces, continued slow economic growth in most major markets and political uncertainty.

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2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook


APAC Major Report | January 2017

CBRE’s 2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook - Opportunities in the New Normal – identifies and explains the key themes set to shape the regional property market over the coming year. Investors with a stronger appetite for risk are expected to seek opportunities outside gateway cities in locations offering attractive pricing.

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2017 Japan Real Estate Market Outlook

2017 Japan Real Estate Market Outlook


Japan Major Report | January 2017

Both office and logistics sectors will see an increase in new supply from 2018; some markets will gradually become occupier markets. Occupiers will have a wider selection of prime assets, and investors may have more investment opportunities.

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