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China : Investment Snapshot - Q1 2016

Following a record-breaking 2015, this year’s opening months saw investment market in the 16 Greater China cities experienced a plunge in transaction volume Total consideration dropped (...)

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Hong Kong : Investment Snapshot - Q1 2016

The economy in Hong Kong continued to witness the moderate growth recorded last year. External demand still remained weak. Real GDP increased slightly by 1.9% in (...)

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East China : Multi-sector Snapshot - Q1 2016

Due to the tight available space in major core areas like Lujiazui and Jing’an, the Shanghai city average grade A office rental increased by 1.7% over (...)

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Guangzhou & Central China : Multi-sector Snapshot - Q1 2016

December 2015 saw the opening of Aeon Mall Panyu and CapitalMall in Baiyun New Town. Parc Central Plaza had its soft-opening at the end of March, (...)

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North China : Multi-sector Snapshot - Q1 2016

Due to the strong market demand, the increase in vacancy rate had no significant impact on rent. In Q1 2016, Beijing’s average Grade A office rent (...)

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South & West China : Multi-sector Snapshot - Q1 2016

Affected by the Chinese New Year, supply of housing in Shenzhen slowed down in the first two months of 2016; however, supply of saleable residential properties (...)

Office

Asia Pacific : Monetary easing to support occupier demand - Q4 2014

Over the last quarter, more Asian countries embraced looser monetary policies. Together with the launch of quantitative easing in Europe, the widespread global easing has reinforced (...)

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Japan : 2014 investment volume hits new high - Q4 2014

Total commercial real estate investment transactions (excluding residential and hotel properties) in Japan sharply increased in Q4 2014 compared to Q3. Volume in Q4 was more (...)

Office

Who owns China Grade A office market Corporations & listed developers hold growing share

The tier I office market in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen has undergone a phase of dynamic expansion over the past nine years, during which time (...)

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Asia Pacific Offices : Occupier demand increases - Q3 2014

Economic momentum in Asia Pacific was largely subdued in the third quarter. Most of the macroeconomic indicators released in Q3 showed disappointing growth, paving the way (...)

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China : Building acquisition drops in third quarter - Q3 2014

Total investment volume dropped 22.1% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to be recorded at US$28.4bn. Most notably, investment in the building segment plunged 59.4% q-o-q or 63.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) to (...)

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North China : Beijing office rental pushed up by CBD - Q3 2014

Beijing – grade A office rental pushed up by CBD, with increase of 1.94% In Q3 2014, Beijing grade A office rents rose 1.94% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) (...)

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East China : Shanghai office rental bucks trend - Q3 2014

Shanghai – Grade A office rental sees a slight rise In Q3 2014, we witnessed the citywide grade A office rental in Shanghai reverse a downward (...)

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Japan : Volumes down while market remains buoyant - Q3 2014

Total commercial real estate investment transactions (excluding residential and hotel properties) decreased further by 22% to JPY547 billion in Q3 2014, from JPY699 billion in Q2 (...)

Office

Hong Kong : Strata-title office sales active in non-core areas - Q3 2014

Office market activities were mostly driven by mid-sized professional services companies and finance companies that were actively looking for office space for in-house expansion or consolidation (...)

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Taipei : Most deals are for owner-occupation - Q3 2014

  This quarter, grade A office rents were stable in most districts. The citywide average rent remained at NT$2,440 (US$82) per ping per month. The citywide (...)

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South & West China : Residential transactions remain low - Q3 2014

Shenzhen - New supply in the residential market increases but transaction drops New supply in the primary market rose as developers rushed to launch their projects. (...)

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Seoul : Modest pace in Seoul office market - Q3 2014

In the second quarter of 2014, the South Korean economy grew by 3.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) to a nominal GDP of KRW 367.7 trillion. The average grade A (...)

Office

Guangzhou & Central China : Move to quality leads office space absorption - Q3 2014

Guangzhou – CBD more attractive with slight drop in office rents The mature business atmosphere and increasing supply in Pearl River New City are attracting more (...)

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Establishing the Capital Economic Region Slow at first, but on fast forward now

The concept of establishing the Capital Economic Region (“CER”) has been around since 2004. But, there has been a lot of behind the scenes wrangling on (...)

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China Fair Value : Property more attractive as required return falls - Q2 2014

The DTZ China Fair Value IndexTM score rose to 53 in Q2 2014, up from 39 in the previous quarter, and meaning that property has become (...)

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Asia Pacific : Occupiers cautious despite economic recovery - Q2 2014

The Asia Pacific economy is recovering. A combination of faster export growth, higher domestic production and capital spending is boosting GDP. We expect GDP to grow (...)

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China : Private investment interests resurgent - Q2 2014

Affected by the drop in land sales, total investment transaction volume for Q2 2014 dropped by 47.7% q-o-q to be recorded at US$29.6bn. Nonetheless, calculated on (...)

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China : Shenzhen outperforms other markets - H1 2014

In the first of 2014, the China office market remained relatively active with an aggregate net absorption of 945,000 sq m or a year-on-year (y-o-y), or (...)

Office

South & West China : Residential transaction volume falls - Q2 2014

Shenzhen – Active demand for Grade A office pushed up rent Demand for grade A office in Q2 was more active than in Q1. 2014 net (...)

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East China : Warehouse absorption accelerates - Q2 2014

In the second quarter of this year, we witnessed the overall availability ratio for industrial properties rise slightly by 0.5 percentage points to reach 6.9%. In (...)

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North China : New supply leads to rising office take-up - Q2 2014

In Q2 2014, the Beijing high-end residential market was active, though the mass market was weak. High-end residential properties were attractive for their scarcity and ability (...)

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Japan : Falling vacancy pushes up rent - Q2 2014

The Japanese economy faced a turning point on 1 April 2014, as the government lifted the consumption tax rate for the first time in 17 years. (...)

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Hong Kong : strong interests in en-bloc offices - Q2 2014

Office rents remained relatively flat this quarter with Kowloon East having dropped by 3.2% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q). Demand in Central/Admiralty is currently being fuelled by the expansion (...)

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Guangzhou & Central China : retail property adjustment on the upswing - Q2 2014

The overall office leasing market was active in Q2, while a decentralisation trend has gradually become more significant. In comparison, with no new supply, the grade (...)

Investment

Beijing : tension between expansion and cost concerns

Nowhere in China is the current boom in the national Technology Media Telecommunication (TMT) sector more evident than in Beijing, where of the 18,000 companies employing (...)

Office

Asia Pacific : Growth momentum shifts down - Q1 2014

Asia Pacific started 2014 on a softer note. Many of the headline economic indicators in Q1 suggested disappointing growth across the Asia Pacific Economists have revised (...)

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China Office Pipeline and Dynamics - Coming wave of supply … not as bad as it looks

The Chinese office market is entering into a period of unprecedented supply over the next three years. There is a 25.6 million sq m pipeline planned (...)

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Hong Kong : Finance sector active once again in Central - Q1 2014

The finance sector was very active in Central and continued to be the most active demand driver in the Central Financial District (CFD). As a result, (...)

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North China : Residential transaction volume decreases - Q1 2014

Beijing – Downturn in the high-end residential market Affected by both Spring Festival holiday and the tightening credit market, Beijing’s high-end residential market witnessed a downturn (...)

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Guangzhou & Central China : Office market shines - Q1 2014

Guangzhou – Office leasing and sales buoyant in Zhujiang New Town The office leasing market started to pick up approaching the end of Q1, with overall (...)

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South & West China : New home price increases steadily - Q1 2014

Shenzhen - Rent for grade A office edges up Net absorption in the Shenzhen office market reached 17,215 sq m. Along with the uptick in absorption (...)

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East China : Warehouse rentals rise across the YRD - Q1 2014

Shanghai – Average grade A office rental dips this quarter Shanghai’s grade A office rental saw a slight drop after rebounding for one quarter. The average (...)

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Seoul : Modest demand for CBD - Q1 2014

In 2013, the South Korean economy continued its modest recovery during the course of the year and grew by 3.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) to a nominal GDP (...)

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Japan : Market buoyed by several deals before FY-end - Q1 2014

Total commercial real estate investment transaction (excluding residential and hotel properties) further expanded by 38% to JPY 1,333 bn in Q1 2014 from JPY 963 bn (...)

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Japan : Slow and steady rent increase identified - Q1 2014

The Japanese economy in 2014 continued to grow, albeit at a modest pace. Both the monetary and fiscal policies of ‘Abenomics’ have shown steady progress so (...)

Retail

Tokyo: Occupier demand underpins continued recovery - 2014

In this report, we analyse the Tokyo prime retail market. This market has recently benefitted from a significant improvement in private consumption. This has been triggered (...)

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Asia Pacific: absorption trailing new supply - Q4 2013

In light of the imminent start of US tapering and renewed financial market volatility in recent months, economists have become more cautious about Asia’s recovery. GPD (...)

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China offices : 2013 review and 2014 outlook - H2 2013

The office market in China rebounded in the latter half of 2013. Given the ongoing wave of completion of new properties in many cities, occupiers took (...)

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Japan : Less supply leads to falling vacancy in 2013 - Q4 2013

The Japanese economy improved significantly over the year in 2013. The change of government and the monetary policy introduced by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) contributed (...)

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South & West China : Rent for grade A office increasing steadily - Q4 2013

Shenzhen – Rent for grade A office increased modestly In Q4, the Avic Center, with 72,000 sq m of office space, entered the market; new supply (...)

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East China : Office rents rise in all major YRD markets - Q4 2013

Shanghai – Office rents rebound Shanghai’s grade A office rental rebounded after three consecutive quarters of decline. The average rent increased 1.5% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to RMB (...)

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Taipei :Transaction volume for commercial property dipped - Q4 2013

This quarter, grade A office rents were stable in most districts. The citywide average rent reached NT$2,310 (US$79) per ping per month, a 0.13% increase from (...)

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Guangzhou & Central China : Office market shines - Q4 2013

Guangzhou – Investment volume rebounds The leasing market saw a significant pick-up of momentum with the overall net absorption increasing to 86,860 sq m in Q4 (...)

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Seoul : Liquidity supports strong investment demand - Q4 2013

In Q3 2013, the South Korean economy continued on the path to modest recovery and grew by 1.1% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) for two consecutive quarters and by (...)

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Hong Kong : Investors active amid improved market sentiment - Q4 2013

This quarter, about 891,100 sq ft of new office space was completed, bringing total grade A office stock to reach 78,994,024 sq ft. Demand was mainly (...)

Investment

2014 Annual Outlook : Time for occupiers and investors to boldly go…

Economic sentiment has improved markedly, with risk aversion no longer in focus. In fact, the outlook has now improved so much that many central banks are (...)

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Property Investment Guide : Asia Pacific 2013 - 2014

We are pleased to release the 2013-2014 Asia Pacific edition of our ‘Property Investment Guide’. The guide provides an overview of the framework for property investment in (...)

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China Fair Value : Slowdown yet to dampen China attractiveness - Q2 2013

In Q2 2013, China’s GDP growth forecast for the year was downgraded to just over 7%, representing the lowest level of GDP growth in 23 years. (...)