Real estate investment activity in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand came in at USD5.2bn in Q3, on par with the amount invested in Q2. In 2014 to-date, total investment volume amounted to USD14.8bn, significantly lower than the USD21.7bn that was invested over the same period last year.
The office sector continued to attract the most investments in Q3, accounting for USD1.5bn (28.5%) of activity. All the office investments were in Singapore, boosted by Keppel REIT’s acquisition of a 33.33% stake in Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) Tower 3. The residential and industrial sectors were the next most-favoured sectors, accounting for 23% and 17% of activity respectively.
Source : DTZ