• Despite economic and pricing concerns, most investors in Asia Pacific real estate expect to be more or as active in 2019 as they were last year, indicating that a considerable volume of capital will be deployed.

• This year’s survey also uncovered a shift in investment strategy, with many buyers opting to focus on smaller sized transactions priced below US$250 million.

• Although risk remains at the forefront of investor concerns, many buyers continue to seek higher returns. This will result in a stronger focus on value-added and opportunistic deals, particularly in emerging markets, led by China and India.

• Investors are displaying stronger interest in office properties, widely regarded as relatively safer assets in a late-cycle market due to their comparatively easier management and higher liquidity. Other niche sectors attracting interest include real estate debt.

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