A new report from Colliers, 'A brave new world: investing beyond the monetary squall' has taken a detailed look at the investment trends affecting real estate markets across the Asia-Pacific region.
Key highlights include:
> Non-discretionary real estate sectors including cold-chain and multifamily continue to generate solid investment returns
> Assets within the 'technology economy' including data centres, logistics and research & development business parks have outperformed other asset classes
> Sectors with high exposure to the impacts of travel and border restrictions including bricks & mortar retail and hospitality have underperformed relative to previous performance
> Private equity funds are holding 'record levels of liquidity'
> Market pricing for REIT's has improved market fundamentals for acquisition opportunities
> Across the Asia-Pacific, Australia is in 3rd position for 'real estate transaction volumes' for the first half of 2021, recording $17.78 billion (USD) of activity as compared with $9.72 billion (USD) for the first half of 2020
> "Investment volumes of alternative assets now account for 8.5% of all real estate assets in the region - more than double of their market share in the period 2014 to 2019".
> "Across the sectors, the industrial and logistics markets have led the way, registering 70% growth year-on-year".
View the full report here.