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Asian luxury property sales limp forward

Property Report 31.07.2011
Real Estate Investment outlook for Asia in 2H2012

Macroeconomic outlook We see the global economic climate for the second half of 2012 as “not pretty” as Europe is headed for a recession, while the United States is facing anemic growth at best, and slowing growth rates in Asia. Nonetheless, Asia remains the bright spot for growth amid the bleak economic backdrop. We view Asia as an extremely heterogeneous market. Asia has approximately 50 countries which are different from each other in terms of stage of development, governance systems, transparency in real estate markets, tax regimes, and official languages used. Given the diversity in Asia, we view Asia as a collection of distinct local markets and broadly classify them into two categories: developed Asia and emerging Asia.

Asian luxury property sales limp forward

Ongoing cooling measures have taken their toll on Asian luxury property sales, across various countries with values rising 1.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter.

European investors eye Asian real estate

Property Report 22.06.2011
European investors eye Asian real estate

European real estate investors are likely to invest more funds in commercial properties in Asia in coming years as they gain confidence in a region that is leading growth, according to Steffen Wolf, a senior executive at Savills Asia-Pacific. The property services firm believes investment will increase significantly in the next three to five years and argues that focus has changed substantially in the past 12-15 months. The entire Asian region including North Asia, Australia and India are of interest to European investors.

Special Report: South East Asia’s most iconic buildings (Part I)

A vision of the future in Bangkok As one of the capital’s most recently completed condominium projects, The Sathu Residences is remarkable in two respects. Firstly for its location, right in the heart of the up-and-coming Rama III district, which was once slated to become the Wall Street of Bangkok and is now again poised for major development. Secondly, for its relatively modest scale with an innovative design that rises just 15 storeys from the gated, landscaped grounds. The units also overlook the dramatic new Bhumibol Bridge, opened November 2010 by His Majesty the King.

Significant rise in Asian real estate investment

Andrew Batt Property Report 19.02.2011
Significant rise in Asian real estate investment

Real estate investment in Asia picked up significantly in the second half of 2010 with Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and China the most active markets.

Savills profits surge on Asian property boom and London recovery

Property consultancy Savills has seen profits surge on the back of the property boom in Asia and the recovery in London.

Strong recovery in real estate investment as investor confidence returns, says report.

Asian real estate investment markets posted a strong recovery in the second half of 2009 after witnessing a difficult start to the year, according to data released today by CB Richard Ellis. Investment turnover bottomed out in the first quarter but improved thereafter as investor confidence gradually returned, underpinned by the strong rebound in the equity markets, the persistence of low financing costs and a stabilizing trend in price levels across key markets.

Asian property may keep sliding, analysts say

Asian property values may keep sliding this year as the global credit crisis and economic slowdown undermine investor confidence, investors and analysts said.

REIT recovery uncertain

Bangkokpost 26.02.2009
REIT recovery uncertain

The downward trend in Asian property markets is set to last through 2009, and it is unclear whether a recovery will begin in 2010, according to CB Richard Ellis. The consulting firm said in a recent report that the downturn will hit rental incomes and asset valuations of real estate investment trusts (REITs) accross the region.



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