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Asian outbound real estate investment sets record at $62b

by Andrea Waitrovich

Asian outbound investment in real estate set another record in 2015, reaching $62.4 billion — a 37 percent year-on-year increase, according to CBRE. During 2014, cross-border real estate investment from Asia reached approximately $45.5 billion.

“Asian institutional investors continued to lead outbound investment among the different investor types,” said Ada Choi, senior director of CBRE Research Asia, in a statement. “While Chinese and Singaporean sovereign wealth funds completed a number of major portfolio deals outside Asia, insurance companies from China and Taiwan are increasingly expanding their overseas portfolios, and we saw more new insurance companies acquiring their first property outside their home country. Property companies also became more active in the international market, particularly Singaporean groups, which were involved in two major portfolio deals over the year.”

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