- June 1, 2018: Vol. 10, Number 6

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Asia Pacific property stocks best global returns through April

by Christopher Hartung

After recovering a bit in March after an awful February, Asia Pacific property stocks continued their rebound in April, as the market benefited from a slightly more conservative, “risk-off” mentality by investors and weaker than expected economic data from Europe. During April, Asia Pacific property stocks gained 2.2 percent — slightly higher than global property stocks, at 0.7 percent. As such, the Asia Pacific region is now up 3.0 percent for the year through April, which is better than global property stocks, at –1.2 percent. While the listed property sector has continued to battle the spectre of higher interest rates over the past few years, the continued support the stronger global economy has given real estate fundamentals has not been lost. The Asia Pacific property sector has posted positive returns in each of the past five quarters, and has only had two negative performance quarters since 2014 (with returns based on S&P Global Intelligence data, with quoted coun

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