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Asia Pacific Transaction Activity Increases in 3Q/2010

by Julia Feiner

According to the third quarter 2010 Global Capital Trends report from Real Capital Analytics, transaction activity in Asia Pacific has improved since second quarter 2010. Bouncing back from a government-led attempt to put a cap on development in the region, China in particular has seen significant improvement in land sales.

Following a decline in fourth quarter 2009 and first quarter 2010, commercial real estate's cap rates have leveled and are now at 6.1 percent in Asia Pacific. These low cap rates correspond with the large increase in cross-border investments. Global investors such as Orient Overseas Ltd. and Avestus Capital Partners were net sellers in Asia in 2010.

In third quarter 2010, year-to-date transaction activity in Asia Pacific

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