South Korea expert: A roundtable discussion on the nation, for property investors
Compared with other nations, South Korea has weathered the pandemic well and, as a result, has seen increased interest in its property markets from foreign investors. In January, Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific senior editor Dr Jennifer Molloy spoke with three experts on South Korea, and their responses are collected below. The Q&A includes Chae-Hun Chang, managing director, JLL Korea; Hyunwoo Kim, research analyst, Asia Pacific real estate, DWS; and Jun-Ho Lee, founder and managing director, Mocean Capital.
Since the onset of the pandemic, how do you view South Korea’s economic recovery? And, what indicators should institutional investors be watching?
Lee: South Korea’s economic activity has recovered rapidly since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the country has, in fact, dealt with the pandemic better than most other OECD countries. De