With generally improving market conditions and the Asia Pacific growth story largely intact, can investors still find distressed real estate assets in the region?
From the Current Issue
Performance metrics are being ever more assiduously applied to the institutional investment and management of money, and the real estate sector is no exception.
Despite office rents having dropped more than 20 percent from their peak in 2008 to the end of 2012, Hong Kong’s CBD is still one of the most expensive places in the world to do business.
The victory of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in last year’s general election was widely welcomed by the Japanese business and investment communities.
At the end of April, I had an opportunity to attend the annual Property Leaders Forum in Singapore of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).
London continues to be attractive to foreign investors.
Institutional investors globally continue to commit capital to Asia Pacific–focused property funds, investing across strategies during the first quarter.
Asia Pacific listed real estate companies bounced back in April after relatively tepid performance for the prior two months, helped along by strong general equity market returns and the resurgence of the Japanese markets under “Abenomics”.