Asia is home to some of the largest — and growing — populations in the world. China’s 1.4 billion population alone is more than four times that of the United States’ 328 million, which is the equivalent of China’s millennial population. As floor plates shrink in major cities to accommodate urbanisation and economic migration, “compact living” and “co-living spaces” are gaining traction, all while the region’s middle class grows.
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The Australian real estate debt sector is undergoing substantial systemic change and creating new opportunities for investors, both local and international, and institutional as well as noninstitutional.
This late in the cycle, it is normal for investors to get more anxious, wondering whether the markets have finally peaked and, if so, how they should react. And like their equity market counterparts, property investors are increasingly skittish over trade war concerns, rising interest rates and tighter access to credit.
With near-record pricing for all main property types globally and a backdrop of rising interest rates, we continue to search for value creation opportunities in off-market situations, according to Partners Group’s 2019 Private Markets Navigator. To source these opportunities, a strong network and the ability to provide bespoke solutions are key.
Over the course of a given year, we speak with hundreds of investors and their investment managers during our normal outreach efforts, as well as in the discussions that take place at our Editorial Advisory Board meetings around the globe, and at our VIP conference programmes, CEO Summits, Springboard programmes and Sponsor Briefings.
Following actions in 2018 by major Japanese investors to extend their footprints in global real estate markets, Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency sees strong motivation for global real estate investments this year by all types of Japanese institutional investors, including pension funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, listed REITs and real estate developers.
By 2025, assets under management in the Asia Pacific is set to outpace any other region globally, and almost double to US$29.6 trillion by 2025, according to PwC’s Asset & Wealth Management 2025: The Asian Awakening report. Asia Pacific AUM is expected to grow at a total compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 percent to US$16.9 trillion in 2020 from US$15.1 trillion in 2017.
After a rough end to 2018, January 2019 started off at a record-performance pace across the globe as stock markets rallied on more-dovish US Federal Reserve commentary, still-strong US economic data and better sentiment regarding easing trade tensions.