The reaction of the real estate industry to climate change has been much like that of the rest of the world: slow and delayed. It may take direct impacts from natural disasters, whether to a building or the bottom line, for anyone to respond.
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The Australian hotel market is considered ripe for continued growth on the back of a strong tourism outlook and, as such, is likely to continue to be a hunting ground for international and domestic institutional investors.
The 2019 Institutional Investors Real Estate Trends report surveyed 205 investors — its highest total ever — with 134 US investors and 71 non-US investors.
Are cities profiting from the wave of technological advances? And do real estate investors still want or, indeed, need to buy offices?
Managers are questioning traditional real estate–cycle point indicators, given the realignment of macroeconomics in a post–global financial crisis world.
Korean investors targeting European assets typically are attracted by cheap financing, high yields and currency-hedging premiums.
Despite economic and political concerns, Asia Pacific investors still find commercial real estate attractive, with 81 percent intending to maintain or increase their purchasing momentum in the region in 2019.
Both Asia Pacific and global property stocks regained momentum in March on the back of continued dovish commentary by the US Federal Reserve, which drove government bond yields lower and, in turn, elevated the yield-orientated real estate sector.