Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific

May 1, 2024: Vol. 16, Number 5

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Asia Pacific

Portfolio restructuring: How investors can handle the poor asset performance, lack of liquidity and higher borrowing costs that have altered the balance

Transactions in once-reliable sectors such as office have slowed to a crawl, faced with a structural shift in use, and many assets have not performed as predicted in a world of higher borrowing costs. So, investors are faced with a quandary: hold on to underwhelming fund positions or physical assets, with returns eaten away by rising interest rates, or sell when values, rents and deal flow are down.

Asia Pacific

An inflection point? IREI’s annual survey of investor intentions finds real estate investors poised for more action this year

Investors’ embrace of real estate was on display in the April release of the 2024 Institutional Investors Real Estate Trends report, which collects the results of Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s Annual Investor Survey (now in its 28th year) and assesses institutional investors’ asset allocations, risk and return assumptions, expected capital flows, and real estate investment strategies for the coming year.

Asia Pacific

Shifting preferences: Value-added strategies are the new darling of investors in Asia Pacific markets

The real estate market waded through a challenging 2023, as the sector is particularly sensitive to high interest rates, inflation and geopolitical issues. Hence, it is unsurprising that the results of the recent ANREV/ INREV/ PREA Investment Intentions Survey 2024 reveal the influence of the current macroeconomic environment on real estate investment persists as a key theme this year.

Asia Pacific

Benchmarking your portfolios: Useful no-cost resources to help support you in your quest

There is no cost to register for these quarterly webinars; they are provided by IREI and its strategic partners as a public service. Registrants receive an email shortly following the close of each of these sessions containing links to the recordings of these programmes. Participants are encouraged to share these with other members of their organisations whom they feel might benefit from the information contained in these briefings.

Asia Pacific

The logistics sector still holds promise for investors

Years after macrotrends made the logistics sector a portfolio darling for institutional investors, what do current fundamentals look like? Can investors still be rewarded by their investments? These and other questions on investment in the logistics sector globally were addressed in a recent virtual roundtable with institutional investors and investment managers. The in-depth strategy session, hosted by Institutional Real Estate, Inc, was moderated by Reno Sio, managing director, Asia Pacific, at IREI.

Asia Pacific

Global investment volumes bottomed out in 2023

In 2023, global real estate investment volumes were among the lowest since the global financial crisis, according to Colliers’ March 2024 Global Capital Flows report. Overall, volumes were at 75 percent of the 10-year average, with varying results across regions. The Asia Pacific region performed best, with volumes reaching 91 percent of their 10-year average.

Asia Pacific

Lease markets reach ‘green tipping point’

The next two years will be a critical time for corporate occupiers looking for real estate space that reflects and supports their carbon commitments. JLL’s Green Tipping Point research finds that one out of every three leases tied to a carbon commitment will expire by then — yet supply of office and industrial space that meets their criteria is lagging across major cities.

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