Is finding your niche getting easier in the Asia Pacific region? With intense competition for traditional core assets in gateway cities, the majority of global investors are now pursuing alternatives, according to CBRE.
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Impacts of climate change are already affecting the real estate markets — cyclones, extraordinary rain events, rising sea levels, fire, extreme heat. The question is, what do we do about it? How do we assess the risk?
Asia in general has not favoured slow and steady investors searching for yield plays. Recent geopolitical tensions over trade and other issues may have raised the region’s risk profile — unjustifiably, some would say. Whatever the case, in the past decade of easy central bank money, it has been easier to chase growth than income in Asia.
Islamic finance has an enormous influence in our global economy and has been a large contributor to the many financial investments made worldwide. The Islamic world holds an immense pool of institutional capital that, under the right Shariah-compliant conditions, can enter Western markets.
With its IPO bid now being withdrawn, WeWork Co’s IPO prospectus has been mocked and vilified for its eyebrow-raising calculations, loose corporate governance, and bizarre internal dealings with its CEO and co-founder Adam Neumann — who, as of 24 September, is stepping down as CEO amid growing pressure.
It is tempting to think of data centres as only another category of real estate — not unlike office, retail or industrial. One of the key characteristics of data centres that sets them apart from their real estate peers is the higher demand for and emphasis on power.
The global property sector posted another month of solid returns (up 3.0 percent) on the back of generally higher broader equities (up 2.4 percent), although Asia Pacific property stocks lagged once again in September, up 1.2 percent.
Despite healthy visitor growth across Asia Pacific during first quarter 2019, occupancy stood at 70.3 percent for the 12 months ending July 2019, a slight decline of 0.4 percentage points year-over-year.