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Seoul, Beijing Climb Ranks of Largest APAC Markets

By on January 29th, 2020

Seoul has climbed the ranks of Asia Pacific’s largest metros to become the second largest commercial real estate market in 2019, preliminary Real Capital Analytics data shows. Tokyo reclaimed the top ranking and Hong Kong slipped to the third position.

Investment momentum in Seoul has been building for some time. While South Korean investors have grabbed the headlines for their acquisitions in Europe and the U.S., their activity at home has also swelled. From 2015 to 2019, domestic investment into Seoul commercial property has more than tripled.

Beijing was also a key mover in the region’s rankings for 2019. The metro registered a record year for income-producing property deal activity and climbed into fifth place.

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Benjamin Chow

Benjamin Chow is an analyst based in RCA’s Singapore office and a lead author on Asia Pacific Capital Trends. His expertise spans both the commercial and residential real estate markets in Asia Pacific.