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APAC Deal Activity Swoons in H1; Australia Holds Firm

By on August 7th, 2019

Commercial real estate investment activity in the Asia Pacific region stumbled in the first half of 2019, with declines seen across all major property types and most, but not all, leading country markets. The latest edition of Asia Pacific Capital Trends shows deal volume dropped 19% year-over-year in the second quarter, mirroring the drop seen at the start of 2019.

Of the top five largest country markets in the region, only Australia matched the deal activity seen a year prior. Here, volume was boosted by investors consolidating their ownership of large office assets. Hong Kong registered the biggest decline, following record levels of activity in 2018 which included the world’s biggest single asset property deal.

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