Nikkei Asian Review / September 10th, 2016
Nikkei Asian Review reports: Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a data and analytics driven firm, presented the latest investment trends data in Asia at the international real estate conference, MIPIM Japan.
The data showed commercial real estate transactions for investment purposes in Q2 fell 48% to $20B from a year earlier. The Asia-Pacific transaction amount for the H1’16 declined 39% from the first six months of 2015 to $43.5B.
Petra Blazkova, senior director at RCA, spoke at the conference. She stated that there is a number of challenges or risks – Brexit, the US presidential election in November and the South China Sea disputes – that are difficult for property investors to price. Still, the sellers set very high prices.
Blazkova also noted cross-border investment in the Asia-Pacific region is steady despite the slowing investment in the region. Cross-border investment counted for 33% of the total for the quarter, the highest percentage since the financial crisis.
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