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What’s to blame for Hong Kong’s lacklustre property investments in Q2?

Investments declined by 37.5% to HK$7.5b during the quarter.

Singapore real estate investment volumes decline 11% to $3.2b in Q2

The residential sector accounted for 40% of the transactions. 

These are the big-ticket office property deals to watch out for in APAC

The deals are expected to set a benchmark for buyers and sellers, following a lacklustre Q1.

Build-to-rent projects get a boost in Western Australia

The Managed Investment Trust tax for BTR projects was halved from 30% to 15%.

Hong Kong vs Singapore: Where are MNCs more attracted to?

Hong Kong’s office rents are about 40% higher than Singapore’s.

Western Capital shifts to Japan and India as purchasing in Mainland China slows

Japan remains the top market for Western investors in APAC while China hits a 10-year low.

APAC real estate investments drop 30% to $27b in Q1

Japan led investments in the region with $8.9b during the quarter.

APAC investors exhibit weaker appetite for overseas acquisitions

High-interest rates and anti-pandemic restrictions impact APAC investment in the US. 

India’s real estate investment volume hits USD1.07b in Q1

Over half of the volume came from foreign investors.

Real estate companies at high risk with low-interest coverage and high debt burden: Moody's

Five of eight property developers rated B3 and below are expected to have interest coverage below 1.5x in both scenarios.

APAC life sciences real estate investment hits US$18b in the last five years

There is approximately 100m sq ft of total leasable area within the life sciences sector as of end-2022.

Singapore property auction success rate hits record highs since 2011

The success rate was at 9.5%, equivalent to a total gross sales value of S$90.3m in 2022. 

Nearly 8 in 10 investors say pricing uncertainty impacts APAC capital deployments the most

And 70% believe unpredictable interest rates will significantly affect investment decisions.