Asia Pacific Capital Tracker 1Q22: A record year ahead

Investment volumes in Asia Pacific grew 20% year-on-year as sentiment improves across key markets and sectors.

May 11, 2022

Transaction volumes in Asia Pacific rose 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022 to hit US$40.8 billion despite a quarter-on-quarter dip in investment activity.

This strong performance comes amid improving sentiment across key markets including Singapore, South Korea, and Australia, and recovery across certain sectors — most notably retail.

Some highlights:
  • Increased appetite for ESG with more capital deployment into value-add strategies by greening old offices
  • Office rentals will rise in tandem with APAC inflation rates
  • With the exception of China and Japan, debt market conditions have dramatically shifted
  • Record levels of capital will be deployed into real estate in 2022
  • APAC investors will increase logistics exposure by 7% and generally pivoting towards logistics and data centres
  • Migration to greener buildings will be main driving force for leasing across region
  • More resilient retail assets to be sold in coming quarters with investors venturing into Australia, Singapore, and China

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