ASIA PACIFIC REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
APREA is a not-for-profit association that champions
the property investment industry across AsiaPac.
Our members include prominent pension, insurance
and sovereign wealth funds, investment managers,
family office platforms, developers and respected
APREA's focus is cross-border real estate investment
across all sectors, styles and quadrants.
Our goals are to:
- help open-up and expand property investment markets
by working with governments to improve business
- assist members connect to cross-border commercial opportunities
- foster an informed, efficient, respected and transparent marketplace
…Australia’s Treasurer briefs APREA members in Sydney
(03 Aug 2018)
It’s a rare privilege to meet a country’s Treasurer for a private briefing on global economic trends.
This week, APREA members lunched with the Treasurer of Australia, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, who had recently returned from the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires.
The Treasurer said he left the G20 optimistic that global growth would remain strong.
He also said a trade war could be averted if countries were willing to modernise international trading rules and there was an emerging consensus to do so.
Turning to real estate, the Treasurer outlined recent changes to Australia’s managed investment trust (MIT) legislation and stapling regime. The Treasurer has reduced the MIT tax rate for global capital that is willing to invest in Australia's build-to-rent projects that meet affordable housing criteria.
...meet APREA’s next guest speaker, the Treasurer of Australia, The Hon. Scott Morrison, MP
(20 July 2018)
The Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison, is speaking at APREA’s next member lunch, which will be held on 1 August in Sydney.
The Treasurer will share his plans for further boosting Australia’s economic growth and prosperity, along with his views on cross-border investment and disruptive technologies.
Australia is a magnet for global real estate capital..
The country’s 27 years of uninterrupted growth, powerful demographic drivers, expanding job market and consistent property returns appeal to offshore investors.
Last year, foreigners accounted for nearly 40% of commercial real estate transactions.
...China REITs beat all other Asian REIT markets
(29 June 2018)
According to the latest edition of the GPR/APREA Performance Snapshot, Chinese REITs trumped all other AsiaPac REIT markets in the past year.
‘’Hang on’’, you say, there are no true REITs in China. How can you win a race you haven’t entered?
It’s true, there’s no formal REIT code in China. However, there are plenty of property assets located on the Chinese mainland that 'live' in Singapore and Hong Kong-based REITs.
In fact, there’s around USD4.5 billion worth of real estate in seven REITs where every square metre is located in China and every RMB of income is generated on the mainland.
And to be crystal clear, we’re not including any of the 30-plus quasi-REITs in this tally.
Catch up on market insights
Preqin Quarterly Real Estate
The private real estate industry entered Q2 on the back of the best opening quarter in recent history.
C&W Singapore Office Market Beats
Business sentiment firmed amidst Singapore’s solid economic growth of 4.4% y-o-y in 1Q2018. The finance & insurance sector expanded by 9.1% y-o-y, while the information & communications sector grew by 5.7% y-o-y
JLL Property Market Monitor
￼￼Leasing activity in the overall market picked up in May, with net absorption in the overall market amounted to 153,400 sq ft.
Colliers Not Without Its Charms
Robust demand in most Asian office markets is driving up rents. Seoul is more favourable to tenants, and should see marginal rent growth and rising vacancy over the next few years.
Colliers Flash Hong Kong Retail
Hong Kong's retail sector had an impressive start into 2018 with retail sales growing 13.9% YOY so far this year, and reaching record levels comparable to the last market peak.
JLL Southeast Asia Office demand surges
Office take-up in Southeast Asia accelerated over the last five quarters. In 1Q18 office take-up in the region grew by 6.8% year-on-year (yoy).
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Macro drivers & demand clocks
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