As December approaches, newspaper editors are shortlisting buzzwords that sum up the quirky character of 2017. A front runner in the USA is “fake news”, while the Japanese are warming to “Insuta-bae”, which mocks pictures shared on Instagram that look sharper and better than reality.
Here’s a few additions to last week’s 2017 buzzword ranking – and a winner. Proptech – we talked about the positives and negatives of the proptech promise in [April]. The greatest benefit will be in emerging markets which can deploy proptech (and fintech and regtech) to leapfrog generations of market development. The chief advantage will be to …
India’s and China’s listed real estate companies easily top the year-to-November rankings in the latest GPR/APREA AsiaPac PerformanceSnapshot. With one month before year-end, India’s 99% and China’s 79% total returns will be hard to beat. Turning to pure-play REIT performance, Singapore and Hong Kong lead the pack, with year-to November total returns of 34% and 28% respectively.