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Global Commercial Property Investment Plummets 57 Percent in Q2

Global Commercial Property Investment Plummets 57 Percent in Q2

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Asia Pacific Commercial Investment Activity Implodes in 2020, Driven by Coronavirus

Asia Pacific Commercial Investment Activity Implodes in 2020, Driven by Coronavirus

Global property consultant JLL is reporting this week that the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt deeper in Asia Pacific real estate markets in the second quarter of 2020 than the previous quarter. Read More »

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Japan Property News

As businesses prepare to return to the office amid an easing of lockdown restrictions across Asia Pacific, many are considering how their corporate real estate portfolios should look in the 'new normal'.

According to a new survey by CBRE of companies in Japan that utilize logistics facilities, COVID-19 is still impacting nation's supply chain management's future planning.

According to global property consultant CBRE, the vacancy rate for Large Multi-Tenant (LMT) properties in the Greater Tokyo Area fell from 1.1% in Q4 2019 to 0.5% in Q1 2020, the lowest level since CBRE's surveys began in 2004.

According to CBRE's recently released "Japan Investor Intentions Survey," commercial asset purchases were to rise in 2020.

According to global property consultant Knight Frank's latest Wealth Report 2020 reveals that private capital was responsible for $333 billion of all commercial real estate purchases in 2019, a 5% rise on the previous year.

International property consultant CBRE is reporting this week that global commercial real estate investment volume in Q4 of 2019, including entity-level deals, was nearly level (-0.5%) with Q4 2018, while full-year volume fell by 2% from 2018.

According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, home prices across 56 countries and territories worldwide are rising at an annual rate of 3.7% on average. This marks the index's slowest rate of growth for over six years.

According to Knight Frank's latest research for the most exclusive global residential neighborhoods -- the top 10 ultra-prime streets and areas where the most transactions over $25 million have taken place in the last five years was -- revealed this week.

With capital growth in most prime residential markets around the world shrinking in 2019, the global economic landscape looks markedly different from that a year ago.

According to new report from CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume, including entity-level deals, rose by 7% quarter-over-quarter but fell by 2% year-over-year in Q3 2019.

According to CBRE, Tokyo's All-Grade office vacancy rate was unchanged at 0.7% in Q3 2019. Secondary vacancy arose at some existing buildings; while a small amount of vacant spaces remained in three out of the 10 new buildings completed this quarter.

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting that several cities in Asia are emerging as competitive real estate markets.

Knight Franks' latest Prime Global Cities Index, which tracks the movement in luxury residential prices across 46 International cities, increased by 1.4% in the year to June 2019, up marginally from 1.3% in March 2019 but still significantly lower than its four-year average of 3.8%.

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that after a bumpy 2018, investment in global commercial real estate cooled in the first half of 2019 with year-on-year volumes dropping by 9% to $341 billion.

Significant changes are in play in Japan's office market in 2019. The three most cited reasons for workplace change were "to accommodate varied work styles", "to improve productivity", and "to improve employee satisfaction."

According to commercial real estate advisor CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume increased from Q1 2019 across all regions but overall fell by 7.5% year-over-year in Q2 2019

Global commercial property consultant CBRE is reporting that in recent years, the main retail areas of Tokyo have seen an increase in pop-up stores - short-term sales spaces aimed to promote new product launches or cater to seasonal demand.

Co-living market is taking off in Asia Pacific as more people migrate to cities for jobs or education opportunities. This is opening up new opportunities for real estate developers and investors around the region.


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