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A Brave New World: Investing Beyond the Momentary Squall

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Real estate investment markets across APAC expected to continue its recovery from Q2 2021, spurring demand for commercial real estate assets and uncovering a plethora of opportunities for investors.


Commercial real estate markets across Asia Pacific (APAC) are in recovery mode. Transaction volumes across the region surged to new heights in the first half (H1) of 2021, up 28% compared to H1 2020 and totalling a new record of US$103 billion.

Real estate transaction volumes in APAC

Colliers APAC investment insights_real estate transactions H1 2021 v3
Transaction volumes in USD millions

Report highlights:
  • Overall outlook for real estate investments in APAC in H2 2021
  • State of asset sales amidst stabilised lending rates
  • Key trends in real estate investments
  • Recommended investment strategies to capitalise on
  • Key investment opportunities ahead

Download the report below to learn more. To see what could be with investment opportunities across Asia Pacific, contact our experts Terence Tang and John Marasco.


A Brave New World: Investing Beyond the Momentary Squall

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John Marasco

Managing Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services

Investment Services

Melbourne CBD

I have been with Colliers International for over 25 years and am the Managing Director of Capital Markets & Investment Services, Australia as well as the State Chief Executive of Victoria.  

I have established a strong reputation in the Capital Markets space and have formed close relationships with major investors and institutions on a global scale. In recent years, I have negotiated some of Australia’s largest real estate transactions and have been instrumental in successfully brokering many substantial transactions with overseas investors entering the Australian market. My extensive connectivity in the global real estate market can unite capital with local expertise, regardless of location.

Our national Investment Services business represents market specializations including Capital Markets and Investment Sales. The two clear divisions servicing the Australian commercial office market ensures complete market coverage, efficiency and premium experiences and successes for our clients. 

‚ÄčAs a long standing senior member within Colliers International, I have played an integral role in contributing to the business's success in Australia. I hold a number of senior positions with Colliers including a member of the National Executive Board. I am committed to the success of the business by providing our people with the tools they require to deliver incomparable service and results.

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