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Talking Points: Real Estate Update | 24 January 2022

Colliers Asia - Research - Talking Points Fortnightly Real Estate Update

Real estate insights and recommendations for occupiers and investors in Asia Pacific based on the previous fortnight’s market events.

Markets in focus this week:

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Australia – Retail 

Australia's retail sector to be resilient as retailer trading and consumer movement restrictions have started to lift

In this report, Joanne Henderson, National Director, Research | Australia, discusses the resilience of the retail industry as retailer trading and consumer movement restrictions start being lifted.

Many of the risks in 2020, including increasing vacancy rates, the competitive online sector and slowing discretionary spending are declining. This has been supported by strong consumer confidence, strong bounce back in consumer spending levels, and a pent-up excitement to return to a post-COVID norm.

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Shanghai, China – Business Park

Soaring business park demand underpins buoyant rents

Leasing demand for Shanghai business parks exploded in 2021. In this report, Kevin Yuan, Director, Research | East China discusses how net absorption that more than doubled year-on-year (YOY) caused vacancy to fall 5.1 pp YOY to a 10-year low.

The overall average rent increased by 3.3% YOY, representing substantial rental growth since the previous peak in 2018. We recommend landlords optimise their tenant mixes, prioritising the Technology, Media and entertainment & Telecommunications (TMT), medical & health, and new energy vehicles industries.

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Hong Kong SAR – Property Outlook

Recovery momentum of property markets to gather pace from Q2, with a continued recovery building throughout the year

Rosanna Tang, Head of Research | Hong Kong & Greater Bay Area, discusses our 2022 forecast, where we see steady market stabilisation and continued recovery. Hong Kong’s economy saw a significant rebound from Q1-Q3 2021, growing by 7% YOY. We expect a moderate start in Q1, with momentum gathering pace from Q2 2022.

In 2022, Hong Kong will provide an opportunity for market participants to evaluate their position, leverage the market, and act. 

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For more real estate research insights across Asia Pacific, reach out to our experts Chris Dibble and Joanne Henderson.

The next edition of our Asia Pacific Talking Points will be issued the week of 28 February 2022, featuring a new and improved look. View past editions of our Asia Pacific Talking Points series here.

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Joanne Henderson

National Director | Research


Joanne has over 15 years of experience working within property research and specialising in property data.  Having previously managed a real estate data product with over 70 subscribers, Joanne has a strong track record of maintaining client relationships as well as delivering quality real estate data and insights.

Joanne leads and manages the Colliers Edge product which is the Colliers premium research data product for clients. Her role also includes maintaining and improving data management systems that the Research and wider business teams use to store and utilise our valuable datasets.

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Chris Dibble

Director | Research & Communications

Chris Dibble oversees the delivery of award-winning research reports, PR and Communications for Colliers International New Zealand. With over 13 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris has a  multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients in their strategic decision making. Chris is a regular presenter and market commentator with an extensive network of media contacts to discuss the latest insights on current and future property trends. Chris also works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy for Colliers.

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