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Talking Points: Real Estate Update | 7 September 2021

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:


Asia Pacific (APAC)

Commercial real estate markets across APAC are in recovery mode; transaction volumes surging to a new record of US$103 billion

Real estate investment markets across APAC are expected to continue their recovery, with transaction volumes surging 28% compared to H1 2020 and to a new record of US$103 billion, spurring demand for commercial real estate assets and uncovering a plethora of opportunities for investors in the region.

For more insights, reach out to Nicholas Wilson.

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Australia – Industrial

Regional overview for second half (H2) 2021

The Australia industrial and logistics sector has been the best performing real estate sector over the past two years, with strong fundamentals supporting elevated demand levels within both the occupier and investment markets. A significant investment in transport infrastructure in non-metro markets will reshape demand drivers for industrial land, with specific industrial occupiers expected to seek warehouse space in these markets.

For more insights, reach out to Luke Crawford.

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New Zealand – Commercial and Industrial

Deals to be delayed, not disappear

New Zealand’s return to Covid-19 restrictions will most likely be temporarily disruptive, but demand looks to remain buoyant and is likely to return strongly once restrictions ease. While cautious and confident is expected to the approach by many investors, the outlook for the commercial and industrial markets over the next 12 months is encouraging.

For more insights, reach out to Chris Dibble.

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Philippines – Residential and Retail

GDP recovery signals property rebound

The sustained remittances from Filipinos working abroad will help to sustain demand in the residential and retail sectors in Manila. Condominiums, hotel projects and marketing facilities should be lined up to meet pent-up demand, especially as the Philippines economy is up for a faster recovery beyond 2021.

For more insights, reach out to Joey Bondoc.

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Luke Crawford

Director | Research


Luke has 10 years’ experience in property research and real estate advisory, providing strategic advice and research to private, government and listed groups. Luke currently heads up the national industrial and logistics research function at Colliers, where he provides high quality research on the trends impacting the sector to both internal business lines and clients.

Luke has provided tailored and strategic industrial and logistics research to groups including Charter Hall, Mapletree, ESR, Ascendas, Centennial and ARA.

Prior to joining Colliers International, Luke has held roles within the Real Estate Advisory Services (REAS) division at KPMG and the Research and Consultancy team at Knight Frank.

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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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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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