28 Jan '13, 6am

Big shift to commercial & overseas property: expert | CommercialGuru Singapore

The recent introduction of market cooling measures is unlikely to have much impact on commercial and overseas real estate investor sentiment, according to some analysts. Last week’s launch of Alexandra Central (pictured ) next to Ikea saw nearly all of its strata retail units snapped up in a single day, giving weight to predictions that many industrial property investors will shift their focus to retail and office units. Toby Dodd, Country Manager (Singapore) at Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), believes that “strong investment demand is likely to remain, given the sound economy, ample liquidity, low interest rates and a lack of alternative investments. Investors’ risk appetite will likely continue under these fundamentals”. At the same time, office, retail and overseas properties which are not affected by the measures are expected to garner more attention. According to Dodd, “ov...

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