19 Jan '11, 10am

Asia real estate investments to rise further in 2011

SINGAPORE: Commercial real estate investment volumes in the Asia-Pacific region reached record levels in 2010 of US$145 billion, and according to a report by real estate consultant DTZ Research, they will likely hit US$155 billion this year. The 2010 investment volume was almost double the US$73 billion in 2009 and exceeded the previous peak of US$101billion in 2007. Despite a slight fall in volumes during the last quarter of 2010, down two per cent to US$37 billion from US$38 billion in Q3, DTZ said the market is expected to remain buoyant during 2011. DTZ estimates investment volumes to reach US$155 billion this year, despite rising interest rates making commercial property investment more challenging. Researchers say commercial and industrial sectors are in the recovery cycle which presents attractive asset investment opportunities for institutional investors such as pe...

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