19 Jan '11, 11pm

#CRE transactions in #Asia-Pacific reached $145 billion & will likely hit $155 billion this year

Commercial real estate investment transactions in the Asia-Pacific region reached a record US$145 billion ($185.6 billion) last year and will likely hit US$155 billion this year, according to a report by property consultant DTZ Research. Last year's investment volume was almost double the US$73 billion recorded in 2009, and exceeded the previous peak of US$101 billion achieved in 2007. Despite a slight fall in volumes during the last quarter of 2010, down 2 per cent to US$37 billion from US$38 billion in Q3, DTZ expects the market to remain buoyant this year. It estimates investment volumes to hit a new record this year, despite rising interest rates making commercial property investment more challenging. Researchers said commercial and industrial sectors were in the recovery cycle which presents attractive asset investment opportunities for institutional investors such as...

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