• Despite economic and pricing concerns, most investors in Asia Pacific real estate expect to be more or as active in 2019 as they were last year, indicating that a considerable volume of capital will be deployed.

• This year’s survey also uncovered a shift in investment strategy, with many buyers opting to focus on smaller sized transactions priced below US$250 million.

• Although risk remains at the forefront of investor concerns, many buyers continue to seek higher returns. This will result in a stronger focus on value-added and opportunistic deals, particularly in emerging markets, led by China and India.

• Investors are displaying stronger interest in office properties, widely regarded as relatively safer assets in a late-cycle market due to their comparatively easier management and higher liquidity. Other niche sectors attracting interest include real estate debt.

This report was prepared by the CBRE Asia Pacific Research Team, which forms part of CBRE Research – a network of preeminent researchers who collaborate to provide real estate market research and econometric forecasting to real estate investors and occupiers around the globe.

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