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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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Chris Dibble

National Director | Colliers Partnerships, Research & Communications


Chris Dibble oversees three key business units at Colliers New Zealand - Colliers Partnerships, Research and Communications.

Colliers Partnership priorities focus on support initiatives that drive collaboration, best practice learning, cost efficiencies, and growth opportunities across the wider Colliers franchise network.

As the head of research for Colliers, Chris oversees the collaboration and delivery of award-winning research reports. He is a regular presenter and market commentator, often discussing the latest insights on current and future property trends.

Chris also leads  PR and communications for Colliers. He works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy. 

With over 15 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris provides a multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders.

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