• CBRE’s latest biannual analysis of Asian outbound investment provides some compelling new insights into the deployment of regional capital into offshore real estate.
  • A cursory glance at capital flows suggests a prolonged slowdown in activity, due mainly to mainland Chinese investors becoming net sellers and rebalancing portfolios.
  • However, CBRE believes lower interest rates and historically low regional yield means Asian outbound investment is here to stay, with Asian investors set to further diversify their real estate holdings within the region and globally in the months ahead.
  • CBRE recommends Asian outbound investors adopt a holistic approach; carefully assess portfolio allocations; understand demand and supply dynamics in individual markets; and create a fluid combination of different routes into real estate such as investing in foreign real estate funds and partnering with local groups.

Asian Cross Border Investment
by Source of Capital in H1 2019


Note: Transactions include deals in the Office, Retail, Mixed, Industrial, Hotel, Residential and Other commercial sectors. Develop men t sites are excluded. GLP privatization deal is excluded.
Hong Kong SAR stands for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Source: RCA, CBRE Research, August 2019.

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