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Asia Pacific Figures Q3 2022

November 14, 2022

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Office: Macroeconomic headwinds and inflationary pressure weighed on office leasing activity in Q3 2022, pulling down net absorption by 11% q-o-q to 10.1 million sq. ft. NFA. Finance remained the main engine of leasing demand, with activity also seen from tech and co-working platforms. Rents increased by 0.4% q-o-q and 1.1% y-t-d.

Retail: Retail sales growth slowed as global recessionary fears continued to cloud consumer confidence. However, vacancy declined across the region along with the further easing of pandemic-related restrictions. Rents fell 1.8% y-o-y but posted a quarterly gain of 0.3% q-o-q.

Logistics: Leasing activity eased across Asia in Q3 2022, with markets including mainland China, Korea and India recording weaker demand. Leasing volume in the Pacific was weak compared with the same period of last year, owing to a further drop in availability. Rents grew by 1.4% in Q3 2022, a slightly slower rate than in the previous two quarters.

Investment: High interest rates continued to impair investment in major Asia Pacific markets, driving down commercial real estate investment volume by 20% y-o-y to US$27.3 billion. Acquisitions were driven by real estate funds, property companies, REITs, and institutional groups. Cross-border investment fell 1.0% y-o-y to US$8.0 billion.