• Investment activity weakened in Q1 2019 amid growing economic uncertainty. Transaction volume registered US$26.3 billion, a decline of 4.5% y-o-y.

 

  • China saw an uptick in activity, led by a series of transactions completed by overseas buyers. Korea continued to see sustained purchasing, driven by local securities firms engaging in big-ticket deals.

 

  • Cross-border investment rose by 8.9% y-o-y to US$6.3 billion on the back of increased intra-regional investment by Asian buyers. Hong Kong and Singaporean capital was especially active in China.

 

  • Private equity real estate fundraising remained active, particularly among Asian capital. The period saw continued fundraising from pan-regional funds targeting opportunities in China, Japan and Korea.