The CBRE Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2015 is based on more than 300 responses from across the region and provides an insight into investors’ concerns, priorities and strategies for the coming year. Key findings include:
Investor intentions remain strong overall. A majority (54%) plan to increase their purchases this year, a slight decline on last year’s survey, when 64% indicated they intended to buy more.
The risk appetite for prime core assets is rising significantly, reflecting investors’ more cautious mood amid the uncertain global economic recovery.
Investors are most concerned about asset pricing. This was identified as the biggest obstacle to acquisitions (31%) and the greatest threat to the region (21%) for the second consecutive year.
In response, investors are adjusting their strategies to focus on large/mature markets; tapping into sectors that benefit from long-term structural trends; extending their interest to alternative sectors and looking for opportunities outside the region.
A majority of investors are considering investing in alternative sectors such as real estate debt, healthcare and retirement living.
Outbound investment intentions remain strong. South Korean, Chinese, Singaporean and Hong Kong investors all display stronger intentions to invest offshore this year, primarily in North America and Western Europe.
Henry Chin, Ph.D.
Head of Research, Asia Pacific
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Ada Choi, CFA
Head of Capital Markets
Research, Asia Pacific
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Operations Manager, Asia Pacific
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