CBRE’s 2017 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook - Opportunities in the New Normal – identifies and explains the key themes set to shape the regional property market over the coming year. Investors with a stronger appetite for risk are expected to seek opportunities outside gateway cities in locations offering attractive pricing.
The low yield environment will continue to encourage investors to look outside conventional asset classes as they try to take advantage of new demand resulting from changes in consumer behaviour. Global economic uncertainty will drive a stronger occupier focus on portfolio optimisation. Companies will be more cautious towards investment and expansion, and execute strategies that improve operational efficiency. Softening demand and new supply will drive an emphasis on placemaking and prompt landlords to be more creative and proactive in managing their tenant community.