The absence of a speedy resolution to the trade war between the United States and China has caused equity market jitters around the world.
The Chinese have deliberated REITs for over a decade now, having experimented with a number of real estate securitisation products.
Late in the global real estate cycle, there is a widespread perception that value is hard to find.
There was a somewhat muted response in Hong Kong to the publication of the outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area, but people – especially in real estate – should be alert to the opportunities this initiative brings.
The economic outlook for Australia remains positive with the IMF forecasting the Australian economy to grow circa 14% over the next 5 years, well above those of our developed peers.
Lenses, both real and metaphorical, can be very useful things. They provide vision and clarity – but use the wrong ones, and things start to appear blurry.
For the past five years, India has been led by a government with a huge majority, thus the policy paralysis of the previous decade has turned into a policy overdrive, with a raft of new and revived initiatives.
Many retail landlords are focused on the threat of online shopping and how it will disturb their bricks and mortar business. However online shopping should not be regarded as an alien threat, but as an integral part of a retail operation.
Asia Pacific property markets have seen a remarkable period of growth since 2009 driven by an array of positive drivers, both domestic and foreign.
During the Cold War, US scientists created the Doomsday Clock, which was intended to show how close the world was to nuclear disaster.
Increasing institutional allocations to real estate and a lack of domestic opportunities is driving Korean investors into new structures and sectors.
For a business which is said to be quintessentially local, real estate is more international than ever before.
Luxury retail in high street shops and in high-end malls gets a lot of attention, but neighbourhood shopping centres offer advantages investors should not ignore.
Investors often ask if Hong Kong's office market can continue into the stratosphere.
The subject of demographics is always a hot topic in this part of the world, and so it should be; 14 Asia-Pacific countries account for 65% of the world's population, dominated of course by China (1.4bn) and India (1.3bn).