Benjamin Chow, MSCI

Benjamin Chow, MSCI

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30 November 2022
Market View: Commercial property market trends in Asia - what’s fuelling the 38% drop in investment volume in Q3 and why is Singapore bucking the trend?
The commercial property market in Asia is in focus today. According to the latest Asia Pacific Capital Trends report from MSCI Real Assets, inflationary pressures and a spike in borrowing costs had weighed on dealmaking in APAC in the third quarter of the year,
Investment volume came up to be just US$32.6 billion in Q3, a 38 per cent drop from a year ago.
And across major income producing property sectors, retail fared the worst with transaction volume dropping by over 54% on a yearly basis. There were also signs of yields moving out for some sectors, such as the industrial sector in South Korea.
But why is this the case, and with China doling out support to bolster its property, and higher rates in major economies such as South Korea, what’s the outlook for Asia’s commercial property market?
On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian spoke with Benjamin Chow, Head of Asia Real Assets Research at MSCI for more.

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18 August 2022
Market View: Who is contributing to Singapore's stellar real estate performance, and which real estate markets should we be looking at in APAC?
A report by MSCI showed Singapore racking up its best quarter ever for commercial property deals to defy a sharp region-wide decline. But what are the underlying reasons for the stellar showing? For how long can this momentum sustain? And which APAC markets should investors set their sights on in the meantime? On Market View, Prime Time's Finance Presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Benjamin Chow, Head of Asia Real Assets Research at MSCI.

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