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Ginza retail rents hit highest levels since the pandemic began
Rents increased 11.8% in the second half of 2021.
Fewer launches drag Singapore home sales to record lows 
New home sales fell below 2,000 units in Q1 2022, the first time since 2020. 
Hong Kong office rents rebound to late-2021 levels in April
Rents in Central inched up 0.9% to HK$114.5 per sq ft.
Retail rents in Japan's regional cities up 12.5% in 2H21
This is the highest level seen during the pandemic so far.
Why Singapore homebuyers willingly absorbed the residential price hikes
Residential properties are believed to be a hedge against inflation.
Medical real estate demand set to skyrocket in Hong Kong
The Grade A office market will provide substantial opportunities for medical occupiers over the next five years.
How Japan’s retail property investment market is faring recently
Headwinds are still present but some investors are bullish about the sector’s recovery.
Singapore landed home prices buck the downward trend in Q1
Prices increased by 4.2%, marking the third consecutive quarter of increase.
Hong Kong home sales up 35.8% to 3,897 in April
One of the notable transactions was a house at Villa Cove that sold for HKD125.5m.
Which Australian retail subsectors will outperform the market this year?
JLL provides a lowdown on different subsectors’ expected performances in 2022.
This Hong Kong submarket had the highest office vacancy rate in April
The vacancy rate for this submarket reached 12.8% last month.
Singapore private home sales dip 0.2% to 653 units in April
Normanton Park was the top seller with 52 transactions.

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Residential Cooling measures gloom Singapore’s private residential market outlook
Private residential transactions may decline up to 29% YoY in 2022.
Singapore developers may shift focus to smaller plots of land with recent tax changes: KPMG
The government increased stamp duties for property buyers by 5-15 percentage points.
Commercial Office Japanese businesses rely on properties to mitigate financial woes
They are selling their realties or converting their real estate into business assets.
Commercial Office Why tech giants want their office space and what does this mean for the real estate industry
The tech industry accounted for 40% of the demand for office space, up from 20% in 2019.
Commercial Office No one size fits all: Firms turn to experience as they fit out spaces in the permanent hybrid setup
Cushman & Wakefield said modern workplaces will see variations of hybrid fit-out, either simple or complex.
Commercial Office APAC to sustain growth in commercial real estate investment in 2022: CBRE 
CBRE sees a 5% to 10% growth in total transaction volumes this year.  
Commercial Office Flight-to-quality: Firms reconfigure to smaller but better spaces
Knight Frank also expects rents to increase 3% to 5% this year.

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Ginza retail rents hit highest levels since the pandemic began
Rents increased 11.8% in the second half of 2021.
Fewer launches drag Singapore home sales to record lows 
New home sales fell below 2,000 units in Q1 2022, the first time since 2020. 
Hong Kong office rents rebound to late-2021 levels in April
Rents in Central inched up 0.9% to HK$114.5 per sq ft.
Retail rents in Japan's regional cities up 12.5% in 2H21
This is the highest level seen during the pandemic so far.
Why Singapore homebuyers willingly absorbed the residential price hikes
Residential properties are believed to be a hedge against inflation.
Medical real estate demand set to skyrocket in Hong Kong
The Grade A office market will provide substantial opportunities for medical occupiers over the next five years.
How Japan’s retail property investment market is faring recently
Headwinds are still present but some investors are bullish about the sector’s recovery.
Singapore landed home prices buck the downward trend in Q1
Prices increased by 4.2%, marking the third consecutive quarter of increase.
Hong Kong home sales up 35.8% to 3,897 in April
One of the notable transactions was a house at Villa Cove that sold for HKD125.5m.
Which Australian retail subsectors will outperform the market this year?
JLL provides a lowdown on different subsectors’ expected performances in 2022.
This Hong Kong submarket had the highest office vacancy rate in April
The vacancy rate for this submarket reached 12.8% last month.
Singapore private home sales dip 0.2% to 653 units in April
Normanton Park was the top seller with 52 transactions.

Exclusives

Residential Cooling measures gloom Singapore’s private residential market outlook
Private residential transactions may decline up to 29% YoY in 2022.
Singapore developers may shift focus to smaller plots of land with recent tax changes: KPMG
The government increased stamp duties for property buyers by 5-15 percentage points.
Commercial Office Japanese businesses rely on properties to mitigate financial woes
They are selling their realties or converting their real estate into business assets.
Commercial Office Why tech giants want their office space and what does this mean for the real estate industry
The tech industry accounted for 40% of the demand for office space, up from 20% in 2019.
Commercial Office No one size fits all: Firms turn to experience as they fit out spaces in the permanent hybrid setup
Cushman & Wakefield said modern workplaces will see variations of hybrid fit-out, either simple or complex.
Commercial Office APAC to sustain growth in commercial real estate investment in 2022: CBRE 
CBRE sees a 5% to 10% growth in total transaction volumes this year.  
Commercial Office Flight-to-quality: Firms reconfigure to smaller but better spaces
Knight Frank also expects rents to increase 3% to 5% this year.

Join the Realestate Asia community