Singapore office rental growth starts to taper off
Overall CBD Grade A rents inched up 0.2% to S$9.59 psf in Q1.
The average monthly rents of CBD Grade A offices in Savills basket continued its upward trend, edging up 0.2% QoQ to S$9.59 psf in Q1/2023.
Nonetheless, after a 2.2% growth for the whole of last year, rental growth has started to taper off in view of higher vacancy levels, the Savills report added.
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Global economic uncertainties and influx of shadow space caused by tech-sector meltdown and business restructuring have formed obstacles for further rental increases.
By grade, the Grade AAA office sector had the highest rental growth at 0.4% QoQ, followed by both Grade AA and Grade A with a 0.1% quarterly increase.
By location, positive QoQ rental increases were observed in Raffles Place (1.1%), Beach Road/Middle Road (0.5%), Shenton Way (0.3%) and Marina Bay (0.1%). Office rents in City Hall, Tanjong Pagar and Orchard Road remained unchanged from a quarter ago.