Japanese cities emerge as one of Singapore investors’ top destination in 2022
Office and logistics buildings were the commonly acquired properties.
A report by Knight Frank reveals that a total of S$13.7 billion outbound investment sales were recorded in Q4 2022 according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), decreasing 22.4% from the previous quarter.
Gateway cities in Japan were one of the top destinations of choice for Singapore investors. These acquisitions mainly comprised office and logistics buildings.
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Between October and December 2022, notable deals that were clinched included M&G Real Estate’s purchase of a prime-grade office building, Minato Mirai Center, in Yokohama for more than S$997 million, as well as Gaw Capital Partners bagging a portfolio of logistics assets in Tokyo for some S$732 million.
Other deals that characterised the outbound investment market in Q4 were Metro’s purchase of four purpose-built student accommodations in the United Kingdom for an estimated S$119.0 million, together with its acquisition of a retail centre in Australia in partnership with Sim Lian Group for S$85.7 million. The Land Managers also acquired an office asset in London for some S$30 million in October.