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Year in Review: Top 10 Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Research Reports of 2023

December 14, 2023


2023 has been a challenging year globally, as real estate occupiers and investors navigated macroeconomic headwinds caused primarily by increasing inflation and a prolonged high interest rate environment.

However, business activity has largely returned to normal in Asia Pacific – employees are generally back in the office – and throughout the year we observed a number of opportunities for growth and future-proofing portfolios amid a challenging backdrop.

Several key trends have emerged in Asia Pacific this year that will impact how real estate occupiers and investors plan their strategies for the years ahead, and we continue to see bright spots across markets and sectors. CBRE’s Asia Pacific Research team has compiled a collection of our Top 10 Real Estate Research Reports of 2023 that explore the key real estate industry trends and developments observed in the region this year, and provide valuable and data-led insights into what lies ahead.

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2023 Asia Pacific Mid-Year Real Estate Market Outlook

This report reviews our 2023 predictions for the Asia Pacific Economy and the Investment, Office, Retail, Industrial & Logistics and Hotels markets, and explores the key trends and forecasts that will shape the region’s commercial real estate market for the foreseeable future.

*Coming soon in Early 2024: Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook 2024
Report | Adaptive Spaces

2023 Asia Pacific Office Occupier Sentiment Survey

Insights from CBRE’s survey of office occupiers in Asia Pacific show that as the region exits the pandemic and business activity returns to normal, corporate occupiers are placing more emphasis on employee productivity, increasing office utilisation, and future-proofing their portfolios.
Report | Intelligent Investment

2023 Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey

Insights from CBRE’s survey of more than 500 investors in Asia Pacific on their buying appetite and preferred strategies, sectors and markets for 2023.

*Coming soon in Jan 2024: Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2024
Report | Intelligent Investment

A Return to Office Investment: Why Asia Pacific offices are different and now is the time to invest

This report explores the opportunities presented by investing in the office sector in Asia Pacific, the supporting data and factors that differentiate this asset class from others, as well as the implications and potential strategies for investors.
Report | Future Cities

A Tale of Two Cities: Hong Kong SAR vs. Singapore

Hong Kong SAR and Singapore have always enjoyed a competitive rivalry, and they are both firmly established as popular locations for multinational corporates to locate their Asia Pacific headquarters. This report compares the two markets across seven key factors ranging from the scale of their financial and technology industries, to ESG and green building initiatives, office rents and availability, and talent.

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Analysing the Funding Gap: A Bird's-Eye View of the Asia Pacific Commercial Real Estate Debt Market

This Viewpoint looks at the factors underpinning the debt funding gap in Asia Pacific over the next few years, including the markets and sectors that are likely to face the biggest gap, as well as the implications for investors, borrowers and lenders.
Report | Adaptive Spaces

2023 Asia Pacific Logistics Occupier Survey

Insights from more than 120 logistics real estate executives in Asia Pacific on their business outlook, growth plans, strategic opportunities and concerns for the next three years. The report also paves the way forward for logistics occupiers and investors to re-evaluate their commercial real estate strategies.
Report | Adaptive Spaces

How will electric vehicles impact real estate in Asia Pacific?

This report finds that the rapid growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market in Asia Pacific is expected to continue, and this will require a significant increase in charging facilities. Meanwhile, almost all markets in Asia Pacific plan to phase out the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles over the next two decades. These converging trends require real estate owners and investors to respond and formulate a plan to provide EV public charging infrastructure.
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Q3 2023 Asia Pacific Cap Rate Survey

In this latest semi-annual analysis of cap rates across Asia Pacific, CBRE professionals in the region observe that investor risk appetite remains low amid a delayed recovery in investment activity, and expect cap rates to expand across the region. A majority of respondents expect a recovery from Q2 2024 onwards, amid limited expectations of interest rate cuts in the first half of 2024.
Report | Intelligent Investment

2023 Asia Pacific Hotels & Hospitality: Unlocking the Growth Potential

This report finds that hotel performance in Asia Pacific continued to improve in 2023, with the recovery largely driven by domestic demand, and aided by the gradual return of mainland Chinese tourists to neighbouring markets.

Coming Soon
APAC Real Estate Chief Sustainability Officer Survey

Joint CBRE Asia Pacific Research and U.S. Green Building Council survey of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) in Asia Pacific on how real estate companies and investment funds are addressing the ESG imperative; how the CSO role is evolving; and the level of preparedness of companies in achieving carbon neutrality.

The full report featuring key survey results will launch in early 2024. Sign up to receive a copy of the report.