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Singapore Figures Q1 2022

12 Apr 2022

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  • Office: The positive momentum from end-2021 carried over to Q1 2022 as Singapore remained on the path to reopen its economy.
  • Business Parks: Occupier demand has generally improved across all submarkets, with islandwide business parks recording a positive net absorption of 186,982 sq. ft. in Q1 2022.
  • Retail: While the recovery of the retail market was still capped by restrictions on social gatherings in most of the quarter, leasing activity continued to be stable.
  • Residential: Private home price growth plateaued in Q1 2022 as cooling measures took effect. 1,716 new private homes (excluding ECs) were sold in Q1 2022, below the 5-year quarterly average of 2,614 units.
  • Industrial: The industrial market experienced broad-based growth across all segments. Due to limited availability in existing prime logistics buildings, rents inched up by another 1.4% in Q1 2022.
  • Investment: Preliminary real estate investment volume in the quarter amounted to $9.994 bn, reaching a 4-year quarterly high and just 5.2% below the Q2 2018 peak of $10.542 bn.