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Singapore Figures Q1 2023

April 12, 2023

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– Office: The strong momentum amongst the office sector began to show signs of moderation as uncertainties within the tech and banking sectors grew.

– Business Parks: Rental increase for City Fringe took a pause as rents remained flat for the first time after seven consecutive quarters of increase. Rents for Rest of Island also remained flat in Q1 2023.

– Retail: Prime retail rents for all submarkets continued to rise in Q1 2023, buoyed by the recovery of the Orchard Road, City Hall/Marina Centre and Fringe areas and the resilience of the suburban market.

– Residential: Private home price growth saw an uptick amid low transaction volumes.

– Industrial: Amid strong competition for storage space in modern ramp-up developments, prime logistics saw the strongest rental growth of 3.7% q-o-q in Q1 2023.

– Investment: Preliminary real estate investment volumes in Singapore for Q1 2023 surged by 73.0% q-o-q (but down 40.9% y-o-y) to $6.068 bn, mainly on the large-ticket retail asset divestments by Mercatus.