Cushman & Wakefield : CRE investment activity back on the rise. Half-year transaction volume increased by 97% y-o-y


Industrial buildings and development sites being sought after Hotels show potentials of long-term appreciation

  • Commercial real estate investment market has recorded 89 deals in 1H21, and a total consideration of HK$43.1 billion, an increase of 97% y-o-y
  • Full year deal count is expected to reach 200 cases, the most active year since 2018.
  • Local investors have dominated the market due to travel restrictions, but institutional investors start to eye on industrial buildings and development sites.
  • Industrial buildings and development sites are expected to be sought after, while hotels show huge potentials for long term appreciation.

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 15 July 2021 – Global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, announced the Hong Kong investment market 2021 Q2 review and forecast today. As local pandemic situation calms down and the economy recovers, local and institutional investors with abundant capitals have turned active and looked for investment opportunities in the market, resulting in upsurge in commercial real estate (CRE) transaction volume in 1H21. Half-year transaction volume has surpassed that of the annual number in 2020, with the industrial sector newly under the spotlight. The hotel sector is also expected to show potential for capital value growth in the long run.

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