Asia Pacific Capital Tracker 3Q22: Fasten your seatbelts
Investment volumes softened for the third consecutive quarter on the back of limited deals in major markets and rapid currency depreciation
October 14, 2022
High-profile office transactions in Sydney and Melbourne fuelled a 15% surge in Australia’s Q3 volumes, while South Korea recorded US$6.4 billion with healthy activity in the office and logistics sector. But the slowdown in deals in major markets and weakening Asian currencies saw the region’s investment volumes fall 29% year-on-year to US$28 billion.
- More evidence of pricing adjustment for non-core assets in South Korea and Australia
- Construction costs were impacted by input from material, wage, and the rising cost of debt
- Rates will stay higher for longer- no doubt. Floating rates are inching closer to fixed rates in some markets
- Dry powder is shrinking for core, core plus. Fundraising activity concentrated in opportunistic strategies, drops off for value add
- Green leases and certified stock having notable effect on assets, as illustrated thru trades
- Valuation dislocation: REITs as a forward indicator for private assets
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