Real estate transaction volumes in the region fell more sharply than those elsewhere in the first quarter, but the rebound may also be stronger.
Two recent surveys reveal how investors are looking increasingly to riskier assets around the world and illiquid areas, notable real estate, as they seek higher returns.
Asia was the only region to see an increase in money raised for real estate investment last year, and it saw a big jump in joint-venture and club deals, according to new research.
With many closed-ended funds coming to the end of their lives, a large number of Asia property assets are hitting the market. This is presenting buying opportunities in a nascent open-ended fundraising boom.
A fundamental shift towards alternatives by sovereign and public pension funds will make real estate and infrastructure investments the fastest growing alternative asset class between now and 2020
An attractive credit spread on commercial property is expected to continue luring institutional investors as they seek quality core assets for long-term growth.