January 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific economy is well-placed to outperform other regions in 2017, buoying corporate occupational demand and rental performance, with cumulative dry powder totaling US$34 billion in the region.

Download the report to explore the key themes expected to impact commercial real estate markets in Asia Pacific throughout the year.

  • There remains an ongoing shortage of stock; asset disposals will provide opportunities.
  • A greater potential for US interest rates rise; although nominal and inflation rates are rising together, this will leave real
    interest rates largely stable.
  • Real estate yields have the potential to compress further, as yield spreads over real risk-free rates remain positive and
    above long-term average in many markets.
  • Currency volatility, in part due to uncertain interest rate outlook, will continue to have a big impact on total
    returns over 2017 to 2019.


Myles Huang

Asia Pacific Capital Markets Research Drector, JLL

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