What we know is that the global commercial real estate (CRE) sector, like many sectors, faces significant near-term headwinds. In Asia Pacific, while the economy remains resilient, the CRE investment market is in the middle of a reset given interest rate uncertainty, tighter lending conditions, and a challenging global environment. However, we also know that the CRE sector will recover. In fact, historically, the strongest vintage years in terms of CRE returns are the ones that follow periods of dislocation and financial stress.
This report provides a glide path from here to there. That path will not be without challenge; it is therefore just as important to address the near-term challenges as it is to conceptualise the path to clear(er) skies. Our approach to investing is predicated in part on positioning for the future and not missing out on thematic and demographics that will drive Asia Pacific in the next decade.