CBRE’s latest biannual analysis of Asian outbound investment provides some compelling new insights into the deployment of regional capital into offshore real estate.

While a cursory glance at capital flows suggests a prolonged slowdown in activity, due mainly to mainland Chinese investors becoming net sellers and rebalancing portfolios, CBRE believes lower interest rates and historically low regional yield means Asian outbound investment is here to stay.

Asian investors are set to further diversify their real estate holdings within the region and globally. CBRE recommends investors adopt a holistic approach; carefully assess portfolio allocations; understand demand and supply dynamics in individual markets (rather than looking at yield compared to their country of origin); and create a fluid combination of different routes into real estate such as investing in foreign real estate funds and partnering with local groups.

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