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Hong Kong outbound investment grew nearly 50% in 2015

Hong Kong outbound investment grew nearly 50% in 2015

June 2016

In 2015, capital outflow from Hong Kong to global real estate amounted to USD 10 billion, while capital outflow from China reached USD 17.6 billion, according to CBRE.

Asian outbound real estate investment reached another record high year in 2015, standing at USD 62.4 billion—a 37% y-o-y increase. According to CBRE, active sources of capital continued to be led by Hong Kong, China and Singapore, with an increase of outbound capital deployment at 49%, 41% and 58% y-o-y, respectively.

The Americas have overtaken EMEA to become the top region attracting the largest share of Asian outbound investment; reaching USD 22.4 billion (up 109% y-o-y). The Pacific region also saw significant increase of Asian investment (up 45% y-o-y).

Outbound investment into major gateway cities were more diversified. Major gateway cities such as New York, Sydney, Shanghai and Hong Kong have all received a higher proportion of Asian investment in 2015. In contrast, London, as the top destination of Asian investors, has contributed to a lower portion of outbound investment, decreasing from 17% in 2014 to 13% in 2015.

The office sector remained the most-preferred asset class, but hotel and industrial assets continued to receive strong appetite from Asian investors.

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