According to results from the CBRE Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2017, the ASEAN region is expected to continue drawing investors in 2017. Investment sentiments have been growing on the back of improving infrastructure investments and rising urbanisation. Focusing on respondents on the South East Asia region as well as from the Singaporean investors, the key findings include:
•Investment interest in the office and industrial sectors within the region is poised to grow further, likely to be driven primarily by funds, property companies and REITs.
•Vietnam and Singapore sustained and garnered stronger investor interest in 2017. Potential long-term capital appreciation is likely to form the investment mandate of these cross-border investors.
•Outbound investment intentions by Singaporean investors are still strong. Australia and Japan are preferred investment destinations for cross-border Singaporean investors.
•More Singaporean investors intend to venture into alternative asset classes such as data centres and student dormitories in Singapore and overseas.