Asia Pacific Hotel Sales & Investment

Greater confidence and stock availability constraints may increasingly entice investors to look beyond the gateway cities for opportunities. However, this is likely to be confined to those stronger growth cities outside the capital cities which posses similar levels of liquidity.

April 2015

  • The quarterly total of investment sales fell by 43.9%, from US$2.49 billion in Q1/2014 to US$1.4 billion in Q1/2015.
  • Japan was the location with the highest number of transactions with 44.2% of Q1 sales, or JPY 73.6 billion (US$618.5 million) worth of sales.
  • Australia was the location with the second highest number of transactions with 24.5% of Q1 sales, or A$ 429.7 million (US$343.2 million) worth of sales.
  • Of the 18 countries tracked in Asia Pacific, only 8 saw transactions.
  • Of the countries where transactions occurred, only Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, recorded positive quarter on quarter increases in transaction volumes.
  • By purchaser origin, Japanese buyers were top of the league with 39.6% of all purchases; predominantly transactions were located in Japan, not cross border capital movements.
  • Australian buyers came second with 18.7% of all purchases, followed by Singapore buyers with 18%, and Chinese buyers with 10.7%. Similar to Japanese investors, these investors also predominantly bought properties domestically.

Key contacts

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Senior Director
Research & Consultancy

Two Exchange Square

+852 2842 4573


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