Asia Pacific Hotel Sales & Investment

Housing Investment Consultancy
Hotel Sales & Investment

April 2016

Despite slower growth in China, hotel investors continue to invest in Asia Pacific, taking a longer-term view on markets such as Thailand and Indonesia, or investing in the traditional markets of Japan and Australia for capital protection.

The quarterly total of investment sales fell by 15.9% year on year (YoY) to US$1.49 billion in Q1/2016, from US$1.77 billion in Q1/2015.

Japan was the location with the highest number of transactions, with 42.5% of Q1 sales, worth JPY73.5 billion (US$654.7 million).

Australia was the location with the second largest volume of transactions, with 25.1% of Q1 sales, worth A$486.4 million (US$373.3 million).

Of the countries where transactions occurred, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Maldives, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia had positive quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) increases in transaction volumes, in descending order of volume growth.

By purchaser origin, Japanese buyers were the most active by far, with 41.6% of all purchases; transactions were predominantly located in Japan, and were not cross border capital movements. This is true for buyers of all nationalities, with the notable exception of Singaporean buyers.

Australian buyers came second, with 17.3% of all purchases, followed by Singaporean buyers with 15.2% and Chinese buyers with 9.8%.


Key contacts

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Senior Director
Research & Consultancy

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+852 2842 4573


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