Asia Pacific Hotel Sales & Investment

Housing Investment Consultancy
Hotel Sales & Investment

April 2017

The market has shown positive momentum to start off 2017, even though investors are showing caution and seeking more stable investments. Mature markets remain attractive, while prices are generally on the high side. There are still opportunities in developing markets but investors need to be selective.

The total value of investment sales increased by 12.5% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to US$2.17 billion for the first quarter of 2017.

75.4% of the transaction volume came from three areas: Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia & New Zealand, in descending order.

Properties in Hong Kong represented 34.9% of all investment sales in APAC, with US$756.6 million worth of transactions in the first quarter.

Japan had the second highest transaction volumes with US$475.3 million. This represents a drop of 42.2% compared to the total transaction volume in Q1/2016. 

By purchaser origin, Hong Kong buyers were the most active in Q1/2017, with 34.9% of the purchases, followed by Japanese buyers at 30.2%. These were predominantly domestic transactions with few cross-border capital movements.


Key contacts

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Senior Director
Research & Consultancy

Two Exchange Square

+852 2842 4573


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