Qianhai has a lot of yet-to-be leased office space on the market, with vacancy rates at historic highs for a district in Shenzhen. Never mind, says international real estate consultancy Colliers, it will catch up fast and likely overtake the neighboring Houhai district.
Thanks to policy support for the special economic zone, which is attracting a surge of investment, Colliers believes Qianhai will benefit from near-term and longer-term trends in the coming years. (Read our primer on Qianhai to understand more.) Subsidies are currently generous, making rents here less than 70% of what they are in other districts, while infrastructure is being put in place that will soon make the district easier to access from the rest of the city. Continue reading Qianhai’s office rent seen catching up fast
The Greater Bay Area’s long-running boom in commercial real estate is set to continue and expand beyond the main hubs of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, according to a latest report by international consultancy JLL.
This is despite a surge in supply coming onto the market, especially in Shenzhen, where the Grade A office market is expected to almost double, from around 7 million sqm this year to 14 million sqm over the next five years, according to JLL.
The bulk of cross-border real estate investments in the region to date have largely been restricted to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. These three attracted 85% percent of the total since 2009, JLL says. However, the maturing of investments into the region’s transportation infrastructure will spread this flow to a wider catchment area going forward.
Something strange is happening in Macau’s property market. After a rapid expansion period in 2017 and a cooling off last year, residential sales, which usually follow gaming revenue trends, saw a sharp fall in the first half of this year. Transactions plunged 42.2% YoY, according to DSF statistics. Offices did slightly better, but retail space also took a knock. This is despite the influx of visitors, which were up nearly 25%, and the stabilization of gaming revenues, which were slightly positive.
Continue reading Macau sees property sales plunge in first half