The region has some of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing real estate markets. Growth in real GDP, urban populations and the size of the middle class is expected to outstrip other regions over most of this decade. In particular, four key trends have led to various market dislocations that investors shouldn’t overlook:
The movement of people to the region’s cities is relentless, accelerated more recently by the development of the Greater Bay Area in China.
Ongoing accumulation of wealth among individuals is under-pinning the rise of office-based employment and demand for office space.
Advances in the tech sector
Asia has emerged as a leader in technology including 5G, mobile networks, e-commerce, creating technology clusters and hubs in the more tech-advanced cities.
With evolving demographics across the region, sectors in relation to retirement living have emerged to cater to the “silver” economy.
Optimism for commercial real estate in Asia Pacific is strong. Despite external risks, the US$200 billion-plus record investment in 2021 has the potential to grow by 10% this year, with allocations to alternative assets increasingly appealing. Hear from Andrew Moore, Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific, Schroders Capital.
Rising residential housing prices coupled with limited stock are driving more people to the rental market and co-living arrangements.
Data centres benefit from the structural themes of urbanisation, technology and middle-class growth.
Developments in biotech, medical equipment and healthcare are creating new real estate investment opportunities.
A leading value-add real estate investor in Asia Pacific, with cycle-tested teams providing tailored investment solutions.
Investing in Asian real estate for over 20 years
Invested over US$4.4bn1
Operating model with 20+ real estate professionals
Source: Schroders Capital, April 2022
1 The US$4.4 billion of gross asset value (GAV) comprises US$1.74 billion of current assets under the platform’s management and US$2.63 billion of gross real estate assets realised, inclusive of co-investments managed by the platform, as at December 2021.
Our strong track record illustrates our capability to couple top-down strategic thinking with property-level expertise, to create value that didn’t previously exist. Some of our value-add strategies illustrated in the video include:
Sustainability is at the heart of both Schroders Capital and the Schroders Group. Supported by Schroders Group specialists and resources, we have a dedicated team of sustainability and impact experts leading our efforts.
Our Sustainability and Impact framework is based on the Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM). This is to ensure that sustainability is embedded in all the relevant steps of the investment process from the strategic intent to origination and structuring, portfolio management, impact at exit and verification.
In addition to regulatory framework, we leverage proprietary Schroders technology to measure: