Savills: Real estate investment volume totals $24.7 bil in 2022, down 1% y-o-y

The commercial sector viewed a bounce back in transactional venture, broadening 28.4% q-o-q to $1.02 billion in 4Q2022 after two continuous quarters of drop. The return is primarily attributed to a 166.1% q-o-q growth in office investment purchases from $251.4 million in 3Q2022 to $668.9 million in 4Q2022, claims Savills.

Savills projects full-scale financial commitment sales market price for 2023 to total $24 billion to $25 billion, as well as activity to be damped by economic and prime interest rate headwinds.

Investment sales market value in Singapore came in at $24.7 billion for 2022, a decrease of 1% y-o-y, according to an investment report by Savills Singapore. For 4Q2022, the market clocked $2.81 billion in investment sales, slipping 36.1% q-o-q– the third continuous quarter of decline– because of stalling market problems, the report adds.

Non commercial revenues stilled account for the best considerable sales worth, composing 49.9% of complete financial investment sales worth last quarter. However, sales within this section halved to $1.4 billion in 4Q2022. This was the 2nd consecutive quarter of downtrend this sector captured last year.

In 2023, Savills expects that the majority of Government Land Sales (GLS) areas on offer, the $2.16 billion sale of Jurong Point, and the sale of strata units at Thomson Plaza will certainly uplift the baseline regular investment sales quantity.

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” Despite damaging financial and interest rate climate, provided the openness of the market and a good impression of Singapore, complete investment sales value need to continue to be adrift in 2023,” states Alan Cheong, executive chief of Savills Research. “While higher borrowing expenses may hamstring institutions, there still exists the possibility of a big-ticket deal or a series of medium-sized transactions through this year.”

On the other hand, retail industry as well as commercial expenditure sales each decreased 34.9% and 48.1% q-o-q. Retail sales came off a reasonably high base in 3Q2022 along with the final quarter of the entire year saw a decline in retail strata sales plus lower transaction worths of shophouses.


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