"The residential leasing market is indeed facing some challenges, with falling rents and rising vacancy rates, but operators and developers are adapting to the climate in innovative ways."
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"The few transactions recorded in the commercial investment market last quarter were either family sales, or long-term holdings of over 20 to 30 years which have seen substantial gains. The outlook for the sector looks grim with no immediate resolution to both internal and external issues. "
"APAC hotel investment volume subdued in Q3. Opportunities remain as Q3/2019 got off to a promising start after a strong 1H/2019 that witnessed a number of high-profi le transactions."
"The recent social unrest has dampened retail sales, while the trade war has hit exports which has translated into weaker logistics demand. While investment sentiment was weak in general, redevelopment interest is supporting the industrial sales market. "
"It is difficult to see any upside at this point, with poor macro-economic conditions compounded by social unrest undermining Hong Kong’s traditional role as a retail hub in Asia."
"Boosted by strong demand from consumer retail companies, West Nanjing Road was the only business area in the city to show rising rents in Q3/2019, up 0.1% to an average of RMB10.24 per sq m per day."
"The downward rental cycle further expanded upgrade demand while net absorption rose slightly on a quarterly basis. However, it is expected that the rising pipeline in Q4/2019 will increase destocking pressure on landlords."