As 2019 looms, Savills picks out a few factors which real estate investors ought to bear in mind for the year ahead. Despite fears that the cycle has reached its peak, 2018 is close to ending without market mishap. Will we say the same this time next year?
1. Growth is slowing in mature markets
Real Capital Analytics data for the 12 months to September show falling transaction volumes in all major Asia Pacific markets except Hong Kong, which was skewed by the sales of the Link REIT portfolio and The Center, totalling $8bn, and South Korea. Overall sales of income producing properties were down 25% in the third quarter.