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New Market Report: Singapore Real Estate Report Q1 2015

Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Singapore Real Estate Report Q1 2015", is now available at Fast Market Research


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2015 -- The Singaporean commercial real estate continues to boast some of the strongest fundamentals in the Asia Pacific region and we expect this to continue in the long term despite the current slowdown within the real estate sector and the wider economy. The country's position as a global financial centre combined with rising income levels and a one of the world's busiest ports bolster the overall potential of the sector.

Singapore's reputation as a global financial centre is helping to ensure that the commercial real estate market remains relatively unaffected by the slowdown experienced in the wider economy. Demand remains robust across at the office, retail and industrial segments owing to the country's ability to attract large quantities of foreign direct investment.

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The most notable threat to our outlook is external and stems from an accelerated slowdown in China, as many Singaporeans as well as foreign firms hold strong business ties with the country. New government policies now in place to protect the jobs of Singaporean locals have started to show some negative signs in the economy, with fewer jobs being created as well as firms struggling to find suitable employees. This may have a negative impact on Singapore's ability to attract certain investors. Nonetheless, we do not foresee any further threats to Singapore's investor-friendly reputation.

The outlook for the retail segment remains optimistic despite a slight drop in tourist numbers during the second half of 2014. High income levels and growing interest from international retailers help ensure stability in the segment.

The industrial segment will remain stable throughout 2015 and 2016, owing to plentiful supply of space. There is the potential for a slight decrease in rental rates due to oversupply. However, there is growing demand for high-tech space which will lower rental rates for older, traditional units.

For all three sub-sectors we cover we continue to note an emerging trend of...

The Singapore Real Estate Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts of major construction projects in the residential and commercial markets, plus rental prices and yields in major cities. The report critically analyses the prospects for real estate within the broader economic and financial context - both domestic and global - via our econometrically-modelled and clearly explained banking and economic forecasts and follows this through to evaluate the implications for REITs.

BMI's Singapore Real Estate Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the real estate industry in Singapore.

Key Benefits

- Benchmark BMI's independent real estate industry forecasts for Singapore to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Singaporean real estate market.

- Target business opportunities and risks in Singapore through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.

- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering real estate and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the real estate sector and within the broader political, financial, economic and business environment.

Market Overview

Overview of the real estate sector, including analysis of existing/planned real estate developments and emerging industry trends in the office, industrial and commercial sectors.

Market Analysis

Features detailed city-level data and analysis on rental prices, yields, contract terms and real estate availability with separate chapters covering the office, retail and industrial sub-sectors.

Industry Forecast Scenario

Historical data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for the domestic real estate industry and for the local and global finance industry. Indicators include:

Real Estate: Office, retail and industrial real estate yields for all major cities (%); short-term forecasts on minimum and maximum real estate rental prices by sub-sector (US$ per square metre, and local currency per square metre)

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