ASIA PACIFIC REAL ESTATE STRATEGIC OUTLOOK

| January 5, 2019

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Real estate performance across much of the Asia Pacific region remains healthy on the back of strong capital markets and stable occupier fundamentals. Across the region, key cities in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia continued to see healthy office leasing demand in 2018, while the weight of capital targeting quality assets have contributed to further cap rate compression in core markets. The regional markets in Japan with healthy fundamentals appear increasingly attractive from a risk-return perspective within the context of a core strategy portfolio.

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