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SG retains lead in Asian outbound real estate investment 

The Lion City’s investment reached US$28.284b.

Despite its total outbound investment volume dropping in 2022, Singapore trained its top market in terms of Asia Pacific outbound investment.

Data from CBRE showed that Singapore's outbound investment volume for 2022 reached US$28.284b, primarily driven by higher investments in the United Kingdom which grew 120% YoY increase.

Meanwhile, China remained as the top destination in APAC for Singaporean investors with transaction volumes amounting to US$5.914b.

In terms of sectors, Investors mainly deployed divestments to office and residential assets in

“Office assets remained the preferred sector among investors, however, on a y-o-y basis, transaction volumes in office and logistics properties fell by 33.5% and 81.8%, respectively,” CBRE reported.

Unlike outbound investment, inbound investments into Singapore saw a marginal increase of 3.4% YoY, reaching US$7.585b. 

Of the total investments, 72% came from APAC. 

“Japanese investors were the most active seeing a substantial y-o-y jump of 762%, followed by Indonesians and Chinese,” CBRE said.

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