Hot demand for commercial property

GREG NINNESS
Last updated 09:19 25/03/2014

Relevant offers

Industries

$3.3 billion Inland Port faces final hurdle Power shares back up as National victory looms Energy sales major boost for Infratil Todd Energy appeal begins Remarkables skifield main priority for 2015 Cake Tin finds the recipe to generate $52m a year Company fined $70k for forklift death Feltex shareholders lose $185m claim Trade Me buys online payments firm Paystation Infratil sells Aussie energy assets

New Zealand has been rated a commercial property investment hot spot by one of Asia's largest investor organisations.

The Asian Association of Non-Listed Real Estate Investors (ANREV) represents property investors, mainly non-listed managed funds, that have combined property portfolios worth more than US$2 trillion (NZ$2.3t).

It has surveyed its members on their top locations for investment in the Asia-Pacific region this year, and for the first time in the survey's history New Zealand made it into the top 10, coming in at number eight.

Justin Kean, the head of research at JLL (formerly Jones Lang LaSalle) said the amount of capital coming into the commercial property market from both domestic and international investors was driving down yields.

"Institutional investors are back in buying mode and this means that foreign wealth will start finding its way into the New Zealand property market," Kean said.

If ANREV's members invested the equivalent of just 1 per cent of their assets it this country it would see US$20 billion in new capital coming into the country, he said.

However that would be unlikely, because JLL's research showed the total value of all commercial property sales made in this country last year was just over $2b, the highest since before the global financial crisis.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content