• CBRE’s China Investor Intentions Survey 2020 has uncovered weaker purchasing intentions this year, with 42% of respondents expecting to buy more real estate in 2020, compared to 52% in last year’s survey. However, foreign investors displayed a stronger appetite for acquisitions.

 

  • While the COVID-19 outbreak does not appear to have impacted investor appetite, stability of income stream is rising up the list of investment motivations amid growing economic and leasing market uncertainty.

 

  • Value-added remains the most popular strategy, while interest is growing in distressed and core assets. Structural occupier trends are driving enquiries for industrial and retail properties.

 

  • Shanghai remains the most preferred city for investment, while interest in Beijing and Shenzhen is rising. Alternative sectors are increasingly sought after, with data centres and real estate debt gaining traction.