Singapore investors still buying into overseas real estate

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In spite of a weakening global economy, Singapore-based investors are still pumping cash into offshore property, according to a new report.  


Singapore-based investors have put in at least $3.8 billion into overseas real estate in the third quarter, unfazed by concerns of a global economic slowdown, a report by DTZ (SEA) Research found.

They invested more than $1.8 billion in Australia and $1.2 billion in the United States.

“Most of these Singapore-based investors have sufficient exposure to Singapore’s real estate market, and most are seeking higher returns and diversification opportunities in other countries,” DTZ said.

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In the three months to September, notable deals included Sinarmas Land’s acquisition of Alpha Beta Building in London for $551.3 million, Ho Bee Land’s acquisition of 39 Victoria Street in London for about $300 million, and Mapletree Logistics Trust purchase of a premium cold store warehouse in Sydney of around $261.5 million.

Real estate investments in Singapore slid 31.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter to $2.6 billion in the third quarter, from $4.05 billion in the second quarter. This is largely due to a scaling down of the number of Government Land Sale sites on offer, DMZ said.

Read The Straits Times for the full report.

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