• In compared with 2017, Chinese investors’ intentions in both selling and acquiring real estate have increased substantially, suggesting the en-block property transaction will continue to be buoyant in 2018.
  • Stable income streams and asset class diversification are major incentives for real estate investment. Meanwhile, few surveyed investors are driven by the expectation of better capital value than other asset classes.
  • Although Shanghai is still the top destination, investors have started to focus more on Tier II cities as 19% of surveyed respondents showed interest on Chengdu property market compared with only 1% in the previous year.
  • Investors have strong intention to allocate capital into office. But, the long leasing apartment, which is backed by supportive policies from the government, has become popular among investors.
  • The tighter control on capital flight has damped the willingness for outbound investment in the short term. However, investment related to Belt and Road Initiative, which is encouraged by Beijing, is set to be active.