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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For over 50 years, JLL has been advising and interpreting the real estate forces that are shaping the growth of China’s cities.

Our professional real estate consulting teams in each of our 15 offices across greater China combine local market knowledge and global experience to inform your development decisions. JLL is at the forefront providing consulting services to public and private developers, city authorities and development agencies, investors and land owners to help you create viable urban development where people and business can flourish.

JLL’s consultants provide rigorous, practical, market-based solutions across Culture and Tourism Property, Developer Corporate Strategies, Government Promotion, Healthcare, Industrial and Retail Project, Mixed Use Project, Project Redevelopment and Regional Development.

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News and Research

 

 

Weak sterling to draw surge of Asian investment to Britain post-Brexit/china/en-gb/news/591/jll-britain-real-estate-marketWeak sterling to draw surge of Asian investment to Britain post-Brexit<p>​<em style="font-size:16px;">JLL predicts ongoing interest from Asia Pacific and Middle East investors if sterling continues at a similar rate since referendum</em></p><p><em></em><strong>Shanghai, 30 March 2017 </strong>- As Theresa May triggers Article 50 to start the process of withdrawing from the EU, the depreciation of the pound has spurred increased investment in the UK from the Asia Pacific and Middle ​​​East regions, according to real estate firm JLL.</p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The depreciation, coupled with a slight drop in capital values, has led UK commercial <a href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/china/en-gb/services/investors-and-developers/capital-markets" target="_blank">real estate</a> to be discounted by 16 percent on average to overseas capital relative to pricing since the June 2016 vote, says JLL.</span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Although currency movements have not had a strong historic correlation with overall international capital inflow into the UK, they are part of the reason why the market has experienced a recent surge in demand from buyers from the Asia Pacific region, headlined by Hong Kong and mainland China.</span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">"We continue to see the emergence of Chinese capital globally. Chinese investors now rank just behind US as the second largest source of global cross border capital and we expect them to have an increasing influence on the UK market," says </span><strong style="text-align:justify;">Alistair Meadows</strong><span style="text-align:justify;">, Head of UK Capital Markets at JLL. "Many investors from China and the wider Asia Pacific region are attracted to the depth, liquidity and familiarity of the UK market and come seeking diversification and safe haven forms of investment."</span></p><p><strong style="text-align:justify;">Stuart Crow</strong><span style="text-align:justify;">, Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets, says: "Private investors have responded to the depreciation quickly and, as a result, they have become a more important driver of market sentiment and pricing. Despite the triggering of Article 50, as 2017 progresses we expect global funds and institutions to return their focus to the UK, in response to relatively attractive pricing and expected resilience among corporate occupiers. Speaking to our institutional clients in this region, many of them are actively looking for opportunities in London."</span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Based on JLL forecasts and projections on currency by Oxford Economics, Chinese cross-border purchasers may enjoy total returns of five to 10 per cent in London office properties this year, after adjusting for expected currency movements. Singapore and Hong Kong investors will likely enjoy a similar rate of returns.</span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Overall, overseas investors accounted for 48 per cent of transactional activity within the UK market in 2015 and a slightly higher 51 per cent in 2016, with the increase likely to be partly due to the currency movement. Asia Pacific and European (ex. UK) based investors recorded a surge of investment, with the Asia Pacific share rising from 17 per cent to 28 per cent, and Europe from 14 per cent to 23 per cent.</span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">In contrast, investment inflows from the Americas (primarily the US) fell from 32 per cent of total <a href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/china/en-gb/services/corporates/corporate-consulting" target="_blank">overseas investment</a> into the UK to 17 per cent in 2016, with the share of global funds (where the ultimate source of capital is split across multiple countries) also falling. ​</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​</p><p style="text-align:center;">– ends –​​</p><p><br></p><div><p><em style="line-height:1.6;"><em style="line-height:1.6;">>>>Read more about</em><em style="line-height:1.6;"><a href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/china/en-gb/news" target="_blank"> J​LL ​News</a><br></em>​<em style="line-height:1.6;">>>>Read more a​bout​ </em><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/china/en-gb/research" style="line-height:1.6;"><em>JLL Research​​​</em></a></em></p><p><em style="line-height:1.6;"></em>​</p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong><em></em></strong></span><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong><em>About JLL</em></strong></span><p>JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/" rel="nofollow">www.jll.com</a>. </p><p>JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with 36,000 employees operating in 94 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won the ‘World’s Best’ and ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ International Property Consultancy at the International Property Awards in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the fifth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics.​ <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/asiapacific">www.jll.com/asiapacific</a>  </p><p>In Greater China, the firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy in China’ at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016, and has more than 2,200 professionals and 14,000 on-site staff providing quality real estate advice and services in over 80 cities across the country​.  <a href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/" target="_blank">www.joneslang​lasalle.com.cn​</a>​​​</p></div></div>0x0100E81015D9D08198458B498FF948D658F90052B0972AFC77B94093C478C1B5B47C88
Asia Pacific investors look at home for real estate deals/china/en-gb/news/590/jll-investors-teal-estate-dealsAsia Pacific investors look at home for real estate deals<p>​​<em style="font-size:16px;">JLL reveals 2016 saw a growth in purchasing power of domestic investors, particularly in China and Korea</em></p><p><em style="font-size:16px;"></em>Shanghai, 27 March 2017 - Domestic investors were active across most Asia Pacific real estate markets in 2016, as many looked to purchase real estate assets at home amid global political and economic volatility. Chinese investors ploughed a total of US$29.1 billion into domestic real estate assets, a 50 per cent increase year-on-year, while domestic investment in South Korean real estate surged 75 per cent to US$12.4 billion. </p><p>"Looking at the figures, it's clear that investors flexed their domestic purchasing power in 2016," says <strong>Myles Huang</strong>, Research Director, Asia Pacific Capital Markets at JLL. "In China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, we saw an increase in the volume of domestic deals in 2016, spurred by strong in-country opportunities as well as many institutional investors allocating more money to the real estate asset class in general."<br>"Chinese investors, however, were also strong cross-border players in 2016 as they diversified overseas. But with the government's increased scrutiny on outbound capital, the domestic investment trend is likely to sustain throughout 2017," adds Mr Huang.</p><h3><strong>Mixed picture for inbound and outbound capital flows</strong></h3><p>Inbound investment to Singapore surged 441 per cent year-on-year in 2016 on the back of mega deals such as the JLL-brokered Qatar Investment Authority purchase of <a href="http://www.ap.jll.com/asia-pacific/en-gb/news/337/qatari-sovereign-wealth-fund-agrees-to-buy-asia-square-tower1" target="_blank">Asia Square Tower 1</a> for US$2.45 billion. The city-state, however, experienced a decrease in domestic real estate investment with a 16 per cent dip in 2016.<br>"Domestic investors were quiet as they focused on diversifying exposure overseas. S-REITs were also less active as they have already completed many transactions in recent years," says <strong>Tay Huey Ying</strong>, Head of Research, Singapore at JLL. </p><p>"Foreign investors' appetite remained robust as the price gap between buyers and sellers in Singapore has narrowed following recent price corrections, and many seized opportunities to purchase assets in the office sector at lower prices. Investors continue to be keen on Singapore's prime office and sub-urban retail assets, which are closely held and rare to access," adds Ms Tay. </p><p>Like Singapore, South Korea's inbound investment swelled in 2016 with a number of major deals, including China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Brookfield Asset Management's acquisition of IFC Seoul from AIG Global Real Estate for US$2.3 billion. The country registered a 282 per cent increase in domestic real estate investment year-on-year, driven by yields looking attractive on a global and regional basis, in addition to the domestic base rate at a record low level of 1.25 per cent. </p><p>South Korea's investment in overseas property decreased by 21 per cent in 2016, partly due to 2015 being a record year for Korean outbound transactions, and a shift in focus to </p><p>offshore debt deals with investors preferring those over higher-priced offshore equity deals.</p><p>In Hong Kong, real estate investment activity remains robust with an 18 per cent year-on-year increase in domestic transaction volumes in 2016, driven by local investors and corporate end users investing in Grade-A offices and strata retail units.</p><p>For more information on Asia Pacific Capital Flows, download the report <a href="http://www.ap.jll.com/asia-pacific/en-gb/research/863/apcm-real-estate-investment-flows-ap-mar2017" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><br></p><p></p><p style="text-align:center;">– ends –​​</p><p><br></p><div><p><em style="line-height:1.6;"><em style="line-height:1.6;">>>>Read more about</em><em style="line-height:1.6;"><a href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/china/en-gb/news" target="_blank"> J​LL ​News</a><br></em>​<em style="line-height:1.6;">>>>Read more a​bout​ </em><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/china/en-gb/research" style="line-height:1.6;"><em>JLL Research​​​</em></a></em></p><p><em style="line-height:1.6;"></em>​</p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong><em></em></strong></span><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong><em>About JLL</em></strong></span><p>JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/" rel="nofollow">www.jll.com</a>. </p><p>JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with 36,000 employees operating in 94 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won the ‘World’s Best’ and ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ International Property Consultancy at the International Property Awards in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the fifth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics.​ <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/asiapacific">www.jll.com/asiapacific</a>  </p><p>In Greater China, the firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy in China’ at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016, and has more than 2,200 professionals and 14,000 on-site staff providing quality real estate advice and services in over 80 cities across the country​.  <a href="http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/" target="_blank">www.joneslang​lasalle.com.cn​</a>​​​​</p></div></div>0x0100E81015D9D08198458B498FF948D658F90052B0972AFC77B94093C478C1B5B47C88

 

 

Tech firm office location choice - AP follow up/asia-pacific/en-gb/research/844/tech_firm2Tech firm office location choice - AP follow upIn this follow-up report, discover further insights that delve into: - Silicon Valley in an Asia Pacific context - Forces driving tech demand across Asia Pacific - A closer look at two of Asia's tech juggernauts: India and China 0x01010063443623C9F9004FA21AA8EABD6132C80096456DD4F4AF204EB9DD2C24B361B045
Tech firm office location choice - how does it work in Asia Pacific?/asia-pacific/en-gb/research/837/tech-firm-office-location-choice_jan2017Tech firm office location choice - how does it work in Asia Pacific?In this paper, we examine the factors involved in the regional and city location choices tech firms make, with the following key findings.0x01010063443623C9F9004FA21AA8EABD6132C80096456DD4F4AF204EB9DD2C24B361B045

Case Studies

 

 

Maximising Beijing CBD Core Area’s unlimited potential/china/en-gb/case-studies/67/maximising-beijing-cbd-core-area-s-unlimited-potentialMaximising Beijing CBD Core Area’s unlimited potential<p>​​<img align="right" dir="rtl" src="/china/en-gb/PublishingImages/Case%20studies/maximising_beijing_CBD_core_areas_unlimited_potential.jpg" border="0" alt="" style="border:0px solid currentcolor;" />Tailored to provide the widest of functions covering office, residential and retail space as well as tra​nsport hubs, the Beijing CBD Core Area Phase I is one of the most sought-after locations in the city. </p><p>Jones Lang LaSalle was appointed to devise the best land-use strategies to maximise the property’s land value. The Firm proceeded to conduct a research on changing local market dynamics and cases of mixed-use complex globally and came up with recommendations on how to bring the Beijing CBD Core Area Phase I to its highest potential.</p>0x0100F03D47272AC15342926F7D713E448F1B00EB1C487C9E90A2419F545A2750B08453
Beijing Financial Street 12th five-year plan/china/en-gb/case-studies/117/beijing-financial-streetBeijing Financial Street 12th five-year plan<p>​• Long-term development strategy consulting for Beijing Financial<br>Street and surrounding area<br>• Industrial positioning for the 12th five-year development planning</p>0x0100F03D47272AC15342926F7D713E448F1B00EB1C487C9E90A2419F545A2750B08453
Promoting Xicheng government’s vision for Financial Street Beijing/china/en-gb/case-studies/70/promoting-xicheng-government-s-vision-for-financial-street-beijingPromoting Xicheng government’s vision for Financial Street Beijing<p>​<img dir="rtl" src="/china/en-gb/PublishingImages/Case%20studies/promoting_xicheng_government_vision_for_financial_street_beijing.jpg" align="right" border="0" alt="" style="border:0px solid;" />Financial Street is one of Beijing’s central business districts. Through its twelve years of development, Financial Street has attracted diverse sectors to set up their headquarters in the district, including banks and insurance, derivatives and telecom companies. </p><p>Wanting to broaden opportunities and further develop the CBD, the Xicheng government sought Jones Lang LaSalle’s services to realise its vision of ‘improving the function and moderately expanding the area. Our Strategic Consulting team was appointed to conduct research regarding the long-term strategic deve​lopment of Beijing Financial Street and its surrounding areas.</p>0x0100F03D47272AC15342926F7D713E448F1B00EB1C487C9E90A2419F545A2750B08453