BMI View: Alt hough China's commercial real estate market remains an outperformer on a global level, we caution that the slowdown in economic growth, coupled with a residential property bubble threatens to derail the sector over the coming quarters. Growing concerns surrounding a residential property bubble and the government's efforts to prevent this , are seeing a flight of capital among investors to the US and other overseas markets.
The China real estate report examines the commercial office, retail, industrial and construction sectors in the country from the perspective that the market, which has experienced exponential growth over recent years, is starting to succumb to the impending conflagration of market weakness.
In Q414, the growing likelihood of a bubble in the residential property market is starting to see caution spill over into the commercial sector as the government begins to ramp up cooling measures aimed at tapering off the supply of credit to the property market as a whole. The measures are seeing many, in particular smaller, developers struggling to find liquidity, a situation which has already led to a growing spate of insolvencies during 2014. Meanwhile, larger firms are starting to reduce their exposure to the market. In a reversal of trend witnessed at the start of the decade, growing concern among China's real estate investment community, coupled with narrowing returns on domestic property has seen local investors increasingly switch their attention to overseas markets including the US and Western Europe. According to data provided by Colliers International, the value of outward real estate investment from China grew exponentially during the five years to 2013, increasing from USD69mn in 2008 to USD16bn in 2013.
While the outlook for the Chinese commercial real estate sector appears increasingly clouded, we note a number of positive trends taking place across the industry. In particular, the expansion of China's trade links...
The China Real Estate Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts of major construction projects in the residential and commercial markets, plus rental prices and yields in major cities. The report critically analyses the prospects for real estate within the broader economic and financial context - both domestic and global - via our econometrically-modelled and clearly explained banking and economic forecasts and follows this through to evaluate the implications for REITs.
BMI's China Real Estate Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the real estate industry in China.
- Benchmark BMI's independent real estate industry forecasts for China to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Chinese real estate market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in China through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering real estate and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the real estate sector and within the broader political, financial, economic and business environment.
Overview of the real estate sector, including analysis of existing/planned real estate developments and emerging industry trends in the office, industrial and commercial sectors.
Features detailed city-level data and analysis on rental prices, yields, contract terms and real estate availability with separate chapters covering the office, retail and industrial sub-sectors.
Industry Forecast Scenario
Historical data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for the domestic real estate industry and for the local and global finance industry. Indicators include:
Real Estate: Office, retail and industrial real estate yields for all major cities (%); short-term forecasts on minimum and maximum real estate rental prices by sub-sector (US$ per square metre, and local currency per square metre)
Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%)
Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$)
Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Real Estate Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (real estate vendors, construction companies and financial investors) in the regional real estate market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses.
The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.