Asia is expected to lead the world when it comes to office completions in 2011, as international economies emerge from the economic downturn. This is according to the latest study by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Global Research and Consulting.
The research suggested that among the four major regions, Asia will be the only one that will experience a notable rise in activity.
CBRE claims that the rate of office development and completion is reflective of the rising investor sentiment in the region, as well as the strong corporate demand.
"Globally, office markets are strongly cyclical in nature. The long lead-in time for the construction of city centre office buildings
frequently means that peaks in construction completions coincide with downturns in demand," said CBRE's global chief economist Raymond Torto.
Indeed, some 65 per cent of the 293.2 million sq ft of office space expected to be completed in the leading global markets over the next two years, is set to come from Asia, the report added.
- Thursday 13 January 2011