China and Australia enjoy a strong relationship across trade, investment and population dynamics. Over recent years this relationship has increasingly spread to real estate.
Investment by China into Australian commercial property in particular has been significant at almost $23bn since 2010. Australia is regularly amongst the top destinations globally for Chinese outbound capital and placed third in 2016, behind the US and Hong Kong. However, in 2017 Chinese investment into Australian commercial real estate (CRE) markets slowed dramatically.
In this report, Cushman & Wakefield analyse Chinese investment into Australian real estate, review the new guidelines as well as existing trade agreements and development initiatives; and provide an assessment of the implications for commercial real estate in Australia into the future.