Understanding the drivers and performance of Asia Pacific’s most expensive retail shopping streets

Dominic Brown • 22/04/2021

Sectoral performance in real estate is always under the microscope, but it has never been so acutely examined and reported as it has in the past 12 months. As COVID-19 first spread across the Asia Pacific region and then the globe, bringing with it a global recession, investors and occupiers alike sought not only to limit their exposures but also identify opportunities for growth.

Just as we have seen differing performance between commercial real estate sectors, so too have we seen differing performances within the retail sector. In this report, we focus on the upper echelons of retail – the (super) prime retail streets in cities across the region – as well as discuss other relevant aspects within the sector.

mainstreets 2021

Asia Pacific Main Streets is a report that tracks 124 retail precincts in the region as we rank the top shopping streets by their prime rental value. We also review the economic outlook, and retail trends including the growth of e-commerce and transformation of the luxury goods sector.