Oct 15, 2021
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In Q3 2021, retail property investment sales increased to $0.6 billion.

Retail property investment sales jumped five-fold to $0.6 billion during the third quarter of 2021, reported Singapore Business Review (SBR) citing Cushman & Wakefield.

The surge in investment sales was bolstered by two mega deals, which were worth more than $100 million each.

These deals involved Lendlease Global Commercial REIT’s $337 million acquisition of a 31.8% stake in Jem and Le Quest Mall’s $139 million sale to Firmus Capital.

Cushman & Wakefield noted that suburban malls such as Le Quest, which could offer delivery as well as click-and-collect services, are still on investors’ radar.

“Amid the challenging retail scene due to the pandemic and e-commerce boom, investors can keep a lookout for short-term repricing opportunities in retail assets especially those in the Central Business District (CBD),” said Shaun Poh, Executive Director and Head of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield, as quoted by SBR.

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Cheryl Chiew, Digital Content Specialist at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact her about this story, email: cheryl@propertyguru.com.sg

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