As the markets recover from the trade war resolution, we saw major indexes recovering to all time highs earlier this year. Supported by improving fundamentals and investors’ confidence, we are now hit by another pandemic causing widespread fears.
Many REITs plunged due to the closing of shopping malls in China has caused many investors to review their portfolio to review the defensiveness amidst uncertainty and increased market volatility. We brace ourselves on what comes next and lay the groundwork for the long term.
What caught our eyes this week
Forbes – The consensus is that this year will see an ever-growing maturity in PropTech, characterised by the emergence of clear category winners and consolidation in the space as the ecosystem matures. Though more and more money will keep pouring into the industry, professional investor requirements will become stricter than ever.
The Urban Developer – Building approvals looks set to increase since December 2019. This comes as a surprise since month-on-month falling numbers throughout 2019. With Western Australia seeing the highest increase of approvals for private sector houses, we foresee promising growth and recovery in Australia’s property market in 2020.
Yahoo Finance – From bush fires in Australia to the coronavirus in many parts of the world, RBA’s decision to hold rates steady after their first delivery this year came to no surprise. When with improving fundamentals, keeping interest rates low may still favour property owners and investors.
Forbes – Almost every other asset classes can be traded online with developed infrastructure and technology in place. However, Real Estate investment is just playing catch up to these technological advancements. As late adopters to utilise gadgets and data, more and more companies are beginning to apply these tools to support its business for progress and continuity.
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