The CBRE Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2016 is based on more than 300 responses from across the region (of which 84 are Australia domiciled) and provides an insight into investors’ concerns, priorities and strategies for the coming year.

Australia replaced China as the most attractive market to cross-border investors, reflecting investors’ preference for mature markets.  Office and retail in Australia are the most attractive country / sectors this year.


From Australian domiciled respondents:



  • More Australian based investors are looking to sell more and less are looking to buy more

  • Preference for office and retail investment increased with retail moving to the most preferred sector

  • Sydney is the preferred location and Brisbane replaced Melbourne in second place