Singapore office market recovery well underway: Colliers

The healthy leasing need for the CBD premium and Grade-An office section is backed by corporates’ choice for newer office buildings with premium specifications, in preparation for workers returning to the workplace and also the expected pick-up in service activity.

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Leasing purchases during 1Q2022 consisted of fashion store Shein occupying 21,000 sq ft at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3. German chemical company BASF will certainly be relocating from its existing properties at Suntec Tower 1 to the upcoming Guoco Midtown.

At the same time, on the investment front, typical resources worths in the section boosted 5.6% q-o-q in 1Q2022, striking $2,850 psf. Alike, net yields compressed by 0.1% q-o-q to 3.4%, with cap rates being available in between 3% and 3.6% in the last quarter.

The sector is expected to continue growing in the coming months, supported by a broad-based economic recovery as well as return-to-office momentum. Colliers expects rentals for CBD premium and Grade-A workplaces to expand by 4% to 5% in 2022.

An office statement by Colliers for 1Q2022 indicates that the improvement momentum in the Singapore office market is well in progress. Premium and Grade-An office rents in the CBD increased for a 3rd successive quarter in 1Q2022, increasing 1.5% q-o-q to reach $10.26 psf, sustained by healthy and balanced renting need. This marks the fastest speed of development considering that rentals rebounded in 3Q2021.

In terms of the CBD micro-markets tracked by Colliers, office complex in the Raffles Place/New Downtown area, as well as the Shenton Way/Tanjong Pagar location, saw the highest possible growth in rentals, boosting 2.3% q-o-q to get to $11.96 psf.

On the back of limited returns and rates of interest unpredictabilities, capitalists are recommended to focus on energetic asset monitoring or enhancement to accomplish return targets.

Progressing, Colliers anticipates workplace assets in prime areas to continue attracting a variety of funding, underpinned by a healthy and balanced leasing market outlook, restricted brand-new supply, and also the resuming of Singapore’s borders.

Premium as well as Grade-An office buildings in the CBD likewise remained to see strong renting demand, with favorable net absorption of around 134,000 sq ft in 1Q2022. On the other hand, the openings price tightened up to 3.3%.

Colliers advises tenants take very early activity on future workplace decisions, as the marketplace shifts in favour of landlords. Landlords of office properties with outdated specs need to think about repurposing or redeveloping their possessions, to future-proof them.

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