CBD Grade-A office rents up by 2.1% q-o-q in 1Q2022: Cushman & Wakefield


Rents for CBD Grade-An offices have actually climbed by 2.1% in 1Q2022, higher than the 1.7% growth in the previous quarter, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield on April 6. This comes as openings prices for CBD Grade-An offices tightened up to 4.6% from 4.9% in the previous quarter.

Lampard anticipates CBD Grade-An office rental development to trend higher, reaching at around 5% for the entire of 2022.

Wong Xian Yang, head of research study, Singapore, at Cushman & Wakefield, anticipates continued healing for the decentralised workplace market, given industrial decentralisation tasks, spillover demand from the CBD, and also minimal new Grade-A decentralised office supply.

Rental fees in decentralised workplace markets also remained to come along. Office rents for all qualities in the city fringe and also country segments expanded by 1.1% and 0.7% q-o-q, respectively. City-fringe workplace vacancies have actually enhanced to 5.5%, while the suburban openings rate rose to 5.7%.

However, the ongoing economic uncertainties can potentially reduce the surge of rate of interest, claims Mark Lampard, head of commercial leasing, Singapore, at Cushman & Wakefield. The reopening of Singapore’s economic situation will certainly additionally enhance inhabitants’ confidence to use up extra office, he includes.

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In general, Cushman & Wakefield continues to be upbeat on the Singapore office market expectation, regardless of “boosting downside dangers”. While it does not anticipate the Ukraine war to have a direct effect on the Singapore workplace market, inflationary pressures are expected to stay elevated as a result of greater energy prices as well as supply-chain disruptions intensified by lockdowns in China, which is a crucial trade companion for Singapore.

“Rochester Commons, the only new Grade-A decentralised office development this year, has been mainly pre-committed by Sea Group. The following decentralised Grade-An office advancement, Labrador Tower, will just be completed in 2024,” she explains.


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