Manila: Still a Bright Spot for Investors in 2014

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It was officially stated by Urban Land Institute and Pricewaterhousecoopers in their recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia-Pacific report that Manila is still a bright spot for investors. Here …

It was officially stated by Urban Land Institute and Pricewaterhousecoopers in their recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia-Pacific report that Manila is still a bright spot for investors. Here are some of the factors presented, which made executives believe in the country's real estate industry potentials.

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  • 1. Manila: Still a Bright Spot for Investors in 2014
  • 2. The Philippines, particularly Manila, will remain as a top destination among various investment sector categories in 2014. According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia-Pacific report from Urban Land Institute and Pricewaterhousecoopers.
  • 3. Many executives that were interviewed for the survey were upbeat about Philippine real estate due to the following factors: ● Improving political environment ● Fast-paced growth of the BPO sector ○ English-educated workforce ○ Highly literate human resource
  • 4. Investment Surge in Southeast Asian Property Markets According to the report, one of the main challenges for real estate investors next year is the strong competition among conventional asset types and the expected lower yields once the base rates go up.
  • 5. The silver lining for Philippines and its neighbor Asian countries: Investors are expected to look for value in niche areas - in smaller, emerging markets in the Southeast Asia - because traditional markets cannot provide higher yields.
  • 6. MANILA AS THE TOP INVESTMENT PICK
  • 7. Manila is forecasted to be the top 4 investment pick for emerging cities next year. "I think it's definitely still an underdog, but fundamentals there look good. I like the Philippine economy from a demographics perspective and they do manufacture more than people think." -- investor interviewed by ULI and PWC
  • 8. The city is benefiting from: ● Its young demographic ● Consistently high capital inflows from local citizens working abroad ● Its culture's strong affinity to the West
  • 9. For more information about Bright Spots for Investors in 2014, contact us.