The Business Times: Joachim Kehr – The Asia-Pacific Rental Housing Landscape

November 2023

Portfolio and Regional Manager Joachim Kehr sat down with The Business Times to share valuable insights on the evolving rental housing landscape across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing Singapore’s property companies that are embracing opportunity within overseas markets including Japan, Australia, China, and the UK. Joachim sheds light upon the potential of these markets, noting that Japan, unlike other developed markets, has maintained low interest rates with the aim of boosting inflation. He states, “Yields in Japan are low, between 3 and 4 percent, but debt costs are even lower, at less than 1 percent; and for the foreseeable future, it is unlikely the cost of debt will rise.”