• Although multifamily has been regarded as an institutional grade asset class in the U.S. and Europe for some time, Asia Pacific’s strong culture of home ownership has resulted in a relatively small investible universe.

 

  • Japan has been the lone exception, with the country’s large, liquid, and resilient multifamily market attracting robust interest from both foreign and domestic investors over the past decade.

 

  • More recently, factors such as urbanisation, declining housing affordability and regulatory change have piqued investor interest in multifamily in several other Asia Pacific markets, most notably mainland China and Australia.

 

  • This Viewpoint explores the growth drivers behind multifamily investment in Asia Pacific; profiles the region’s established and growing multifamily markets; and explains how investors can access this increasingly attractive sector.