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

Lampard expects CBD Grade-A workplace rental growth to trend higher, reaching at around 5% for the whole of 2022.

However, the recurring economic uncertainties can possibly slow down the increase of interest rates, claims Mark Lampard, head of industrial leasing, Singapore, at Cushman & Wakefield. The resuming of Singapore’s economic situation will likewise improve inhabitants’ assurance to use up extra office, he adds.

On the whole, Cushman & Wakefield stays positive on the Singapore office market expectation, in spite of “increasing disadvantage dangers”. While it does not anticipate the Ukraine battle to have a straight impact on the Singapore workplace market, inflationary pressures are anticipated to remain elevated because of higher energy costs as well as supply-chain disturbances exacerbated by lockdowns in China, which is a vital trade partner for Singapore.

“Rochester Commons, the only new Grade-A decentralised office growth this year, has actually been mainly pre-committed by Sea Team. The next decentralised Grade-A workplace advancement, Labrador Tower, will only be finished in 2024,” she describes.

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SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) – Rents for CBD Grade-A workplaces have risen 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 rates for CBD Grade-A workplaces tightened up to 4.6% from 4.9% in the last quarter.

Rental fees in decentralised workplace markets also continued to show improvement. Workplace rentals for all grades in the city fringe and country sections expanded by 1.1% and also 0.7% q-o-q, specifically. City-fringe workplace vacancies have improved to 5.5%, while the suburban openings price equaled 5.7%.

Wong Xian Yang, head of research study, Singapore, at Cushman & Wakefield, forecasts ongoing healing for the decentralised workplace market, provided industrial decentralisation tasks, spillover need from the CBD, and minimal brand-new Grade-A decentralised workplace supply.

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