"The real estate market in Vietnam is proving to be an attractive investment channel," said Matthew Powell, director of Savills Hanoi.
Let's find out in more detail Matthew Powell issues around the billions of dollars of FDI poured into the real estate market in Vietnam.
Question: According to statistics of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, in the first eight months of 2018, Vietnam has injected 5.9 foreign capital into real estate, raising the position of this sector to 2 in attracting sources. FDI into Vietnam. What do you think about this?
In Vietnam, the real estate sector has always been one of the top FDI earners. Depending on the value of the investment, the size of the impact of these activities on the market may be different, but the overall situation is that FDI inflows into the real estate market in Vietnam are still mutually supportive: investment capital Foreign investors continue to support the development and vice versa the prosperity of the real estate segment also attracts foreign investment.
Up to the first half of 2018, it is possible to see remarkable investment transactions from Japanese investors into large-scale complex projects that have triggered the real estate market in Hanoi. It can be seen that the investment of foreign investors in industrial real estate has made good impact on the progress and development of the real estate sector (housing, Resort...).
Question: Can you tell us why more and more foreign investors are pouring capital into the real estate market in Vietnam?
The real estate market attracts foreign investment capital due to many factors such as: Attractive property market in Vietnam, high demand from foreign investors and a number of other incentives.
The BDS market in Vietnam has proven itself to be an attractive investment channel with stable performance, profitable and sustainable development.
In addition, the trend of globalization is gradually eradicating barriers between markets and introducing transnational investment trends in the context of thirst for new opportunities to diversify the portfolio. Especially with the support of the state investment incentive policy, strong fundamentals of the Vietnamese economy and the belief of customers in the market, the application of technology in the field of real estate and the The development of the infrastructure further enhances the value of this area.
Question: What do you think about the possibility of attracting FDI into the property market in the coming time?
The real estate market in Vietnam will continue to be within the reach of foreign investors, but will gradually move from focus on quantity development to quality and customer demand: The price is affordable, Planning and design more reasonable. High demand will come from housing demand, income and the development of the middle class.
Besides, the office leasing market is operating very well in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, expected to continue to grow in the coming months. Leasing capacity has exceeded the 90% threshold and is expected in the next time the supply of new office space will be limited more or less. This factor will lead to higher rents, especially in the downtown area. As tenants tend to move from one area to another, there are smaller rents.
Thank you for this interview!