Sectors such as bio-medical, manufacturing, construction, transportation and logistics are likely to see healthy growth next year as nations open up for more trade and tourism. External demand for goods and services produced in Singapore is also expected to see an increase as global trade resumes slowly to pre-Covid levels.
After a better-than-expected first half of 2021, driven partly by strong manufacturing and finance sector output, the second half of this year should see outward-oriented sectors remain healthy barring a major setback for the global economy.
Singapore's economy is expected to grow 6.5% this year and 4.1% in 2022 on expectations of revived global demand, as well as relaxing of domestic and border restrictions as its vaccination rate hit more than 80% of the overall populace.
Real estate professional Kiwi Lim from Huttons Asia believe developers in Singapore are starting to keep a serious lookout for enbloc opportunities among the older private residential developments as they expect the broader economy to continue recovering in the years ahead anticipating broad-based property market recovery.
Developers are no longer expecting the government to release more Government Land Sites than the usual scheduled releases. This means developers will have to look towards older private estates for choice developments to acquire if they hope to top up their much needed land banks to generate more revenue in the years to come.
Kiwi Lim believe that this time round, developers may be more focused on acquiring smaller private residential developments as developers expect pay higher prices to the enbloc sellers in this current sellers market in the face of acute shortage of upcoming new launch condo projects in the market from now till end of 2023. If domestic demand for properties continue to be strong, supply will be further squeezed to record low levels.
Meanwhile we've been receiving enquiries from potential Asian investors who are keen on Singapore real estate. Since Covid-19, Singapore has become an even more popular investment market for foreign investors who are very positive on the outlook for the Singapore real estate market.