Australia's strong hotel market may drive investors away from big cities

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Australia's hotel sector is poised to surpass last year’s $2.6 billion in sales as commercial property investors seek to diversify their portfolios. In the first quarter of the year alone, almost $500 million in hotel deals were conducted across the country.

In fact, CBRE claims that hotels are the third-most sought-after asset in the country behind logistics and office space. 

A poll gauging investor intentions across the Asia-Pacific released last week found that 14 percent of investors intended to spend on hotels. This is an increase of 1 percent over last year, CBRE said.

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Still, investors looking to buy hotels in key hubs may find a "lack of stock," as CBRE’s 2016 Asia-Pacific Investor Intentions report said--making regional areas more attractive for future deals. 

Source: Herald Sun

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