The SNL Asia-Pacific Real Estate index outperformed the broader SNL Global Real Estate index in the third quarter, posting a total return of 9.3%, compared to the global index's 4.9% return.
Year-to-date through Sept. 29, the SNL Asia-Pacific Real Estate index logged a total return of 30.0%, outpacing the SNL Global Real Estate index by 11.0 percentage points.
Hong Kong-based real estate companies produced the highest third-quarter return, at 16.0%. Japan-based companies recorded the lowest total returns, at negative 2.7% on aggregate, during the same period.
Among the 25 top-performing Asia-Pacific real estate companies in the third quarter, China-based companies took 13 spots, including seven of the top 10. Hong Kong-based companies followed, with eight companies logging quarterly returns in the top 25.
Sunac China Holdings Ltd., a diversified real estate company based in China, earned the top spot with a quarterly total return of 119.1%. Its total return year-to-date through Sept. 29 was 467.6%.
Indonesia-based diversified real estate company PT Sentul City Tbk had the second-highest third-quarter return, at 101.4%.
Seven Japan-based real estate companies ranked among the bottom 25 performers in the third quarter, the largest amount for a single country.
Housing Development and Infrastructure, an India-based diversified real estate company, recorded the lowest total return for the third quarter at negative 33.7%. Two other real estate companies based in India placed among the bottom 10 performers for the third quarter.
Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd., a Malaysian diversified real estate company, produced the second-lowest third-quarter return, at negative 19.6%.