RICSSenior Economist, Asia-Pacific
Sean joined the RICS Economics team after working as a strategist in the Hong Kong and Singapore financial services industries since 2011. Sean is responsible for the Economics team’s market insights for Asia-Pacific property markets and regional surveys on residential and commercial property markets.
The RICS Economics department provides market leading analysis based on feedback received from property professionals around the world via a suite of products. These products provide market participants and policymakers with a leading-edge insight into developments in the property sector.
At various events across the region, Sean present’s the team’s views on the general economic outlook for APAC and the likely implications for property.
Sean Ellison, 20 Jun 2017
The lastest RICS Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market has maintained positive momentum in May 2017. However, despite remaining bullish on prices and rents, respondents' expect tighter credit conditions over the next quarter.
Sean Ellison, 08 May 2017
Results from our Q1 Global Commercial Property Monitor indicate that the dispersion in sentiment across Asia Pacific markets increased in the first quarter. The majority of markets continue to respond to domestic supply and demand conditions, rather than a broad regional trend.
Sean Ellison, 17 Apr 2017
Our March Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that demand from mainland Chinese investors is supporting momentum in the housing market. This is despite capital controls and an interest rate increase in March.
Sean Ellison, 28 Mar 2017
Mr. Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Group and the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council delivered a compelling closing address at the RICS World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai. Mr. Lo described the opportunities presented by One Belt One Road and how it is set to drive global growth.
Dr Zhu Min issued a stark warning of substantial near-term volatility at the World Built Environment Forum. We take an in-depth look at some of Dr Zhu’s arguments and what they mean for professionals.
Sean Ellison, 27 Mar 2017
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is essential to propelling the next stage of not only China’s but global economic growth.
Sean Ellison, 20 Mar 2017
Our February Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that the market continues to gain momentum despite more hawkish expectations surrounding interest rates.
Sean Ellison, 26 Jan 2017
Conditions across Asia Pacific remained highly nuanced in Q4 Global Commercial Property Monitor, but one trend held across the region — retail underperforming the industrial and office sectors. Indonesia was the exception to this, helped by better supply/demand fundamentals for retail.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
Sean Ellison, 15 Dec 2016
The results of the US election have brought uncertainty to emerging markets in Asia. Although globally financial markets have broadly cheered the result, there are concerns that the new administration’s fiscal and trade policies will become major economic impediments for emerging Asian economies.
There remains a great deal of uncertainty moving forward. Chinese markets are likely to continue to ...
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