Investment Advisory

Whether considering a sale, funding or you have an active requirement to acquire commercial real estate, our consummate professionals provide clients with comprehensive bespoke services and independent investment advice.

Our investment sales specialists use their market knowledge to quickly pinpoint an asset’s value, market it effectively and deliver results.

For acquisitions, we represent buyers (including owner occupiers) at all stages of the process, from advice on asset selection and location to opportunity sourcing and due diligence.

 

How we can help you

Our Investment Advisory team contains a distinctive blend of ‘client side’ experience, research & consulting knowledge and cross border pedigree. Our in-depth expertise covers all areas of:

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Development Analysis
  • Due Diligence Management

 

 Our advice covers all sectors and we’ve recently transacted the following:

  • Offices
  • Industrial and Logistics
  • Shopping Centers
  • Portfolios
  • Retail Hypermarkets
  • Street Store Retail
  • Hotels

 

 

Our expertise

Our Investment Advisory team is the most proficient deal maker in the Korean market, having advised on over 120 transactions, totalling over KRW 15trn of commercial investment. The team possesses over 70 years of cumulative experience and has executed approximately KRW 2.7trn of transactions in the last 18 months alone.

Our client roster includes many of the most active and successful real estate investors, both in Korea and globally. These include institutions, corporations, pension and life funds, AMC’s, banks, developers, private equity funds, family office and private investors.

Our fully integrated approach with our occupational, professional services, property & asset management and research & consultancy teams ensures we provide best advice to our clients, allowing them to maximize the performance of their assets. 

 

Case Studies

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Sale - Signature Towers, CBD, Seoul

- Acting on behalf of Shinhan BNP Paribas
- Completed June 2017
- Offices extend to 99,991 sq m
- Price was in excess of USD $650m
- Sold to IGIS AMC in what was the largest deal in H1 2017

 
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Sale - Office & Logistics Portfolio, Seoul & Seoul Metropolitan Area

- Acting on behalf of DeAWM
- Completed between 2015-2017
- Multi-asset and cross-sector portfolio
- Total price was approximately USD $300m
- Sold to three different domestic AMC’s fronted consortiums

 
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Acquisition - Capital Tower, GBD, Seoul

- Acquired on behalf of Blackstone
- Completed December 2016
- Office asset extends to 62,748 sq m
- Price was in excess of USD $400m (share deal)
- Represented a rare opportunity to reposition a trophy Gangnam office

 
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Sale - M-Plaza, Myeongdong, Seoul

- Acting on behalf of Invesco
- Completed March 2016
- Retail & hotel asset extends to 27,010 sq m
- Price was in excess of USD $400m (corporate transaction)
- Sold to a market debutant UHNW for a record price

 
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Sale - Nara Building, GBD, Seoul

- Acting on behalf of M&G
- Completed August 2015
- Office asset extends to 29,916 sq m
- Price was approximately USD $200m
- Sold to KORAMCO who were backed by a strategic investor led syndicate

 
 

Key Contacts

Crystal Soojeong Lee

Crystal Soojeong Lee

Senior Director
Investment Advisory

Savills Korea

+82 2 2124 4163

 

Kookhee Han

Kookhee Han

Director
Investment Advisory

Savills Korea

+82 2 2124 4181

 

Callum Young

Callum Young

Director
Investment Advisory

Savills Korea

+82 2 2124 4164