Analysis of Real Estate Market in Malaysia - Market Sizes, Market Share by Distribution of Revenues between Segments, Competition (2020 - 2025)

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With one of the highest levels of income per capita in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has expanded its real estate sector to provide housing, office and commercial properties to a growing middle-class. The larger urban areas have attracted most investments, but recent economic and political change modify the property landscape. Despite this, the Malaysian real estate sector has faced tough times and especially the calendar years 2014 and 2015 were not favourable for the real estate industry in the country. After two unfavourable years, the Malaysian real estate sector is expected to pick pace by the end of 2016.The real estate market in Malaysia is poised for growth at an estimated CAGR of XX.X% over the forecast period, from 2016 to 2021. The projected market value of the Malaysian real estate sector in 2021 is USD XXXX.XX million.


In Malaysia, the difference between the rich and poor is on the decline, leading to a growing middle-class population that can afford to buy own properties. This is the major driver for the real estate sector in Malaysia. The younger population is still leading the new household formation. Malaysia’s property price index has been steady over the years, despite constant hiccups in the real estate market, globally. Malaysia, currently, has one of the cheapest prices in the region, which attracts more foreign investments in the region.

Restraints and Challenges

A consistent fall in the price of ringgit is the biggest restraint for the sector in Malaysia. It is not only slashing the purchasing power of all the locals but also the weaker Malaysian ringgit is rising the cost of properties in the country. This has turned out to be good for the neighboring countries like Singapore, whose currency is placed much better than the Malaysian ringgit, allowing the people of Singapore to buy properties in Malaysia at cheaper costs. Furthermore, the GST (goods and services tax) has led to the increase in the cost of building materials, further adding to the challenges faced by the sector.


Investing in real estate is considered as one of the best investments, globally. The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors, who can invest directly in the physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds. Investing directly in real estate involves purchasing residential or commercial properties to generate income or for resale at a future time. Though it is evident that currently, the Malaysian market is struggling, like in the case of some developed economies, once the Malaysian economy stabilizes its real estate sector would experience growth.

About the Market

  • PESTLE Analysis (Overview): Macro market factors pertinent to this region.
  • Market Definition: Main, as well as, associated/ancillary components constituting the market.
  • Key Findings of the Study: Top headlines about market trends & numbers.
  • Market Dynamics:
  • Drivers: What are the key factors driving growth in the market?
  • Restraints: Most relevant threats and restraints which hinder the growth of the market?
  • Opportunities: Sectors of high return or quick turn around on investment?
  • Market Concentration: Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis quantified by a comprehensive list of parameters.
  • Chain Analysis:
  • Competition:

   o Market Share Analysis: Top players in the market (by value and volume).

   o Company Profiles: Pertinent details about leading, high growth, and innovation-motivated stakeholders with contact, operations, product/service offerings, financials and strategies & insights.

1. Introduction

                1.1 Scope of the Report

                1.2 Regional Analysis

                                1.2.1 PESTLE Analysis

                                1.2.2 Analysis of Ease of Doing Business

2. Market Dynamics

                2.1 Drivers

                2.2 Restraints

                2.3 Opportunities

                2.4 Trends

3. Market Demand Analysis

                3.1 Socio-Economic Segmentation

                3.2 Demographic Strengths & Weaknesses

                3.3 Spending Patterns

                3.4 Target Market Identification

4. Real Estate Market Size (USD millions) and Market Share

                4.1 Market Data

                                4.1.1 Offices

                                       Market Size

                                       Market Share Analysis

                                       Rental vs Purchase Trends

                                4.1.2 Retail

                                       Market Size

                                       Market Share Analysis

                                       Rental vs Purchase Trends

                                4.1.3 Industrial

                                       Market Size

                                       Market Share Analysis

                                       Rental vs Purchase Trends

                                4.1.4 Residential

                                       Market Size

                                       Market Share Analysis

                                       Rental vs Purchase Trends

                                4.1.5 Others

                                4.1.6 Mortgage Market Overview

                4.2 Stakeholders in the Industry

                                4.2.1 Value Chain Analysis (with Key Stakeholders)

                                4.2.2 Key Vendor Profiles

5. Laws and Regulations Related to Real Estate and Commercial Property Holding

                5.1 Overview

                5.2 Mortgage Market Laws

                5.3 Loan Brokerage Laws

6. Valuation Trends and Methodologies

7. How to Register a Company

                7.1 Registration Processes

                                7.1.1 Ministries Involved

                                7.1.2 Criteria and Conditions

                                7.1.3 List of Forms & Documents

8. Sources

9. Disclaimer

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