A freeing of regulations in their home countries and a perception of Australia as a good growth economy and a stable place to do business are behind what are expected to be increasing levels of investment by Asian insurance companies into Australian office assets in coming years, a leading commercial real estate research analyst says.

Following a report by international real-estate services firm CBRE which predicted that Asian insurers were set to pump $75 billion into global property markets over the next five years, the firm’s Australian Head of Research Stephen McNabb said that while the precise volume of these funds that would hit Australian…