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Improved earnings ahead for M-REITs
The overall market may be taking a dip, but CIMB Equities Research foresees that Malaysian Real Estate Investment Trusts (M-REITs) earnings will improve in this half of the year. It said improvement in the second half of the year will be supported by mid-single-digit rental reversions from retail assets... Read more
CapitaLand purchases Asia Square Tower 2
Leading Singapore real estate company, CapitaLand, has agreed to buy Asia Square Tower 2 (AST2) marking the largest office transaction in the entire Asia Pacific region this year. AST2 is part of a world-class commercial development in Singapore’s Marina Bay business and financial district, and CapitaLand’s is reportedly paying... Read more
Whither the Asia Pacific office market?
ADAPT TO STAY RELEVANT, CHANGE OR BE CHANGED BY Zoe Phoon The 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Capital Markets Forum held in Singapore recently drew 40 leading executives from the world of real estate capital markets and investing where they brainstormed topical issues facing the industry. According to a report... Read more
Answering the call for affordable homes with LBS Skylake Residence
AFFORDABILITY, SECURITY, STYLE AND CONVENIENCE GO HAND-IN-HAND TO OFFER VALUE FOR MONEY AT LBS BINA’S NEWLY UNVEILED PROJECT Multi-award winning developer, LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) mid-income home buyers deserve a property option that incorporates style, security, convenience, and most of all, an affordable price tag. In of the national... Read more
Pessimism lingers among Malaysian developers
CAN THE UPCOMING BUDGET 2018 PROVIDE IMPETUS TO LIFT SPIRITS? Remember how market players were more optimistic about 2017 back in 2016? Well, things evidently haven’t panned out as planned and this has soured the overall mood considerably. If ever there was a sign that developers remain jittery about the... Read more
Germany to unveil world’s largest EV charging station
BY Zoe Phoon Electrical vehicle charging stations have been mushrooming the world-over in the past decade, but what’s different about this one is it will also feature offices, shopping elements and eateries. Such a development goes beyond the orthodox concept of a gas station, but more importantly, it gives... Read more
Construction on The Estate hits top gear
BON ESTATES INKS RM291m “MAIN-CON” DEAL WITH KERJAYA PROSPEK Work on Bon Estate Sdn Bhd’s RM650 million luxury residential project, The Estate in South Bangsar, is expected to gain pace now that the company has secured a strategic partnership with reputable construction firm Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd. A... Read more
Dutch city lights the way towards ‘multimodal’ living
  WORLD’S LARGEST BICYCLE PARKING LOT OPENS IN ULTRECHT BY Zoe Phoon While in some parts of Malaysia, city councils are struggling to grasp, understand and integrate our changing perspectives on public transportation (read here for more on that), elsewhere in the world giant strides are being made towards... Read more
Hatten Land’s success begets success
MALACCANS LOVE THEIR HISTORIC STATE, BUT THEY LOVE CHIC DEVELOPMENTS AND LIFESTYLES TOO BY Zoe Phoon Ten years on in Malacca, the astute and agile developer Hatten Land Ltd is going great guns, embracing what the state has to offer, at times turning to the past. Nothing succeeds like... Read more
Time for global investors to dive into local property market
DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER SAYS THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS TO JUMP IN Foreign investors should once again take a closer look at Malaysia as a property investment destination, says deputy finance minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong, because they can now take advantage of the comparatively... Read more