Residential co-living trend picking up in Asia
ASIAN MILLENNIALS ARE NOW SHARING MORE THAN WORK SPACES AND TRANSPORT BY Chris Prasad A recent report by international property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), entitled “Bridging the Housing Gap”, reveals that Asian millennials are now beginning to adopt a more communal attitude towards living as a means to... Read more
IJM Land launches Rimbun Ara homes for the tech-savvy
FEATURES INCLUDE IOT HUB, WIFI UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL AND SMART DOOR SENSORS BY Zoe Phoon The premium property developer has unveiled its first ever cyberhomes incorporating smart technologies, Rimbun Ara, located at Seremban Heights 2. A successor of the Seremban 2 township in Negri Sembilan, Seremban Heights 2 is... Read more
Addressing evolving industrial needs
GOLDEN GATEWAY UNVEILS RM155m MAIDEN PROJECT, GOLDEN GATEWAY, WITH A FOCUS ON THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE IN PENANG’S INDUSTRIAL HOTSPOT Main board-listed Golden Land Berhad made a meaningful mark on the property landscape last weekend with the launch of its maiden project, Golden Gateway, a RM155 million medium... Read more
Germany begins to sparkle as an investment destination
For decades, the outlook towards the German property scene has been similar to the stereotype attached to the Country’s football team: efficient, dependable, structured… boring. Recent years have seen a renaissance of flair and showmanship in German football, endowing it with considerably more life and excitement, and a World... Read more
UDA sets eyes on 4mil acres of Malay reserve land
After years of focusing on the development of idle land in the country, UDA Holdings Bhd now has a vision to develop Malay reserve land across the nation – more than 4 million square feet of it, in fact. According to a recent Benama report, UDA chairman Datuk Seri... Read more
The era of prefab supermarket homes has arrived! 
  REINVENTION OR REGENERATION, THE INTENTION IS TO SOLVE HOUSING SHORTAGE IN BERLIN, LONDON BY Zoe Phoon German budget retailer and grocer Aldi is the latest in Europe to build new supermarket rental flats above its stores in Berlin to address the dearth of housing. The mixed-use real estate... Read more
Market could stabilise in 2018, says MIEA
HEALTHY ECONOMIC GROWTH MIGHT FINALLY PULL PROPERTY SECTOR OUT OF THE RUT THIS YEAR Malaysians can expect the property market to finally stabilise in 2018, says the Malaysian Institute of Real Estate Agents (MIEA). This outlook, it said, was based on the general consensus of active agents engaged in... Read more
Food Halls = Ca$h Cows
TREND INDICATOR: UK’s BIGGEST FOOD HALL TO OPEN ON OXFORD STREET, EUROPE’s BUSIEST SHOPPING STREET BY Zoe Phoon Restaurants are one of the fastest growing segments of the retail industry with restaurant sales surpassing retail sales in recent years, according to property consultants. But they also noted that with... Read more
Office hunters take note – it’s your market now!
OVERSUPPLY, LOW TAKE-UP AND INCREASED COMPETITION PUTS TENANTS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT With more supply entering an already diluted playing field, the office market is expected to face increased competition this year as new buildings (and old) scramble to avoid low occupancy rates. That means landlords will have to... Read more
Fancy dining on seabed 5m below water surface?
SNOHETTA DESIGNS EUROPE’S FIRST UNDERWATER RESTAURANT-CUM-RESEARCH CENTRE FOR MARINE LIFE IN NORWAY BY Zoe Phoon As visitors begin their journey through the restaurant, they descend via three levels. From the entrance, where the tidepool is swallowed by the sea, they enter the wardrobe area where they are ushered down... Read more