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Asia-Pac top source of cross-border property capital
THE REGION HAS OVERTAKEN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA, SAYS KNIGHT FRANK’S LATEST MARKET REPORT Independent global property consultancy Knight Frank, took a close look at the shifts in capital flows across continents with its Active Capital: The 2018 Report, which was released this today. The report dives into the... Read more
Singapore authorities warn of property ‘euphoria’
GOVERNMENT MONITORING SITUATION, POISED TO STEP IN IF MARKET OVERHEATS For the second time in eight months, Singapore’s currently hot property market has been put on notice. The island republic’s central bank warns that a bubble is building up and is already cautioning developers, financial institutions and home buyers... Read more
Building for millennials – the ‘new us’ Mah Sing way
 IT GOES BEYOND REINVENTING SPACES AND REINVENTING AFFORDABILITY BY Zoe Phoon Winds of change are blowing through the property industry and players are finding creative ways to weather the storm in the uncertain climate. As William Arthur Ward, the late American writer, said, “The pessimist complains about the wind;... Read more
Tenants of the future – what it’ll look like
PHYSICAL STORES MUST RESPOND TO DEMANDS OF CONSUMERS AROUND CONVENIENCE, ENTERTAINMENT AND NOVELTY, EXPERTS SAY BY Zoe Phoon Which brands, retailers and store formats will be winning in the retail world of the future? According to a report which draws on global analysis done by FGRT, retail real estate... Read more
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
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
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
Could interest rate hikes lead to price adjustments?
PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID SOURING INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY MARKET   While Bank Negara Malaysia’s move to raise interest rates is largely seen as unavoidable and necessary by most economists, there is also serious concern about how this may impact the property sector. Currently,... Read more
Investors make beeline for India, Vietnam, Philippines  
RISING AND SPRAWLING MEGA CITIES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES ARE SETTING THE PACE FOR TOMORROW   BY Zoe Phoon Bangalore, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Manila took the top four spots in markets to watch, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2017 report. Each... Read more