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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
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
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
Asian Investors zero-in on US, UK, German commercial markets
In general, commercial property investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, but Asian investors, in particular, now represent five out of the 10 biggest cross border spenders in 2017. According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) report, Inter-regional investment reached US$19.5 billion (RM83.3 billion) in Q2... Read more
New breed of industrial & logistic spaces meet new market needs
DON’T BE SURPRISED IF ALIBABA OR AMAZON BECOME MAIN TENANT OF ‘AREA LOGISTICS @ AMPANG’ BY Zoe Phoon “The property is designed as an e-commerce fulfillment centre and logistics hub. It is there to compliment the rapidly growing e-commerce space requirements in the coming years,” Datuk Stewart LaBrooy, executive chairman,... Read more
Rising demand for co-working office space in HK
Leasing activity remains robust in Hong Kong, despite a contraction of the occupier market, and this is largely led by demand from co-working and serviced office operators looking out for expansion opportunities. According to the latest Monthly Market Monitor on Hong Kong by Jones Lang LaSalle, as at June... Read more
The Ribbon to be striking new gateway to Sydney CBD
IN WITH THE BOLD, OUT WITH BORING BOXES BY Zoe Phoon                                                                            ... Read more
A globalised future for property investment
BY Chris Prasad International real estate firm Knight Frank predicts that more than 30% of total worldwide real estate transactions will be cross-border by 2018. In its inaugural Active Capital report released last month, Knight Frank foresees that the globalisation of real estate will accelerate next year, suggesting that... Read more
Introducing… the industrial space of the future
WE SPEAK TO AREA MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN LABROOY ABOUT THE NEW BREED OF MANAGED INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND MORE… BY Zoe Phoon Developers and industry stakeholders are realising the need to do more than just offer a choice property to compete. Find out what’s in store for the new breed... Read more