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Young Home Seekers Driving PropTech Growth
Demand for property in Malaysia remains healthy despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting Movement Control Orders (MCOs) according to the PropertyGuru Malaysia Consumer Sentiment Study H2 2020, with 81% of young or first-time buyers eager to purchase a home by end-2021. This includes a surge of interest among younger... Read more
The Supply and Design Cost of COVID-19
PANDEMIC LIKELY TO IMPACT NEAR-TERM SUPPLY AND LONG-TERM DESIGN OF HOUSING As the end of the COVID-19 global pandemic seems nowhere in sight, it has been increasingly difficult to count the total cost of the virus has had (or will continue to have on) our global economy. Among the... Read more
Thriving against the odds
HOW IKANO CENTRES ARE ARE BUCKING THE TREND IN A CHALLENGING RETAIL CLIMATE BY SIMPLY STAYING TRUE TO THEIR PURPOSE BY Chris Prasad Plagued by a sputtering economy and an oversupply of retail space in key urban hubs across the country, the performance of shopping centres has been less... Read more
NEWSFLASH: Ringgit on the move?
US-CHINA TRADE TALKS, BUDGET 2020 SET TO SWAY RINGGIT BY Zoe Phoon For the week ahead, Malaysia’s Budget 2020 announcement will be the highlight of the domestic calendar, according to Han Tan, market analyst at regulated forex broker ForexTime (FXTM). The analyst said in an October 4 FXTM report... Read more
The ORANGEBEAM story: Putrajaya and beyond  
(PART 2 OF OUR COVERAGE ON ORANGEBEAM) As informed by the new “architect” at the helm Datuk Faris Yahaya in this Property360 Q&A, there’s more to award-winning builder ORANGEBEAM than meets the eye.   Why is ORANGEBEAM building mainly in Putrajaya? We started way back in 1986 as a... Read more
Hektar REIT benefits from diversified portfolio
STRONG PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE FROM ASSETS OUTSIDE KLANG VALLEY UNDERPINS 2018 RESULTS BY Zoe Phoon Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT), Malaysia’s first listed retail-focused REIT and which has five of its malls outside of Klang Valley, has announced a 7.6% rise in revenue to RM135.1 million and 6.8%... Read more
Not as peachy as it looks
GLOBALLY, MALAYSIA HAS RECEIVED PRAISE FOR THE RESILIENCE AND STABILITY OF OUR PROPERTY MARKET, BUT UNCONVINCED LOCALS REMAIN CONCERNED ABOUT PERSISTENT GLUT The Malaysian property market has indeed weathered a seemingly endless storm over the past few years, navigating through a number global and local economic hurdles (as well... Read more
More than just a place to shop
HOW IKEA-ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTRES EMBRACE INDUSTRY AND ECONOMIC CHANGES TO STAY SUCCESSFUL BY Zoe Phoon Shopping centres of today need to meet contemporary shoppers’ desires. Those days of shopping in the pre-internet era are gone. Shopping centres now need to keep up with the trends and technologies and find... Read more
DatumCorp appeals to head and heart with new campaign
DATUM JELATEK PROJECT IN KL SPEAKS TO A NEW GENERATION OF HOME BUYERS WITH EASY OWNERSHIP INNOVATIONS AND A FOCUS ON SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS BY Chris Prasad   They say some of the most important medical advances have, ironically, been made in times of war. That’s because there is no greater... Read more
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