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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
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