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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
How do wealthy Malaysians stack up?
REPORT: THEY INVEST IN PROPERTY, ARE SANGUINE ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND ARE KEEN TO SEND THEIR KIDS ABROAD FOR EDUCATION BY Zoe Phoon Cross-border real estate continues to attract Asian investors with wealthy individuals in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China most likely to buy, according to global property consultancy Knight... 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
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
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
World’s most expensive office markets revealed
HONG KONG, LONDON AND NEW YORK TOP THE LIST Hong Kong (Central) and London’s West End continue to command the highest prime office occupancy costs in the world, says CBRE Research’s annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report. Hong Kong central district’s overall prime occupancy costs of US$303psf (US$1... Read more
Seoul, the city with soul
BY Zoe Phoon The inaugural Seoul Biennale 2017, or Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, to be held in the South Korean capital from September to November, is an event not to be missed. Why? According to Alejandro Zaera-Polo, a co-director of Seoul Biennale 2017 and a professor... Read more
Why London real estate can flourish beyond Brexit
BY Chris Prasad In the ever-heated debate about London’s future in the post Brexit era, where arguments range between wild optimism and apocalyptic pessimism, Knight Frank’s assessment of the situation comes as a breath of fresh air – simply because there is common sense thrown into the mix. From... Read more
Think like a political scientist in 2017
Global property firm Knight Frank rounds up the economic, policy and political factors that will define Asia Pacific property markets this year BY Kate May Understanding the underlying economic and political factors in specific markets is key to determining property market trends across the Asia Pacific region, says global... Read more
KL’s competitiveness is its saving grace
BY Chris Prasad On the surface of it, things may look bleak. Yes, there has been a marked dip in transactions, a slowdown in value growth and flattening rental rates – but there is also a positive flipside to this. Despite the economic upheaval, Kuala Lumpur remains one of... Read more