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
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
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
Education a critical driver of prime housing market
FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT, THE REAL McCOY IS STILL THE PREFERRED CHOICE ALTHOUGH FRANCHISED VERSIONS OF RENOWNED UK SCHOOLS HAVE OPENED IN ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST BY Zoe Phoon Good schools are a key driver of the housing market and their presence often helps to drive... Read more
CapitaLand purchases Asia Square Tower 2
Leading Singapore real estate company, CapitaLand, has agreed to buy Asia Square Tower 2 (AST2) marking the largest office transaction in the entire Asia Pacific region this year. AST2 is part of a world-class commercial development in Singapore’s Marina Bay business and financial district, and CapitaLand’s is reportedly paying... 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
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
Seeking certainty of returns? Find out why REITs the way
BY Zoe Phoon A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns or finances income-generating real estate. The latter includes shopping malls, industrial facilities, office buildings, hospitals, hotels, plantations and infrastructure. The following Q&A with Leong Kit May, CEO/executive director, Axis REIT Managers Bhd, provides insights into... Read more
Ticking time bomb Down Under
RISING HOUSEHOLD DEBT POISED TO HURT, WHILE HOUSE PRICES ARE BEING CITED AS BEING ‘DANGEROUSLY DUMB’   BY Chris Prasad Australians have reportedly borrowed up a storm and are now racking up extreme levels of debt to buy homes in a landscape that already houses some of the world’s... Read more
LBS Bina listed as ‘Top 10’ by BCI Asia Awards
Malaysia’s construction and building industry (BCI) has been progressively embracing green building practices, recognising developers annually for achieving new heights while keeping the ecosystem in mind. This year, it has placed LBS Bina Group Bhd among the Top 10 developers in the country who share this outlook at the... Read more