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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
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
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
Trouble brewing for China developers in M’sia?
Beijing’s intensified crackdown on capital flight could spell trouble for China-based developers active in Malaysia, especially down south in Johor’s Iskandar Malaysia region where they are involved in major large-scale projects. Though the Chinese government’s move has little impact on sales operations on our shores, it puts many of... Read more
Hong Kong stamp duty tax fails to curb price growth
A report on residential sales performance in Hong Kong by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) revealed that the mass residential capital value index climbed 0.5 per cent over the last two months. This indicates that the stamp duty hike of 15 per cent on all residential transactions has failed to... Read more
Buying Property Overseas: Do-It-Yourself or Find An Agent?
Many Malaysians are tempted to invest in properties abroad due to the higher yield they can earn from an overseas investment. For instance, Singapore, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Australia are just some of the popular destinations for Malaysian investors today. So, when buying a property overseas do you consider... Read more
Asian UHNWIs target key Western markets
BY Zoe Phoon  Trends of the decade in Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report 2016 show that ten years ago, ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) investors looked to trusted Central London office locations particularly Mayfair, High Street Kensington and core City. The more adventurous ventured into Soho or Covent... Read more
Chinese investors in Manchester property power up
Chinese enquiries into the city’s properties have jumped by more than 50 per cent as enthusiasm continues to grow, the Telegraph newspaper reported. It quoted Juwai.com, an online property portal for Chinese buyers looking to invest abroad, as saying the number of Chinese enquiries in November 2016 in Manchester... Read more
Prime central London market flat, the City hot
Only properties that are priced realistically in the prime central London market are selling as tax change has impacted the sector, according to the latest analysis report from agents Strutt & Parker published on news service site PropertyWire. However, the report said the sector is still attractive to overseas... Read more