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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
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
Ireka explores autonomous rail transit with China firms
Public-listed developer Ireka Corp Bhd looks set to diversify its business interest with a recent tie-up with two China-based logistics and transportation companies. In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed this week, Ireka has formed an agreement with Beijing-based CRRC Urban Traffic Co Ltd (CRCC) and Shentong Express Co... 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
Chinese buyers up the ante in UK following Brexit
Suddenly, all that wailing and gnashing of teeth seems like it was all for naught. While Brexit remains an incendiary word for many on the British Isles, 19 months after the historic vote the property market (at least) can claim that it isn’t really feeling the pinch. In fact,... Read more
Things just got tougher Down Under
  AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SLAPS MORE TAXES ON FOREIGN PROPERTY INVESTORS BY Zoe Phoon The federal government and many Australian states have slapped new taxes on foreign property buyers and investors. Western Australia is the latest to announce curbs on foreign buyers with a 4% surcharge on all purchases of... Read more
Whither the Asia Pacific office market?
ADAPT TO STAY RELEVANT, CHANGE OR BE CHANGED BY Zoe Phoon The 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Capital Markets Forum held in Singapore recently drew 40 leading executives from the world of real estate capital markets and investing where they brainstormed topical issues facing the industry. According to a report... 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
Japan pushing hard to land HSR project
Japan is reportedly pulling out all the stops to land the lucrative Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) deal, and is now using diplomatic muscle to ensure it has a seat at the table. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the recent lapse in the Bandar Malaysia deal involving... Read more