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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
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
The era of prefab supermarket homes has arrived! 
  REINVENTION OR REGENERATION, THE INTENTION IS TO SOLVE HOUSING SHORTAGE IN BERLIN, LONDON BY Zoe Phoon German budget retailer and grocer Aldi is the latest in Europe to build new supermarket rental flats above its stores in Berlin to address the dearth of housing. The mixed-use real estate... Read more
Office hunters take note – it’s your market now!
OVERSUPPLY, LOW TAKE-UP AND INCREASED COMPETITION PUTS TENANTS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT With more supply entering an already diluted playing field, the office market is expected to face increased competition this year as new buildings (and old) scramble to avoid low occupancy rates. That means landlords will have to... 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
PEPS: We’re not blaming developers
OVERHANG ISSUE IS A COMPLEX PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES ATTENTION FROM NUMEROUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY BY Chris Prasad The Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) has clarified that an earlier press statement by the body was not intended... Read more
The inescapable impact of Oil and Gas on property
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, TALENT MOVEMENT, EXPATRIATE COMMUNITIES, PROPERTY PRICES… IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STATE OF O&G By Livian Lin The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry has always had an impact on housing, especially in oil dependent cities like Dubai and Calgary; or at towns where the entire socio-economy revolves around... Read more
250,000 PR1MA units approved
Despite some measure of criticism thrown in its direction, PR1MA Corp Malaysia announced that as at September 2017, more than 259,880 units under the 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) programme have been approved for construction nationwide. Of these, 141,661 units are currently in various stages of development, said PR1MA Corp... Read more
Pessimism lingers among Malaysian developers
CAN THE UPCOMING BUDGET 2018 PROVIDE IMPETUS TO LIFT SPIRITS? Remember how market players were more optimistic about 2017 back in 2016? Well, things evidently haven’t panned out as planned and this has soured the overall mood considerably. If ever there was a sign that developers remain jittery about the... Read more
Rising demand for co-working office space in HK
Leasing activity remains robust in Hong Kong, despite a contraction of the occupier market, and this is largely led by demand from co-working and serviced office operators looking out for expansion opportunities. According to the latest Monthly Market Monitor on Hong Kong by Jones Lang LaSalle, as at June... Read more