S P Setia initiates ‘Starter Homes’ series
DEVELOPER PLANS TO DELIVER A SERIES OF EASY OWNERSHIP PACKAGES, BEGINNING WITH “BARRAS” IN SETIA ECOHILL 2 As part of SP Setia’s ongoing commitment to provide easy ownership solutions to the market, the company initiated a “starter home” programme late last month with the launch of the Barras starter... Read more
Six ways energy-efficient homes make your life better
Sure, you’ve heard it all before. And you’ve accepted that an energy-efficient way of life is the path to the future. But the future is a long way off… isn’t it? Not really. Energy costs are not getting cheaper, and so long as the global population continues to rise... Read more
How offices are making staff, community feel great
EMERGING TREND: SHARE SCHEMES OF OFFICES DOUBLING UP AS PUBLIC SPACES BY Zoe Phoon A growing number of offices around the world are now opening up and offering more to their local area, creating imaginative hubs not just for their staff but for the locals, too. Building owners and... 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
Of UK rate hikes and waning buyer, seller interest
 BY Zoe Phoon The Bank of England has hiked its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade, from record lows of 0.25% to 0.5% on Nov 2. The move is widely expected to affect millions of households as rates on savings, mortgages and other... Read more
Country View buys 164 acres from UEM Sunrise
PRIME LAND IN JOHOR SOLD AT RM310mil, TRANSLATING TO RM43.42psf Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Sunrise Bhd, has signed a deal to sell 163.9 acres of land at Iskandar Puteri in Johor for RM310 million to Country View Resources Sdn Bhd (CVR). The deal... Read more
Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model
INTELLIGENT CITY REASSERTS ITS POSITION AS AN IDEAL SPOT FOR TECH COMPANIES AND STARTUPS TO GROW THEIR VALUE   BY Zoe Phoon A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a saying goes. Malaysia, under former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, took her single step back... Read more
From condoms to houses, shops and condominiums?
CONTRACEPTIVE, BABY PRODUCT MAKER LOOKS TO PROPERTY FOR ENHANCED FUTURE EARNINGS BY Chris Prasad More and more corporations are starting to branch out into property development, which is a curious thing considering the industry is in the midst of a prolonged slump. However, your curiosity truly gets piqued when O&C... Read more
Dubai hosts world’s 1st 3D printed office
TRAILBLAZING EXAMPLE OF COMPUTER-CONTROLLED FABRICATION IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION BY Zoe Phoon The building’s name, Office of the Future, may appear ordinary, but what its architect Killa Design has developed is anything but that. Office of the Future is the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied 3D printed office... Read more
S P Setia RMMJ units at Setia Business Park 2
Fifteen deserving purchasers were selected to be the among the first recipients of Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (RMMJ) scheme homes at Setia Business Park 2 at Taman Perniagaan Setia in Iskandar Malaysia last week, marking the company’s response for the state government’s call for more affordable homes. Developer SP... Read more