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
Double joy for SP SETIA at MPA 2017
  There was double success for SP Setia at the recent Malaysia Property Award 2017, with two awards going their way – the Affordable Housing award and the much-coveted Master Plan Gold award. Organised by FIABCI-Malaysia, the glitzy award gala ceremony offers recognition to outstanding Malaysian developers and their... 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
World’s most expensive office markets revealed
HONG KONG, LONDON AND NEW YORK TOP THE LIST Hong Kong (Central) and London’s West End continue to command the highest prime office occupancy costs in the world, says CBRE Research’s annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report. Hong Kong central district’s overall prime occupancy costs of US$303psf (US$1... Read more
KL among cities that matter most to world’s most wealthy
BY Zoe Phoon Kuala Lumpur’s overall rank, in terms of urban power, is 31st out of 40 cities ranked in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Latin America, according to the Knight Frank City Wealth Index 2017. While, it sits on the bottom half of this... Read more
Average house prices STILL on the rise globally
BY Chris Prasad The overall climate of political and economic uncertainty has done little to slow down rising house prices globally, says international property firm Knight Frank. In its latest Global House Price Index report, the firm’s global research shows that average house prices around the world rose at... Read more
Marginal growth forecast for property sector
After languishing in negative territory for a prolonged period, the property sector could now see 10 per cent growth in transaction volume over the next 24 months, according to international property consultancy Rahim & Co. The firm said subdued growth in all property sectors in the next 12 to... Read more
Upbeat market a boost for Tokyo office demand
Grade A offices in Japan’s capital city could see rents peak in 2017 on the back of improved sentiments in the financial market, says global real estate consultant CBRE. According to the firm, rents for offices in prime districts are expected to peak by the third quarter of the... 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
Crafty co-working spaces
BY Kate May Technology is making connecting more human-centric than ever. At the same time, the revolution of co-working around the world is no longer following a straight path for co-working space owners, operators and even members of co-working spaces. From spaces in revitalised abandoned buildings to utter luxury... Read more