GuocoLand on the hunt for land
AFTER A LYING LOW FOR A SPELL, COMPANY NOW LOOKING TO REASSERT ITSELF IN THE MARKET GuocoLand (M) Bhd has made it clear that it is looking to beef up its landbank and boost its profile considerably over the next five years. The property arm of Hong Leong Group,... Read more
Hatten Land’s success begets success
MALACCANS LOVE THEIR HISTORIC STATE, BUT THEY LOVE CHIC DEVELOPMENTS AND LIFESTYLES TOO BY Zoe Phoon Ten years on in Malacca, the astute and agile developer Hatten Land Ltd is going great guns, embracing what the state has to offer, at times turning to the past. Nothing succeeds like... Read more
The surprising power of peculiarity
UNIQUE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE KL’S UPCOMING M101 SKYWHEEL MAY SEEM ECCENTRIC TO THE NAKED EYE, BUT ITS VALUE RUNS DEEP IF YOU CARE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK If there is one clear trend that defines our changing world, it is that urbanisation is now happening at a rate that... Read more
‘Overwhelming’ response to Melbourne project, says Setia
BY Chris Prasad SP Setia Bhd is solidifying its presence in the Australian market with quick wins for its projects in key locations Down Under. The latest news comes hot on the heels of an announcement that it will be partnering with the illustrious Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts at... Read more
Majestic Hotel now property of YTL REIT
The Majestic Hotel in heart of old Kuala Lumpur is an iconic part of the city’s historical landscape. While it may have momentarily lost its lustre in decades past, it has seen a remarkable return to grandeur under the ownership YTL Corp Bhd. Success has also translated into positive... Read more
Subdued property market means it’s a tenant’s market
Last year was a challenging year for the property market, especially with both high-end condominiums and offices witnessing remarkably subdued activity. In its summary of market highlight for the second half of 2016 and the outlook for the current year, global property firm Knight Frank Malaysia (KFM) said homebuyers... Read more
Global property benefits from Middle East rebound
Having been relegated to the bottom of the global investment market in 2009, investments from the Middle East have since picked up at a tremendous rate and are now growing at a faster pace than any other cross-regional investments. World Property Journal reports that investors from the Middle East... Read more
Concorde to be demolished?
News broke last week that a long-standing KL landmark might soon be brought down to make way for a more modern and lucrative development. The word on the ground is that The Concorde Hotel, known as The Merlin Kuala Lumpur from 1957 to 1990, could be demolished to make way... Read more
Naim’s hotel set to open next year
Naim Holdings Bhd’s first international hotel within the Bintulu Paragon development is expected to open for business next year. According to the company, the construction work on the proposed 238-room hotel is progressing on track and its foray into the hospitality business is expected to add value to its... Read more