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LBS makes Top Honour list at ‘best brands’ award
COMPANY CONTINUES RUN AGAINST THE GRAIN OF A SLOW ECONOMY WITH A STRING OF SUCCESSES Township developer LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) was recently honoured with two awards for its exemplary practices at The BrandLaureate Prominent Business BestBrands Award 2018. Recognised for going beyond the call of duty in... Read more
Return of the mandatory BTS saga
THE  ON-AGAIN-OFF-AGAIN PROPOSED MANDATORY SYSTEM IS BEING RESURRECTED AND CHAMPIONED BY NEW KPKT BOSS ZURAIDA BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar After almost two decades of discussions, debates and flip-flops on legislation, the matter of implementing a mandatory build-then-sell (BTS) system could be back on the plan. Last week, the Ministry of... Read more
Food Halls = Ca$h Cows
TREND INDICATOR: UK’s BIGGEST FOOD HALL TO OPEN ON OXFORD STREET, EUROPE’s BUSIEST SHOPPING STREET BY Zoe Phoon Restaurants are one of the fastest growing segments of the retail industry with restaurant sales surpassing retail sales in recent years, according to property consultants. But they also noted that with... Read more
Could interest rate hikes lead to price adjustments?
PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID SOURING INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY MARKET   While Bank Negara Malaysia’s move to raise interest rates is largely seen as unavoidable and necessary by most economists, there is also serious concern about how this may impact the property sector. Currently,... Read more
Affordable extravaganza at Mapex 2017
If you still think the private and government sectors should make a more concerted effort to provide affordable housing to the masses, then the latest Malaysia Property Expo (Mapex) from Aug 11 – 13 will hold a special surprise for you. The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda)... Read more
Mah Sing’s Raya video hits 1.5 million in a week
It’s official: the way to reach Malaysians is through their hearts. Marketing and public relations managers across the nation should absolutely take note! Recent evidence of this can be found in the public reaction to Mah Sing Group Bhd’s heart-warming Hari Raya video, which captured the essence of joy and... Read more
Brace for profound digital disruption
BUT, OVERALL, THAT’S A GOOD THING, SAYS ASIA-PAC SYMPOSIUM The fact that global digital transformation has had an impact on almost every industry on the planet is hardly news to anybody who has been an active participant in the workforce over the last decade. What’s strange is, real estate... Read more
HBA: We don’t care about politics, we’re concerned about EOT
BY Chris Prasad In the aftermath of a landmark ruling by the High Court last week, bringing into question the validity of Extension of Time (EOT) provision given to developers by the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT), a political storm has erupted with rampant finger... Read more
Construction provides silver lining
Government infrastructure projects in the pipeline are painting a brighter picture for the construction sector in 2017, making it a potential bright spark for the building industry in the coming year. Among the projects that will be in the spotlight are Mass Rapid Transit 2 (MRT2), Tun Razak Exchange... Read more
It’s on: HSR deal a boon for  real estate
BY Aalia Mokhtar Malaysia and Singapore signed the agreement on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) this week. The rail link, when completed, is expected to reduce the travel time of about five hours on road between the Malaysian capital and the Lion City to only 90 minutes. Prime... Read more