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Shanghai surpasses Tokyo as top Asia-Pac investment destination
Shanghai officially became the top city for real estate investments in the Asia-Pacific region in the fourth quarter of last year, displacing Japan’s capital city of Tokyo which had long-held the top spot. According to a report by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), China’s most high-profiled city is also now... Read more
Icon City to be a Cyber-centre
Mah Sing Group Bhd’s RM3.2 billion Icon City project along the Federal Highway is boosting its already high profile with the additional lure of being a Cyber-centre. The group recently announced that it has officially obtained the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia Cyber-centre status the Icon City development in... Read more
KL still top choice for commercial developments
… BUT THAT COULD CHANGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE BY Chris Prasad The nation’s capital remains the favoured focal point for commercial investment and development in the country, says global property consultancy Knight Frank Malaysia. It said KL has seen the lion’s share of investments and development in the commercial... 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
Asian UHNWIs target key Western markets
BY Zoe Phoon  Trends of the decade in Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report 2016 show that ten years ago, ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) investors looked to trusted Central London office locations particularly Mayfair, High Street Kensington and core City. The more adventurous ventured into Soho or Covent... Read more
MAH SING’S SUCCESS LIES IN ITS ABILITY TO KEEP ITS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF THE MARKET BY Chris Prasad Given its elevated position in the upper echelons of the development industry, it is sometimes hard to imagine that Mah Sing Group Bhd has its roots in plastic manufacturing.... Read more
Embracing a meaningful New Year
With the Year of the Rooster fast approaching, it is only natural that developers are tapping into the festive spirit to reach out to their customer base. This year, however, some have gone the extra mile by delving into the true meaning of Chinese New Year and embracing the... Read more
Bosnia to expel foreigners who violate property investment rules
Here’s an example of a country that takes its property market (very) seriously. Once a war-torn nation with little to offer by way of real estate, Bosnia is now a hot destination for Arab investors who, in the past few years, have built residential complexes and tourist resorts to capitalise... Read more
Think like a political scientist in 2017
Global property firm Knight Frank rounds up the economic, policy and political factors that will define Asia Pacific property markets this year BY Kate May Understanding the underlying economic and political factors in specific markets is key to determining property market trends across the Asia Pacific region, says global... Read more
What makes a property hotspot?
Property investors will always tell you to buy properties that are located in a hotspot, and many of them will tell you that the best properties are always located in the Klang valley’s “Golden Triangle” – referring to that bustling region that is anywhere between KL, Petaling Jaya and... Read more