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Time for global investors to dive into local property market
DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER SAYS THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS TO JUMP IN Foreign investors should once again take a closer look at Malaysia as a property investment destination, says deputy finance minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong, because they can now take advantage of the comparatively... Read more
Asian Investors zero-in on US, UK, German commercial markets
In general, commercial property investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, but Asian investors, in particular, now represent five out of the 10 biggest cross border spenders in 2017. According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) report, Inter-regional investment reached US$19.5 billion (RM83.3 billion) in Q2... Read more
Which Asian cities offer the best property bargains in 2017?
PwC RATES INDIAN CITIES AS TOP TWO CONTENDERS A report from international business news agency Bloomberg cites India as not only the fastest growing economy in the world, but also a market that will offer the best real estate investment deals in the year ahead. A global survey has ranked... Read more
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
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
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
Basking in The Pano-rama
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Living in centrally-located hub within one of the capital city’s popular enclaves might be considered a pipedream for some, especially since opportunities are scarce given the lack of space in inner-city locales. However, OCR Land Holdings Sdn Bhd aims to make this dream come true... Read more
Chinese investors in Manchester property power up
Chinese enquiries into the city’s properties have jumped by more than 50 per cent as enthusiasm continues to grow, the Telegraph newspaper reported. It quoted Juwai.com, an online property portal for Chinese buyers looking to invest abroad, as saying the number of Chinese enquiries in November 2016 in Manchester... 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
Indons have higher budgets for S’pore properties
Among the top foreign buyers of properties in the Island Republic in the first none months of 2016, Indonesians have higher budgets with most of their deals around S$3 million (RM9.3 million), Singapore’s Business Times reported, quoting real estate consultancy JLL. According to findings from a JLL study, Indonesians... Read more