UDA sets eyes on 4mil acres of Malay reserve land
After years of focusing on the development of idle land in the country, UDA Holdings Bhd now has a vision to develop Malay reserve land across the nation – more than 4 million square feet of it, in fact. According to a recent Benama report, UDA chairman Datuk Seri... Read more
Office hunters take note – it’s your market now!
OVERSUPPLY, LOW TAKE-UP AND INCREASED COMPETITION PUTS TENANTS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT With more supply entering an already diluted playing field, the office market is expected to face increased competition this year as new buildings (and old) scramble to avoid low occupancy rates. That means landlords will have to... Read more
Rising demand for co-working office space in HK
Leasing activity remains robust in Hong Kong, despite a contraction of the occupier market, and this is largely led by demand from co-working and serviced office operators looking out for expansion opportunities. According to the latest Monthly Market Monitor on Hong Kong by Jones Lang LaSalle, as at June... Read more
Make your home an income property (while you live in it)
HERE ARE SIX IDEAS YOU COULD EMPLOY TO GET YOU STARTED   Story Credit: www.onecrazyhouse.com Rent a Room Gone are the days where a roommate needed their own exit/entrance or even their own bathroom. You can rent out individual rooms as bedrooms. We let someone live in our spare... Read more
PPR rent-to-own scheme starts soon
House buyers seeking an abode under the People’s Housing Project (PPR) will be able to secure a roof over their heads through the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government’s rent-to-own scheme starting this year. Deputy Minister Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique said the rent-to-own scheme will be implemented... Read more
Game for retail micro-farming?
Retail micro-farming is indeed food for thought for our retail grocery shopping outlets, supermarkets, hypermarkets and restaurants. A standout reason is demand for city-grown food – without the transportation cost and with appeal to local-oriented eaters – will only continue to grow as the population continues to urbanise. Online... Read more
Time is running out for stale malls   
BY Kate May At a seminar in the United States earlier this year entitled “Mall of the future: Catalyst for community regeneration” at the Urban Land Institute, developers and designers laid out compelling visions for transforming decades-old structures into new urban centres. All of them spoke of the urgent... Read more
A sen for your rental housing thoughts
BY Kate May It’s a fact that Germans can’t be bothered to buy a house as they like how their housing system works. According to rich-country think tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, more than 93 per cent of German respondents tell pollsters they are satisfied... Read more