More than just a place to shop
HOW IKEA-ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTRES EMBRACE INDUSTRY AND ECONOMIC CHANGES TO STAY SUCCESSFUL BY Zoe Phoon Shopping centres of today need to meet contemporary shoppers’ desires. Those days of shopping in the pre-internet era are gone. Shopping centres now need to keep up with the trends and technologies and find... Read more
SP Setia encouraged by FY2017 performance so far
The financial year 2017 may have just begun for property big guns SP Setia Bhd, but early signs have been promising and the company fully expects to hit its RM4 billion target for the year. Yesterday, SP Setia announced that the group achieved a revenue of RM940.2 million and... 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
Getting buyers the digital way
BY Kate May Political and economic uncertainties in recent years have dampened buying activity in the local real estate industry. Given that, Gapture Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a digital marketing agency and certified Google Partner, opines the traditional pull marketing strategy of “getting the customer to come to you” is... Read more
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The property sales performance in the first half of 2016 (1H 2016) has dropped significantlly to 39 per cent from 52 per cent in 2H 2015. According to the Property Industry Survey 1H 2016 by Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda), the drop was... Read more
Mixed performance for prime development land in Asia
  BY Chris Prasad Knight Frank’s recently released Prime Asia Development Land Index report for H1 2016 has revealed that land development volumes in Asia have matched the level registered in the same period the previous year. However, performances have varied across the board, with some key markets shrinking... Read more
SP Setia records RM1.11b sales in 1H16
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar SP Setia Bhd secured a sales record of RM1.11 billion for the first half of financial year 2016, the group announced. The group said that the sales secured are largely from Central region with RM856 million, Southern, Northern and Eastern region combined with RM140 million... Read more
Taipei 101 reaches new green heights
Being tall is so yesterday. These days being “green” is the new barometer of greatness, and for Taipei 101 in Taiwan – formerly the world’s tallest building – that is exactly how it will continue to stand tall among the world’s greatest superstructures. The towering 101-storey tower as ushered... Read more