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A retrofit option that cuts costs and saves lives
NEW SUPER CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS BY Zoe Phoon Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new seismic resistant concrete called eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC). This technology will see its first real life application in the next few months as part of the... Read more
Country View buys 164 acres from UEM Sunrise
PRIME LAND IN JOHOR SOLD AT RM310mil, TRANSLATING TO RM43.42psf Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Sunrise Bhd, has signed a deal to sell 163.9 acres of land at Iskandar Puteri in Johor for RM310 million to Country View Resources Sdn Bhd (CVR). The deal... Read more
GuocoLand on the hunt for land
AFTER A LYING LOW FOR A SPELL, COMPANY NOW LOOKING TO REASSERT ITSELF IN THE MARKET GuocoLand (M) Bhd has made it clear that it is looking to beef up its landbank and boost its profile considerably over the next five years. The property arm of Hong Leong Group,... Read more
Does Budget 2018 reflect our 2020 goals?
 PEPS WEIGHS IN ON THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY… For those who are not in the know, “PEPS” is the very succinct abbreviation of the elaborately-named Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector, Malaysia (or, in Bahasa Malaysia, Persatuan Penilai,... Read more
The Broadway taps into revitalised interest in the heart of London
FORMER SCOTLAND YARD HQ TRANSFORMED INTO A VIBRANT RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL HUB THAT APPEALS TO AN INTERNATIONAL SET OF UPMARKET BUYERS BY Chris Prasad By now, it has become evidently clear that it will take more than Britain’s unceremonious divorce from the European Union to diminish global appetite for... Read more
Things just got tougher Down Under
  AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SLAPS MORE TAXES ON FOREIGN PROPERTY INVESTORS BY Zoe Phoon The federal government and many Australian states have slapped new taxes on foreign property buyers and investors. Western Australia is the latest to announce curbs on foreign buyers with a 4% surcharge on all purchases of... Read more
Robotic lifts will park cars in a not-too-distant tomorrow
TRANSITIONING BUILDING DESIGNS TO FIT A FUTURE OF COMPACT DRIVERLESS CARS BY Zoe Phoon The world is changing… whether we like it to or not. Architects in the United States are already working with clients to restrategise the design of parking garages so that these can be converted to... Read more
Improved earnings ahead for M-REITs
The overall market may be taking a dip, but CIMB Equities Research foresees that Malaysian Real Estate Investment Trusts (M-REITs) earnings will improve in this half of the year. It said improvement in the second half of the year will be supported by mid-single-digit rental reversions from retail assets... Read more
CapitaLand purchases Asia Square Tower 2
Leading Singapore real estate company, CapitaLand, has agreed to buy Asia Square Tower 2 (AST2) marking the largest office transaction in the entire Asia Pacific region this year. AST2 is part of a world-class commercial development in Singapore’s Marina Bay business and financial district, and CapitaLand’s is reportedly paying... Read more
Whither the Asia Pacific office market?
ADAPT TO STAY RELEVANT, CHANGE OR BE CHANGED BY Zoe Phoon The 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Capital Markets Forum held in Singapore recently drew 40 leading executives from the world of real estate capital markets and investing where they brainstormed topical issues facing the industry. According to a report... Read more