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Thriving against the odds
HOW IKANO CENTRES ARE ARE BUCKING THE TREND IN A CHALLENGING RETAIL CLIMATE BY SIMPLY STAYING TRUE TO THEIR PURPOSE BY Chris Prasad Plagued by a sputtering economy and an oversupply of retail space in key urban hubs across the country, the performance of shopping centres has been less... Read more
HCK gets innovative with dynamic edu-centric projects
DEVELOPER UNVEILS EXCITING CAMPAIGN, OFFERING PROPERTY SEEKERS ATTRACTIVE FINANCING PACKAGES, LUCKY DRAW PRIZES AND EVEN A BMW CAR! BY Chris Prasad Who says there’s no upside to a sluggish economy? For one, it compels innovative market players to develop solution-centric packages that not only offer attractive financing options, but... Read more
McD thinks about the planet
PART OF ITS SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE, McDONALD’S GREEN MOVE IN SETIA ALAM PAYS DIVIDENDS BY Zoe Phoon McDonald’s Malaysia’s first full fledge drive-thru restaurant in Setia Alam with sustainable features have enabled operational savings for the quick service chain. According to McDonald’s Malaysia managing director and local operating partner Azmir... Read more
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
IKEA’s Toppen Shopping Centre comes to JB
MORE THAN THAT, IT’S GOING TO BE A NOVEL ROOFTOP COMMUNITY HUB, FUSING SCANDINAVIAN COMFORT WITH MALAYSIAN HOSPITALITY BY Zoe Phoon IKEA Southeast Asia – which owns and operates IKEA stores selling well-designed home furnishing products in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – has announced the development of Toppen Shopping... Read more
Tenants of the future – what it’ll look like
PHYSICAL STORES MUST RESPOND TO DEMANDS OF CONSUMERS AROUND CONVENIENCE, ENTERTAINMENT AND NOVELTY, EXPERTS SAY BY Zoe Phoon Which brands, retailers and store formats will be winning in the retail world of the future? According to a report which draws on global analysis done by FGRT, retail real estate... Read more
Market could stabilise in 2018, says MIEA
HEALTHY ECONOMIC GROWTH MIGHT FINALLY PULL PROPERTY SECTOR OUT OF THE RUT THIS YEAR Malaysians can expect the property market to finally stabilise in 2018, says the Malaysian Institute of Real Estate Agents (MIEA). This outlook, it said, was based on the general consensus of active agents engaged in... Read more
Food Halls = Ca$h Cows
TREND INDICATOR: UK’s BIGGEST FOOD HALL TO OPEN ON OXFORD STREET, EUROPE’s BUSIEST SHOPPING STREET BY Zoe Phoon Restaurants are one of the fastest growing segments of the retail industry with restaurant sales surpassing retail sales in recent years, according to property consultants. But they also noted that with... Read more
Could interest rate hikes lead to price adjustments?
PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID SOURING INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY MARKET   While Bank Negara Malaysia’s move to raise interest rates is largely seen as unavoidable and necessary by most economists, there is also serious concern about how this may impact the property sector. Currently,... Read more
Setia’s commercial aspirations give Semenyih a big boost
NEW RETAIL AND LEISURE ADDITIONS TO THE LANDSCAPE PRESENT AN ENTICING PROPOSITION FOR FORWARD-THINKING INVESTORS When conceived by its developer, SP Setia Bhd, EcoHill Taipan was planned as part of a game-changing commercial masterplan that would give the once sleepy district of Semenyih a much-needed vibrant boost. Now, having... Read more