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California named top overseas property destination for Chinese buyers

California named top overseas property destination for Chinese buyers

The growing number of Chinese investors who buy residential real estate abroad have picked the Golden State as their favourite investment destination, according to Washington, DC-based National Association of Realtors.

Australian real estate giant buys into Southeast Asia’s iProperty Group

Australian real estate giant buys into Southeast Asia’s iProperty Group

Australia’s REA Group, operator of the country’s largest online property portal, has purchased a 17.2 percent stake in Kuala Lumpur-based iProperty Group for AUD106 million (USD100 million).

Indonesia named most efficient emerging market in Asia-Pacific

Indonesia named most efficient emerging market in Asia-Pacific

Indonesia leads the Asia-Pacific region as the most efficient and transparent developing commercial real estate market, says New York-based real estate brokerage and consulting firm Cushman and Wakefield.

UAE market anticipates growth amidst warnings of potential bubble

UAE market anticipates growth amidst warnings of potential bubble

Despite calls from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to advance measures to prevent a property bust, the United Arab Emirates real estate continues to grow as developers remain bullish on the market.

London edges out Bangkok as world’s top destination city

London edges out Bangkok as world’s top destination city

With an 11 percent year-on-year decline in tourist arrivals, Bangkok has been surpassed by London as the most visited city for international travellers.

JLL opens new office in Malaysia

JLL opens new office in Malaysia

International property consulting firm JLL looks to expand its residential business in Southeast Asia with the opening of its latest office in Kuala Lumpur.

Infrastructure drives up real estate potential in APAC cities, says Knight Frank

Infrastructure drives up real estate potential in APAC cities, says Knight Frank

Improvements in transport infrastructure are driving up the residential real estate potential of several key cities in the region, according to the Asia-Pacific Residential Review June 2014 by Knight Frank.

Asian firms gear up for global expansion

Asian firms gear up for global expansion

Several Asia-based property firms are mulling global expansion by targeting regional and foreign markets.

Danube Properties unveils debut project in the Middle East

Danube Properties unveils debut project in the Middle East

Dubai-based building materials supplier Danube Group is making its foray in the real estate sector with the announcement of its newest, wholly-owner property arm, Danube Properties.

Malaysian and Indian developers target overseas investors

Malaysian and Indian developers target overseas investors

UMLand Bhd of Malaysia and Asset Homes of India are expanding their operations overseas by launching new offices in Singapore and Dubai, respectively.

Indian investment in prime London property soars

Indian investment in prime London property soars

The London property market is set to welcome an influx of wealthy Indian investors in the coming months, according to a recent report by Wetherell, a Mayfair-based agent.

Foreign investor interest in ultra-prime London properties dwindling

Foreign investor interest in ultra-prime London properties dwindling

Fewer foreign investors appear to be investing in ultra-prime central London real estate market as British buyers dominate the segment, according to global property services firm Knight Frank.

Indian real estate showcase in Dubai

Indian real estate showcase in Dubai

India’s top residential and commercial properties will take centrestage at the upcoming Indian Property Show, which opens in Dubai on Thursday, 12 June.

What’s cooking?

What’s cooking?

Trends in Asian kitchens.

Luxury real estate portfolio targets Asian markets

Luxury real estate portfolio targets Asian markets

Chicago-based real estate network Luxury Portfolio International recently set up a corporate office in Singapore to extend its coverage to established and emerging Asian markets.

Indian billionaires invest almost half their money on real estate

Indian billionaires invest almost half their money on real estate

Affluent Indians on average invest about 44 percent of their wealth on properties, much higher than global average of 24 percent, according to research by Knight Frank.

Ritz-Carlton launches luxury Mumbai property

Ritz-Carlton launches luxury Mumbai property

Luxury hotel operator Ritz-Carlton recently announced its collaboration with Mumbai-based Oasis Realty to build a mixed-use property within central Mumbai’s bustling new business district.

Familiar names featured on Singapore’s real estate Wealth-X list

Familiar names featured on Singapore’s real estate Wealth-X list

With a combined worth of USD7.2 billion, six of the 10 wealthiest real estate tycoons in Singapore are billionaire brothers from two prominent families, according to the latest Wealth-X rankings.

Non-resident Indian property investments rise

Non-resident Indian property investments rise

Wealthy non-resident Indian (NRI) investors have given a big push to India’s real estate industry via an estimated USD2 billion worth of investments in the past year.

Mixed-use projects dominated Abu Dhabi‘s largest property show

Mixed-use projects dominated Abu Dhabi‘s largest property show

The recently concluded Cityscape Abu Dhabu 2014, one of the Middle East’s largest property shows, saw the launch of several billion-dollar mixed-use projects that emphasise ‘live-work-play’ balance.