The chairman of the judges for this year’s South East Asia Property awards reflects on the judging process and the value that awards offer to investors.
Yangon-based real estate services firm Scipio looks at recent developments in the Myanmar property market over the last few weeks.
In a world gone mad it’s becoming increasingly apparent that politician’s remain intent on wrecking havoc on global property markets. Bill Barnett suggests some novel alternatives.
In the second of a two-part analysis column, Desmond Hughes, Senior Partner and Hughes Krupica, a Thailand based international legal services firm, highlights the key roles of agents, lawyers, and consultants and suggests how they can work together in the real estate industry to obtain the best results.
As chairman of the judges, Property Report’s luxury expert Alex Shlaen believes the South East Asia Property Awards offer an important gauge for property buyers and investors, as well as a reference point for the industry.
Too many developers are focusing on getting instant results instead of developing sustainable infrastructure. Their short-sighted view will create problems in the future.
There is little doubt Myanmar’s property sector will emerge, but the biggest question has to be does it have the same engine which has driven most of Southeast Asia’s broad real estate sector over the past five years? Is it an emerging middle class or more exacting, a consumer class? How deep is the market?
Now in its 23rd year, the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show took place in late September and not only showcased some of the most extravagant superyachts on the planet, but also saw the purveyors and practitioners of high-end brands and lifestyle offerings in positive mood.
Myanmar’s rapid re-engagement with the international community is attracting an increasing number of expatriates and contributing to an incredible demand for residential property. Yet as new arrivals to the country quickly discover, the same factors that make Myanmar an exciting country full of potential and opportunity also lend to challenging living conditions.
In the first of a two-part analysis column, Desmond Hughes, Senior Partner and Hughes Krupica, a Thailand based international legal services firm, highlights key roles of agents, lawyers, and consultants and suggests how they can work together in the real estate industry to obtain the best results.
Global investors are eyeing the Australian commercial property sector for its strong investment fundamentals, a falling dollar, strategically targeted taxation concessions and a reduction in domestic competition for primary assets.
Major new developments are now being announced for Hua Hin on an almost monthly basis. Exotiq Property’s Russ Downing highlights a few of the resort town’s most noteworthy projects.
Do the ups and downs of currency really matter when the costs and expense are all a home field advantage anyway?
It’s not often that a closed-off country opens up to the world. Especially one like Myanmar – steeped in fascinating history, a diverse and hard-working population and a genuine thirst for international engagement. For those who engage, and engage first, the potential opportunities and rewards are immense.
Call it hype, mass hypnosis or just plain steroids, but the truth remains that almost everyone just wants to feel good. But what do you do if you are stuck in an elevator alone and the backup power fails, yet the strains of “I Believe I Can Fly” continue to creep into your subconscious?
Reports pouring in for Q1 2013 have spelled good news for Dubai’s property market. Prior to getting a head start in the current year, many experts were of the opinion that 2013 would be the year when the market would pick up but the fast pace of recovery in Dubai has positively startled everyone. The [...]
In an increasingly online-orientated world, businesses across the board are striving to make themselves and their products or services remarkable, standing out from the competition to capture the ever-decreasing attention span of their audience. Designers and architects are no different, which is why we constantly strive to weave the essence of each project’s respective location [...]
The marriage of a rock ‘n’ roller and the property industry just might be too arcane for the mainstream. Real estate is typically a plaid affair where the straight and narrow lines of normal are the path most often travelled.
| by Bill Barnett
During the GFC, the Middle East and Asia saw an exodus of expatriate experts, and these days it’s become a bit like forestalling the inevitable. With the rising tide of domestication in each and every Asian country, why on earth do they need the long haul foreigners?
I am often asked what lifestyle furnishings products really are. Isn’t it just furniture? The answer is yes, it is furniture — but furniture defined by clients’ specific taste and choice of detail. The concept is also coordinated with other desires, whether its a tailor made humidor for cigars, a watch box for a spouse, [...]