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Hong Kong’s hidden side

Hong Kong’s hidden side

A private villa in the hills of Hong Kong Island proves sanctuary is still a reality in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.

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).

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.

Property shows coming to Kuala Lumpur

Property shows coming to Kuala Lumpur

Realtors and investors are heading to Kuala Lumpur for two upcoming property exhibitions showcasing developments in Southeast, South and East Asia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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.

Pre-launch sales in India may disappear

Pre-launch sales in India may disappear

India’s popular practice of pre-launch sales—where buyers can purchase residential units before all approvals and permits have been secured—may soon vanish.

Market round-up

Market round-up

Projections for 2014′s prime residential market; expectations for private property in Singapore; and India’s branded residences in this week’s Market round-up.

Market round-up

Market round-up

Luxury home prices falling in Hong Kong; project growth in the south and east of the UK; and India’s subdued market, in the this week’s Market round-up.

Leading Edge: Managing the downturn in India

Leading Edge: Managing the downturn in India

The economic pedestal on which India has stood for the last two decades has started to look somewhat shaky of late as the country attempts to tackle increasing inflation rates, spiralling GDP growth and a looming currency crisis brought on by the global downturn.

Singapore’s Jumabhoy family to enter Indian luxury property market

Singapore’s Jumabhoy family to enter Indian luxury property market

One of Singapore’s wealthiest families recently announced plans to enter India’s high-end property market. The Jumabhoy dynasty, now in its third generation, have floated a Indian real estate company Raffles Residency Pvt Ltd toconstruct Raffles Park in Whitefield development, situated in the heart ofIndia’s IT capital Bangalore The development, which will reportedly cost an estimated [...]

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Weekly market round up

New Singapore tax restrictions squeeze property owners, while India bans overseas real estate purchases.

Game changer in Indian Real Estate?

Game changer in Indian Real Estate?

Recently the Central Government approved the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill, which is ready to be introduced in Parliament during the Monsoon Session.

Luxury Interview: Exploring the Chi energy

Luxury Interview: Exploring the Chi energy

by Namrata Kohli Legendary hospitality designer Tony Chi was in Gurgaon, New delhi’s upscale satellite city recently to unveil his plans for the grand hyatt residencies there, which is being developed by Ireo, India’s first and largest private equity fund dedicated to the real estate sector. “I design to arouse people’s consciousness,” says celebrity interior [...]

Indian capital gains

Indian capital gains

Despite the dull mood in the Indian real estate market and a general slowdown in sales, record transactions continue unabated for upscale properties in the country’s capital. Super prime properties in New Delhi’s prime areas seem immune to recession, a point proved by a recent spate of high value transactions.

India makes room for luxury brands

India makes room for luxury brands

Developers in India are setting aside up to 40 percent of mall space for luxury brands following the success of the mixed use retail model used in Southeast Asian countries.

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Neighbourhood Watch: India’s satellite success story

by Namrata Kohli New Delhi’s satellite city shot into prominence as an outsourcing hub for many global Information Technology (IT) and IT Enabled Services (ITES) companies and today serves as North India’s commercial centre. Backed by a strong corporate and industrial base, Gurgaon (also called the Millennium City), has emerged as an independent micro-market from New [...]

India is becoming fertile ground

Analysis: Sustainable intelligence

Ask most internationally renowned architects where they think their finest moments in design would take shape, and the answer – at least until recently – is unlikely to have been India. India is becoming fertile ground, seeded with significant architectural opportunities for those with the concepts and courage to take them on. What I find [...]

Analysis: Sustainable intelligence

Analysis: Sustainable intelligence

Postcards from the Edge: In search of a Platinum hit in India. Incredible India! So claims this renaissant nation’s destination marketing campaign, and with projects underway in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Pune, I find myself in no position to argue. The highly speculative real estate markets of the subcontinent might not seem the natural [...]

Quarter on quarter price growth jumped from 1.8 percent to 8.4 percent in Q2 in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong home prices continue to rise despite cooling measures

In the second quarter of this year Hong Kong home prices saw the strongest quarterly growth since Q3 2009, according to new data from Knight Frank. Elsewhere in the region, the major mainstream markets saw positive price growth with China, India and Indonesia performing particularly well, said the consultancy. Quarter on quarter price growth jumped [...]

Historic new city development set for India

Historic new city development set for India

A new city spanning 125 acres in North Bangalore, India, has been launched by real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, part of the Bhartiya Group, with input from global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan. Bhartiya City is the largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area and will [...]