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I-Berhad set to launch Grand i-Residence in Kuala Lumpur

I-Berhad, a Malaysia-based developer, is expanding its operations beyond the MYR4 billion (USD1.2 billion) i-City development in Shah Alam. The company has purchased a 0.40 ha plot in close proximity to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre for MYR132 million (USD42 million). I-Bhd plans to develop a new luxury condominium project named Grand i-Residence. The development [...]

Analysis: Enforcement of rules in an estate (part two)

In part two of a legal Q&A on estate rules, we address buy-to-let issues in Hong Kong and strata living matters in Singapore.

The Westside One – a new luxury condo in Kuala Lumpur

The Westside One – a new luxury condo in Kuala Lumpur

Located in an upscale residential area of Kuala Lumpur, The Westside One tower occupies a 4.23 acre freehold territory. Created in contemporary Western architectural style, the facility features 388 units scattered across 40-storey tower. Each floor has four elevators and nine apartment units. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments vary in size from 90 sqm to [...]

Sheraton launches 55-villa development in HuaHin

Sheraton launches 55-villa development in HuaHin

Starwood Hotels&Resorts has recently launched Sheraton PhanburiVillas, a new addition to the vibrant resort scene in HuaHin. Located on the waterfront, the property offers 55 one- and two-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, sun lounges and walled gardens. Villas are built in traditional Thai architectural style, and have sunken outdoor bathtubswith lotus ponds and garden [...]

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 [...]

The Berkeley London opens its new Opus Suite

The Berkeley London opens its new Opus Suite

Mayborne Hotel Group announced the opening of its new Opus Suite at The Berkeley in London. Designed by Andre Fu, a world-renowned architect from Hong Kong, the Opus Suite occupies 278 sqm on the fourth floor of the five-star hotel, and has a spacious floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the suite in natural [...]

Six Senses Con Dao villa for sale in Vietnam

Six Senses Con Dao villa for sale in Vietnam

A single-family villa on Vietnam’s Con Dao island recently entered the market for USD1.7 million. The three-bedroom villa is based on a private beachfront territory. According to the developer, the layout of the development is designed to compliment the natural surroundings and the unique flora of the island, adding that property embraces the latest in [...]

CEL Development launches Nine Residences in Singapore

CEL Development launches Nine Residences in Singapore

CEL Development this week launched its latest mixed-use project Nine Residences & Junction 9 in Singapore. Located at the intersection of Yishun Ring Road and Yishin Ave 9, the development is set to comprise a new shopping mall, two condominium towers and six townhouses. The residential are of the project will, according to the developer, [...]

KPN Group to develop high-end condo project in Bangkok

KPN Group to develop high-end condo project in Bangkok

Thai developer KPN Group Corporation recently announced plans to develop a luxury condominium project worth THB2.7 billion (USD86 million) in the Thai capital’s prestigious central business district. The 38-storey Diplomat Sathorn development is set to feature 192 units ranging in size from 40 to 203 sqm, with a starting price of THB200,000 (USD 6,340) per [...]

Trump Soho’s Presidential Penthouse is up for sale in NYC

Trump Soho’s Presidential Penthouse is up for sale in NYC

The Trump Hotel Soho in New York City is offering its Presidential Penthouse up for sale for the first time, with an asking price of USD50 million. The Trump Hotel’s 46-storey tower,developed with Sapir Organization and Bayrock Group LLC, is located in the tony neighbourhood of Soho, and the penthouse spans the top two floors—a [...]

The Peninsula Hotel to sell its first residential units in Shanghai

The Peninsula Hotel to sell its first residential units in Shanghai

The Peninsula hotel has announced the sale of 39 residential units in its Shanghai property. This is the first time the iconic hotel company has offered units for sale. The over-saturation of the high-end hotel industry in Shanghai caused an eight percent drop in room rates in 2012. Even though the situation stabilized this year, [...]

Malaysia’s IJM Land Berhard tapping into London market

Malaysia’s IJM Land Berhard tapping into London market

IJM Land Berhard, a Malaysia-based real estate firm, is set to expand its operations in the British capital London. The company’s new real estate project, the Royal Mint Gardens, in downtown London is estimated to be worth GBP200 million (USD320 million) and is set to comprise 254 residential units, ranging in size from 35 sqm [...]

At Home: Modern island dynamics

At Home: Modern island dynamics

Seven recently launched beachfront pool villas on Koh Samui offer buyers contemporary island living facing the soft, sandy expanse of Laem Noi Beach. Beyond design-led chic, the team members were on a personal mission to create an impressive balance between form and function.

Siam Paragon, Glowing by Thomas Galvez on Flickr under CC license

Construction of Pruksa Real Estate’s The Reserve on Kasemsan 3 to start in November

Bangkok-based developer Pruksa Real Estate will begin construction on its latest luxury residential project The Reserve on Kasemsan 3 this November. Located close to the city’s central business district, in addition to major landmarks Siam Center and Chulalongkorn University, units at the project will start from THB4.5 million (USD141,500), The Nation reported. The seven-storey development [...]

Architectural Masterpiece villa for sale in Chiang Mai. Photo by Hunter Sotheby's International Realty

Villa featured in Architectural Digest for sale in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A luxurious 1,384 sqm villa that was featured in a 2007 issue of Architectural Digest is listed for sale in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The owner expects to sell it for no less than THB 763,000 (USD 23,800) per sqm. Bill Bensley, a prominent architect, designed the entire villa and its surroundings. The genius of his [...]

Luxury afloat in Cannes

Luxury afloat in Cannes

The 36th edition of the Festival de la Plaisance takes place in Cannes this week with luxury boats of all sizes and designs attracting the world’s wealthy to the French Riviera until 15 September.

Rolls-Royce boutique showroom opens in Bangkok

Rolls-Royce boutique showroom opens in Bangkok

Rolls-Royce recently opened their first ever boutique showroom in Bangkok’s luxury shopping mall, Siam Paragon.

Analysis: Cooling or killing?

Analysis: Cooling or killing?

As I sit down to write about the trends in the property market we will see in 2013, the Singapore government has announced the seventh round of cooling measures, which look more like a killing measures. The reason for the draconian measures is obvious. Southeast Asia remains the darling of the world’s investors and one of the few markets in the world that is [...]

Editor’s Daily: Samui – on the crossroads of cool

Editor’s Daily: Samui – on the crossroads of cool

I have spent the last few days in Samui for the island’s 11th annual Samui Regatta. It has been several years since I’ve spent any substantial time on the island from where Property Report used to get much of its content and Ensign Media had one of its original offices. Back then in the boom [...]

Hospitality companies targeting India’s luxury segment

Hospitality companies targeting India’s luxury segment

Hospitality companies have been trying to tap India’s growing number of high net worth individuals and companies that are willing to pay for premium rooms after the mid-market expansion drive of the last two to three years.