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Seven Asia-Pacific cities have the real estate X-factor

Seven Asia-Pacific cities have the real estate X-factor

Seven cities in East and South Asia, the Middle East and Australia make up more than half of ‘World City X-factor Ranking’, according to real estate consultancy firm Savills.

Asian cities to compete with London for UHNWI’s money

Asian cities to compete with London for UHNWI’s money

London has again been highlighted as the preferred investment destination for the global elite, but is set to face completion from major Asian cities over the coming years.

Two design exhibitions coming to Shanghai

Two design exhibitions coming to Shanghai

All roads lead to Shanghai as the Chinese city holds two major design exhibitions in upcoming months.

Candy & Candy brand set to conquer global luxury markets

Candy & Candy brand set to conquer global luxury markets

Nick and Christian Candy, the billionaire brothers behind the successful Candy & Candy firm, are planning a global expansion of their luxury brand by investing in top-tier and emerging cities worldwide.

Market round-up

Market round-up

Where to find the best rental yields in Bangkok, a sagging Singapore market and the World’s Most Dynamic Cities in this week’s Market round-up.

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.

The Luxury Property Showcase comes to Shanghai December 6-8

The Luxury Property Showcase comes to Shanghai December 6-8

The invite-only Luxury Properties Showcase will showcase the world’s most extraordinary properties at Shanghai’s five-star JC Mandarin.

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, [...]

Street view from Beijing

Weekly market round up

Bangkok Bangkok-based Onyx Hospitality Group is expanding its serviced residences brand, Shama, in China. The company has recently completed three new management contracts that will bring the high end serviced residences to Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou, adding to existing properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dalian. Earlier, a contract was signed fro Shama Heda-Hangzhou, which [...]

Artists impression for CapitalLand of Hanzhon mixed development in Zhabei District in Shanghai China

CapitaLand purchases mixed-use development site in China

CapitaLand recently announced that it has purchased a 70 percent stake in the Shanghai Guang Chuan Property Co Ltd (SHGC) for RMB1.95 billion (US$318 million). SHGC is a subsidiary of Shang Hai Shentong Metro Assets Management (Shentong Assets). Shentong Assets is responsible for the development and asset management of property above the metro stations or [...]

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 [...]

Benjamin Cha, managing director of HKR International.

Luxury Interview: Pioneering luxury living

By Sofie Lisby Since the development of discovery Bay in Hong kong in the late 1970s, Hkr International has expanded across Asia and today owns and develops luxury properties in Hong kong, shanghai, tokyo, Bangkok and singapore. the vision has always been to pioneer the development of innovative living spaces while pushing the envelope in [...]

In Shanghai, demand from first time property buyers supported sales recovery in 4Q2012

HPRs hamper Shanghai’s luxury market

Government imposed tightening measures in Shanghai, including Home Purchase Restrictions (HPRs), remained firmly in place in 4Q2012 according to recent research by Jones Lang LaSalle. The property management firm expects HPRs to continue into 2013 as sales momentum in the mass market continues while authorities improve affordability for first-time buyers. Sales in the high end [...]

Development charges for non-landed homes have increased as of Friday 31 August.

Mixed news for Shanghai residential market in Q4

Shanghai’s residential property market saw an increase in sales volumes but a fall in average prices during Q4 of 2012, Colliers International reported. The company’s Shanghai Residential Market Research and Forecast Report concluded that the average sales price during the period decreased seven percent q-to-q and reduction was largely a result of high volumes of [...]

2013 is forecast to be a positive year for the economy in Laos

China increases its presence in Laos

  Today reports that a property developer based in Shaghai, China has recently initiated the construction of a US$1.6 billion project in Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. This move gives a considerable boost to Chinese presence in the Laos economy. Last December, the Lao government achieved an agreement with Shaghai’s Wanfeng Group, a major [...]

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IPD Pan Asia Return Research reveal results

PD have conducted their largest sample of Asia investment property, to date. Research was sponsored by Invesco Real Estate and J P Morgan and included China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. The largest sample of Asia investment property and includes assets worth US$244.3 billion – a growth of 20 per cent, year-on-year.

Office rents in Asia Pacific hold steady in Q2

Office rents in Asia Pacific hold steady in Q2

Jones Lang LaSalle’s market experts have shared their expectations for the office leasing markets in Asia Pacific in the second quarter of 2012. In the markets that were experiencing office rental declines in previous quarters, the teams are anticipating a slowdown in the rate of decline, for example a three to four percent fall in Grade A office rents this quarter in Hong Kong compared to an actual 6.3 per cent decline in the first quarter.

Shanghai has seen a tremendous property market growth adding to China's overall rise in house prices.

China named “hottest property market” in world

A Knight Frank survey has named China the “hottest property market” in the world based on the country’s surging house prices between the fourth quarter of 2006 to the same period in 2011.

Kokaistudios finishes new penthouse residential project

Kokaistudios finishes new penthouse residential project

House of the Tree is the most recent project designed by Kokaistudios, an award winning architecture design firm founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis and now headquartered in Shanghai, China. Located at the 48th and 49th floor of a high-end residential tower in Shenzhen, China, House of the [...]

2012 may be the year that China eases property curbs, according to UBS analyst

UBS: China may ease property curbs in 2012

China is like to ease the property curbs as soon as the middle of the year to prevent the property market to burst and the measures may boost supply to the highest in a decade, says UBS AG. The head of China equity strategy at UBS, Chen Li, said in a Bloomberg Television interview that [...]