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Philip Cox’s architectural firm opens design studio in Malaysia

Philip Cox’s architectural firm opens design studio in Malaysia

After doing business in Southeast Asia for nearly two decades Australia’s Cox Architecture has further entrenched itself in this region by opening a design studio in Kuala Lumpur.

Savills ranks London as the priciest city for workers

Savills ranks London as the priciest city for workers

Hong Kong is no longer the most expensive for employees to live and work in, as London has overtaken the Asian city for the first time in six years in the ranking of the top 12 global cities.

Miami realtors set to fly to the Far East to lure Chinese buyers

Miami realtors set to fly to the Far East to lure Chinese buyers

A group of real estate agents from Miami, Florida is planning a visit to China on the third week of October to attract a wealth of offshore Chinese investors.

In black and white

In black and white

Interior designer Jun Meng gives a playful twist to classic interiors.

APAC luxury markets witnessed somber activity in Q2 2014

APAC luxury markets witnessed somber activity in Q2 2014

Several luxury residential markets in the Asia-Pacific region experienced a sales slump in the second quarter, causing price growth to stall in certain cities, according to property consultancy firm JLL.

The Ascott reaches milestone 35,000 serviced apartment units

The Ascott reaches milestone 35,000 serviced apartment units

Renowned serviced residences owner and operator The Ascott Limited, a wholly-owned unit of Singapore’s CapitaLand, recently announced that it has surpassed 35,000 units, spanning 82 cities in 24 countries, since gaining its latest settlements in China.

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.

Asian cities not too expensive for expats, says new survey

Asian cities not too expensive for expats, says new survey

No Asian city ranks among the top ten most expensive cities for expatriates in the world in the latest survey conducted by London-based consultancy firm ECA International.

Serviced apartments sector on the rise in Asia-Pacific

Serviced apartments sector on the rise in Asia-Pacific

The serviced residences sector is becoming increasingly popular among investors and clients in several Asia-Pacific markets, where developers and operators are expanding their reach in the niche segment.

Chinese central bank urges lenders to expedite home loans

Chinese central bank urges lenders to expedite home loans

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is persuading lenders and financial institutions to accelerate the housing loan process especially for first-home buyers to alleviate the cooling Chinese property market.

Global real estate groups eye Asia-Pacific investments

Global real estate groups eye Asia-Pacific investments

Several international real estate firms are betting on the Asia-Pacific region for growth and global expansion.

Tokyo voted world’s smartest city for third straight year

Tokyo voted world’s smartest city for third straight year

The annual Cities in Motion Index, released by the IESE Graduate Business School at University of Navarra, has named Tokyo as the world’s smartest city for the third consecutive year.

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, [...]