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CapitaLand Investment makes debut on SGX; appoints CEOs to grow PE fund business

CapitaLand Investment (CLI) is making its trading debut on SGX on Sept 20, following the restructuring of CapitaLand to form two distinct entities – CLI, the listed real estate investment mgmt business; and CapitaLand Development (CLD), the privatised…

Roxy-Pacific’s chairman Teo offers 48.5 cents to privatise company

A group of investors led by Teo Hong Lim, chairman and CEO of Roxy-Pacific Holdings, is offering to buy out other shareholders at 48.5 cents. The consortium of 11 investors already control or has secured in between them…

The clock is ticking — time for tougher measures to green the finance system?

As calls for urgent climate action grow louder in the run-up to the COP26 climate change negotiations in Nov, experts are proposing more extreme measures to accelerate the shift away from a fossil fuels-based economy. Speaking at the…

Agents see new ways of doing business in real estate

Technology has played a critical role in ensuring the continuity of business operations at such a disruptive time, especially for the real estate industry, whose operations partially rely on property visits. Real estate agents have utilised digital tools,…

Singapore property firms dangle cash incentives to lure agents to jump ship amid hot market

The hot property market has sparked a recruitment war between real estate agencies, with all manner of inducements rolled out to entice agents to jump ship. Agencies are offering hefty cash incentives for agents to sign on with…

GuocoLand opts for innovation

For Singapore developers without a legacy landbank, the concept of buying land at a low price and selling the project on it at a high price is no longer relevant given the surfeit of liquidity fuelling competition for…

Singapore’s new long bonds set to gain from global fear factor

Singapore’s first-ever sale of bonds to finance infrastructure projects is ideally timed as signs the global recovery is stuttering revs up demand for top-rated debt. The new 30-year securities should appeal to investors due to escalating concerns about…

McDonald’s to continue running Ridout Tea Garden outlet in Queensway after winning tender

Happy meals will still be a treat for fans of McDonald’s outlet in Ridout Tea Garden in Queensway, with the 32-year-old branch reversing a previous announcement of closure in Dec. A check on SLA website showed that the…

F&B outlets in CBD hardest hit as people avoid social gatherings

Eateries have seen a drop in business over the last two weeks, following the Government’s advisory on Sept 6 for the public to cut down on social gatherings. The impact was felt most among F&B outlets in CBD,…

Kheng Leong buys 21 Anderson en bloc for $213 mil from Far East Consortium

Hong Kong-listed Far East Consortium Intl controlled by the Chiu family, announced on Sept 17 that it has signed a SPA to sell the 34-unit 21 Anderson for $213 million. The buyer is Kheng Leong Co, the privately-held…

FEO’s Lucky Pinnacle pays $39.33 mil for People’s Park Complex carpark

Lucky Pinnacle, an entity of the Ng family-controlled property giant, Far East Organization, has purchased the multi-storey carpark and restaurant unit at People’s Park Complex. According to a property title search, Lucky Pinnacle paid $39.33 million for the…

How does a luxury hotel turn itself into a stay-home notice facility? Behind the scenes at the Conrad Centennial

When, in the early days, COVID-19 threatened to shut down hospitality businesses, chef Low Boon Han never imagined how busy he’d be – serving up five times the amount of food the hotel normally channelled through room service…

How much do you need to earn to buy a new or resale Executive Condo (EC)?

Thinking of upgrading from an HDB flat, but find that buying a condo is too expensive? Your best bet is to get an EC. Just like HDB flats, you can take CPF Housing Grants to buy a new…

Agri Tech 4.0 is the new buzzword in agriculture, says food security expert

Smart farming on the other side of the world includes drones buzzing over a 300km stretch of farmland in Chile, checking for pests as well as for sick or parched crops. In Singapore, plastic sheets covering greenhouses and…

Dorm operators raise concerns about higher costs due to improved standards for new dorms in S’pore

Dormitory operators raised concerns about higher costs from improved standards for new migrant worker dormitories announced Fri, while employers expressed uncertainty about the impact on their bottom line. Migrant worker groups welcomed the move to impose the standards…

Sentosa aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030; roadmap rolled out focusing on renewables, sustainability

Sentosa island is known for its golf courses, beaches and luxury hotels. But visitors will soon be able to appreciate another aspect of the island of fun – its luxuriant nature and green initiatives – through biodiversity tours…

Over S$200m in rent support to be doled out to 35,800 tenants, owner-occupiers

More than 35,800 tenants and owner-occupiers will receive their second RSS payouts a month early, starting from Sept 22. The latest round of payouts total more than S$200 million, Iras and MOF said on Fri. Eligible tenants and…

New solutions are needed for more sustainable food: Grace Fu

The need for sustainable food production has “never been more urgent”, and new solutions are needed to drive this, said MSE Minister Grace Fu on Fri. She noted that the topic of food security came into greater focus…

Community spaces in mixed-use projects are great, but who pays?

With developers incorporating greenery and community spaces in upcoming mixed-use developments, the question begs to be asked – who ultimately foots the bill for such features? Notably, Far East Organization and sister company Sino Group recently snagged the…

Surge in demand for Internet services boosts demand for data centres worldwide

The surge in demand for Internet-based services over the past few years has boosted the demand for data centre developments around the world, especially in major cities such as Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the use of…

Riding the collective sale wave

The collective sale momentum has recovered from the depths of Covid in the middle of last year. “While there were just a few developments where owners were exploring a collective sale last year, the number has picked up…

TEE Building in Bukit Batok for sale at $20 mil

An industrial building at 25 Bukit Batok St 22 is up for sale by EOI. The property has a guide price of $20 million, which translates to about $715 psf on the land area. Knight Frank said the…

Fraxtor offers investors opportunity to co-invest in real estate for as little as $20,000

A bungalow sitting on a sprawling 30,659 sqft, freehold site at 21 Mount Rosie Road in prime District 11 was sold for $43.8 million ($1,429 psf) at the end of May. The plan is to redevelop the property…

Innovative turnkey retail creates a win-win solution

Retail sales remain below pre-pandemic levels as footfall in malls continues to be hit by ongoing capacity limits, border controls and WFH arrangements. From dine-in bans to the cap on group sizes, restrictions in the F&B sector have…

Chinatown Complex reopens to few visitors after closure

Most stalls remained shuttered and patrons were sparse at Chinatown Complex on Thurs morning after it reopened following a closure of 3½ days. The cluster has since grown to 197 cases as at Wed, most of whom are…

Singapore’s Naiise resurrected and back online

Singapore’s home-grown gift and homewares retailer Naiise has been brought back by WestStar Group after being put in liquidation last Apr, unable to pay debts. WestStar Group said it has acquired Naiise’s online marketplace together with its accompanying…

Panic buying of homes out of FOMO

Panic buying in a perceivable crisis under the out-of-stock fear is real. Remember Singaporeans’ panic buying and hoarding behaviour during every raise of Covid-19 alert level? Human beings under panic attack became irrational shoppers. More and more people…

Why are Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) headed for a record high in 2021?

Property prices really have gone up across all segments, even the extreme luxury end. Good class bungalows (GCBs) have been all the rage in 2021: from $144 million worth in transactions in 48 hours (in July), to news…

Complete guide to buying landed property in Singapore

While most Singaporeans are familiar with the process of buying an HDB flat or condominium, few of us actually have the experience of buying landed property in Singapore. After all, only 5% of Singapore households reside in landed…

HP Singapore to take workforce, business partners on journey to sustainability, smart manufacturing

There are only a handful of companies in the world like HP Inc that have shown how technology can be used to pursue aggressive sustainability goals without compromising the interest of their shareholders. HP has a sustainable impact…

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