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Four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens reaps profit of $2.35 mil

A four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens, measuring 2,540 sqft, was the most profitable unit that changed hands during the week of Mar 23 to 30. The fifth-floor unit was sold on Mar 26 for $3.8 million ($1,496 psf), after…

FLCT to join STI from April 13, replacing Jardine Strategic

The manager of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT) has announced that the REIT will join STI from Apr 13. The inclusion of FLCT into the STI, which tracks the performance of the top 30 companies listed on…

FHT managers appoint Eu Chin Fen as new CEO

The managers of Frasers Hospitality REIT (FH-REIT) and Frasers Hospitality Business Trust (FH-BT) have appointed Eu Chin Fen as their new CEO. Eu will replace outgoing CEO Colin Low, whose last day of service is Apr 9. Eu’s…

Lendlease appoints new Asia chief executive based in Singapore

Sydney-based Lendlease, which manages Singapore-listed Lendlease Global Commercial Reit, has appointed Justin Gabbani as its Asia CEO, effective June 1. Based in Singapore, Mr Gabbani will take over from Tony Lombardo, who was appointed group CEO designate in…

Will office assets continue to pique investor interest?

The slump in office prices in the Central Area outpaced the decline in rents last year, likely due to the pandemic-linked uncertainties plaguing the office market. While prices and rents for offices have moved in the same direction…

Hmlet: a hard lesson in hubris

Reality has set in for co-living operator Hmlet. An overly rapid expansion, a cash crunch and a mgmt exodus have forced the company to rethink its lofty ambitions. Its US-listed, China-based peers, which have experienced similar falls from…

CBD Grade A rents stabilise in Q1 2021

Singapore saw stabilised rents for Grade A offices in CBD in the first quarter of 2021, falling by only 0.3% q-o-q to $9.54 psf. The downtick was mainly by Orchard and Raffles Place/New Downtown Premium micro-markets which posted…

Real estate investment deals in Singapore amount to $3.8 bil in 1Q2021: Knight Frank

Real estate investment sales in Singapore amounted to some $3.8 billion in 1Q2021, representing an uptick of 26.7% y-o-y from $3.0 billion in 1Q2020, according to Knight Frank research. The residential sector retained momentum, raking in some $1.7…

Grade A offices may lead recovery in Singapore’s office market

With the government’s announcement that work-from-home will no longer be the default arrangement in Singapore, CBRE expects Grade A offices to lead the recovery of the Singapore office market this year. “There is optimism surrounding the mid-term outlook,…

Singa preserves principle of chronological fairness

In some other countries, the idea of borrowing to fund public expenditure might not raise many eyebrows. In ever-cautious Singapore, however, the government is taking pains to stress the prudence and long-term logic of its decision to issue…

Singa infrastructure bonds seen soon, with strict safeguards

An important step has been taken to allow the Singapore government to issue new infrastructure bonds to fund major public projects, subject to a strict framework. To ensure that proceeds are used responsibly and sustainably, the Significant Infrastructure…

Can Singapore’s office rents outprice Hong Kong as Alibaba, ByteDance, Tencent set up shop in rival financial hub?

Singapore’s office rents have a long way to go before matching Hong Kong’s, even after half a dozen of mainland China’s largest technology behemoths piled into the city state in recent months to set up their regional hubs,…

Strong showing for private home prices in 1Q21, ahead of expectations: CGS-CIMB

CGS-CIMB Research analyst Lock Mun Yee has maintained her ‘overweight’ rating for the Singapore property sector after the property price index flash estimate for 1Q2021 showed that private home prices rose 2.9% q-o-q, compared to 2.1% in 4Q2020.…

Straits Trading acquires JL Family Office’s stake in Straits Real Estate for $105 mil

The Straits Trading Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary STC Capital has entered into a share SPA with JL Equity II, a unit of the JL Family Office (JLFO) for the proposed acquisition of JLFO’s 10.5% stake in Straits Real Estate…

UIC proposes name change to Singapore Land in group-wide refresh

The proposed name change of UIC to Singapore Land Group is more than a cosmetic change, says COO Jonathan Eu. The real estate developer also has plans to rejuvenate and gentrify its aged office portfolio, as well as…

CDL can take flight again after shaking off albatross

Nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote an aphorism which went, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. The phrase may be particularly appropriate for listed property group City Developments (CDL), which has gone through its own annus…

Analysts flag higher odds of cooling measures as Singapore private home prices rise for fourth straight quarter

The odds of a fresh round of cooling measures have been dialled up a notch, with private home prices in Singapore in Q1 rising for a fourth straight quarter. Singapore private home prices rose 2.9 per cent in…

Green buildings facing frothy valuations in ESG push: SMU-Mapletree panel

Valuations of green assets could get frothier in the short run, said panellists at Mapletree Investments’ annual lecture at SMU. Investment flows are chasing ESG assets, and pushing valuations up, said Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, professor of real estate…

An appetite for luxury

Desirable condominiums capture not only the amenities and features a buyer wants in the home, but also the atmosphere and personality the buyer wants in an ideal lifestyle. This is especially true for luxury apartments. In recent years,…

Allure of condo living stimulates demand for mass market homes

By and large, Singaporeans’ dream of owning and living in a private residential property remains very much intact despite the pandemic and economic downturn – as reflected by the healthy private new home sales in 2020. Developers sold…

Good Class Bungalows – tracking the wealth of a nation

Daily conversations about property prices have often concentrated on the non-landed segment of the market with occasional talk about landed properties – and even then, it usually centres on terraces. Very seldom does one hear of GCBs being…

Rekindling of residential en bloc sales in 2021?

The last residential en bloc sales boom from 2017 to mid-2018 remains fresh in our minds, so it may be a surprise to many to hear of a possible revival in this market after only a few short…

Pandemic-fuelled demand drives EC prices to record high

Real estate markets have been booming globally amid the macroeconomic headwinds and market uncertainties. As a prominent property hotspot, Singapore has similarly seen a sales rebound for both the private and public housing sectors.The strong buying momentum, coupled…

Residential hotspots: Districts shaping up to be interesting investment bets

Notwithstanding the cloud of uncertainty induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, the primary residential market has seen strong interest from homebuyers and investors, buoyed by positive sentiment, abundant liquidity, and low interest rates. A prudent investment strategy should encompass…

The future for offices in Singapore

At the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, safe distancing and circuit breaker measures necessitated the implementation of flexible working arrangements. Even when Singapore transitioned to phase three of reopening, most firms have been adopting a hybrid approach that…

Singapore industrial market: A pandemic winner

The US is launching a US$1.9 trillion stimulus package that could catalyse global economic recovery and global trade volumes. This large economic rescue package will be a booster to Singapore, given her open economy and high dependence on…

The retail scene in post-pandemic Singapore

The retail sector is dynamic, constantly responding to varying needs and ever-evolving consumer behaviour. Transformed by the Internet, today’s retail landscape is a different creature from what it was more than a decade ago, with the pace of…

Resale at Ardmore Park yields $4.7 mil profit

The sale of a four-bedroom unit at Ardmore Park was the most profitable transaction during the week of Mar 16 to 23. The 2,885 sqft unit on the sixth floor was sold for $9.5 million ($3,293 psf) on…

Foreign buyers purchase the most homes in Districts 5 and 19 from Jan 2020 to date

Even though border restrictions have been in place since Apr last year — save for green lane arrangements for business travel — foreigners are still buying homes in Singapore. Recent data suggests that there could be an increase…

MOS Burger at One Fullerton: Why do brands like MOS Burger have different F&B outlet concepts

Launched in Jan 2021, MOS Burger at One Fullerton is the latest outlet (48th) opened by the Japanese fast food conglomerate in Singapore. Ever since the first outlet opening at Isetan Scotts in 1993, MOS Burger has expanded…

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