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Condo rents decline in 2020, with one notable exception

Covid-19 may have left much of the Singapore property market unscathed in 2020, but the economic effects of the pandemic has undoubtably impacted investor-landlords. According to the URA Rental Index, condo rents declined by 0.5% y-o-y in 2020.…

Retail rents fell 14.7% in 2020; market will remain challenging, say analysts

The decline in retail rents gathered pace in the fourth quarter, taking the full-year drop in URA’s rental index of retail space in the central region to 14.7 per cent. This is in sharp contrast with the increase…

Retail rents fall at faster clip of 5.2% in Q4 but vacancy eases to 8.8%

Rentals of retail space in Singapore’s central region decreased by 5.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year over the previous three months. This is a bigger pace of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent…

Property consultants upbeat about Singapore office market in second half

Property consultants are cautiously optimistic about prospects for the Singapore office market, at least in the second half of this year. “While the first half of 2021 is expected to show the continued grappling of the pandemic, the…

Sabana’s manager wants to leave failed merger behind to look forward for growth

CEO of Sabana Reit manager Donald Han has made it clear that he wants to leave behind the failed merger with ESR-Reit and work on improving the Reit’s portfolio and performance going forward. On Fri, he said: “I…

Prices of HDB resale flats, private homes rise in 2020, sparking concerns about affordability

Prices of public housing resale flats surged to multi-year highs last year in defiance of the largest recession since Singapore’s independence, while private property prices also climbed, based on data released by the authorities on Fri. Some property…

Analysts mostly positive on CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust, says REIT is on the way to recovery

Analysts from CGS-CIMB Research, DBS Group Research and RHB Group Research are mostly positive on CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) after the REIT posted its FY2020 results on Jan 21. As the REIT as 16.3% of portfolio income…

Sabana REIT reports 47.7% higher 2H20 DPU of 2.29 cents; REIT manager says it will continue to ensure sustainable value as standalone REIT

The manager of Sabana REIT, on Jan 22, reported DPU of 2.29 cents for the 2HFY2020 ended Dec, 47.7% higher than 1.55 cents a year ago. 2HFY2020 distributable income came in 48.1% y-o-y higher at $24.1 million, which…

Three-bedder at Sommerville Grandeur reaps $1.69 mil profit

The most profitable deal during the week of Jan 5 to 12 was the sale of a 1,830 sqft three-bedroom unit at Sommerville Grandeur in District 10. Bought for $1.59 million ($869 psf) in Feb 1995 and sold…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust reports 96.4% retail portfolio occupancy in Q1 FY21

The manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) said on Thurs that its performance for the final three months of 2020 remained resilient, with retail portfolio occupancy stable at 96.4 per cent. In an exchange filing, it said total…

CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust reports DPU of 8.69 cents for FY2020, 4Q20 distributable income up 26.8% y-o-y

The manager of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) has reported DPU of 8.69 cents for the FY2020 ended Dec on Jan 21, compared to 11.97 cents in FY2019. Distributable income for the 4QFY2020 grew 26.8% y-o-y to $145.4…

Singapore is second most preferred city for cross-border investments: Survey

Singapore is the second most preferred city for cross-border investments this year, a study noted on Wed. It also cited logistics as the most popular sector for investors, while interest in the office sector has weakened. The findings…

Asset-heavy property groups may take the privatisation route

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage UK, hotels are suffering, particularly in London, which is missing intl visitors. Unsurprisingly, Singapore-listed GL Limited, whose core business is owning and operating 13 hotels in London, reported a loss for…

Singapore boutique hotels tap buoyant market to offload

Boutique hotel owners are perking up at active property buying in Singapore, as a pandemic crushed the tourism sector but not the will of the well-heeled in scooping up assets. A few such boutique properties have been put…

Did UOL underprice its Clavon launch?

When UOL Group sold 442 units at the Clavon condo along Clementi Ave 1 by the end of the first day of its public launch, Dec 12, it achieved the best launch-day sale volume for a Singapore private…

ESR-Reit DPU falls 16% to 0.84 Singapore cent for Q4

ESR-Reit’s DPU dropped 16 per cent to 0.84 Singapore cent for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2020, from one cent the previous year. “Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our core DPU has shown signs of operational stability…

Ministers’ statements on property market fuel fear of new cooling measures

The casual real estate observer must be left wondering about the government’s intentions when not one, but two, ministers sounded out warnings about the property market on 18 Jan 2020. The warning was directed to both developers and…

What you need to know about en-bloc sales in 2021

1) Limited supply of land in limited places – For 1H 2021, there are only three confirmed residential sites. So coupled with the healthy uptick in transaction volumes, we do expect more collective sale interest in the coming…

Suburban retail S-Reits have smoothest recovery path: Credit Suisse

Retail and hospitality S-Reits were the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and should continue their recovery in 2021, according to Credit Suisse. This comes amid a return to normality for domestic mobility, and a slow improvement for…

Property developers facing better year ahead in 2021

A feared slump in the private property market did not quite materialise in 2020; and with the ongoing momentum in the sales of private homes, things may have turned a corner for developers heading into 2021. Despite the…

Private home buyers undaunted by rise in unemployment rate last year

Higher unemployment is a symptom of Singapore’s worst recession since its independence – but all those dour numbers have not deterred home buyers here. Besides signalling the lure of cheap debt, the exuberance in the property market today…

Scion of Singapore’s richest family strives to salvage China deal

Pressure is mounting on an heir to Singapore’s biggest family fortune as he seeks to salvage the troubled property investment at the centre of an ambitious expansion into China. In the past month, Sherman Kwek, the 45-year-old CEO…

JPMorgan’s new Singapore home still trying to find tenants

Three years ago, it was touted as a development that would rejuvenate Singapore’s CBD. But an upcoming building in the city-state could have fallen victim to the pandemic, which has upended the office market as work from home…

Singapore may act to stall rising home prices, analysts say

Singapore may be considering another round of measures to cool residential prices, according to market analysts, who see recent ministerial remarks as a signal for the possible move. Comments made by the city-state’s DPM indicate the government is…

An increase in property price index between 5-8% could tip property market into ‘bubble territory’: DBS

As the Singapore property market maintains its upward trajectory in 4Q2020 despite the country entering the worst recession in 20 years, DBS Group Research analysts Derek Tan, Rachel Tan, Dale Lai and Geraldine Wong has identified four factors…

‘Stable’ home demand set to carry into 2021, support property sector: CGS-CIMB

Buoyed by strong demand for new homes, the property development and investment sector is set to carry “stable” volume demand into 2021 despite the pandemic, says CGS-CIMB Research analyst Lock Mun Yee. Lock is maintaining “overweight” on the…

OUE C-REIT to divest 50% interest in OUE Bayfront property for $1.27 bil

The trustee of OUE Commercial REIT (OUE C-REIT), DBS Trustee, has established a limited liability partnership with BPH Propco LLP and ACRE Angsana, a SPV managed by Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific on behalf of National Pension Service…

OrangeTee & Tie CEO thinks cooling measures unlikely; weighs in on HDB ‘lottery’ effect

Residential property prices in Singapore will probably go on a stable and gradual uptrend, instead of “shooting up”, due to a K-shaped economic recovery. That’s according to OrangeTee & Tie CEO Steven Tan, who does not expect the…

These REITs could ride the market recovery

As financial markets continue to rebound from the impact of Covid-19, several S-REITs could ride on the recovery, according to analysts. Phillip Securities says its top picks are Manulife US REIT (MUST) and Ascendas REIT (A-REIT). The brokerage…

Developers expected to continue milking positive market conditions to push new projects this year

After topping their 2019 sales performance last year despite the pandemic-induced recession, developers are poised to continue their new project launch momentum this year. JLL Singapore’s senior director of research and consultancy, Ong Teck Hui, noted that for…

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