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  1. Euro-zone woes set to erode office rents in Central

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... would drop 5 per cent in the second half. Lam said many offices in Central had been occupied by investment banks and other financial institutions, some of which decided to move to cheaper ... Angela Che angela.che@scmp.com The retail property sector may be booming, but the outlook for grade-A office rents in Central is bleaker, with analysts predicting global uncertainty ...

  2. Central office rents likely to decline

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Grade-A office rents in Central are likely to fall by 10 to 15 per cent in the first half of the year amid shrinking demand from the business sector and growing competition from landlords in less central areas, according to property consultant Knight Frank. As tenants are inclined to relocate to cheaper locations, rents in non-core districts ...

  3. Squeeze on offices costing HK

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... study, called for a strategy to increase supply of office space in Central and non-core areas to meet demand. Faulkner said there was a need for an overall plan to facilitate the sector's growth and fulfil business needs. His call comes on the heels of a study by property consultant CB Richard Ellis on existing office buildings in the central business district. The study, ...

  4. Study points to importance of Central's low-rise areas

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Developments above Hollywood Road, including the Central School site, should be low density to preserve the integrity of the last two low-rise districts in Central, an architectural study says. The study, conducted by Chinese University, analysed Central's cityscape using aerial photos and identified small districts that were worthy of preservation. 'The two ...

  5. City still ahead of property curve

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... East, as several large occupiers will be exiting these districts,' CB Richard Ellis explains. In Central, vacancy rates rose from 1.9 per cent in July 2008, shortly before the height ... economic prospects are back on a solid footing, with very little new space coming on the market in high-demand areas, such as Central, so commercial real estate may be shifting from a renter ...

  6. EXCLUSIVE lifestyle

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... close to where British and Canadian troops fought Japanese invaders before surrendering on Christmas Day, 1941. The People's Liberation Army now occupies the fort, but the nearby military cemetery is open to visitors. Commuting from anywhere on the south of the island can be a challenge as the main route to Central- the Aberdeen Tunnel- is jammed most rush hours. The more scenic ...

  7. Blend of East meets West lures new breed

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Yvonne Liu

    ... offices and eateries. 'I have seen the old housing blocks that were occupied mainly by locals being renovated and coffee shops and Western gourmet restaurants opening up all over ... valued at closer to HK$5 million. Located between Sai Ying Pun and Central, Sheung Wan is close to the expensive residential area of Mid-Levels and is benefitting from its proximity ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... while director of the central government's liaison office Gao Siren visited Xu's family to express condolences. Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa also paid tribute. John Tsang wants ... year. One option is to build the extension on land occupied by the Wan Chai bus terminus and sports ground. The move is a response to rapid expansion of convention and exhibition space ...

  9. Construction nightmare in Mid-Levels

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Yvonne Liu

    ... that the environment is deteriorating. Prices are still rising. 'Mid-Levels West is close to Central. Residents of Caine Road can go to Central on foot. It also has many elite schools. Therefore ... formed the Central and Western Concern Group after watching the environment of the neighbourhood deteriorate. 'I considered leaving here but I would miss the neighbourhood if I left,' ...

  10. The Planner

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Blossoms Gallery, G6, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends today Fascinating Art in Glass Coloured glass sculptures with animals as the main characters by the Borowski Glass Studio ... exhibition detailing the daring Christmas Day escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral escorted by a group of British intelligence officers and sailors. Mon-Wed, ...




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