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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Land premium uncertainty discourages building of footbridges

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:27pm by Alnwick Chan

    ... or causes landlords to hesitate before building is a footbridge connection. Footbridges that link buildings are open to the public. Since the 1990s, one of the bases for assessing the land premium ... be astronomically high. This has deterred many landlords from building footbridge connections. For instance, the construction of a footbridge may generate an additional 10 per cent in pedestrian traffic ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Investors ride boom in China prime offices

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 04:04am by Andrew Ness and Dennis Fung

    ... of the mainland's institutional investors and funds as they begin to play catch-up on building their office investment portfolios in the country after loosening of regulatory controls made this possible. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Building owners need to pay attention to Hong Kong’s long-term energy plans

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:36pm by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... Robert Allender property.post@scmp.com Their structures use 90 per cent of the city's electricity and so they need to step into discussions about where to get it from Building owners must care about HK's power future Of all the electricity sold in Hong Kong, buildings consume 90 per cent. The government is planning on placing a big bet on where the city's ...

  4. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Silk Road takes new turn with Chinese property investments in the West

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:36am by Adolfo Ramirez-Escudero

    ... of Europe. En-bloc buildings are therefore also sought out with the aim of offering individual units to mainland Chinese investors. Yet, in history as in life the only constant is change. In the era ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:39pm by William Taam

    ... strategies to ease overheating of the property sector, office building investment remains among the most attractive and stable options in the market. However, rising property prices have forced ... development opportunities in the property market, more and more investors are shifting their focus to how to maximise profit from their existing portfolios. We see many buildings in city centres ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    New retail districts a welcome trend but challenges remain

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:55am by Nick Bradstreet

    ... and character. New development, if accomplished sensitively, will also encourage new retail locations. Star Street is a good example of where new commercial and residential buildings have breathed life ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Stock Connect scheme to boost growth of Chinese firms in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:36pm by Paul Yien

    ... among the Grade A1 buildings such as the International Finance Centre, which are considered prestigious and usually command higher rentals. An office address in an iconic building and prime ... In particular, premium buildings with sea views and a directory with big brand names in the same industry are highly sought after. Mainland companies have, however, become increasingly mature in office ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Mandatory energy audits force Hong Kong building owners to review use

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:35am by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... Robert Allender Costs are high, but law has forced reluctant building owners to review their consumption City energy audits prove their worth Mandatory energy audits- snake or ladder? ... improvement measures would not even be cursorily considered without irrefutable evidence that they would pay for themselves in two years, or even one, the owners of the 1,000 commercial buildings ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    How we can conserve what's left of Hong Kong's built heritage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... to conserve or are required to conserve the heritage buildings they own for the benefit of the community at large. Many of the sites were granted and developed under old Crown leases of a relatively ... ratio restrictions. The owners of these sites, therefore, can demonstrate significant potential latent value that they would need to forego if the heritage building on their lot ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Overseas investor interest in Asia-Pacific region on the rise

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:23am by DENNIS FUNG

    ... purchase of a large office building to consolidate its operations. Taiwan recorded a jump of 140 per cent to US$400 million due to strong owner-occupier demand across all major property types. ...




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