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  1. 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 ... of development control, often encourage redevelopment through a general zoning designation (such as residential or commercial), although there may be reference in the notes to the OZP to height and plot ...

  2. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese buyers flocking to westernmost US state

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:08pm by Patrick W. ONeill

    ... million condominium at the new Ward Village development in Honolulu. Hawaii consists of six major islands; Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai. The island of Oahu has a population of more ... the average price of a condominium is US$320,000, while the median price of a home in Waialae-Kahala is US$2.2 million. Several new Honolulu developments, including One Ala Moana, Ritz-Carlton Waikiki ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bright future for modern warehouses

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 01:21pm by Simon Smith

    ... air freight represented only 1.3 per cent of cargo throughput by tonnage last year, it contributed 37.4 per cent in terms of value. In the broader Pearl River Delta, development ... and the lack of a mechanism that would make the development of redundant buildings commercially viable have also done their bit to accelerate the rise in values. In fairness, the first issue is being ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Private capital to continue to play a big role this year

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 03:06pm by RYAN LEVINE

    ... forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios. This made issuing new stock expensive for developers. In contrast to this booming demand, supply remains extremely limited Small and medium-sized small developers, which trade at discounts to their larger peers, have been especially cautious about issuing relatively expensive equity. Meanwhile, record capital inflows have pushed up real estate ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... housing and development needs, the selfishness of some members of the community and the prescriptive nature of many government processes were underestimated, so that actual implementation has been ... following the introduction of the new stamp duty measures, the appetite for new product has returned with active competition around new releases as developers offer incentives. Sale volumes, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bridgehead economy on Lantau could play key role in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:59pm by MARCOS CHAN

    ... Marcos Chan property.post@scmp.com Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge could pave the way for more development on Lantau to help ease land resource issues Bridgehead economy can play a key role ... that will facilitate business and tourism flows within the region. Headline statistics for the delta show that the western area trails the central and eastern zones in terms of economic development ...


    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... standard rise linked to built assets The "built" environment, including residential property, office and retail developments, manufacturing plants, transport infrastructure and more, ... For the first time, the global natural and built-asset design and consultancy firm Arcadis has developed a report on the economic value created by all the buildings and infrastructure assets within ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Policy changes necessary to help developers avert future housing shortage

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by LAU CHUN KONG

    ... Lau Chun Kong property.post@scmp.com Certain policy changes would allow private developers a bigger role in addressing the shortfall in the city's housing supply Overcoming roadblocks ... opposition from various parties and fending off public accusations of collusion with the city's developers. Behind all the arguments and controversies, the main questions remain: where are we ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Shanghai shows it’s serious about using underground space

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:49pm by SHAUN BRODIE

    ... Shaun Brodie property.post@scmp.com As above-ground space continues to be developed, officials are digging below the surface to create extra leisure and retail space that offer value ... above-ground space will be developed. At the same time, Shanghai's population will require better-quality space to live in, to work in and to spend their leisure time in. One resource that has ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Potential home price correction would have broad impact on economy

    Posted May 13th 2014, 02:30pm by Gerard Burg

    ... Gerard Burg property.post@scmp.com Amid the collapse of Zhejiang Xingrun, risks are seen more related to the development side than the household side Price correction may have wider impact ... collapse in March of Zhejiang Xingrun, an unlisted private developer. There are varying views on the property sector, and we see risks being more related to the development side- which flows ...




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