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  1. Business expansion lifts luxury sector

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... expanded their operations or set up new offices in Hong Kong. There was a growing number of expatriates to provide support to the luxury residential market, she said. SignatureHomes, a luxury ... this year after the spectacular rally in the past year. About 70 per cent of tenants are expatriates from the United States and Europe and 20 per cent from Asian countries. Mainlanders account ...

  2. Dedicated to a quality lifestyle

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... in many overseas countries. Since most of our tenants are expatriates, who have lived in different countries, they are committed to giving a hand in saving the Earth and eagerly support ... become the definite choice of expatriates,' she said. 'It is reflected in the fact that many of the tenants will stay in our portfolio during their assignment in Hong Kong, and many ...

  3. Summer packs in the expats

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... raise staff housing allowances and increase their numbers of expatriate staff. Strong demand and limited supply continue to support growth in rent rates in the serviced accommodation sector, ... their employment strategies. Against the backdrop of a stabilising economy, firms are bringing in more expatriate employees on a long-term basis and increasing their housing budgets. Corporations prefer ...

  4. Short-stay apartments outperform rented flats

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko Strong rally driven by influx of expatriates demanding flexible lease agreements LEASING ACTIVITY FOR serviced apartments has outpaced the conventional residential sector since the start of the year amid increasing demand for hassle-free accommodation, particularly from expatriate customers. Occupancy rates for most prime serviced properties are exceeding ...

  5. Strong global economy boosts growth of sector

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko Multinationals are bringing in more executives from abroad for brief assignments GROWING DEMAND FROM expatriates and local people for residential accommodation ... areas- expatriates, returning Chinese and local residents.' Expatriates continue to come to Hong Kong for short-term business travel such as conventions, exhibitions or assignments, as well ...

  6. A bright horizon for hotel by the harbour

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko AN INCREASING NUMBER of expatriates are taking up long-stay packages for serviced apartments at the Horizon Suite Hotel in Ma On Shan, attracted by the flexible terms ... seen more and more expatriates moving into our serviced suites this year. 'At present, expatriates account for more than 50 per cent of our tenants, compared with one third at the end ...

  7. Four Seasons stirs up rivalry

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... the smaller units. 'In addition to corporate tenants, expatriates and senior executives, some local wealthy people are interested in taking up units in the project,' she said. Ms Chiu said the prospect for serviced apartments was positive, with the economy growing and a rising number of expatriates coming to Hong Kong. Investment banks had also shown an interest in leasing units in Four ...

  8. Horizon Suite Hotel sees rise in long-stayers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... was optimistic about the leasing prospect of serviced suites in Hong Kong as the continued influx of expatriates would boost demand for convenient and hassle-free accommodation at flexible lease terms. ... Horizon Suite Hotel had established an international guest portfolio with many expatriate occupants in addition to local tenants. Expatriate tenants include teachers on contract assignments ...

  9. Flexible terms make Gold Coast a glittering attraction

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... apartments. Victor Tin Sio-un, assistant general manager of the group's leasing department, said the Hong Kong Gold Coast's serviced flats continued to attract both expatriates and local ... more flexibility in the deployment of employees to cope with market changes and business requirements,' he said. 'We have seen, in some cases, expatriates working on the mainland ...

  10. Global financial crisis to hit luxury property market

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... of expatriates coming to work in Hong Kong, particularly those from the financial sector, was expected to decrease, said Anne-Marie Sage, regional director at Jones Lang LaSalle. This would affect ... to establish their presence in the region. 'Hong Kong is an easy place for expatriates and their families to live in with all the infrastructure and supporting amenities including the provision ...




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