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  1. Shanghai villas see strong demand

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Limited supply and steady inflow of expatriate staff underpin high-end rental market A steady inflow of expatriates and limited fresh supply due to land policies will underpin ... registered expatriates- 11.8 per cent up from the previous year. Larry Hu, head of residential consultancy at Knight Frank Shanghai, said he was optimistic about the outlook for the villa market. ...

  2. Slide forecast in luxury real-estate rental returns

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to a decline in yields. An increasing number of expatriates becoming buyers could also add pressure to the leasing sector, leading to a drop in activity, they said. Luxury residential rentals have ... if activity slows because more expatriate tenants decide to buy. 'This could happen. But we need more evidence to prove the impact of mounting expatriate buying,' said Ms Chu, adding ...

  3. NEW lease of life

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the rental bracket of HK$80,000 to HK$150,000 a month particularly sought after by tenants such as expatriate executives and senior corporate management. With uncertainty over housing policies under ... are bringing in expatriate executives to Hong Kong from other regional offices to support business growth here,' Fu says. 'Some expatriates are leaving Hong Kong, but we see the arrival ...

  4. Rents at levels before global financial crisis

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... cent in the second quarter due to increasing demand and limited supply. 'The number of expatriates working in the city dropped to 20,988 last year after the financial crisis, compared ... of expatriates was clearly evident in the luxury residential market, Koh Keng Shing, the managing director at Landscope Realty, said. 'The peak season for the leasing market will now likely come ...

  5. Words of advice on expat leases

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the supply of high-end leasing luxury properties will remain limited in the near future, with most leases spanning two years, Edina Wong, the senior director of Savills' residential leasing department, has offered these bits of advice for human resources people arranging accommodation for expatriate staff. 1 This tight supply situation should be conveyed clearly ...

  6. Sign of the times

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... up for grabs. Serviced apartments have remained a preferred option for new expatriates as short-term accommodation before committing to a permanent residence. But the market has witnessed ... sector as more tenants opt for lease terms of six and 12 months rather than several weeks or months. 'In the past, serviced apartments were mainly transitional residences for new expatriates ...

  7. Smaller pool of luxury

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... to gain momentum this year as demand strengthens, especially from expatriates. But new supply will be scarce, so property consultants and landlords are confident that rents will rise further. CB ... that many expatriates arriving in Hong Kong have budgets to match the supply available. The increase in expatriate demand is being driven by company expansion. 'However, there is still ...

  8. Rental growth to warm after the winter chill

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko, Vanapa Ongvises

    ... expatriate staff to the market looking for quality accommodation, he said. In the third quarter, luxury residential rents gained by a further 6 per cent, making a total increase of 16 per cent since the start of this year. While the leasing activity would slow during the traditional low season in December with many expatriates going on holiday, Mr Tsang said prospects looked positive and he ...

  9. Locals get taste for luxury

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Local tenants are increasingly interested in renting luxury homes, a sector previously dominated by expatriates. Some real estate agents and landlords said this was because ... market because most expatriate newcomers have settled down, but we are still having quite a busy time,' said Sino Land assistant general manager for leasing Victor Tin. He said three out ...

  10. There's a price to pay for life of luxury

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko The tide has turned in the luxury residential leasing sector. Landlords have become less flexible in negotiations due to increasing demand from local and expatriate tenants ... offers high-quality properties and services. 'Our occupancy rate remains at 95 per cent or above. The profile of our tenants mainly comprises expatriates who look for a high-quality ...




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