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  1. Tough law tackles structures

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Property owners hoping to put up illegal structures and expecting to assert their right to keep them in place will not have it easy any more with the revised buildings law ... director of EastPoint Property Management Services. The ordinance, which came into effect late last year, empowers the Building Authority to issue warning notices to owners of premises ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    Property market jitters possible amid uncertainty over law to double stamp duty

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Uncertainty over legislation risks weakening market confidence, warn industry observers Stamp duty law delay unlikely to benefit owners Property owners are set ... to the government until it is enshrined in law. "If the bill cannot be passed this year, this will not have any practical impact on the market," said Cusson Leung, head of property research ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Phoenix Property Investors eyes new opportunities in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Former banker Samuel Chu has seen his firm Phoenix Property Investors expand at a healthy pace, but he is cautious about growing too fast and is always looking for a market downturn Phoenix Property Investors is a private equity real estate firm established by Samuel Chu Wai-tak and Benjamin Lee Kai-yiu in 2002. So far, the company has raised ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - FUNDS

    Heavy taxes deter investment in China

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... Phoenix Property Investors has a small investment portfolio on the mainland. "Taxation is the major issue," said Samuel Chu Wai-tak, a co-founder of Phoenix, which has assets under ... Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines. The company has 16 property projects but just one on the mainland- Crystal Galleria, a retail shopping centre and commercial ...

  5. Luxury site has a height problem

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... said, without elaborating further. Property experts said the covenant was protected by law unless there was something outrageous about it. 'A restricted covenant is certainly a potential ... Peggy Sito, Foster Wong and Ernest Kong A 50-year-old restrictive covenant on a Repulse Bay property threatens its redevelopment potential The redevelopment potential of a luxury property ...

  6. Recalling lost battle and wrecked hopes

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the experience. He said he had had plans to raise the value of the property by redeveloping it as a new block with about 50,000 sq ft of space. Referring to the proposed amended law on the compulsory sale ... Peggy Sito and Foster Wong The plight of the individual owner is invariably highlighted whenever a property is identified for redevelopment. More often than not, there is resistance from ...

  7. Holding out may incur unexpected costs

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... such moves, including transaction costs. These includes estate agents' fees and legal costs, which will account for 8 per cent to 10 per cent of a property's rental value. 'Don't ...

  8. South Horizons landlords raise prices 30pc in aggressive push

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... said that South Horizons flat owners believed their properties should be valued at a higher price after Sun Hung Kai Properties priced Sham Wan Towers at 20 per cent above the secondary market. 'They raised asking prices by 20 to 30 per cent since the news of the Sham Wan Towers launch was reported last month,' Hong Kong Property Services Agency director Fredy Wu Yat-fat said. ...

  9. Reits and foreign funds chase industrial real estate

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... players leading the charge. Property consultant CB Richard Ellis said reports about reits dominated the headlines in the fourth quarter, following the launch of the Link Reit in November. ... of the seven properties that made up the Prosperity Reit were industrial. Reit-related interest in industrial premises was also seen among foreign institutions such as Macquarie Goodman, which acquired ...

  10. Listing relaunch is still a work in progress

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... with new property valuations and audited financial statements, which under the listing rules are valid for only six months. One source estimated this would take one to two months. When the offer ... But rental income from the underlying retail properties and car parks and their overall valuations are likely to be higher, as property prices have climbed since the beginning of the year. Property ...




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