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  1. Investors shift from hot spots

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Analysts detect a structural change in the retail property market that offers new opportunities to capture the momentum in the sector, writes Kenneth Ko Investors in retail property are shifting their sights from traditional hotspots such as Causeway Bay and Central to further afield as landlords put the squeeze on business owners. Most property analysts believe a structural ...

  2. Upbeat outlook for market

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

    ... Kenneth Ko The flight east by titans of the global finance industry is one of the positive factors driving the luxury residential property market this year, analysts say. In an upbeat ... sentiment started to pick up once again after the Lunar New Year. New World Development and Wheelock Properties jointly won a tender for two sites at the Austin MTR station property development ...

  3. Global financial crisis to hit luxury property market

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

    ... sentiment for luxury residential properties in Hong Kong, with top-end residences likely to be hardest hit by possible failures of more major financial institutions, analysts say. While the robust ... crisis, property consultants have predicted that luxury residential rents would decline, though at a relatively gradual pace. In the first nine months of this year, luxury rents on Hong Kong ...

  4. Positive outlook for landlords

    Posted Nov 08th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... looking for other properties. 'Landlords are showing there's not much room for negotiation,' she said. According to Knight Frank, luxury rents in Pokfulam have risen 7.6 per cent so ... in finance-related jobs. Mr Lo expected the average rent for high-end flats to rise a further 13 per cent over the next 12 months. The outlook for the office market also appeared positive. Prime office rents ...

  5. Outlook hazy for residential sector

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

    ... with manufacturing companies and international financial institutions bringing in overseas executives given the bullish economic outlook in Hong Kong and the wider Asia region. But as many tenants have taken ... 'Therefore, as tenants can stay on in their existing property for another year at the same rental, many tenants have exercised this right and will worry about the increased rental next year.' ...

  6. Banking on a recovery

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... with cost-cutting by multinationals hitting leasing demand. According to property consultants, companies appear to be keener than earlier this year to hire staff and bring in expatriate employees amid an improved global economic outlook. Serviced apartment operators have reacted to this spur in demand with firmer asking rents, although they are still offering flexible lease terms to attract ...

  7. Market tipped to weather storm

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Global financial crisis is 'a concern but outlook in the rental sector is positive as demand will not disappear overnight', writes Kenneth Ko With two new buildings up for rent, ... properties was high at about 98 per cent, with some buildings fully occupied. 'While the global market environment is a concern, the local office market is expected to remain stable,' Mr ...

  8. Rental slide gives tenants the whip hand

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

    ... But property consultants remain cautious about leasing prospects because of the weak economy coupled with the tough business environment. Both factors are discouraging corporate expansion and dampening ... reflecting the economic situation and the unfavourable employment outlook for professionals in Hong Kong, both local and expatriates. Housing budgets would probably be frozen or even reduced ...

  9. Air of uncertainty

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... taking up office space in the next couple of years,' he says. The outlook for the residential market in Macau is mixed as property prices face downward pressure and rents appear to be more ... Kenneth Ko Consultants predict a challenging few months ahead amid the global financial crisis as buyers, tenants and companies put their plans on hold The Macau property market is feeling ...

  10. Two towers of strength during turbulent times

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Properties, expects to attract a wide range of businesses including multinational companies, trading firms and those in the garment, logistics and service industries. The grade A office project at 51 ... providing a total floor area of 500,000 sqft. The second phase is scheduled to be completed in 2010. Lo King-wai, general manager (office leasing) at Sun Hung Kai Properties subsidiary Sun Hung Kai ...




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