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  1. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    Reda slams Town Planning Board for tighter draft zoning plans

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Reda slams tighter draft zoning plans The Real Estate Developers Association has accused the Town Planning Board of "micro-management" and failing ... be considered "non-building areas". Benjamin Yu SC, for Reda, said laying down different limits for individual plots of land and buildings went against the broad-brushed approach intended ...

  2. REDA's moaning betrays its arrogance

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When you are a billionaire, it is understandable you may have your head stuck in the clouds. That may explain the absurd objections presented by REDA- a lobby ... else do you explain REDA's latest submission to Legco that says the government provided no cogent reason for the legislation 'to survive a constitutional challenge' apart from ...

  3. Stanley Ho to step down as Reda president

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stewart Leung Chi-kin, who recently retired as an executive director of New World Development, is expected to replace him. A person associated with Reda said none of its vice-presidents- including ... by everyone here. He is now retired and should have some free time to do this important job.' Another Reda member said Ho, 89, wanted to step down a couple of months ago. 'Even though he ...

  4. Developers turn against law to regulate flat sales

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... (REDA) now says some of the government's key proposals are unconstitutional, warning that the proposed law would not survive a legal challenge. REDA also made counter-proposals, some ... Lee Wing-tat said REDA's new approach was irrational. The law, to come into effect in 2013, is intended to better protect buyers of new homes against dishonest developers, and increase ...

  5. Developers open website, but questions still remain

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... although the information is still limited. The change follows a reshuffle of the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) in April, with former Swire Properties chairman Keith Kerr replacing Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun- who led the association for more than 25 years- as president. It is also seen as another step in an image-improvement campaign that began when REDA hired public ...

  6. Ex-Swire chief takes on new role

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... decades of experience in the real estate industry, said: 'Under his [Ho's] leadership, REDA has become an effective voice representing the real estate industry in Hong Kong. ... the Societies Ordinance, REDA has more than 500 individual and 300 corporate members. It regulates the business practices of members and considers, investigates and inquires into matters and questions ...

  7. Desire for land revenue stifles good planning

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... measures. In response to our invitation for views, the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) commissioned independent consultants, including the think tank Civic Exchange, to write a paper on quality and sustainable development. It pointed out, fairly, that we were focusing on specifics like future building size and not the bigger picture. REDA, representing an unpopular industry, has ...

  8. Property tycoons take on planners

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... areas, claiming that the authority has been acting unfairly. In a writ filed in the High Court on Tuesday, the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) has applied for a judicial review of the board's decision not to recommend relaxation of Planning Department restrictions in the four areas- Wan Chai, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Kowloon Bay. The writ states that REDA is making ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Comparisons can solve gross problem

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Comparisons can solve gross problem How strange it is to find myself agreeing with those vampire squids from the Real Estate Developers Association. REDA members ... REDA's reaction when asked to provide summaries of key points in future projects. "Hey, the new law asks for all the information; here's all the info for you - straight from our ...

  10. Too late to object to flat-sale law

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... protection. The Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) agrees with this concept and the idea that there should be a balanced playing field for sellers and purchasers. Yet in its latest submission to legislators, REDA suggests the draft law could be unconstitutional. It has put forward counter-proposals, some of which leave matters unchanged. But the proposed legislation- covering show flats, ...




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