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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - SPECIAL REPORT: LUXURY LIVING

    Strong demand and limited supply drive top-end prices higher

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... activity. Property consultants say there is continued interest in the leasing of top-end residences, as wealthy tenants chase a limited stock of large homes in prestigious locations. Clara Chu, director of residential leasing at Colliers International, says the rental outlook for superdeluxe and large residences remains optimistic due to strong demand and limited supply. "We continue ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - SPECIAL REPORT: LUXURY LIVING

    Operators add helpful touches

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Increased competition has prompted upgrades, improved services and value added extras, writes John Cremer Operators add helpful touches With the choice of serviced apartments in Hong Kong steadily on the rise, established operators are respond ...

  3. Property - International

    Safe and sound

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 03:41pm by Richard Warren

    ... capital's prime residential districts rose steadily for much of the year to reach an average of GBP1,700 (HK$21,110) per square foot in the autumn, the highest achieved, says property consulting ... Bailey, head of residential research at property consultancy Knight Frank, expects 2013 to be a year of consolidation. According to the Knight Frank Prime Central London Sales Index, property ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Gordon Hui Yip-wang: 'Your instincts tell you what your priorities are'

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by TAMA LUNG

    ... in London. “I’m not really into medicine and I didn’t qualify to get into medical school,” he says. One of Hui’s first assignments out of school was to design floating offices for property developer Olympia & York, a project that was cancelled after the stock market crash in 1989. After returning to Hong Kong to be with his ailing father, Hui went into residential property investment ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - GENDER

    Book review: Leftover Women, by Leta Hong Fincher

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... instead," she writes. The book contains fascinating interviews with men and women mostly living in Beijing and Shanghai, where residential property is the most expensive. In Beijing a 25-year-old ... marriage. These factors lead to women being shut out of what Hong Fincher considers the biggest accumulation of residential real-estate wealth in history, valued at more than US$27 trillion in 2012. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... significantly without looking at all aspects of our work.” Questions have been raised about the substantial portfolio of real estate the ESF has acquired: it owns 202 residential properties across the city valued at more than HK$2.1 billion. About half are rented to staff, while the rest are leased on the open market. Cautiously, Greer says selling off properties to make up for lost income ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Rents and complaints about noise are forcing bar owners to leave SoHo

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mischa Moselle

    ... remain empty. Sino Land is building what it describes as a boutique residential property with retail space on Staunton Street, and the imminent opening of a Ralph Lauren shop on the corner ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Revival of Hong Kong's tong lau buildings hits many hurdles

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... For residential properties worth more than HK$10 million that are not purchased for self use, the Monetary Authority requires banks to lend no more than 50 per cent of the total value. However, ... turned into a stylish, bright and airy residential block, comprising two duplexes and a top-floor suite. The extensive renovations took a year to complete. Now finished, both duplexes have been ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in designing buildings to accommodate changes in tenants' mobility and agility as they age, such as wheelchair access. Whether in private or public housing, he says, most residential properties ... of HK$600,000 to the Hong Kong Housing Society, which manages the development, to live in the flat for the rest of their lives. Although they don't have ownership of the property, they reckon ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Seaside tong lau in Kennedy Town gets new lease of life

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:47am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... tong lau in Kennedy Town gets new lease of life Ten years ago, Hong Kong real estate entrepreneur Victoria Allan saw residential potential in Kennedy Town. At the time, some might have questioned her judgment, but one thing led to another and the thought of renovating one flat turned into an idea for a project. Over the next five years, Allan, the founder of Habitat Property ...




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