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Commercial property

Hotel investments in Asia triple in value in 2013

Hotel investments in Asia soared 218 per cent last year from 2012 to US$7.5 billion, defying industry expectations, figures from property firm JLL show. This made 2013 the strongest year since 2007, when the volume of transactions reached US$10.3 billion.

Monday, 17 March, 2014, 5:02pm

Going underground could give shops the space they need to deal with tourism boom

Restaurants, shops, theme parks and fast-food chains enjoyed brisk sales as hordes of tourists descended on Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holiday, but how long can they cope with the escalating influx?

10 Feb 2014 - 10:07am 2 comments

Chamber cries foul over stamp duty rise

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said the doubling of stamp duty on the purchase of commercial properties would be harmful to the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.

4 Jun 2013 - 3:57am

Foreign chambers of commerce hit out at doubling of Hong Kong stamp duty

Chambers of commerce that represent hundreds of foreign firms in Hong Kong are voicing unhappiness at the recent doubling of stamp duty on commercial property purchases.

31 May 2013 - 10:59am 1 comment

Where location fails, try property management

The premise of the well-worn phrase "location, location, location" in real estate suggests that all other factors pale into insignificance when it comes to the value and desirability of a property. Important, yes, but is it everything?

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

Office market in Perth, Brisbane to slump, bank says

Vacancies in Perth's central business district will surge to 17.5 per cent in the next three years from 6.5 per cent now, and in Brisbane will soar by about 10 percentage points to 23 per cent, analysts led by Lou Pirenc wrote in a note this week.

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

High, stable yields in logistics sector draw investors

Logistic properties - which include mainly grade-A warehouse facilities - currently offer high and stable rental yields as growing demand is outstripping supply, a Colliers International report says.

22 May 2013 - 3:51am

Shanghai offices nudge Hong Kong prices

An increasing number of foreign real estate funds and state-owned enterprises - the heavy-hitters in the investment property sales market - are channelling their capital into investment properties in Shanghai.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Foreign companies lured by growth in Asean office market

International occupiers have shifted their focus from the mainland to the Asean office markets, lured by better economic growth and lower costs, according to property consultant DTZ.

15 May 2013 - 3:06am

Stamp duty chokes sales of Hong Kong commercial property

Commercial property deals in the city fell sharply over the past three months as short-term investors shied away after the doubling of stamp duty on the purchase of both residential and non-residential properties.

8 May 2013 - 2:36am 3 comments