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International Property

Proposed capital gains tax on British property takes Hong Kong investors by surprise

Hong Kong investor Lai Wing-to, who has shifted his focus to Britain’s retail property market owing to successive cooling measures by the government in his hometown, is now facing a possible capital gains tax in Britain.

Thursday, 28 November, 2013, 5:09pm 4 comments

Majesty House, Shinjukugyoen Park Nade

[This article is sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle] Situated at the heart of Tokyo, and next to the oasis of ‘Shinjuku Gyoen Park Nade’. Formally a part of the Imperial Family, the historical garden was established 100 years ago. It is a symbol of national prestige, as it is the largest garden to feature in Japan’s landscaping history. As a grand-scale condominium complex situated just a stone’s throw from this vast green sanctuary. Majesty House Shinjukugyoen Park Nade invites a luxurious metropolitan lifestyle, offering residents the ability to enjoy the tranquil park area whilst significantly benefitting from the convenience and accessibility of being located in the vibrant center of downtown Tokyo.

17 Mar 2014 - 5:04pm

China Investment Corp to buy London office park from Blackstone

China Investment Corporation is set to buy Chiswick Park, a west-London office development, from US private equity group Blackstone for about £800 million (HK$9.93 billion), the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The talks are at an advanced stage, and a deal could be finalised before the end of this month, the newspaper said.

11 Nov 2013 - 11:02am

London property not best investment for Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The HKMA announced that it has jumped into the London property market by paying HK$2.5 billion for a joint venture with Great Portland Estates to build a Mayfair office and shop complex.

26 May 2014 - 5:53pm 7 comments

The Chilterns

[This article is sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle] The Chiterns enjoys a unique location in London, within easy walking distance to five Zone 1 Underground stations. Some of London’s finest restaurants, shops, theatres and arts venues are on the doorstep.  In addition, Regent’s Park is within a few minutes walk, where one finds the Open Air Theatre, lakes and gardens, the world famous London Zoo, tennis courts and a huge variety of other sports facilities.

7 Feb 2014 - 9:38am

Platinum Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula

[This article is sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle] Set on the bank of the River Thames in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula, Platinum Riverside introduces luxury apartments with Panoramic views of London and part of the GBP5 billion masterplan in redeveloping Greenwich Peninsula. Canary Wharf and the West End are accessible in minutes, thanks to superb Jubilee Line transport links.

7 Feb 2014 - 9:38am

City North

[This article is sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle] More than a residential and commercial development, City North offers everything that modern day living demands and more, all in one convenient place.  Located directly above Finsbury Park Station and designed by award winning architects Benson and Forsyth, City North is a new visionary and striking development in London’s Zone 2.

7 Feb 2014 - 9:37am

City Island

[This article is sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle] City Island is a unique new riverside neighbourhood.  Situated just 2 minutes from London’s Canary Wharf, City Island is perfectly placed to appeal to those working in the financial and professional services industry.  A unique offering, the entire island will be designed and branded in such a way to set it apart in terms of lifestyle and design.

7 Feb 2014 - 9:37am

Global transaction volumes surge 41 per cent in third quarter

Global transaction volumes of commercial real estate increased more than 40 per cent year on year in the third quarter to reach US$140 billion, crossing the mark for only the second time in the past six years.

11 Nov 2013 - 5:03pm

Britain's easing of visa rules for mainland Chinese will help retailers

Retail sales in London are expected to receive a boost following the British government's decision to relax the visa requirement for mainland tourists. It will also push up store rents and prices of the retail properties, according to retail property operators.

23 Oct 2013 - 12:27pm