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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 4:36pm


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.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:21am

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

Prime office prices in Japan start rising after 20-year decline

Nippon Building Fund, Japan's biggest real estate investment trust, said property prices for prime office buildings have started to rise, signalling a turnaround in a two-decade decline.

1 May 2013 - 3:44am

Office vacancies in Melbourne to surge amid glut, says Morgan Stanley

About 3.5 million sq ft of space is expected to come on the market between now and 2015 in Australia's second-biggest city, analysts led by Lou Pirenc wrote in a report.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:47am

Why face time in the office is irreplaceable

A recent worldwide memo sent to all staff at Yahoo announced a company-wide ban on "remote" working. "To become the absolute best place to work," it read, "communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side."

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am

Demand for office space in Hong Kong outstripping supply

Hong Kong is likely to face a shortage of around 4 million to more than 8 million square feet of office space by 2020, a global property consultancy has warned.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:07am

Qianhai a potential investment alternative to Hong Kong

Despite signs of increased activity in the office market leading up to the Lunar New Year break, occupier demand in Hong Kong remains rather subdued. However, despite the lack of movement, vacancy rates continue to trend downwards and are below 3 per cent for the market as a whole. Given that office markets worldwide generally require a level of vacancy of 6-8 per cent, the situation obviously remains extremely tight for occupiers.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:07am

Tokyo office market fights back after 20-year slump

Tokyo's office market is showing signs of recovery after a two-decade decline, prompting companies such as Apple and Morgan Stanley to relocate before rents rise and vacancies fall.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

Demand sees Hysan boost Causeway Bay office space

Planning is under way for the combined redevelopment of Sunning Plaza and Sunning Court in Causeway Bay into a mixed-use office and retail complex, Hysan Development said yesterday.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am