Property Consultant

Boosting DTZ's capabilities a goal for new chief Alva To Yu-hung

DTZ Hong Kong managing director Alva To Yu-hung, who is one of the best-known analysts in the local property industry. Photo: Nora Tam

Property analyst Alva To Yu-hung is using his personal insights gained from years of experience to strengthen the competitive ability of DTZ in the city following his appointment as managing director of the property consultancy's local operations last October.

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 4:59am

Digest

More rent increases in store for retailers

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Central office rents likely to decline

Grade-A office rents in Central are likely to fall by 10 to 15 per cent in the first half of the year amid shrinking demand from the business sector and growing competition from landlords in less central areas, according to property consultant Knight Frank.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Henderson pays HK$291m for Kowloon building

Henderson Land Development is continuing to buy older buildings in Hong Kong for redevelopment, purchasing a site in Kowloon for HK$291 million at an auction yesterday.

Henderson Land was the sole bidder of a property at 186-188 Tai Po Road, Kowloon, which houses a five-storey building, according to property consultant Savills, which conducted the auction.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Property consultant in the hunt for associate director

A hot market has spurred this property consulting firm to expand operations, and if you want to be part of it, start dusting that resume.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Central office rents reach record high

The grade A office leasing market saw a mixed performance in the first quarter, with Central enjoying the fastest pace of rental growth while rents in fringe areas consolidated, according to property consultant DTZ Debenham Tie Leung.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Office rents to drop as firms turn cautious

Office rents in Hong Kong will start to edge down towards the second half of next year as companies grow cautious about expansion, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Foreign firms cut back space needs

Average office floor area taken up by foreign companies has been on the decline in recent years, according to Colliers Jardine.

The property consultant said the overall demand for grade-A office space depended on two variables - the number of foreign companies in Hong Kong and the average floor area requirements of each firm.

26 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Interest in industrial units falls from developers' agenda

Lack of building applications lodged in the first four months of the year reveals that property firms have no interest in developing industrial units, according to Midland Realty.

The property consultant said developers would rather build residential or commercial projects on industrial sites, citing approvals for new residential conversion of 6,680 units at present.

9 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Slowdown unlikely to burst prime office rent-growth bubble

A considerable slowdown is not expected to stop rentals for prime offices rising up to 25 per cent.

Property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said this year's rental growth would be much slower than last year's phenomenal 110 per cent effective increase.

30 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Industry-sector rents get boost

Rent levels for Hong Kong industrial properties and godowns continued to rise in the third quarter, bolstered by trade growth, according to an FPDSavills survey.

Industrial property rents rose 0.9 per cent in the quarter, while rents for industrial-office buildings were up 5.2 per cent. In the godown sector, rents rose 3.1 per cent.

22 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Changes could help to level playing field

The Shanghai residential market is set to change as the mainland government prepares to launch new regulations to unify the granting system of land for foreign and domestic housing.

Property consultant DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Shanghai said the city planned to replace the present segregated foreign and domestic land-use system to stimulate overseas investment interest.

7 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Luxury rents set to rise with booming economy

Luxury residential rents on Hong Kong Island continued to gain ground in the first quarter of the year with an increase of 2.9 per cent, according to FPDSavills.

The property consultant said rents in the Mid-Levels outperformed the market with a 5.9 per cent rise.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Economic growth to help spark rent recovery, says consultant

Office rents probably will stage a marked recovery by the end of next year, spurred by a pick-up in the economy and the easing of real interest rates, according to Chesterton Petty.

In its latest research on the office sector, the property consultant said the market was showing signs of recovery, with the pace being determined by the rate of economic improvement.

28 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Vacant offices face long wait to find tenants despite low rent

Office rents are likely to bottom out in the next 18 to 24 months, but it could take at least five years for Shanghai's stock of office space to be filled, according to property consultant First Pacific Davies.

26 Aug 1998 - 12:00am