Real Estate Developers Association

Comparisons can solve gross problem

Sun Hung Kai Properties' Riva development. Photo: May Tse

How strange it is to find myself agreeing with those vampire squids from the Real Estate Developers Association. REDA members have made the most outlandish profits by misleading and distorting the true sizes of flats people have bought over the decades, while the government looked on.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 2:50am 3 comments

Reda slams Town Planning Board for tighter draft zoning plans

Benjamin Yu

The Real Estate Developers Association has accused the Town Planning Board of "micro-management" and failing to properly consider its views on four draft zoning plans. The association yesterday applied to the Court of First Instance for a judicial review of the draft plans.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Tax takes huge toll on sales, industry

REDA chairman Stewart Leung says the drop in sales from the new duty will force thousands of agents out of the market. Photo: Paul Yeung

Hong Kong's real estate industry has grown rapidly in the past thanks to the city's famously non-interventionist economic approach.

But those heady days appear to be over with one of the biggest brakes on players' profits now government policy, according to Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) chairman Stewart Leung Chi-kin.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Developers urge tax exemption for luxury flats

Stewart Leung Chi-kin. Photo: Felix Wong

A powerful group that represents the interests of Hong Kong developers has urged the government to exempt the city's firms from its first property tax aimed at non-local and corporate buyers.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:45am

Developers step up pressure over bill on flat sales

Developers want the government to remove two key components of a bill to regulate the sale of new homes, which their lawyers say are unconstitutional.

The call by the Real Estate Developers Association comes as members of a panel studying the bill rush to finish their clause-by-clause scrutiny to get it through before the legislature's term ends in July.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Too late to object to flat-sale law

No one willingly gives up an advantage. Property developers have always had the upper hand when selling flats, being able to market and sell to buyers in whichever way they see fit. Naturally, they are unhappy about a law planned for next year that will regulate their activities and set tough penalties for violations.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

REDA's moaning betrays its arrogance

When you are a billionaire, it is understandable you may have your head stuck in the clouds. That may explain the absurd objections presented by REDA - a lobby group whose key members consist of developers controlled by our ageing tycoons - as part of its submission to the government's consultation on reforming home sales practices.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Developers turn against law to regulate flat sales

Hong Kong's big developers are toughening their position against a government plan to regulate the sale of new flats. The Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) now says some of the government's key proposals are unconstitutional, warning that the proposed law would not survive a legal challenge.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


The government is to get tough on malpractice in the sale of firsthand properties. The administration wants to legislate making property company managements criminally responsible for spreading false or misleading information, punishable with jail terms. The government also intends to only allow the use of gross floor area and ban the use of 'sellable areas'.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Prison proposal draws caution

The Real Estate Developers Association is warning the government not to overreact when deciding on a jail penalty in legislation to regulate the primary property market.

Stewart Leung Chi-kin, chairman of the Reda executive committee, said yesterday that the government should clarify the circumstances that would incur a jail term.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A long way to go on transparency

Few organisations beyond the government have as much impact on Hong Kong as the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA). Its members build and invest in property and by doing so influence flat prices and rents, which in turn influence the prices of goods and services.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Website a good first step for watchdog

A website is almost indispensable to any organisation in the age of technology. It is as much an image-building tool as a way to keep in touch with the public. This is particularly essential for groups whose operations have a direct impact on the community.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Property tycoons take on planners

The body that represents property developers has gone to court to challenge the Town Planning Board's building restrictions in four high-density areas, claiming that the authority has been acting unfairly.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Developers open website, but questions still remain

The association representing developers' interests has made its website available to the public after years of criticism over its lack of transparency, although the information is still limited.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Property row does little for public confidence

Self-regulation is often regarded by some as the best approach for an industry in Hong Kong society. Only when industry practitioners fail to put the house in order should the government intervene for the sake of public interest. But this formula may not always work.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am