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Real Estate Investment Trusts

The secret to successful flat sales in Hong Kong? Be crazy

What do James Bond, Elvis Presley and an Arab sheikh have in common? Justin Chiu Kwok-hung.

Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 4:02am

Strategies for beating the housing bust

Hong Kong has followed Singapore's lead in trying to curb its residential property market by diktat. It has imposed its first restrictions targeted at non-locals, charging non-permanent residents a special stamp duty of 15 per cent.

10 Dec 2012 - 6:07am

Asian reits a better bet than stocks, says report

Asian real estate investment trusts (reits) should be an essential component in a retail investor's portfolio, says a report by the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).

21 Nov 2012 - 3:18am

Investors switch from offices to estate malls

Hong Kong property investors have shifted their focus from grade A offices and prime retail space to shopping malls in non-core locations in response to rising prices in the city's main commercial centres.

The shift of attention put Sun Hung Kai Properties' Tsuen Wan Shopping Arcade in the sights of investors, agents said.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Higher rents boost Link Reit half-yearly income

Shares in The Link Real Estate Investment Trust yesterday jumped to a 52-week high after it announced half-yearly net property income to September 30 jumped more than 15 per cent on the back of high rents.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Development bank proposed

Hong Kong should set up a development bank, a political party has proposed. Legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee, of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, suggested the government inject HK$10 billion into establishing the bank.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shop operators up in arms over hefty rent rise

About 50 shop operators from Lok Fu Shopping Centre in Wong Tai Sin have protested against The Link Reit for increasing rents from HK$30 per square foot to as much as HK$130.

One demonstrator wore a vampire costume and broke rice bowls to depict The Link Reit as a bloodsucker.

20 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Link feels yield pressure as income rises 11pc

The Link Real Estate Investment Trust posted an 11.1 per cent jump in annual income, but is still under pressure to lift rents faster at the former publicly owned shopping centres and car parks it now controls.

While analysts say the trust will continue to benefit from rental increases and improvement works, many voiced disappointment at the return to investors.

7 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Link Reit hires Robins as new chief executive

The Link Management, manager of the Link Reit, announced Ian Robins, the former head of Macquarie Real Estate Asia, would succeed Victor So Hing-woh as chief executive.

Mr So will step down at the end of this month.

Mr So had decided to quit three months after chairman Paul Cheng Ming-fun resigned in January.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Few changes seen after Deutsche Bank raises Link stake

The fact that Deutsche Bank, the biggest financial institution in Germany, has become the largest investor in the Link Real Estate Investment Trust is unlikely to lead to any more shake-ups at Hong Kong's first and largest reit, analysts said.

13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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