Simon Lo

Clubhouses are big drawcard

Homebuyers are being pampered with the ultimate in luxury from developers today, but a distinctive residence requires more than stunning architecture and high-grade interior provisions.

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Rents set to rise 15pc

Luxury residential rents in Hong Kong are expected to grow by 15 per cent over the next 12 months as a result of the inflow of expatriate executives, according to a report by Colliers. However, the firm believes price growth will narrow to 5 per cent.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shop rents hit all-time high

Street-level shop rents in Hong Kong rose to record levels in the second quarter, far surpassing their peaks in 2008 and forcing out local retailers and restaurants, according to a new report on the market.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Action on new work at sai wan beach site

The scenic Sai Kung beach site that was defaced by excavation last year is back in the sights of government enforcers - this time over suspected unauthorised drainage work.

The work is on land at Sai Wan owned by the chairman of a listed company who bought the property from villagers and was embroiled in the earlier row when he started digging to build a private lodge.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The Peak remains on top with sky-high prices

Besides being a tourist attraction, The Peak has been a symbol of wealth and status since the 19th century.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Retail rents poised for rebound

While owners of subdivided shopping malls struggle to find tenants, the outlook of the retail property market is promising amid a pick-up in retail sales.

Property consultants said retail sales entered a consolidation phase last year, pushing shop rents down 3 per cent over the year.

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Luxury-sector outlook mixed

Opinions are divided on prospects for the luxury sales market as analysts ponder the speed of economic recovery amid worries of a turnaround in interest rates.

Landscope Surveyors managing director Koh Keng-shing said the sector had seen transactions fall recently, with buyers faced with balancing positive and negative news.

19 May 1999 - 12:00am

Luxury prices forecast to fall as much as 12pc

Persistently high unemployment and negative economic growth will drag down luxury property prices a further 12 per cent in the first half of the year, according to a report.

However, prices could rebound slightly in the second half if interest rates were cut by 50 to 75 basis points and growth turned positive, said Simon Lo, research director of property firm Colliers Jardine.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Sponsor Lo goes so close

SINGAPORE international Bill Fua denied tournament sponsor Simon Lo a fairytale victory on the opening day of the inaugural Hongkong PGA Classic Pro-Am at Discovery Bay Golf Club.

12 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Keen Lo puts up cash for pro-am

HONGKONG professionals will cash in on the generosity of a local businessman over the next two days. Simon Lo, a keen amateur pl

11 Jan 1993 - 12:00am