The proposed Cyberport development in Pokfulam and Disneyland on Lantau Island are likely to boost demand for serviced apartments. Developers expect demand to come from expatriates. Swire Properties' Pacific Place Apartments leasing manager, Jeremy Lamburn, said any business enterprise which helped the Hong Kong economy would be welcomed by the group. Pacific Place Apartments are already popular with e-commerce companies and entertainment companies including Disney, he said. A spokesman from New World Apartments in Tsim Sha Tsui said there would be greater demand for its apartments. Frederick Chan Chi-kin, guest services manager of a serviced apartment project at 2 Macdonnell Road, Mid-Levels, said that while demand could grow, the competition to attract tenants would lead to more discounts being offered. Some hotels are also offering preferential terms to attract long-staying customers. Centaline Property Agency managing director Shih Wing-ching does not expect the two big projects have a substantial impact. He said the proposed Cyberport, which includes a large-scale upmarket residential project, would also cater to the employees of information technology firms who will become tenants. Mr Shih believes the proposed theme park in Lantau Island might not bring in more expatriates as most of Walt Disney's executives are already in Hong Kong. The proposed theme park would hire more locals instead of bringing in additional expatriates to SAR if the plan materialised, he said. Mr Shih said the supply of units would slow down in the coming years as most developers would opt to sell their apartments as the property market recovers. Chesterton Petty research director, Watson Chan, says homes at Discovery Bay may be among properties to benefit from the proposed Disney development. Its quality living environment and proximity to the proposed park would attract expatriates. But Hong Kong Island would also be another favoured location for expatriates.