A number of commercial properties are being put on sale by tender after months of inactivity in the market place. Analysts said the increased volume of properties available did not mean market sentiment had significantly improved. Some landlords putting their properties for tender might be trying to test the response of the market, they said. Among the properties for sale, the most valuable is the 200,000-square-foot Paliburg Plaza in Causeway Bay. The property includes a shopping arcade and office floors, with the top floors occupied by the vendor Paliburg Holdings. The property also has more than 100 car-parking spaces. Arranged by DTZ Debenham Tie Leung, the tender will close for bidding today. A mainland-based company is also offering through a tender the Winsor Hotel in 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Arranged by FPDSavills, the tender will close for bidding on April 18. Peter Quet, director of FPDSavills, said the 166-room hotel with 83,000 square feet of floor area could, if rebuilt, provide commercial floor area of up to 90,000 sq ft. FPDSavills is also instructed by Chi Cheung Investment to offer six properties for sale by tender. They will close for tenders early next month. These properties include a 30,949-sq ft office property in 2 Arbuthnot Road in Central, the 11th floor at Harcourt House in Wan Chai, a luxury project at 82 Chung Hom Kok Road and some car-parking spaces. A property in 67-71 Bisney Road in Pokfulam, originally owned by Chi Cheung, is offered for auction on April 11, by the order of the mortgagee. Another major seller in the market is the family of Haking Wong. It is understood the family is considering putting some sizeable properties for tender such as the whole office tower block at 494 King's Road, North Point, and the development site at 981 King's Road next to Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay. Cushman & Wakefield director Simon Chow said landlords would find it difficult to establish asking prices in an uncertain market. But by putting properties for tender, owners could wait for offers without fixing asking prices.