Cheryl Arcibal

Cheryl Arcibal covered the economy in her native Philippines for philSTAR.com and The Manila Times, before moving to Hong Kong. She reported for Hong Kong News before joining the Post in 2018.
Cheryl Arcibal
Cheryl Arcibal covered the economy in her native Philippines for philSTAR.com and The Manila Times, before moving to Hong Kong. She reported for Hong Kong News before joining the Post in 2018.

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The Executive Centre finds a market with in-house baristas, plush sofas in the luxury niche of Hong Kong’s co-working space

Multinational companies make up 76 per cent of clients of The Executive Centre (TEC), staying up to 36 months on average, triple the tenancy in the industry, even if they pay a 50 per cent premium over other co-working space

23 Apr 2019 - 8:08AM

Multinational companies make up 76 per cent of clients of The Executive Centre (TEC), staying up to 36 months on average, triple the tenancy in the industry, even if they pay a 50 per cent premium over other co-working space

The Executive Centre finds a market with in-house baristas, plush sofas in the luxury niche of Hong Kong’s co-working space
Architecture firms draw on data, human behaviour to shape workspaces, reduce stress

Can architectural design help companies keep their employees happy and healthy? One Space and sister firms UNStudio and UNSense certainly believe so, and use data to understand the behaviour of end users of a space.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:51AM

Can architectural design help companies keep their employees happy and healthy? One Space and sister firms UNStudio and UNSense certainly believe so, and use data to understand the behaviour of end users of a space.

Architecture firms draw on data, human behaviour to shape workspaces, reduce stress
South Koreans plough into offshore property markets as mainland Chinese pare down investments

Strict capital controls and Beijing’s belt and road push have led to a dramatic fall in Chinese investment in overseas real estate

19 Apr 2019 - 7:30AM

Strict capital controls and Beijing’s belt and road push have led to a dramatic fall in Chinese investment in overseas real estate

South Koreans plough into offshore property markets as mainland Chinese pare down investments
New transport projects will create nine hubs in Hong Kong, boost property, says Colliers International

New railway lines and road networks will lead to the emergence of nine office, retail, business and cultural hubs in Hong Kong over the next five to seven years, according to property consultancy Colliers International Hong Kong.

16 Apr 2019 - 7:25PM

New railway lines and road networks will lead to the emergence of nine office, retail, business and cultural hubs in Hong Kong over the next five to seven years, according to property consultancy Colliers International Hong Kong.

New transport projects will create nine hubs in Hong Kong, boost property, says Colliers International
Demand for office space in Hong Kong cools by the most in five months, but rents edge higher

Overall office lettings dropped by 30 per cent month on month in March, taking overall availability to 4.8 per cent.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

Overall office lettings dropped by 30 per cent month on month in March, taking overall availability to 4.8 per cent.

Demand for office space in Hong Kong cools by the most in five months, but rents edge higher
Hong Kong may boost start-up ecosystem by offering more incentives to overseas angel investors, says financial secretary

Hong Kong will consider offering more incentives to attract overseas angel investors to the city, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Sunday.

14 Apr 2019 - 10:16PM

Hong Kong will consider offering more incentives to attract overseas angel investors to the city, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Sunday.

Hong Kong may boost start-up ecosystem by offering more incentives to overseas angel investors, says financial secretary
Luxury hotels St Regis and Rosewood eye big spenders as tourists flock to Hong Kong

The new hotels have opened at a time when tourist arrivals have been climbing in the first two months of the year.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:14PM

The new hotels have opened at a time when tourist arrivals have been climbing in the first two months of the year.

Luxury hotels St Regis and Rosewood eye big spenders as tourists flock to Hong Kong
Hong Kong investors turn to outer London areas in search of growth potential

The weak pound and low interest rates are helping to offset an increase in stamp duty implemented in 2016, stoking interest in the British capital

10 Apr 2019 - 10:08AM

The weak pound and low interest rates are helping to offset an increase in stamp duty implemented in 2016, stoking interest in the British capital

Hong Kong investors turn to outer London areas in search of growth potential
US hotel giant Marriott’s goal of 1,000 properties by 2020 in Asia-Pacific to be led by China and India

Marriott International is ramping up its presence in Asia-Pacific by adding nearly 300 hotels in the region by the end of the decade.

5 Apr 2019 - 12:51AM

Marriott International is ramping up its presence in Asia-Pacific by adding nearly 300 hotels in the region by the end of the decade.

US hotel giant Marriott’s goal of 1,000 properties by 2020 in Asia-Pacific to be led by China and India
Forget the overseas holiday, Chinese consumers will soon shop at home for half of all luxury goods they buy, says HSBC

Falling prices for luxury goods in China are leading to a shift in shopping culture

4 Apr 2019 - 10:40PM

Falling prices for luxury goods in China are leading to a shift in shopping culture

Forget the overseas holiday, Chinese consumers will soon shop at home for half of all luxury goods they buy, says HSBC
‘Brexiety’ becomes a word as foreign investment in UK real estate drops to its lowest level since 2016 vote to leave European Union

Foreign investment in UK property has in the first three months of 2019 fallen to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2016, the three-month period before the country voted to leave the EU, according to data provider Refinitiv.

2 Apr 2019 - 6:46PM

Foreign investment in UK property has in the first three months of 2019 fallen to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2016, the three-month period before the country voted to leave the EU, according to data provider Refinitiv.

‘Brexiety’ becomes a word as foreign investment in UK real estate drops to its lowest level since 2016 vote to leave European Union
LVMH-owned cosmetics retailer Sephora returns to Hong Kong after nine years with outlet in IFC Mall

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is leasing out a portion of fashion retailer Zara’s space in IFC Mall in Central.

2 Apr 2019 - 10:12AM

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is leasing out a portion of fashion retailer Zara’s space in IFC Mall in Central.

LVMH-owned cosmetics retailer Sephora returns to Hong Kong after nine years with outlet in IFC Mall
Asia’s self-storage market offers attractive rental yields, Chicago investment firm says

US-based real estate investment firm Heitman wants to boost investment in self-storage in Asia

27 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM

US-based real estate investment firm Heitman wants to boost investment in self-storage in Asia

Asia’s self-storage market offers attractive rental yields, Chicago investment firm says
US investors remain top buyers of Asia-Pacific commercial property

US investors continued to be the biggest spenders on commercial property in Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of 2019, according to Real Capital Analytics, having surpassed their Asian counterparts last year.

26 Mar 2019 - 6:42PM

US investors continued to be the biggest spenders on commercial property in Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of 2019, according to Real Capital Analytics, having surpassed their Asian counterparts last year.

US investors remain top buyers of Asia-Pacific commercial property
Singapore, China among top investors in US student housing market

US student housing segment popular among sovereign and pension funds, says analyst

21 Mar 2019 - 2:26PM

US student housing segment popular among sovereign and pension funds, says analyst

Singapore, China among top investors in US student housing market
Hong Kong slips to 22nd spot globally in home price inflation as property curbs bite, survey finds

Hong Kong tumbles from the world’s hottest market as home price gains ease to 5.8 per cent last year, according to Knight Frank’s global index.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

Hong Kong tumbles from the world’s hottest market as home price gains ease to 5.8 per cent last year, according to Knight Frank’s global index.

Hong Kong slips to 22nd spot globally in home price inflation as property curbs bite, survey finds
‘Yield is king’: real estate investors ditch New York, LA for second-tier US cities

Investors from Hong Kong and mainland China are looking to US cities such as Seattle, Austin and Nashville.

22 Mar 2019 - 5:03PM

Investors from Hong Kong and mainland China are looking to US cities such as Seattle, Austin and Nashville.

‘Yield is king’: real estate investors ditch New York, LA for second-tier US cities
Philippine builder taps demand for houses overlooking golf courses – and Manny Pacquiao as a neighbour

In the Philippines, home to 125 golf courses, developers are capitalising on the stunning views provided by these golf grounds to sell their projects and even demanding premium prices.

13 Mar 2019 - 8:36AM

In the Philippines, home to 125 golf courses, developers are capitalising on the stunning views provided by these golf grounds to sell their projects and even demanding premium prices.

Philippine builder taps demand for houses overlooking golf courses – and Manny Pacquiao as a neighbour
Hong Kong’s theDesk to open Shanghai project as China’s shared workspace providers shut up shop, scale back

Dozens of co-working firms in China have gone bust while many spaces stand half-empty as economy stalls

12 Mar 2019 - 7:26PM

Dozens of co-working firms in China have gone bust while many spaces stand half-empty as economy stalls

Hong Kong’s theDesk to open Shanghai project as China’s shared workspace providers shut up shop, scale back
Silicon Valley, trendy and expensive, is becoming a hotbed for shared living

The “co-living” trend is creating an opening for new businesses to step in to match a need with available homes owned by others set up for multiple residents.

7 Mar 2019 - 8:32AM

The “co-living” trend is creating an opening for new businesses to step in to match a need with available homes owned by others set up for multiple residents.

Silicon Valley, trendy and expensive, is becoming a hotbed for shared living
Manila beats Boston, Paris, Tokyo as world’s hottest luxury home market

Manila’s luxury home prices jumped 11 per cent last year. That was more than in 99 other cities, including Boston, Tokyo and Paris, property consultancy Knight Frank says.

6 Mar 2019 - 8:48AM

Manila’s luxury home prices jumped 11 per cent last year. That was more than in 99 other cities, including Boston, Tokyo and Paris, property consultancy Knight Frank says.

Manila beats Boston, Paris, Tokyo as world’s hottest luxury home market
More deals loom in the global hotel industry as supply outpaces demand, says Best Western CEO

Heightened competition among hotels as demand for rooms falls behind supply means greater consolidation is expected to take place

7 Mar 2019 - 3:14PM

Heightened competition among hotels as demand for rooms falls behind supply means greater consolidation is expected to take place

More deals loom in the global hotel industry as supply outpaces demand, says Best Western CEO
It’s always a good time to buy Thai property, says Hong Kong developer Allan Zeman
Investment firms take climate change seriously as they look to mitigate risks to their portfolio

Investment firms are increasingly choosing assets that are resilient to climate change, and assets that do not make the grade will miss out on investments

26 Feb 2019 - 7:12PM

Investment firms are increasingly choosing assets that are resilient to climate change, and assets that do not make the grade will miss out on investments

Investment firms take climate change seriously as they look to mitigate risks to their portfolio
Taiwan’s property market is heating up thanks to factory reshoring, bucking regional gloom

Taiwan saw a 91 per cent rise in acquisitions of income producing properties in 2018 on year, the best of 10 markets tracked in Asia-Pacific.

22 Feb 2019 - 10:54AM

Taiwan saw a 91 per cent rise in acquisitions of income producing properties in 2018 on year, the best of 10 markets tracked in Asia-Pacific.

Taiwan’s property market is heating up thanks to factory reshoring, bucking regional gloom
Hong Kong, China buyers pause investments in Australian real estate on concern of post-election increase in capital-gains tax

The upcoming Australian polls could dampen an otherwise recovering buying activities from wealthy Hong Kong and mainland Chinese in Australian property market, agents said.

21 Mar 2019 - 2:00PM

The upcoming Australian polls could dampen an otherwise recovering buying activities from wealthy Hong Kong and mainland Chinese in Australian property market, agents said.

Hong Kong, China buyers pause investments in Australian real estate on concern of post-election increase in capital-gains tax
Office rents in Hong Kong’s Central district to fall by up to 7 per cent as trade war dampens Chinese firms’ expansion plans, says Knight Frank

Knight Frank’s latest global outlook report forecasts office rents in the the city’s main business district to fall by as much as 7 per cent this year

15 Feb 2019 - 10:38PM

Knight Frank’s latest global outlook report forecasts office rents in the the city’s main business district to fall by as much as 7 per cent this year

Office rents in Hong Kong’s Central district to fall by up to 7 per cent as trade war dampens Chinese firms’ expansion plans, says Knight Frank
Foreign funds zero in on Hong Kong’s neighbourhood malls as next big investment opportunity

Private equity fund Gaw Capital bought Link Reit portfolio for US$2.9 billion in February 2018 in a joint venture with Goldman Sachs and China Great Wall Asset Management.

13 Feb 2019 - 3:08PM

Private equity fund Gaw Capital bought Link Reit portfolio for US$2.9 billion in February 2018 in a joint venture with Goldman Sachs and China Great Wall Asset Management.

Foreign funds zero in on Hong Kong’s neighbourhood malls as next big investment opportunity
Hong Kong trails Singapore, Christchurch in climate change readiness, thanks to its housing crisis

Hong Kong lags behind Singapore and other cities when it comes to preparation for climate change challenges, such as typhoons and flooding, and its housing problem is to blame.

1 Feb 2019 - 12:04AM

Hong Kong lags behind Singapore and other cities when it comes to preparation for climate change challenges, such as typhoons and flooding, and its housing problem is to blame.

Hong Kong trails Singapore, Christchurch in climate change readiness, thanks to its housing crisis
Southeast Asia’s property markets looking up thanks to young population, upbeat GDP growth, analysts say

Foreign investment is continuing to pour into property markets in Southeast Asia.

29 Jan 2019 - 6:41PM

Foreign investment is continuing to pour into property markets in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia’s property markets looking up thanks to young population, upbeat GDP growth, analysts say