Chiu Kam-kuen

Chiu Kam-kuen

International Director and Chief Executive of Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield

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Concrete Analysis | Transport network will be the key to success of Hong Kong’s Northern Metropolis development

A north-south railway line should be added to the plan so that the population in the north can travel directly to southern urban areas, says Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield.

A north-south railway line should be added to the plan so that the population in the north can travel directly to southern urban areas, says Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield.

Transport network will be the key to success of Hong Kong’s Northern Metropolis development
23 Nov 2021 - 12:00PM
Concrete Analysis | What Hong Kong must do to solve the city’s perennial housing and land shortage problems

Carrie Lam’s measures on the Northern Metropolis, easing development barriers in the New Territories and urban renewal will go a long way in expanding the availability of land for housing in the years ahead.

Carrie Lam’s measures on the Northern Metropolis, easing development barriers in the New Territories and urban renewal will go a long way in expanding the availability of land for housing in the years ahead.

What Hong Kong must do to solve the city’s perennial housing and land shortage problems
2 Nov 2021 - 5:32PM
Concrete Analysis | Hong Kong home prices are inching towards record highs once again. Here’s how this perennial issue can be tackled

The latest Private Domestic Property Price Index released by the Rating and Valuation Department has surged to 393.7, only 0.8 per cent lower than 396.9, the highest index point recorded back in May of 2019.

The latest Private Domestic Property Price Index released by the Rating and Valuation Department has surged to 393.7, only 0.8 per cent lower than 396.9, the highest index point recorded back in May of 2019.

Hong Kong home prices are inching towards record highs once again. Here’s how this perennial issue can be tackled
20 Jul 2021 - 7:21PM
Concrete Analysis | Hong Kong must overcome past mistakes and ensure adequate community facilities at new public housing estates

As the government has in the past overlooked actual demand on communal facilities at public housing estates, the new schemes should have capacity to support necessary infrastructure for future population growth.

As the government has in the past overlooked actual demand on communal facilities at public housing estates, the new schemes should have capacity to support necessary infrastructure for future population growth.

Hong Kong must overcome past mistakes and ensure adequate community facilities at new public housing estates
11 May 2021 - 4:36PM
Concrete Analysis | Hong Kong must intervene as home ownership among city’s youth slips beyond their reach

As Hong Kong remains the world’s least affordable housing market for the 11th straight year, more starter home projects must be set up to help the youth to buy homes by increasing land supply.

As Hong Kong remains the world’s least affordable housing market for the 11th straight year, more starter home projects must be set up to help the youth to buy homes by increasing land supply.

Hong Kong must intervene as home ownership among city’s youth slips beyond their reach
9 Mar 2021 - 12:46PM
Concrete Analysis | How Carrie Lam can revitalise Hong Kong’s land supply and public housing targets in next decade

Slow progress todate suggests the government needs to step up the efficiency and effectiveness of its land resumption practices to spur land supply and public housing developments.

Slow progress todate suggests the government needs to step up the efficiency and effectiveness of its land resumption practices to spur land supply and public housing developments.

How Carrie Lam can revitalise Hong Kong’s land supply and public housing targets in next decade
12 Jan 2021 - 8:18PM
Concrete Analysis | Technology can help create a database to speed up the development of 1,400 hectares of brownfield sites in Hong Kong

The government should construct a comprehensive brownfield database and plan for ways to accommodate the existing occupants, writes Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield.

The government should construct a comprehensive brownfield database and plan for ways to accommodate the existing occupants, writes Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield.

Technology can help create a database to speed up the development of 1,400 hectares of brownfield sites in Hong Kong
20 Oct 2020 - 7:17PM
Concrete Analysis | How Hong Kong can boost the development of data centres and emerge as a regional hub

Data centres are instrumental to the successful development of Hong Kong’s pillar industries, being integral to the efficient operation of financial, trading and logistics services in the city.

Data centres are instrumental to the successful development of Hong Kong’s pillar industries, being integral to the efficient operation of financial, trading and logistics services in the city.

How Hong Kong can boost the development of data centres and emerge as a regional hub
25 Aug 2020 - 6:23PM
Concrete Analysis | Make Hong Kong’s stretched health care system an indispensable part of urban planning

The coronavirus pandemic has put the city’s health care system under tremendous pressure to meet even current needs. Efforts to enhance the system – as an integral part of urban planning process – is desperately needed.

The coronavirus pandemic has put the city’s health care system under tremendous pressure to meet even current needs. Efforts to enhance the system – as an integral part of urban planning process – is desperately needed.

Make Hong Kong’s stretched health care system an indispensable part of urban planning
9 Jun 2020 - 7:02PM
Concrete Analysis | Far more flats are needed than are planned in the Hong Kong government’s long-term housing strategy

The relentlessly soaring real estate prices and unstable housing supply of the past decade is the result of inadequate planning for long-term supply by the government, writes KK Chiu of Cushman & Wakefield.

The relentlessly soaring real estate prices and unstable housing supply of the past decade is the result of inadequate planning for long-term supply by the government, writes KK Chiu of Cushman & Wakefield.

Far more flats are needed than are planned in the Hong Kong government’s long-term housing strategy
10 Mar 2020 - 6:18PM
Concrete Analysis | Hong Kong has dozens of disused school sites standing idle – the government should convert them into public rental housing

The conversion of vacant school sites could effectively relieve the shortage of public housing in the short term, writes Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield

The conversion of vacant school sites could effectively relieve the shortage of public housing in the short term, writes Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield

Hong Kong has dozens of disused school sites standing idle – the government should convert them into public rental housing
14 Jan 2020 - 7:22PM
Concrete Analysis | Hong Kong needs varied approach to ease housing shortage, including public-private partnerships, Lands Resumption Ordinance

Hong Kong has the most expensive housing among developed countries and regions in the world. But real wages have hardly kept up with surging real-estate prices.

Hong Kong has the most expensive housing among developed countries and regions in the world. But real wages have hardly kept up with surging real-estate prices.

Hong Kong needs varied approach to ease housing shortage, including public-private partnerships, Lands Resumption Ordinance
29 Oct 2019 - 7:42PM
Concrete Analysis | ‘Smart’ technology could get cars off the roads in Hong Kong and into parking spaces faster

The government is considering setting up a so-called “smart” car parking system with 200 parking slots at the junction between Yen Chow Street and Tung Chau Street in Sham Shui Po.

The government is considering setting up a so-called “smart” car parking system with 200 parking slots at the junction between Yen Chow Street and Tung Chau Street in Sham Shui Po.

‘Smart’ technology could get cars off the roads in Hong Kong and into parking spaces faster
20 Aug 2019 - 7:18PM
Concrete Analysis | Copying the European concept of transitional housing to Hong Kong wouldn’t work. Here’s why

While the government aims to improve the social mobility of Hong Kong’s youth, it is lamentable that they may have to live in temporary ‘pipe homes’, says Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield

While the government aims to improve the social mobility of Hong Kong’s youth, it is lamentable that they may have to live in temporary ‘pipe homes’, says Chiu Kam-kuen of Cushman & Wakefield

Copying the European concept of transitional housing to Hong Kong wouldn’t work. Here’s why
4 Jun 2019 - 7:12PM
Concrete Analysis | Vacancy tax is a short-term solution to Hong Kong’s long-term housing shortage crisis

As the impact of vacancy tax on overall supply of residential units in Hong Kong is likely to be limited, the public and the government should discuss other feasible long-term solutions.

As the impact of vacancy tax on overall supply of residential units in Hong Kong is likely to be limited, the public and the government should discuss other feasible long-term solutions.

Vacancy tax is a short-term solution to Hong Kong’s long-term housing shortage crisis
16 Apr 2019 - 6:55PM
Concrete Analysis | Hong Kong government must consider all possible options to address long-term land supply

The government should adopt a multipronged approach and consider any option that can increase land supply to address the city’s housing shortage.

The government should adopt a multipronged approach and consider any option that can increase land supply to address the city’s housing shortage.

Hong Kong government must consider all possible options to address long-term land supply
5 Mar 2019 - 6:38PM
Concrete Analysis | Can Hong Kong’s transitional housing scheme help Hongkongers own a home?

Industrial buildings will be allowed to be converted into short-term housing for a maximum five years

Industrial buildings will be allowed to be converted into short-term housing for a maximum five years

Can Hong Kong’s transitional housing scheme help Hongkongers own a home?
4 Dec 2018 - 4:31PM
Finding land for residential housing is easy, just move the Kwai Tsing terminals
11 Sep 2018 - 7:19PM
Subsidised housing should help families with lesser means to realise their home ownership dream
7 Aug 2018 - 6:16PM
Will public-private partnership approach solve housing shortage in Hong Kong?
26 Jun 2018 - 6:51PM