Weekly Property Monitor (6 – 12 April 2015)



Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain strong

Nation’s economic fundamentals intact despite fall in global oil prices

Malaysia remains attractive investment destination

Malaysia on track to achieve a balanced budget

General Real Estate


Government unveils new tax incentives aimed at boosting competitiveness

Demand for affordable landed properties remains strong

Significance of infrastructure to property development

GST will not have much impact on property mart

Greater KL


MCT sees 1.3 per cent impact from GST on property development

HLB sells building to HLA for RM220mil

KWAP eyes Magna Prima’s school land

Gadang unit to acquire land in Semenyih for RM95.8 mil

MRCB to launch mixed development project with GDV of RM1.6bil

Selangor properties replenishes landbank to launch residential projects



UEM unveils RM42b Gerbang Nusajaya project in Johor



Kedah plans to open more technology parks

Bina Darulaman keen to participate in Kulim airport project



Sarawak to launch online system to help housing developers

Infrastructure / Construction


Protasco wins RM58mil in infrastructure project



Work on Phase 1 of Perak animation themed park ready by 1Q2016



Mapex-Klang Valley 2015 sees good response

Sime Darby launches third Property Lifestyle Collection campaign



Axis REITs sukuk’s nominal value increases to RM3 billion



AEC 2015 attracts German companies to explore investment opportunities

Global rental growth weakest since 2009


Look out for Liverpool

Positive medium outlook for prime UK property beyond London

Europe property investors eye logistic market

Demand for homes in central London property market picks up

London office leasing activity back to pre-crisis 2007 peaks

Central Europe enjoys USD1.4 billion of commercial investment in 1Q215

Rome leads European residential property rebound in1Q2015


SG debut for Bangkok project


Buzz surrounding for Cambodia project


China Life, Ping An take majority stake in $500 mln Boston property project


Thailand’s proposed new property tax: What owners need to know


HCMC: Positive times ahead?


Commercial estate remains buoyant in India


Homes prices in U.S rise 5.6 percent year over year in February

Commercial lending recovery continues in U.S

US holiday home sales soared in 2014

Boston attracts Singapore buyers

Latin/South America

Cuba’s next revolution: real estate

Middle East

Property shares lead Dubai up; other Gulf markets quit

Dubai’s office markets put on a consistent show

Egypt braces for biggest budget for housing sector

Dubai to get mandatory affordable housing quotas 

Australia/ New Zealand

Auckland sees unprecedented housing market activity

Malaysian developer Asia One in Aussie joint venture

Housing lending falls in Australia but up slightly for new homes

Sydney soars ahead with strong price growth compared to other Australian cities





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