The Lakegarden Residences showflat location

Holland Tower, the freehold condominium in Holland Heights in prime District 10 has announced an auction for a collective sale. The property is available for sale with a suggested price of $76 million according to an announcement from the agency for marketing, SRI Capital Market.

The Lakegarden Residences showflat location of residential developments in the area, the demand for The LakeGarden Residences is set to be high.

“We anticipate high interest from developers because of the appealing price and the land’s price on a per-square foot per plot ratio (ppr) basis. With a price guide at $76 million the price of land is approximately $1,739 per sq ft ppr.” states Low Choon Sin, managing partner of SRI Capital Market.

Holland Tower was completed in 1976 . The residential development consists of 14 stories of apartment blocks with 19 units, that vary between 1,862 and 2,949 sq feet. The building has an constructed surface of 43,691 sq feet that corresponds to a plot ratio of 2.0. The site is part of that Holland Park Good Class Bungalow (GCB) area.

Additionally, the condominium is located on an elevated site located at the top of Holland Heights road. This means that the current property offers a unobstructed view of the land estates that lie along Holland Park. Schools within in the area include Nanyang Primary School, St Margaret’s Secondary School as well as Chinese Anglo International School.

“The Holland area in District 10 has seen a surge in demand over the past seven quarters with more than eighty% of the newly constructed private residential units being sold. With the decreasing number of new residential units from the earlier En bloc cycle that took place from 2017-2017, this auction [tenderis a good opportunity to allow developers in order to fill their landbanks,” says Low. (See possible condos by using the En block calculator)

The site offers a variety of alternatives for redevelopment “such as the possibility of redeveloping it into a single luxury condominium for families with multiple generations or redeveloping into a High Class Bungalow” the developer says.

The tender for the collective sale closes the 14th of March.

The Lakegarden Residences Condo Yuan Ching Road Lakeside

Boustead Singapore has launched a unintentional offer of unconditional acceptance for all shares in Boustead Projects it does not hold for 90 cents each.

The Lakegarden Residences Condo Yuan Ching Road Lakeside has excellent connectivity with Yuan Ching Road, Pan Island Expressway, and Ayer Rajah Expressway within a 10-minute drive.

The company plans to privatize Boustead Projects and delist it from the Mainboard of SGX ST.

As of February 6 Boustead Singapore directly holds 171 million shares, which is roughly 54.87% of the total number of shares that are issued by Boustead Projects.

The planned acquisition of shares is in accordance with the intentions of Boustead Singapore in its ongoing review of strategic strategies as well as its aim to streamline its investment business, operations, as well as the structure of its corporate.

The company says the fact that Boustead Projects’ engineering and construction (E&C) business was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has been reporting significant lower profits when compared to prior profits during the period prior to the pandemic.

Boustead Singapore believes that the proposed acquisition will enable it to concentrate on reestablishing its business which includes its E&C business, which is private limited company, without the obligations that come when a company is listed in the mainboard of SGX-ST.

The proposed acquisition will result in a simplified group structure and also reduce the organizational complexity. This will enable a more focused operation-focused approach and enhance the competitiveness of the company, while also increasing the value of shareholders.

This offer offers the chance investors to realize your investment for a discount to market prices currently in place that is around 7.8% over the last trading price per share reported on February 3.

The price is also the price that is 15.2% over the last volume-weighted average of the shares during the month prior to and including the date of the announcement.

The shares of Boustead Projects closed 0.5 cents higher or 0.6% up on Feb 6 at 85 cents.

The Lakegarden Residences Wing Tai

An unfinished Good Class Bungalow (GCB) situated on Chestnut Drive in Bukit Panjang is on the market for sale at $38.88 million. In a press announcement on February 2, by PropNex Realty, the sole agent for marketing PropNex Realty, the price amounts to around $2,677 per sq ft on the land size of 14,526 square feet.

The Lakegarden Residences Wing Tai topped with a bid 14.1 % higher than the reserve price of S$240 million.

The leasehold of 999 years on the site is located in the Chestnut Avenue GCB zone that is the only delineated GCB area within the immediate area. The other housing zones landed around it are mostly three-storey mixed landed estates that are located along Cashew Road and Petir Road.

The unfinished property comprises an elevated detached house that has a basement and an attic. According to PropNex the development is anticipated to get its temporary occupancy permit (TOP) in the coming year.

The property is comprised of six bedrooms with ensuites as well as a theatre hall and a pool with a the water cascading feature, a fully-equipped wet and dry kitchen as well as space to build a gym or entertainment space. There is also room for solar panels as well as an intelligent home system.

According to PropNex the price of $38.99 million also works out to around $1,996 per square foot, according to the proposed built-up area for the new GCB that will comprise 19,481 sq feet.

“Among those 39 GCB zones in Singapore in particular, Chestnut Avenue is one of the most affordable. Chestnut Avenue GCB area has the most affordable prices compared to District 10 and District 11. offering a way to get into the highly sought-after GCB segment.” claims Henry Benjamin, head of GCB and prestige, who is based at PropNex.

He also says that brand new GCBs remain highly sought-after properties and there’s an extremely limited supply of GCBs available.

The site has been made available for sale through a private contract.

The Lakegarden Residences new launch

The value of investment sales in Singapore reached $24.7 billion in 2022, which is down 1% per year, as per an investment report from Savills Singapore. In the 4Q2022 the market saw $2.81 billion of investment revenue. This was down 36.1% q-o-q — the third consecutive quarter of decline due to slower market conditions, as the report states.

The Lakegarden Residences new launch is a 99-year leasehold development, has been sold through a collective sale of $273.88, equivalent to $273.88 million per square feet per plot ratio (psf ppr).

Residential sales accounted for the largest portion of revenue, accounting for 49.9% of total investment sales in the last quarter. However, sales for this segment fell by half by $1.4 billion in the 4Q2022 period. The fourth quarter was second in a row of declines this segment experienced last year.

The commercial sector saw an increase in transactional activity which grew by 28.4% q-o-q to $1.02 billion in 4Q2022 following two consecutive quarters of declining. The increase is mostly due to the 166.1% q-o-q growth in office investment sales that went from $251.4 million during 3Q2022 and $668.9 millions in the 4Q2022, according to Savills.

However, industrial investment and retail sales both fell by 34.9% and 48.1% in the q-o-q. Retail sales sank from a high level in the 3Q2022 period and the final period of this year witnessed an increase in retail strata sales as well as lower shophouse transaction values.

The 2023 year is when Savills anticipates the more Government Land Sales (GLS) sites to be offered and including the $2.16 billion deal for Jurong Point along with the purchase of strata unit units from Thomson Plaza will uplift the standard investment sales volume.

“Despite the unfavorable economic and rates, considering the economic openness and the positive image of Singapore the total investment sales should be in the black by 2023,” says Alan Cheong who is the executive director of Savills Research. “While the higher cost of borrowing could hinder institutions, there is the chance of a large-ticket deal or series of small-sized transactions in the end of this year.”

Savills estimates that the its total investment sales for 2023 to range from around $25-$24 billion and that activity will be dampened by interest rate and economic headwinds.

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Central region retail rents declined in the 4Q2022 period, continuing the downward trend that has been charted since 1Q2020. According to URA data , which was released on January 27 Retail rents in the central region dropped in the central region by 1.1% q-o-q last quarter increasing from 0.4% q-o-q fall recorded in the 3Q2022. “The URA retail rental index has been declining for the past three years , or 12 consecutive quarters, which equates to an 22.4% decrease from 4Q2019,” observes Leonard Tay who is the head of research for Knight Frank Singapore.

The steady decline in rents could be attributed to ongoing sector headwinds , such as the shortage of workers, rising costs and a more cautious customer attitude, according to Lam Chern Woon, head of research and consulting at Edmund Tie. “Landlords haven’t had much power to increase rents, since the operating environment remains extremely difficult and difficult for retail businesses,” Dr. Woon elaborates.

Prices for retail properties fell as well and registered a decrease in the range of 2.1% q-o-q in 4Q2022. Retail property prices decreased to 7.8% in 2022, which Lam says is the highest annual decline since 2017.

However, despite the continuing decline in rents and the continued decline in rents, Knight Frank’s Tay says that the retail industry is “in a better position” when compared to the same time a year earlier. In 2022 as a whole rents for retail within the Central Region declined by 2.4% per year, which is a slight improvement in comparison to previous 6.8% fall in 2021. “2022 was a significant year for the release of restrictions on pandemics, so that retailers as well as F&B operators could now prepare their operations taking pre-pandemic normalcy into the back of their minds,” he explains.

Tricia Song, CBRE’s head of research Southeast Asia at CBRE, agrees with the statement, noting that retail indicators remained upbeat in the 4Q2022 quarter on the back of the increase in tourist spending as well as the increased frontloading of large-ticket purchases prior to the GST increase which came into effect on January 1.

The private retail market witnessed an increase in leasing in the 4Q2022 period as retailers tried to capitalize on the rise in sales over the Christmas time, says Song. Net absorption across the island was 710,417 square feet during 4Q2022, which was more than twice the 322,917 sq ft in the prior quarter. Private retail vacancy rates across the island dropped between 7.8% in 3Q2022 to 7.1% in 4Q2022. The improvement was on occupancy by 0.7 percent.

For the whole year, the private retail space net absorption was around 990,279 square feet which is slightly lower than 1.08 million square feet in 2021.

Moving forward, Edmund Tie’s Lam expects the growth in tourism spending to boost retail sales, which will provide an increase, particularly in the prime shopping areas. “However we’re cautious that the looming headwinds include high inflation as well as risks like the possibility of new Covid versions and any tightening of travel border and local laws will continue to impact confidence in the retail sector and consumer sentiment which could limit consumer expenditure and rental growth,” he warns.

If there is no change in the economic situation, Lam projects prime first-storey rents in Orchard to increase by 7% up to 9% this year, and prime malls are predicted to witness a growth in rental by three% up to%.

Knight Frank’s Tay believes rental expansion of prime retail space will increase in 2023, aided by the continuing momentum for recovery due to the lifting of restrictions related to pandemics. “So that there aren’t any size restrictions on gatherings or requirements for quarantine for cross-border visitors, prime rents of retail space will rise between 3% to 5% throughout 2023, with the most prestigious shopping area Orchard Road leading the recovery,” he predicts.

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Mercatus Co-operative, a unit of NTUC Enterprise, is selling its 50% indirect stake in NEX the mall, which is located situated in Northeast Singapore, to Frasers Centrepoint Trust and Frasers Property for $652.5 million.

In a press announcement, Mercatus announced that its subsidiary Mercatus Tres has entered into an agreement to sell its complete 50% stake of Gold Ridge, which owns the company, operates and manages the NEX. The price to be paid for selling Mercatus Tres’ stake was calculated based on an adjusted value for the net assets for Gold Ridge, taking into the consideration the stipulated property worth that is $2.08 billion to NEX.

Mercatus claims that the divestment will be a result of its strategic review that was announced in June 2022. On December 28 2022, the company made an announcement about the deal to sell Jurong Point along with Swing By@Thomson Plaza at $2.16 billion to Link REIT, a Hong Kong-listed company. Link REIT.

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Since it opened its doors in the early part of November 2022, the 47,000 square feet of office space located at 6 Battery Road managed by The Work Project has bustled with activity as new tenants have moved in and the final details of the remodel are put in. After two years, the building is approximately 50% lease and is on track to be fully occupied by mid-year of the year.

The Work Project (TWP) is an in-house co-working space and flexible workspace provider that was founded in the year 2016 and has steadily increased its markets in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

In Singapore The locations of the company are OUE Downtown, Parkview Square, Capital Tower, Great World City CapitaGreen, Great World City, and CapitaSpring. It is located in Hong Kong, its co-working facility is located situated in Causeway Bay, and it has opened its first Australian branch in the Quay Quarter Tower located in Sydney, Australia, last year.

Design pays tribute to the mercantile roots
The new location of the Work Project located at 6 Battery Road occupies the third, sixth seven floors in the 42-story Grade A office building located in Raffles Place. It has around 1,000 private and co-working desks for offices along with meetings rooms, boardrooms as well as a function space, as well as a number of hot desks.

Work Project Work Project collaborated with design firm Matthew Shang Design Office (MSDO) to transform three floors of offices into a lively co-working area. The narrative of the aesthetic pays tribute to the mercantile and historical tradition of the adjacent Singapore River. “We are seeing these themes colliding in this building located at Battery Road, a red granite structure that is an important symbol of culture and commerce of Singapore,” says MSDO. “We have created, carved and created an interesting and fascinating environment inside the building”.

The palette of colours that cover all three floors emphasizes the deep red-brown granite found on outside of the structure. It also highlights textures like concrete pillars that have been roughhewn, and lighter colours like timber screens and ochres.

The third floor is home to the main entrance and reception space, and is the area where the majority of the huge meeting rooms are situated on. The entire floor was the trading floor of Standard Charted Bank, an anchor tenant for over 30 years, until it was shifted out in the year 2000.

The seventh floor gives an unbeatable view of this section that is part of Singapore River. The landmark commercial buildings of Raffles Place rise over the historic shophouses along Boat Quay, while the opposite bank provides a beautiful view of the structures in the Civic and Cultural District, which include The Asian Civilisations Museum, the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore.

Instead of locking this view behind a desk in an office suite it is more of an open lounge and a casual work area One of the many are found among the groups of offices that are private, private telephone cabins and tables spread on the seventh and sixth floors.

“We decided to design an inspiring and beautiful space from the vast floorplate that we have,” says Noeleen Goh The the global head of real estate of The Work Project. “What was born out of this is a cosy business center for this space that is comfortable and large”.

In contrast to some of its bigger places like CapitaSpring the centre located at 6 Battery Road is not classified as a business-focused location, according to Goh. TWP defines enterprises as those that comprise greater than 25 seat and categorizes its medium-sized customers from 10-25 seats as well as small clients with less than 10 seats.

The space is accessible to corporate clients should they wish to do so, the company is targeting smaller or medium-sized clients, and has designed the layout and offices to cater to. “Most of the tenants in 6 Battery Road are relatively small-sized and therefore we’re trying to capitalize on the strengths of the structure,” says Goh.

Headwinds to the economy in 2023
TWP was seeking to expand into the Raffles Place submarket in Singapore. “Six Battery Road, which is located in Singapore, is an famous building and is a stunning Grade A office building in the middle of Raffles Place, and we were incredibly interested when the chance presented itself our way,” Goh says. Goh.

In Singapore the office market was good year in 2022, as the pandemic restrictions on the island were lifted and more workers began returning to work according to Goh. “I believe 2022 was a very great year for all co-working gamers,” she says.

“We noticed that in 2022 the there was a demand for offices Singapore was high across all industries and at the beginning of the year, it was driven by a strong demand from tech firms,” says Goh. She says it’s important to announce that TWP opens its office located at the 6 Battery Road now because it will allow the company to show its latest product to the public.

But, the current economic conditions and uncertainty this year mean that she anticipates slowing down of prime office demand from MNCs as well as companies in Singapore. She claims that TWP has been “careful” in following the inquiries received this year, particularly those with those from enterprises.

While some companies are battling uncertainty and a few have changed their approach to work. For instance, Twitter reassigned its Singapore-based employees to remote working starting Jan 12and has since vacated most of its staff in their CapitaGreen office.

While this hybrid working arrangement has become more widespread however the degree of its roll out varies from sector segment, says Goh. For instance, firms that deal with finance, investment and asset management are still the foundation of office demand Goh says.

“In the future the demand of office spaces will decrease however it won’t be restricted to an office chair and a desk for employees. There will be more co-operative workspaces for employees, as well as meeting rooms and function spaces,” says Goh.

Partnerships with landlords
The flexible workspace operator runs this office in 6 Battery Road under a management agreement with the asset’s owner, CapitaLand, through its Reit CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management.

This is the second place in Singapore in which TWP has signed a management contract with CapitaLand the first was TWP’s 69,100 square feet center in CapitaSping which was fully occupied within 10 months after its opening.

“We consider that operating with landlords to create flexible spaces will be the next step for our (co-working) business. Partnerships like this can provide greater value for the landlords of buildings by increasing the facilities,” says Goh.

CapitaLand and TWP are closely linked since CapitaLand made a $27 million investment to acquire the purchase of a fifty% part of the operator’s workspace in. The partnership has assisted TWP expand its inventory consisting of Singapore properties by adding workspaces to its Bridge+ brand, which was originally an offering of Ascendas-Singbridge. CapitaLand purchased Ascendas-Singbridge at a price of $11 billion in the year 2019.

With regards to the expansion plans for TWP, TWP has been quite careful in growing organically , and has focused on ensuring that occupancy levels in all of its centers is stable and profitable prior to planning for the future according to Goh.

The list of requirements for an operator when considering a new site is threefold. The building has a demand for office space within an area, an willing landlord to work with the building, and join at the right rent amount.

The TWP’s goals for 2023 is to maintain the high occupancy rates throughout its centers and to continue its cautious approach to expansion across Australia particularly in the commercial areas that are key to its growth located in Melbourne as well as Sydney. TWP is also on looking for partnerships that will yield positive results with landlords.

Then, in Singapore, Goh expects prime office leases decreasing later this year. The company is also expected to take advantage of opportunities such as leasing renewal negotiations in the early stages being mindful of possible negative economic impacts to come, she adds. “We are taking care with our expansion plans, and making sure we are opening in locations that are favourable and which are beneficial”.

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A unique five-room HDB loft apartment located in Punggol was sold at $1.22 million. The 1,603 square feet flat is located on the top floor located at the Punggol Sapphire that is a decade-old HDB development that is located on Punggol Field. The price of sale is $761 per sq ft for the floor space.

As per Amos Lim, marketing manager at ERA Realty and the property agent representing the seller the Option to Purchase (OTP) between the seller and buyer was finalized in December of last year. The transaction is currently awaiting HDB approval. It is anticipated be completed by the end of next month.

Lim works as an agent for an agency called the Gideon Sim Division, as an agent for the ERA’s Preeminent Group.

If the sale is successful, it will set the highest price ever of the HDB loft in Punggol which will be more than the previous record price that was set September 2022. The deal also included one 1,603 sq ft loft unit located in the same block. It traded hands at $1.198 million ($747 per square foot).

The loft unit Lim purchased was offered for sale at the close of August 2022 for the estimated price at $1.25 million. The advertisement received more than 100 inquiries. Lim also posted a TikTok video which Lim created that featured the inside of the house. The video as well as over 10,000 hits within one day after uploading.

A number of interested buyers made bids for the property and the offers varied between $1.1 million up to $1.24 million, according to Lim. “Eventually the owner decided on a buyer who he felt comfortable selling the property to and also who was willing to pay an appropriate value in exchange for the property,” he says.

“Part of the appeal of the apartment is its unique loft layout, its high ceilings that measure around 5m high and huge windows that let in plenty of light from the sun,” says Lim. Furthermore the staircase leading to the loft doesn’t interfere with the living area and is well-lit with windows, he adds.

The loft unit purchased at $1.198 million during September of last year also produced an estimated cash over value (COV) of around $200,000. This is the sum of the purchase price and HDB appraisal for the property and can be paid in cash by the buyers.

Although Lim doesn’t know the exact amount the buyer currently has to pay Based on his expertise and assessment of relevant transactional information, Lim estimates that it will at least $100,000.

The loft units are limited to 23 within Punggol Sapphire, and they all are located within the same building which faces Punggol Field.

According to Lim the man also approached other loft owners within the block to assess the interest of those who own flats. However, he states most of loft owners don’t plan to put their apartments on the market anytime soon and plan to remain there as homeowners.

“For those who are planning to sell their lofts the latest sale should be good news for those who are considering it and allow buyers to better plan their real estate financing,” says Lim. However, he points out that the record value is due in part to the rareness of the house. “It is highly unlikely that this sale alone will substantially boost the rest of the property costs.”

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One Global Group believes the UK property landscape will become a buyers’ market by 2023. A press release by the Singapore-headquartered real estate company points out that market conditions in the year ahead make it an ideal time for investors in Asia to purchase a home in the UK.

As per Eli McGeever, director of research and innovation in technology of One Global Labs, the UK has begun to experience price adjustments in certain markets in response to the “property-buying explosion” during the past two years. As for the future, he believes the prices will continue to rise in certain markets but other markets will remain steady. “For instance, certain areas of London like Harrow, Hounslow and Newham are likely to outperform the market and so will the areas of Manchester including the city’s central area,” he adds.

A rising stock of housing is anticipated to bring balance to the property market, which will ease the shortage of housing that has caused a rapid rise in UK property prices since the outbreak. Based on figures from Zoopla, One Global notes that the stock of housing has increased by 40% over the last year.

For the exchange rate, One Global highlights that the pound sterling has remained below the levels that were seen last year, which is an advantage for investors from Asia. Furthermore, real mortgage rates are predicted to drop to below five% by 2023. This is further delaying the peak of 6% that were recorded last year, following the release of the UK’s budget in September 2022, which created markets to teeter.

McGeever notes how buyers from Asia are purchasing homes in many different places. For instance, buyers from Hong Kong, which cover an array of buyers from experienced owners to investors buying homes in London and regional regions like Manchester or Birmingham. However, buyers from Singapore as well as Malaysia are also keen on London.

“What is the common thread that binds these investors is that they’re buying in one of these four motives: to provide an opportunity where their kids can reside during their studies, as the preservation of their wealth, to diversify their investments or to move and require a place to call their own,” McGreever says.

One Global, which is an agency that promotes several UK developments, reveals that the projects that are most sought-after by buyers are the London’s Graphite Square as well as Fulton & Fifth, located in Vauxhall and Wembley in Wembley and Vauxhall, respectively. Prices for these developments start at GBP 735 000 ($1.12 million) and GBP440,000. In addition, One Victoria, a project located in Manchester’s Victoria district, has been a hot topic with apartments starting at GBP199,000.

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CapitaLand India Trust has entered into a forward purchase agreement to buy 1 million square feet of IT park located in India

The project, which is located on the Bangalore’s Outer Ring Road, comprises of two buildings that have an area net of leaseable of 1.5 million square feet.

According to the terms of the contract, CLINT will provide around 201 million dollars to finance the development, and afterward acquire some of the structures, with a the total NLA of 1 million sq feet. In the remaining 0.5 million square feet will be held in the hands of landowners.

The entire development will run between 1Q2023 and 4Q2025. CLINT intends to finance the initial year of this project using internal resources. It will then take out loans to fund the project beginning in 1H2024 and onwards.

“The acquisition is expected to provide the opportunity for us to expand our footprint on Outer Ring Road, India’s largest office micro-marketthat has shown resilience during the Covid-19 epidemic,” states Sanjeev Dasgupta, CEO of CLINT’s managing director.

“With this acquisition that we have made, we’ll be able to provide our tenants more options for office space across the major markets of Bangalore,” he adds.

CLINT says The Outer Ring Road as Bangalore’s largest office micro-market.

This development is situated next to a planned metro station. It is also located in the vicinity of already existing business parks, hotels development, retail and healthcare.

After the completion of this project The area that CLINT operates in Bangalore will grow from 6.9 million square feet to 7.9 million square feet. The size of its portfolio which includes the pipeline of committed investments which will grow to 3.6% from 28 million sq feet to 29 million square feet.

CLINT believes that this deal “will increase the profits and distributions to unitholders.”