KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): More than 750 readers of The Edge Malaysia attended The Edge Investment Forum on Real Estate 2015 at the One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya today.
The forum, in its ninth year, was themed “Investing In Uncertain Times: Make Better Decisions”. It was organised by The Edge Malaysia, presented by theedgeproperty.com with support from Sunway Bhd.
“Two years after cooling measures introduced by the authorities, one can see that the property sector has been in a stage of uncertainty and many people are confused. They are confused on what is exactly happening to the market and outlook, and [this] has caused them [investors and homebuyers] to hold back on making decisions to buy, or sell,” said The Edge Media Group group CEO and publisher Ho Kay Tat (pictured below) in his opening address.
He also briefly introduced the upcoming property information portal – theedgeproperty.com, which shall offer property news, information and analytic tools to help investors and homebuyers make better decisions.
The first speaker Zerin Properties Sdn Bhd CEO Previndran Singhe, gave his take on property market outlook and what to expect in 2015.
The next section "Property Hot Spots -- Heating Up Or Cooling Down?" was presented by Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn Bhd chairman Ho Chin Soon, and its CEO Ishmael Ho.
The Edge Media Group executive chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong took the stage for his presentation entitled “Democratising Property Investment” before the tea break. He also introduced theedgeproperty.com and its features.
A panel discussion themed “Post-GST – The Real Impact on Buyers” featured Sunway Bhd's managing director of property development division for Malaysia and Singapore, Sarena Cheah; Real Estate And Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA) Malaysia deputy president Datuk Soam Heng Choon; and Reapfield Academy Group CEO and president Dr Gerard Kho. The section was moderator was The Edge Malaysia’s managing director Au Foong Yee.
Participants also took the opportunity to visit booths of Sunway Bhd and Ho Chin Soon Research, which displayed new property projects and new books and maps respectively. Also drawing the crowd was theedgeproperty.com introduction booth, where participants checked out the features of the portal.
For the full details of The Edge Investment Forum on Real Estate 2015, read the May 4 issue of City&Country, the property pullout of The Edge Malaysia.
Also, do check out the video here.