City & Country: TTDI: A new office address?

Those who ply the stretch of Jalan Damansara separating Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) from Damansara Kim in Petaling Jaya would have spotted a hoarded construction site within the popular TTDI. The site fronts the busy Jalan Damansara. According to details posted onsite, the ongoing works are for a 31-storey office building by Bellworth Developments Sdn Bhd, which has its office in TDDI itself.

City & Country: 99 sen rental scheme revives mall

The current economic slowdown has brought many a business and retail activity to a slow grind in Penang. However, at one shopping mall that was facing high vacancies last year, the proactive effort of a retail unit owner to change things around caught the attention of many.The Pan Palace Plaza in populous Taman Lip Sin was completed in 2007.

City & Country: Makeover for Nestle House

For 28 years, Nestle House has been a familiar fixture in Petaling Jaya. Fronting the Federal Highway and sitting behind PJ Hilton hotel, the appeal of the building has long been eclipsed by the crop of newer, sleeker buildings in the city over the years. All that is about to change.

Offshore: Luxury bungalow prices near peak levels

There have been several sales in recent days at the top end of the Singapore property market — the multimillion-dollar Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) in the traditional prime residential districts. They were sealed at S$20 million (RM49 million) or above, with one even hitting S$38 million.

#New:* HK luxury property values to improve in next 12 months

HONG KONG: Despite both the local and global economic uncertainties, property sales in Hong Kong were active in the first half of 2009, according to Colliers International in its mid-year review and forecast (May 2009 - May 2010) report.

City & Country: Making a comeback

Land & General Bhd (L&G) has kept a low profile since Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd (Mayland) emerged as a key shareholder in the company two years ago, but that is set to change soon.  One of the oldest property developers in the country, L&G was founded by Tan Sri Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah four decades ago and it made a name for itself with the development of the 1,200-acre freehold

City & Country: Why the townships ground to a halt

Carey Real Estate’s Ampang branch director Avtar Singh is familiar with both Bandar Sungai Buaya and Lembah Beringin. The townships, he recalls, were launched in the early 1990s and the general population profile comprised young working families or retirees. “When the Klang Valley market was booming, highways, interchanges and cheaper homes began to emerge.

City & Coountry: S P Setia’s maiden luxury high-rise

Setia Sky Residences, located near the intersection of Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, is S P Setia Bhd’s maiden luxury high-rise condo development. It comprises four 40-storey blocks on a six-acre freehold commercial plot between Wisma Selborn and Yayasan Selangor.

City & Country: St Mary Residences on track

Since its groundbreaking ceremony in November 2007, little has been heard about the serviced apartment project coming up on the site of the former St Mary’s School in Kuala Lumpur.  It was recently that some units of the project, called St Mary Residences CBD, was put on the market by developer Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O).