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January 2014














































































 Singapore Economy

              ·         Analysts see more positive outlook for S'pore market

Singapore Real Estate News

·         Rental yields of non-landed private homes down at 3.9%

·         Wheelock sells half of units in Panorama's first release

·         Hillford retirement resort - all 281 units - snapped up

·         'Rents may drop' with foreign tenant quotas

·         Kingsford owner is $33m bungalow buyer

·         Upper Serangoon View worth watching

·         The chill spreads in the home rental market

·         MOM to step up worksite inspections

 Real Estate Companies' Brief

              ·         A-Reit Q3 DPU down 2.2% at 3.54 cents

·         OUE C-Reit launches IPO at 80 cents a unit

·         Solid Q4 results from industrial landlords

 Global Economy & Global Real Estate News

              ·         China Home Prices Advance as Guangzhou, Shenzhen Jump 20%

·         Builders Begin Work on More U.S. Homes Than Forecast


 Singapore Economy

              ·         Restructuring economy is "multi-year" effort: Tharman


 Real Estate Companies' Brief

              ·         Tapering unlikely to dampen IPO flow

·         Key players of the financial sector

·         GIC venture buys space in Time Warner Center

·         Leisure, hotel firm profit up 12.3%

Views, Reviews & Forums

              ·         Not time yet to relax cooling measures: CEOs

 Global Economy & Global Real Estate News 

              ·         Iskandar developers may get reprieve from curbs

·         China’s 2013 New Home Sales to Exceed $1 Trillion, Record High

·         UK home prices raising fears of another bubble


 Singapore Real Estate News

              ·         52 strata office units at ARC 380 sold

·         HDB received 737 appeals from S'poreans to keep their overseas properties

·         Close watch on impact, size of foreign workforce

 Real Estates Companies' Brief

·         K-Green maintains 2013 DPU at 7.82 cents

·         Keppel Reit Q4 DPU stays at 1.97 cents

·         Ascendas Reit

·         OUE C-Reit yield high, thanks to sponsor

·         Mapletree Logistics Trust's DPU up 7% in Q3

 View, Reviews & Forums

·         Bubble? Depends on where and how you look

·         Refine HDB subletting rules

·         Keep to spirit of retirement housing

 Global economy & Global Real Estate News

              ·         Richemont seeks entry into India's luxury retail market

·         Work starts on deluxe resort on Dubai islands

·         Drop in December US housing starts smaller than expected

·         Non-profit architect group brightens up Sofia

·         NZ home prices and sales volumes dip in Dec

·         Palm Islands developer to have 9 hotels by 2016

·         China 2013 new home sales hit record high

·         London home price growth slows in Jan after a strong year

·         China’s new home sales hit record S$1.4 Trillion

·         Abe Eyes Land-Price Reflation to Spur Construction Boom

·         Deutsche Bank Sees German Home Prices Rising for Sixth Year

·         Hong Kong, Vancouver Least Affordable Home Markets, Survey Shows

·         Buyout Firms Shift to German Offices From Housing: Real Estate

·         Glorious Property Plunges After Buyout Rejected: Hong Kong Mover

·         London Property-Market Growth Cools After 2013 Surge


 Singapore Real Estate News

              ·         Parco to quit Millenia Walk after losing millions there

·         S'pore scores in efforts to improve home affordability

·         2 S'pore developers unveil overseas residential projects

·         Keppel Land buys Jakarta site for $42m

·         Foreign labour curbs too fast, too furious: survey

Real Estate Companies' Brief

              ·         FCT's Q1 DPU rises 4.2% to 2.5 cents

·         MIT's Q3 DPU rises 8.2% to 2.51 cents

·         Cache Logistics' Q4 DPU down 0.8%

·         Ascott Reit full-year DPU dips on bigger base

·         Cambridge Industrial Trust

·         SP Setia shares inch up as top execs quit posts

Views, Reviews & Forum

              ·         Being practical about land-use balance

·         Reduce rental costs to help local economy

Global Economy & Global Real Estate News

              ·         BlackBerry to Sell Most of Canadian Real Estate to Raise

·         Vornado Said to Seek Sale of New York’s 1 Park Ave. Tower

·         U.S. Bancorp Encroaches on BofA as Davis Seizes Market Share

·      Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Gains 38% Keeps Housing Bets: Mortgages

·         Buyout Firms Shift to German Offices From Housing: Real Estate

·         Swiss Home Prices Are Approaching Level of 1989 Bubble, UBS Says


 Singapore Real Estate News

              ·         Secondary-market deals at lowest level since 2004

·         The Arcade put up for sale by tender

              ·         Record bid for former Joo Chiat police station site

·         Developer offers bulk sale amid market blues

·         Raffles Medical buying hospital's adjacent site

·         KepLand top ranking Asian firm on sustainability list

·         Chinese buying of homes holding up

              ·         Keppel Land buys Jakarta site for $42m

·         Chinese brokerage Haitong opens S'pore office

·         3,139 BTO flats up for sale in 5 estates

·         All new BTO flats to come with eco-features

·         Two workers fall to death at construction site


Real Estate Companies' Brief

              ·         KepLand's Q4 profit boosted by one-off gain

·         Sabana Reit Q4 DPU falls 9.1% to 2.19¢

·         FCOT posts jump in Q1 DPU to 2.05 cents

·         CapitaMall Trust Q4 DPU rises 15.3%

·         12% higher Q3 DPU for MCT

Global Economy & Global Reat Estate News

       ·         Global economy not out of the woods yet, warns IMF

·         IOI Properties set for overseas income boost

·         Aspial to build Melbourne's tallest tower

·         BlackBerry to sell most of its Canada property

·         PE firms shift focus from German homes to offices

·         Japan to trigger rebound in inner-city property prices

·         Princeton's urban homes find few takers

·         Swiss home prices reaching level of '89 bubble

Burning issue for new homes

·         The Man Behind Brooklyn’s Edge Waterfront Property

·         Silicon Slopes Beckon as U.S. Buyers Shun Costly Homes

·         Starwood Sells Miami Hotel to Qatar’s Al Faisal for $213 Million

·         German Home Construction Seen Increasing to Highest in 12 Years




Singapore Economy

           ·         GDP estimates likely to be revised upwards

           ·         Singapore is 10th most dynamic city: report

Singapore Real Estate News

              ·         Housing market slowing down on all fronts

·         Private home, industrial space markets feeling squeeze from double whammy

·         First HDB resale price dip since 2005

·         Luxury homes 'to bear brunt' of price drop

·         Prices, rentals of industrial space in Q4 moderate

·         Hong Leong Group takes top spot in private home sales

·         Speculators exiting private home market

·         Worker hit by prefab unit falls to death


Real Estate Companies' Briefs

·         Reits 'well-positioned for rising rates'

·         SGReit posts 9.5% rise in Q4 income

·         OUE C-Reit's IPO 2.75 times subscribed

·         Starhill Global Reit's Q4 DPU rises 8.8% to 1.23 cts

·         PLife Reit's Q4 DPU up 4.5% at 2.82 cents

·         Suntec Reit

 Views, Reviews & Forums

              ·         Give your views on Singapore's green future

              ·         Rising rents hurting businesses

              ·         HDB should adopt retirement village model

Global Economy and Global Real Estate News

·         E&O's gamble puts Penang on the map

·         HSBC bullish on M'sia economy this year

·         Risanamento Agrees to Sell 9 Paris Properties for $1.7 Billion

·         Sochi’s Hotel Scarcity Deters Late Travel Bookings From U.S.

·         Super Bowl Homes Command $1,600 a Night as Listings Jump

·         Chatham-Cerberus Venture to Sell 51 Innkeepers Hotels

·         China’s Wang Plans Up to $5 Billion Investment in U.K. Projects

·         Gundlach Counting Rotting Homes Makes Subprime Bear


 Top Story

              ·         Resale flat prices not yet at 'steady state'


Singapore Real Estate News

              ·         Fire breaks out at Pinnacle@Duxton

·         Property market slowdown hits home renovation companies


 Real Estate Companies' Brief

             ·         New property additions bolster Parkway Life Reit in Q4

Views, Reviews & Forums

              ·         Consider safety and security issues in green efforts

·         Relook HDB-CPF system of loans and fund usage

Global Economy And Global Real Estate News

              ·         Fed tapering poses risks to recovery: IMF


 Singapore Economy

              ·         Singapore leaps to fourth place in environment index


Singapore Real Estate News

              ·         MBFC owners win property tax refund appeal

·         Property curbs 'likely to remain for a while yet'

·         Home prices 'may fall up to 10%' in 2014

·         Investments in S'pore hotels up more than five times

·         700 Beach changing hands for some $120m

·         Hotel to provide smartphones for guests

·         JP Morgan sign goes up on Capital Tower

·         HDB blocks upgraded as energy consumption rises

·         Singles getting two-room flats in excess of quota

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Wing Tai's profit falls 45% in Q2

·         Ascendas opens India building

·         Starhill Global Reit

·         Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust

·         K-Reit said to be seeking buyers for Prudential Tower

·         OUE Commercial Reit makes weak debut in S'pore

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Rental rates depend on supply, demand

Global Economy and Global Real Estate News

·         GLP lands tenants for China properties

·         High-rise farming idea gains ground

·         New home sales in December fall more than forecast

·         China developer to invest £3b in UK

·         Asia's 1st luxe Nobu Hotel to open in Manila complex

·         Mall developer MAF to pump 3b dirhams into Dubai

·         Japan Beyond Tokyo Luring BlackRock With Overseas Money

·         Caterpillar 2014 Forecast Tops Estimates

·         Hudson’s Bay to Sell Toronto Store for C$650 Million

·         Drop in U.S. New-Home Sales Caps the Best Year Since 2008

·         Gehry Designs Tallest German Residential Building in Berlin

·         Dubai Prime Housing Value Growth Slows on State Cooling

·         Ski Resorts Seen as Buyout Targets Amid U.S. West Drought


 Singapore Economy

              ·         PM: Three goals S'pore should achieve to show it has progressed

·         Investment commitments robust: EDB

Singapore Real Estate 

·         Mixed views on potential MBFC Tower 3 deal

·         Braddell View up for privatisation

·         Punggol flats most popular in 2014's first BTO exercise

·         Completed condo prices fell 0.6% last year: NUS

·         Canberra EC bids reveal a touch of caution

·         Worker falls to death in latest construction fatality


Real Estate Companies' Brief

              ·         Global Premium Hotels' Q4 earnings up 20.1%

·         IPC quadruples 2013 net profit to $18.2m

·         Wing Tai Holdings\


Global Economy and Global Real Estate News

              ·         Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rise Most Since February 2006

·         Goldman Sachs Said to Lead American Homes 4 Rent Bond Deal

·         Hedge Funds See Cheap Homes With Soured Loans: Mortgages

·         Chinese Homebuyers Thronging Sydney Create Mini-Bubble Frenzy

·         European Banks Trimmed Property Debt to $1.3 Trillion, CBRE Says

·         Shanghai Sells Residential Land at Record Amid Competition


 Top Stories

              ·         Firms must do more for work safety: Tan Chuan-Jin

·         More locals employed amid tighter foreign hiring


Singapore Real Estate

              ·         HUDC and the story of housing windfalls

·         Half stake sold in Finexis Bldg at $2,300 psf on strata area

·         Interest in city-fringe developments helps drive up business park leasing

·         GIC buys stake in Australian student-hostel group

·         Structure collapse kills one, injures 10 workers in Sentosa


Real Estate Companines' Brief

              ·         CDLHT Q4 DPS up marginally at 2.92 cents

·         Most Reits raise DPU despite US tapering

·         CRCT's Q4 DPU dips 4.3% to 2.20 cents

·         Tuan Sing Q4 net falls 68% to $25.3m

·         AIMS AMP Reit's Q3 DPU up 7.4% at 2.77 cents

·         CDL Hospitality Trusts

·         Global Premium Hotels

·         UE hires bank to value Wearnes' auto portfolio


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

              ·         US recovery? Keep the bubbly on ice

·         BlackRock helps revive Japan's property market

·         Blackstone to Purchase GE Warehouses in Nine U.S. States

·         Home prices in 20 US cities up in Nov

·         Remove highway for Olympics, says Tokyo developer

·         UK Jan house prices surge to 6-year high

·         Lower Manhattan landlords compete for bank's tenancy

·         Chinese buyers pushing up home prices in Australian cities

·         Marriott open to buying hotel operators: CEO

·         Fitch says London homes to become less affordable

·         Goldman Sachs Said to Lead American Homes 4 Rent Bond Deal


 Singapore Real Estate

              ·         MOM to target construction site lapses

Crane slides off trailer

·         Man loses claim over $14m house


Real Estate Companies' Brief

              ·         GRP raises $2.78m with placement to Daniel Teo


Global Economy and Global Real Estate

              ·         Philippine GDP growth slows after Haiyan

·         Mitsubishi to buy Tokyo building for 35b yen

·         Simon Property Buys Long Island Land from Rival Taubman

·         Rams Owner Buys Los Angeles Land Amid St. Louis Talks