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2010 proved to be a busy year in terms of commercial building sales in Bangkok, according to the leading international property consultant CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).    Ms. Kulwadee Sawangsri, Executive Director and head of CBRE’s Investment and Land Services believes that more office buildings were sold in 2010 than in the last five years combined.  During the year, the CBRE’s ... Read More >
Despite the Bank of Thailand announcing measures of decreasing LTV’s for condominium to 90% and the LTV’s for houses to 95% to cool the property market, developers still continued to acquire sites for residential projects. There have been concerns about an influx of foreign money into Thailand. There have been significant foreign inflows into the Thai bond and stock markets ... Read More >
By The Nation; Published on February 17, 2011 Demand for land in traditional prime central Bangkok areas such as Wireless, Ploenchit, Sukhumvit, Rama I, Rajdamri and Sathorn roads is continuing to grow this year on rising demand for residences in these locations, according to international property consultant CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). The company’s research said the optimum plot size is ... Read More >
Bangkok land for sale. Prime freehold land located on South Sathorn Road next to many luxury hotels, office buildings and residential accommodation. The land will be sold by formal tender on 31 March 2011. Expressions of interest must be submitted in writing to receive further information or contact us. Land area: 3 rai 89 sq.wah. Frontage: Approx. 82 m. ... Read More >
Yields for income-producing property investments have remained flat for the second quarter of 2010, with no notable changes from the previous quarter. The benchmark interest rate remained the same during Q2 2010 at 1.25% per annum, increasing by 25 bps in July 14th 2010. This level of interest rate has not affected property yields. Yields will remain unchanged until we ... Read More >
Thailand Investment MarketView Q1 2010 The most notable transaction during Q1 2010 was the sale of 34,000 square metres of strata title offices in Serm Mit Tower on Sukhumvit Soi Asoke by Lasalle Investments to S.P. Building co., Ltd. The transaction price was approximately THB 1.5 billion (THB 44,117/sq.m.).       Values of prime land plots in the central Phloen Chit ... Read More >
Thailand Investment MarketView Q4 2009 There was an increase in the number of building transactions in Q4 2009. The most notable transactions were TPARK LOGISTICS PROPERTY FUND (TLOGIS) and CIMB Thai Bank. TPARK LOGISTICS PROPERTY FUND (TLOGIS) bought 15 warehouses with usable area of 70,731 square meters from Ticon industrial PLC, for THB 1.53 billion. According to a company report ... Read More >
Asia Investment MarketView 2H 2009 Asian real estate investment markets recovered strongly in the second half of 2009 after enduring a difficult start to the year. Investment turnover bottomed out in the first quarter but improved thereafter as investor confidence returned, underpinned by low financing costs, the recapitalisation of private and public real estate funds/investors and the stabilization of prices ... Read More >
The Bangkok Post reports that Ford is threatening to relocate their proposed project There was a very worrying article in the Bangkok Post on February 3rd suggesting that Ford would shift new investment to other countries unless the Thai government resolved issues at Map Ta Phut. Initially the problems were limited to the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate where the ... Read More >
The government seems intent on proposing a new tax on land and property which if implemented could have a significant impact on the property market. Driving around Bangkok or viewing the city using Google Earth reveals a large number of empty land plots that one would not see in other cities. Traditionally Thais have invested in land as a long ... Read More >
There were two notable building transactions in the third quarter of 2009. Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Co. Ltd acquired 28 units at the Star Estate @ Rama III condominium project from Eastern Star Real Estate Public Co. Ltd for THB 124,594,047. In addition Bliss-Tel Public Co. Ltd paid THB 154,500,000 to AngKet Holding Co. Ltd for 250 units at their ... Read More >
Q2 2009 has seen a disappointing number of transactions, one however is worthy of noting, that being the purchase, by LPN Development Plc. of three development sites. The total value was approximately THB 700 million for three land plots in different locations. With regard to whole building sales in Q2 2009 there was no activity. The major reason for the ... Read More >
During Q1 2009, we saw an increase in interest and enquiries about revenue-producing assets, even though there were no major reported transactions of this type. The few land sales seen were completed by developers, some of whom are continuing to expand their development portfolio despite economic conditions. We continue to believe that we will not see the type of distressed ... Read More >
Asia’s real estate markets are outperforming the slowing US and European markets.  The main countries benefiting from this trend have been the larger markets such as Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and there is now an increasing focus on Thailand, according to leading international property consultants CB Richard Ellis.    Property investment has become a global market with a rapidly ... Read More >
 A total of 11 new Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were listed in Asia during the first half, bringing REIT market capitalisation to over US$80 billion as at end-June 2007, according to CB Richard Ellis.  The level of Asia REIT capitalization is approximately twice of that at the end of 2005. According to the “REITs Around Asia 1H 2007” report ... Read More >

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