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Bangkok Post 12 May 2010 Real Estate Investment in Asia Surged in Q1, Says CBRE But year-on-year rise reflects slump in 2009 Total direct real estate investment in Asia in the first quarter soared by 215%year-on-year to an estimated US$16.5 billion, reflecting a buoyant market, according to the latest quarterly Asia Investment Market View conducted by CB Richard Ellis But ... Read More >
BANGKOK POST  Issued date 9 May 2010 The Thai market has historically shown it can weather crises without damage to investors     The protracted political stand-off that has turned parts of Bangkok’s inner city into a barricaded fortress for more than a month is unlikely to lead to dramatic drops in property values, although some people have deferred buying decisions for ... Read More >
The Industrial estate sector has been dominated by the fall out from the suspension of projects at Map Ta Phut and concerns about Japanese companies losing confidence in Thailand as a manufacturing location. Finally we have a little bit of good news. Hutchinson Technology (Thailand) has committed 4.3 billion baht to build a hard disk drive parts production plant at ... 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 >
LPN’s purchase of another development site, this time on Rama IV Road in downtown Bangkok shows more confidence in Thai property market. LPN acquired a 1,704 square wah site for 255,600,000 baht equating to 150,000 baht per square wah according to a report made to the Stock Exchange of Thailand on January 28, 2010. LPN will develop a 900 unit, ... 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 >
Momentum is growing around the world for certification of the environmental efficiency of buildings. Although Thailand has not yet adopted its’ own certification standards this has not prevented developers from adopting international standards in the absence of a local standard. This move is in a response to demand particularly in the office market. We believe that more multinational tenants are ... Read More >
The global recession has meant that there has been a dramatic fall in investment in manufacturing plant around the world. In Thailand this has resulted in industrial land sales on estates and parks falling from 3484 Rai (1393 acres) in the first three quarters of last year to 432 Rai (172 acres) in the first three quarters of this year. ... 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 >
 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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