CapitaLand has won its bid to acquire two prime residential sites in Guangzhou, China, for 2.05 billion yuan (S$409 million).
Announced yesterday, the two sites in the Zengcheng district occupy 150,000 sq m of land, and could allow the developer to build up to 1,300 homes by 2021 aimed at first-time home buyers and upgraders, CapitaLand said.
Zengcheng, where prominent companies such as Foxconn and Honda have operations, is one of Guangzhou’s fastest-growing districts and the site of the city’s planned second international airport, the developer added.
The acquisition in China will be CapitaLand’s second in three months. In June, the group announced that it is buying a site in Chongqing yielding more than 2,100 residential units.
“These 3,400 units in Guangzhou and Chongqing are a timely addition to our China residential pipeline, as we ready ourselves to release another 4,000 units for sale by the end of 2018,” CapitaLand chief executive Lim Ming Yan said.
“CapitaLand remains optimistic about the prospects of China’s residential market, where strong housing sales have continually contributed to the group’s earnings.”
Mr Lim said CapitaLand has exceeded its full-year capital recycling target of $3 billion in the first six months of this year.