City Developments Ltd (CDL)

CapitaLand, CDL, Ascott Reit to redevelop Liang Court into mixed-use complex

CapitaLand Limited, City Developments Limited (CDL) and Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) on Thursday said they will together redevelop the Liang Court site. The site comprises Liang Court mall, midscale hotel Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay and serviced residence Somerset Liang Court Singapore. This comes as CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) has proposed to sell its entire stake in Novotel Singapore...

CDL takeover offer for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels turns unconditional

CITY Developments Limited (CDL) said its final cash offer to acquire all the remaining shares in its London-listed subsidiary Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) has been declared unconditional in all respects. The delisting of M&C shares from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is expected to be effective on Oct 11, the mainboard-listed property developer said early on Friday morning. As of 5pm London...

CDL acquires full control of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle

CITY Developments Limited (CDL) acquired the remaining 62.5 per cent stake from the investors of Profit Participation Securities (PPS) 1 structure for S$393 million, giving it full control of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove and Quayside Isle as it seeks to ride on the government's plans to reshape Sentosa. At an earnings briefing on Thursday morning, group chief executive officer Sherman Kwek said that the...

CDL launches another attempt to buy Millennium & Copthorne Hotels for S$3.9b

Singapore-listed real estate firm City Developments Ltd (CDL) announced on Friday (Jun 7) another attempt to buy Britain's Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels, this time for £2.23 billion (S$3.9 billion). The offer represents a premium of about 37 per cent to M&C's closing price of 500 pence on Thursday. Currently, CDL owns approximately 65.2 per cent of M&C. This offer is final and will not be...

Liang Court deal shows quirk in CapLand strategy

Last Friday's completion of the acquisition of Liang Court mall along River Valley Road by CapitaLand and City Developments Ltd (CDL) brings together two property groups that have adopted somewhat different business strategies in the past. With their S$400 million purchase of the mall from an entity linked to PGIM Real Estate, control of the overall Liang Court mixed-development complex has narrowed...

CapitaLand and CDL poised to buy Liang Court mall at S$400m

Liang Court mall - famous at its peak as a Japanese expat haunt and for the Daimaru department store and supermarket - is expected to be sold to new owners for S$400 million. According to The Business Times, a put-and-call option agreement has been entered into between the owner, an entity linked to PGIM Real Estate, and CapitaLand and City Developments Ltd (CDL). CapitaLand's listed unit Ascott...

CDL Q3 profit up 10.4%, says it’s ‘cognisant’ housing curbs will affect sales

City Developments Limited (CDL) said on Thursday (Nov 8) that its net profit rose 10.4 per cent in the third quarter and projected confidence in the market going forward, even as it cautioned against macroeconomic uncertainties and persistent headwinds for the Singapore residential property market. Net profit for the three months ended September rose to S$161.8 million from S$146.6 million in the same...

CDL buys London commercial building for £183m

City Developments Limited (CDL) announced on Friday morning that it has acquired a prime freehold Grade A commercial building in London for £183 million (S$328 million). The project, Aldgate House, is located in the district of Aldgate, right beside Aldgate Underground Station and with six other stations within a five-minute walk. CDL said the acquisition was undertaken "as part of its focus on...

CapitaLand-CDL tie-up win Sengkang Central bid

A CapitaLand and City Developments Ltd (CDL) tie-up has clinched a commercial and residential site in Sengkang Central. Their winning bid of S$777.78 million works out to S$923.59 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr) for the 99-year leasehold site next to Buangkok MRT Station. In a joint release on Thursday evening, CapitaLand and CDL said their joint venture will transform the 3.7-hectare site –...

Latest cooling measures to bite harder than earlier ones: CDL

The group chief executive of City Developments Ltd (CDL), Sherman Kwek, says the impact of the property cooling measures rolled out last month will be rather different from that in the 2010-to-early-2013 period. Despite successive rounds of cooling measures being rolled out during those years, private home buyers managed to get round the negativity and continue pushing on, he recalled. Developers...

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