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M+S to sell Duo’s luxury Andaz hotel to Hoi Hup Realty for S$475m

The national joint venture between Malaysia and Singapore, M+S Pte Ltd, on Tuesday announced it will sell the luxury hotel component of the signature Duo mixed-use project for S$475 million to Hoi Hup Realty. M+S said it agreed to the sale of all shares of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ophir-Rochor Hotel (ORH), the developer and owner of Andaz Singapore, to the Singapore property developer. The...

Keppel Land China acquires commercial development in Guangzhou

Keppel Land China Limited (Keppel Land China) has entered into a share sale and shareholder loan transfer agreement with Topchain Group (Topchain) to acquire a 30% stake in Win Up Global which will ultimately own Westmin Plaza, an office and retail development in Liwan District, Guangzhou, China. The investment amounted to approximately HKD141.4 million (approximately S$24.8 million) for cash consideration...

CapitaLand gains big canvas for Singapore redevelopments from ASB purchase

Some folks may think that CapitaLand does not have many Singapore residential developments coming up - with only two projects currently. However, the property group has a much larger canvas for creating development opportunities at home in various asset classes, beyond residential, after its S$11 billion acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge (ASB) this year. In fact, one of the group's priorities in...

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...

Top Global to buy 43 units in Thong Teck Building for S$170m from Allied Tech director

Property group Top Global has decided to buy 23 freehold commercial strata-titled lots with 43 property addresses in Thong Teck Building for S$170 million. The properties comprise 39 office units and four retail units located within the nine-level Thong Teck Building on 15 Scotts Road, which was built in the mid-1970s and upgraded in 2014. The Business Times (BT) had reported in May that Top Global...

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...

UOL-UIC tie-up places top bid for Clementi Ave 1 site

A state tender for a 99-year leasehold private housing site along Clementi Avenue 1 has attracted five bids. Units of UOL Group and United Industrial Corporation (UIC) teamed up to place the top bid of S$491.3 million, which works out to S$788.31 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr). The second-highest bid came from MCL Land's Vesta SG Residences - it bid slightly more than S$471 million or...

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...

Kingsford Huray gets no-sale licence for Normanton Park project

Kingsford Huray Development has been hit with a no-sale licence for its project at the former Normanton Park site, prohibiting it from selling units before the Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) is obtained. In June, Kingsford Huray was granted approval for a 1,882-unit project on the site, comprising 1,863 apartments and 19 strata terrace houses. But the Controller of Housing (COH) issued a no-sale...

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