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NWD looks to expand Causeway Bay holdings


New World Development (0017) has filed a compulsory sale application to acquire several properties in Causeway Bay which have a combined market value of HK$4.5 billion.

The properties, which include 54-76 Percival Street and Happy Mansion at 5-27 Lee Garden Road, have a site area of 19,831 square feet.

The developer has more than 80 percent ownership of the properties and the maximum gross floor area would be nearly 300,000 sq ft, if they are rebuilt at a plot ratio of 15.

The companies applying for the compulsory sale are Kerryford Holdings and Time Pilot, whose registered addresses are New World Tower, the headquarters of NWD.

In the primary market, Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) has unveiled the first price list for Silicon Hill in Tai Po, offering 116 homes at an average per-square-foot price of HK$17,498 after discounts, nearly 10 percent lower than some second-hand flats in the same area.

The first batch includes one-bedroom to three-bedroom units, and is priced from HK$5.49 million to HK$12.92 million after discounts, or from HK$16,461 to HK$19,929 per sq ft.

Three show flats are available for viewing from today and the sales registration will start tomorrow, the developer said, adding that the sales may take place this month.

The project offers studio to three-bedroom units with spaces ranging from 217 sq ft to 851 sq ft. Flats with two bedrooms account for more than half, SHKP said.

In Cheung Sha Wan, Seaside Sonata has put the remaining 38 three-bedroom units up for sale with the cheapest ones at HK$12.38 million after discounts.

The developer CK Asset (1113) said the flats, which range from 771 sq ft to 786 sq ft, are worth HK$570 million and it has raked in about HK$8.3 billion after selling 838 homes in the project.

In Quarry Bay, eight studio units from 221 sq to 227 sq ft at The Holborn will be put on sale with prices from HK$5.74 million to HK$6.13 million after discounts, developer Henderson Land Development (0012) said.

Meanwhile, a luxury residential property at No 2 Stubbs Road in Mid-Levels East worth about HK$1 billion is being tendered, a real-estate service firm said.

The 62-year-old property provides 13 residential flats with a total salable area of 15,224 sq ft, and the tender will close on July 14, it added.

(The Standard)

 

Hong Kong luxury homes set for a rebound as developers pin hopes on border reopening, buying power from mainland investors

Transaction volume of luxury homes could rebound by 30 to 40 per cent in the second half of 2022 on resumption of normal business

City has approved 13 projects for presale this year through late March, with luxury projects accounting for eight of them

The market for luxury homes in Hong Kong is expected to brighten as developers and property investors look past the slump in the opening months this year. Subsiding Covid-19 impact and hopes for the reopening of borders are behind the new-found optimism.

Transaction volume of luxury homes could jump by 30 to 40 per cent in the second half from the first half, a property agent said. First-quarter sales of homes priced above HK$50 million (US$6.37 million) fell by a sequential 36.3 per cent, the worst since late 2020 because of the fifth wave of pandemic, stock market losses and fears over higher borrowing costs.

The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate twice this year, followed in lockstep by Hong Kong’s monetary authority under its linked exchange rate system. Still, local banks have refrained by lifting their lending rates amid a shrinking economy.

“The market has digested the interest-rate hike factor,” said Helen Fung, deputy director of sales at Chinachem Group. “The recent boom in the property market reflects confidence in entering the market.”

Developers had 13 new property projects approved citywide for presale by the government but not yet launched as of late March, offering a total of 2,582 units, according to Hong Kong Economic Times. Luxury residential projects accounted for eight of them.

Kowloon Development last week sold the last flat at Cadogan in Kennedy Town for HK$104 million, a duplex measuring 2,167 square feet. At HK$48,000 per sq ft, the unit is the most expensive in the development, reflecting underlying appetite among local buyers.

Luxury residential properties sold by tender will play a pivotal role in the primary market’s recovery in the coming quarters, according to Fonnie Chan, senior sales manager at Kowloon Development, as some developers have seized the opportunity to position for the market rebound.

Chinachem Group launched four duplex units at Bisney Crest in Pok Fu Lam earlier this month for sale by tender. It collected about HK$230 million from the sale of the last two luxury units at Villa Cove in Clear Water Bay last month.

First Group Holdings offered a house measuring 18,274 sq ft at 72 Repulse Bay Road for sale in mid-May, according to a property agent. The property has attracted more than 20 inquiries, a high reception for properties of that size, the agent added.

Emperor International Holdings, C C Land Holdings, Mingfa Group (International) and Couture Homes, who have jointly developed the No. 15 Shouson ultra-luxury development in the Southern district, could launch it shortly by tender, according to a statement.

“As the pandemic [eases] and Hong Kong’s economy gradually returns to normal, the group expects that the high-end residential market shall follow,” said Alex Yeung, vice-chairman of Emperor International.

That optimism has produced a record deal this month in Tai Po, where a castle-style mansion on 1 Ninth Street in Hong Lok Yuen villa estate changed hands for about HK$300 million. The property is the largest in the area.

The Hong Kong government has taken steps this quarter to peel away some of its tough social distancing curbs after managing to put a lid on the fifth wave of Covid-19 infections, including easing dine-in rules and quarantine measures for inbound arrivals.

“Recently, transactions of big-ticket luxury homes have increased,” said Chan at Kowloon Development. “With the pandemic easing, the market anticipates that the Hong Kong government will soon reopen the borders with the mainland, thereby attracting the purchasing power” from Chinese investors, she added.

(South China Morning Post)

 

Greater Bay Area residents will soon be able to buy wealth management, beauty and medical services from Hong Kong’s 11 Skies complex

Airport Authority awarded the contract for development and management of the project to New World Development in 2018

Anchor tenants include Bank of China (Hong Kong), Citibank, Standard Chartered, FTLife Insurance and Trinity Health Enterprise

Greater Bay Area (GBA) residents will soon be able to receive medical services and buy wealth management products at a commercial complex named 11 Skies near Hong Kong International Airport, without travelling to the city centre once the border with mainland China reopens.

11 Skies is a HK$20 billion (US$2.55 billion) 3.8 million square feet office-retail-entertainment project, comprising three, seven-storey grade A office towers. It will open in July and mainly target GBA residents who live within a one-and-a-half hour drive of the complex, according to developer New World Development.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on construction,” said Larry Leung, vice-president for operations at K11 Concepts, a unit of New World Group that is responsible for project management. “But we still manage to complete the work [for the office site] and keep the budget in check.”

The city’s Airport Authority awarded the contract for development and management of the project to the group’s property arm New World Development in 2018.

Nearly 20 companies from the finance, wealth management, beauty and medical services sectors will open offices at the three office towers, which have a total gross floor area of 570,000 sq ft, said Leung. “About half of the gross floor area [for offices] has been pre-leased,” said Leung, without disclosing the rents payable.

Aside flying to the airport to visit 11 Skies, the complex is also close to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which could pull in visitors who drive from the Greater Bay Area, which includes the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing.

Five anchor tenants including Bank of China (Hong Kong), Citibank, Standard Chartered, FTLife Insurance and Trinity Health Enterprise have taken up space at the business complex.

Standard Chartered said it plans to set up a new banking centre in 11 Skies to meet the demand for cross-boundary banking and investment services from GBA residents.

“While the GBA market continues to develop rapidly, we believe mainland investors will have a higher demand for cross-boundary investment services, spurring growth of wealth management services in Hong Kong,” said Terruce Wang, head of Greater China segment for consumer, private and business banking at Standard Chartered Hong Kong, in a reply to questions from the Post.

“As 11 Skies is situated at one of the most accessible locations for GBA residents, we plan to cater to their needs as a physical servicing spot for banking and wealth management services, while they visit 11 Skies for entertainment and shopping in one-go,” said Wang.

Each of the three office towers will offer specific services, one for finance and wealth management, one for wellness and medical services, and the third will provide space for companies in the GBA to set up offices in Hong Kong.

The planned opening of the complex comes against the backdrop of a sharp plunge in mainland tourist arrivals to Hong Kong from 51 million in 2018 to 65,721 in 2021 amid a border closure since 2020 to contain the pandemic.

“The border with the mainland will open one day even though the market is clouded by short-term concerns,” a property agent said. The agent added that New World would be taking a long-term view of the project as the airport remains an international hub.

“Hong Kong’s financial and medical services are considered some of the most established in the Asia-Pacific region,” another agent said. “It can attract money flow from the mainland seeking to buy insurance, stocks and wealth investment products in Hong Kong.”

Meanwhile, the retail part of 11 Skies, comprising 800 shops and 120 restaurants, is set to open in 2024. The facilities will include the first KidZania theme park in Greater China, the city’s first flying theatre, Timeless Flight Hong Kong, and SkyTrack, an indoor and outdoor karting track.

The agent said that there has not been such a “retailtainment” – retail marketing as entertainment – complex in Hong Kong with such a “wow” factor for tourists and locals in the past 10 years.

(South China Morning Post)

 

星光行海景單位易手 每呎1.6萬低市價約10%

疫情走勢放緩,帶動商廈市場交投向好。消息指,尖沙嘴星光行低層單位以約1404.8萬售出,每呎造價約1.6萬,低市價約10%,原業主持貨25年帳面獲利約978萬,物業期間升值約2.3倍。

商廈交投不俗,市場頻錄買賣,市場消息指出,尖沙嘴星光行低層20室,建築面積約878方呎,以約1404.8萬售出,平均呎價約1.6萬。據地產代理指出,上址坐享海景,屬該商廈優質物業,以市價約1.8萬計,上述成交價低市價約一成。

持貨25年升值2.29

據悉,原業主早於1997年以約426萬購入,故持貨25年帳面獲利約978.8萬,物業期間升值約2.29倍。

好兆年行呎價9682元售

此外,同區商廈好兆年行亦錄買賣,消息指,該商廈低層13室,建築面積約723方呎,以約700萬售出,呎價約9682元;至於租務交投方面,同區新文華中心A座中層9室,建築面積約830方呎,以每呎約29.2元租出,月租約24236元。

華斐商廈每呎1.25萬沽

其餘各區亦錄商廈成交,市場消息指出,灣仔華斐商業大廈中層5室,建築面積約350方呎,以約437.99萬售出,呎價約12514元;另外,西區成基商業中心高層6室,建築面積約1186方呎,以1149.9萬售出,平均呎價約9696元。

(星島日報)

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醫療行業衍生甲廈新需求

醫療需求持續增長,帶動相關行業「異軍突起」,據一間外資代理行指出,受本港人口持續老化等因素推動,醫療保健行業持續擴充,料相關行業於未來三年間於市場承租逾百萬方呎樓面,並以中環及尖沙嘴傳統核心區最受惠。

代理行:料三年需求逾百萬呎

該行代理稱,本港人口老齡化、高淨值人士的醫療支出增加,以及越見廣泛的醫療保障,將刺激未來幾年對醫療保健服務的強勁需求。該行早前預測醫療中心將需要額外逾100萬呎作擴充,惟受疫情影響,令需求變得滯後。

中環尖沙嘴最受惠

本港商廈將於2022年至2026年迎接近1400萬方呎新增供應量,將在未來五年為醫療行業的租戶提供大量擴張機會。該行另一代理指,在目前的經濟下行周期,寫字樓叫租具吸引力,為醫療行業提供更多合適的場所選擇,以滿足他們的長期戰略需求。

另一代理表示,街鋪租金已從2019年的最高峰下跌40%,醫療中心及服務營運商應該再次考慮租用商鋪。

(星島日報)

 

東半山豪宅放售市值約10億

東半山司徒拔道2號豪宅,小業主齊集100%業權放售,估計市值約10億。

有一間外資代理行指,上述司徒拔道2號,佔地達13461方呎,現有13伙,實用面積合共15224方呎,劃為「住宅 (丙類) 2」用地,最高建築高度12層,連一層開放式車場,項目亦可補地價重建分層,或按現時限制重建洋房,截標日期為7月14日下午5時。

可建分層或洋房

中環、西營盤及馬頭角三項舊樓標售,估值約5.5億,該行指,中環荷李活道26號及28號的永寧大廈,大廈於1958年落成,樓高6層,實用面積約7828方呎。

西營盤正街38號,為半幢於1971年落成的6層高住宅,實用面積3291方呎,可與毗連合併重建。第三項物業為九龍馬頭角譚公路73號,半幢8層高住宅,於1959年落成。

該行代理指,三項物業由同一業主放售,具重建潛力。

(星島日報)

 

新世界申強拍銅鑼灣舊樓 市場估值逾45億創新高

港島區地皮供應罕有,銅鑼灣波斯富街一綫地段舊樓群重建價值極高,新世界併購多年的區內一列未有窗花的「沽窿舊樓」,包括快樂大廈等多個地段舊樓,最近終取得突破進展,該公司向土地審裁處提出申請強拍,以統一業權發展,市場估值45.05億,若單以強拍申請金額計屬歷來銀碼新高紀錄。

旺區舊樓甚具重建潛力,吸引各財團進行併購作重建發展;本報於2018年5月率先報道,銅鑼灣波斯富街舊樓群正爆發舊樓收購戰;最新,新世界就銅鑼灣波斯富街54至76號、利園山道5至27號快樂大廈、羅素街60號等多個地段舊樓,向土地審裁處提出申請強拍,以統一業權發展,目前該公司持有約80.09%至90.32%業權,市場對整個項目估值45.05億,單計強拍申請金額更是歷來銀碼新高紀錄。

持有逾80%業權

目前並未成功收購的單位涉及約50名業主,當中不乏「城中名人」及知名公司,如英皇國際、永光地產、招商永隆銀行、「小巴大王」馬亞木及快樂大廈業主立案法團等,當中波斯富街舊樓一個單位因公司解散,單位業權未有人認領,變為由律政司、公司註冊處代為認領。

業主涉英皇及永光等

值得留意的是,波斯富街76號地鋪業主為英皇國際,該公司早於2011年斥資約3.8億購入,惟文件顯示,最新估值僅1.8426億,意味帳面貶值約51.5%。而永光地產則持有2個波斯富街地鋪,其中54號最新估值約1.1295億,較2009年約9000萬購入價,帳面獲利約2295萬,升值約25.5%;56號地鋪最新估值約1.049億,對比2011年購入價約1.95億,帳面蝕約9010萬,貶值46.2%。

據土地審裁處文件顯示,上述項目由細分3個地段的相連舊樓組成,其中地段一為波斯富街54至60號、利園山道5至11號舊樓持有約85.42%業權;地段二、波斯富街62至68A號、利園山道13至19號快樂大廈持有約80.09%業權;地段三、波斯富街70至76號、羅素街60號、利園山道21至27號持有約90.32%業權。上述舊樓群,坐落銅鑼灣核心一綫購物地段,鄰近希慎廣場時代廣場,極具重建價值;地盤面積約1.98萬方呎,若以地積比率15倍重建,料可建總樓面約29.75萬方呎的商業項目。

新世界於去年11月斥資12.8億、向持有逾兩成關鍵業權的英記茶莊家族成員等購入一籃子物業,取得突破進展,相隔半年昨日即申請強拍,以統一業權發展。

(星島日報)

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工商舖4月367宗買賣 升6.7%

有代理行報告指出,4月整體工商舖買賣合約登記錄367宗及53.68億元,較3月的344宗及62.68億元,分別按月升6.7%及跌14.4%。

該行代理指出,疫情持續緩和,買家恢復入市意慾,帶動登記宗數見底回升。4月起政府逐步放寬社交距離措施,相信工商舖市況逐漸回暖,登記將繼續上升。

(經濟日報)

 

工廈續成焦點 兩月4宗全幢買賣

疫情緩和,大額物業買賣轉好,而去年一枝獨秀的工廈,今年續成投資焦點,兩個月錄4宗全幢買賣個案,買家既有用家亦有投資者。

工廈續成財團追捧對象,近日投資市場上再現大額工廈成交。嘉里 (00683) 表示,與華潤物流達成協議,出售旗下嘉里 (沙田) 貨倉及嘉里 (柴灣) 貨倉兩項物業,分別涉資23.3億及22.9億元,合共涉及46.2億元。以成交價計,為今年最大額買賣。

兩項物業均屬貨倉用途,嘉里 (沙田) 貨倉位於火炭山尾街36至42號,對面為近年入伙的駿洋邨。沙田貨倉樓高18層,總樓面面積約404,374平方呎。據了解,該物業現時出租率理想,呎租約12至14元,主要為物流行業租用。物業以23.3億元易手,呎價約5,762元。

另一物業為嘉里 (柴灣) 貨倉,物業位於柴灣嘉業街50號,樓高15層,總樓面約521,253平方呎。數年前,嘉里物流 (00636) 曾作出申請,計劃改裝柴灣貨倉為大型骨灰龕場,惟遭城規否決。今次以物業22.9億元成交價計,呎價約4,393元。

華潤物流 已斥逾75億掃工廈

事件上,是次兩項物業買家華潤物流,近兩年活躍於工廈市場,包括去年向鄧成波家族購入屯門東亞紗廠工業大廈第一期全幢,以及粉嶺安樂門街35至37號勉勵龍中心全幢,分別涉約22.42億及6.95億元,合共近30億元。如今再斥逾46億元,購入兩項物業,合共已斥逾75億元掃工廈作自用。

此外,基金亦對全幢工廈感興趣,近日粉嶺業暢街6號新中國洗衣集團大廈全幢以4.5億元易手,物業地盤面積約22,163平方呎,總面積約101,463平方呎,以4.5億元成交價計,呎價約4,435元。項目於1990年落成,近年由業主自用。翻查資料,原業主於1999年以3,868.8萬元購入,持貨23年轉手,獲利約4.11億元,物業升值約10.6倍。

據悉,買家為美資房地產基金Heitman,首度於香港入市。是次購入該工廈項目,將轉作凍倉用途,作長綫收租。連同4月份美資基金以近29億元購入葵涌集運中心,兩個月市場已錄4宗全幢工廈買賣,涉近80億元。

分析指,疫情下工廈需求有增無減,因涉及物流、凍倉及數據中心等,均為疫情下生意不錯的行業,特別網購增加,需求強勁,令物流公司有需要擴充業務。另外,工廈亦有改裝概念,故獲外資基金留意。按目前走勢,商廈、零售等需時復甦,反之工廈需求穩定,相信今年仍是投資市場最受捧物業。

(經濟日報)

 

長沙灣工廈85%業權 5.5億放售

長沙灣憑藉交通及周邊配套成熟,吸引不少中外企業進駐,進一步轉型為西九龍新商貿區。新近有業主看好長沙灣發展前景,推出長沙灣聯興工廠大廈近85%業權放售,意向價約5.5億元。

可建樓面約126719

有代理表示,項目位於長沙灣瓊林街109號聯興工廠大廈一籃子物業,共佔約84.8%業權份數,意向價約5.5億元,以現狀及連現有租約出售。

該代理表示,項目現為一幢樓高10層之工業大廈,地盤面積約8,800平方呎,被劃作其他指定用途註明「商貿」及「政府、機構或社區」用途。物業於2021年獲城規會批准放寬地積比率限制,並增至14.4倍以作准許的非污染工業用途發展,可建樓面面積約126,719平方呎,重建後價值將大大提高。

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恩浩國際中心 處九龍灣商業重心

恩浩國際中心位處九龍灣核心商廈群,質素頗新,其中一賣點是單位可享開揚海景。

恩浩國際中心位於九龍灣常悅道,該地段為區內商業重心,既有企業廣場多期商廈,亦有近年落成的金利豐國際中心等物業,商業氣氛濃。交通方面,由港鐵站步行至該廈,需時10至15分鐘,而物業旁為企業廣場巴士總站,另若步行至九龍灣國際展貿中心一帶,有巴士往尖沙咀。另外,近年啟德港鐵站落成,由該廈乘車前往啟德站亦便捷。

飲食及生活配套方面,由物業門口步行5分鐘便到達MegaBox商場,有大量餐廳及商店,上班人士亦可前往德福廣場,這裏有更多餐廳可供選擇。另外,大廈對出為零碳天地公園,亦可讓上班人士於公餘時前往散步。

物業於2013年底落成,屬區內其中一幢較新落成而可供發售的商廈,目前地下舖位由車行使用。地下大堂樓底特高,開揚光猛。另大廈設6部客用升降機,以樓層區分,有效疏導人流。

物業樓高27層,一梯6伙設計,每層面積約1.2萬平方呎,單位面積則由約1,500至2,300平方呎不等。單位上,以A、E及F室的面積最大,用家亦可選擇打通多個單位使用。

高層單位呎租18 近1年低

景觀上,由於物業前方沒有太多遮擋,單位可飽覽啟德郵輪碼頭景觀,非常優質,另一面則望向九龍灣工商廈樓景,亦甚為開揚。

買賣方面,該廈成交不算多,2019年,物業高層E室,面積約2,122平方呎,以約2,838萬元成交,呎價約13,373元,其後2020年9月,物業高層E室,面積約2,122平方呎,以約2,550萬元易手,呎價約1.2萬元。該廈對上一宗成交已為去年6月,物業高層F室,面積約2,259平方呎,以約2,725萬元成交,呎價約1.2萬元。

租務上,大廈年內錄多宗租務,年初物業高層單位,面積約1,549平方呎,以每呎約23元租出。對上一宗租務為上月初,受疫情影響租金明顯回落,物業高層單位,面積約1,305平方呎,以每月約2.4萬元租出,呎租約18元,為近一年多該廈首度呎租跌穿20元。

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複式單位放售 意向價約1億

特色單位極軍有,現恩浩國際中心複式單位進行放售,意向價約1億元。

入則打造內置樓梯

有代理表示,該物業位於九龍灣常悅道1號恩浩國際中心21樓A室及22樓A室,面積分別約4,509及2,283平方呎,合計約6,792平方呎,意向價約1億元,折合平均呎價約1.4萬元。

該物業由一家成衣企業購入自用,將以交吉形式出售,另可配售2個私家車位。單位以工業風設計,內隴新簇,配合24小時冷氣系統。同時,該單位為全幢唯一已入則複式單位,其樓底特高,達4.15米,且業主更不惜花費約150萬元入則打造內置樓梯,連接兩層;同時,該單位景觀開揚,背山面海,擁270度環迴景致,既可遠眺獅子山山景及東九龍都市開揚景外,更可望郵輪碼頭及港島東區至灣仔海景景致。

同區租務方面,消息指,企業廣場五期1座中高層03至04室,面積約4,707平方呎,以每呎約26元租出。

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