Real Estate


The Buildings Department is beginning to send out 40 teams to inspect some 4,000 old buildings in Hong Kong.

Get me out of here!

Colleen Lee The Standard 01.02.2010

A man living in a building next to the one that collapsed in To Kwa Wan was last night begging to be moved out, fearing he will die like some of his neighbors did on Friday.

Fixed on home rates

Alfred Liu The Standard 22.10.2009

Flat buyers can look forward to cheaper mortgages after the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp said it will offer loans at rates as low as 1.25 percent with repayment periods ranging from one to 10 years.

Raising the roof over developer's tall story

Patsy Moy and Derek Yiu The Standard 22.10.2009

The developer of the luxury high-rise at 39 Conduit Road, which includes the world's most expensive apartment, is embroiled in another numbers game.

Sky high

Alfred Liu The Standard 18.09.2009

In a bold act of defiance at economic troubles, a Hong Kong developer has upped the prices for two 4,000-square- foot penthouses to HK$300 million apiece.

God is in the Details

Philip Maughan 21.08.2009

Is architecture art? If it is, Hong Kong’s 7,650 skyscrapers are brush strokes in the world’s most detailed masterpiece. Philip Maughan cranes his neck back in search of answers.


Opus Northwest announced today that it closed on its 86th sale at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, bringing the project's total sales to date to approximately $160 million. The award-winning condominium tower at the edge of Pike Place Market in d...

The plot thickens

Nickkita Lau The Standard 11.08.2009

Members of a family who squatted on a small plot of land reckoned to be worth tens of millions of dollars in the heart of Causeway Bay are arguing in court that five decades of living there makes them the owners.

IPO powers ahead

Mandy Lo and Derek Yiu The Standard 10.08.2009

Mainland property developer Evergrande Real Estate Group is planning to come back to the Hong Kong capital market and raise as much as HK$11.7 billion in its second attempt to go public.

Saving SoHo

Sarah Fung 31.07.2009

SoHo as we know it may be destroyed in the next 10 years, but a glimmer of hope remains as campaigners work to protect this vibrant and historic area from redevelopment. By Sarah Fung.

Launches spur new loans for homes to record high

AlfredLiu The Standard 28.07.2009

New residential mortgage lending in Hong Kong jumped to a record high last month thanks to low borrowing costs and strong demand for housing.


AMB Property Corporation(R) (NYSE: AMB), a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, announced it has leased more than 516,000 square feet to Kimberly-Clark, a global health and hygiene company, at its East Valley Warehouse ...

Housing estate expo opens 12.07.2009

An exhibition of photographs and documentary videos of three old public housing estates will go on show at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei tomorrow.

Le Prestige show flats attract 20,000

Mandy Lo The Standard 06.07.2009

Le Prestige, a residential project developed by Cheung Kong (0001) and MTR Corp (0066), attracted about 20,000 visitors to show flats at the weekend and developers are expected to release the price list this week.

An Unoccupied Building Collapsed In Shanghai

At around 5:30am on June 27, an unoccupied building still under construction at Lianhuanan Road in the Minhang district of Shanghai city toppled over. One worker was killed. According to information, a 70 meter section of the flood prevention wa...

New battle over Wan Chai `mega' block

Patsy Moy The Standard 26.06.2009

Residents of Wan Chai's "mid-levels" are gearing up for another fight .


Aisawan Resort & Spa has spent more than 5 Million Dollars budget on new designs and the completion of the only Beach Club in Pattaya. The showcase is ready to reveal in November 2009.

$1b boost sought for facelift scheme

Grace Tsoi The Standard 11.06.2009

More than 1,500 old buildings have been earmarked for a facelift which will create 20,000 jobs, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday.

Derelict Hong Kong

Winnie Chau and Winnie Yeung 05.06.2009

HK Magazine tracks down the city’s urban decay. Text by Winnie Chau and Winnie Yeung.

Recovery on as flat sales surge 42pc

AlfredLiu The Standard 03.06.2009

Hong Kong's real estate market is showing signs of recovery as home sales in May reached a 15-month high and analysts forecast an up to 20 percent increase in residential prices this year.

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