Property March 2017

Structural shifts in the local economic and policy environment require one to think harder about some aspects of real estate investment.

Beyond “location, location and location”, buyers should also consider other aspects such as the growth prospects of the area.

This is a lever the government may pull in the mid to long-term to give buyers another option.

Stabilising prices and increased CPF Housing Grants for first-time buyers make it a good time to enter the market.

With stronger headwinds, retailers are adopting technological solutions for their businesses to remain competitive.

While activity-based working points to a gradual decline in office footprints of tenants, co-working is a welcome boost for landlords in a muted market.

To be successful, investors need patience and risk appetite for emerging areas.

A continuing structural demand-supply mismatch and discounts offered to foreign buyers due to a weak pound indicate there is room for growth.

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