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May 19, 2022

Meet our Experts | Russell Lam

Colliers' newly minted Capital Markets and Investment Services Executive Director, Russell Lam, has many reasons to celebrate.
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May 16, 2022

Land Sales Programme | May Update

The government will put up two residential sites for tender in the first quarter of the 2022-2023 Land Sale Programme.
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May 12, 2022

Case study | Co-living with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) was set up to transform Hong Kong into a regional hub for Innovation & Technology (I&T).
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May 5, 2022

New projects raise standards for Central's prestige office stock

Central has been a magnet for businesses in search of high-quality space. One new building under construction is set to outshine them all, writes Fiona Ngan, Head of Office Services
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Apr 11, 2022

Real estate investors watch for Hong Kong’s reaction to Fed’s mooted interest rate rises

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates in March and hinted it could do so six more times by the end of the year. Though the Hong Kong Monetary Authority copied this move, it does not necessarily follow that Hong Kong’s commercial banks will match the US’s pace and frequency during the rest of the year, writes Hannah Jeong of Colliers.
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Apr 6, 2022

The last two sites for the 2021-22 programme offer some changes

This month’s Land Sales Programme reviews the commercial site at Area 57 in Tung Chung and the residential site on Castle Peak Road – Tai Lam in Tuen Mun.
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Mar 24, 2022

Expert Insights| ESG rules offer Hong Kong innovation opportunities

Developers and investors, restricted by tight land supplies, seek innovative ways to meet sustainability targets.
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Mar 17, 2022

Expert Insights | Hong Kong’s northern powerhouse

The Northern Metropolis is brimming with potential; here’s what the government can do to accelerate its success
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Mar 10, 2022

Withdrawn Tsing Yi mega-site needs careful evaluation

In the 2022-23 Budget delivered on 23 February 2022 by financial Secretary Paul Chan, he mentioned that Hong Kong’s overall exports had grown by 19% YoY, with the overall economy increasing by 6.4% vs the global average of 5.9%.
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Mar 2, 2022

Snippet | Office market can learn from 2021, and advice for fund managers

In the latest Colliers Snippet, Office Services Director Jason Fung looks back to see what’s to come in the office market, and Capital Markets & Investment Services Director Matthew Cheng suggests international funds should team up with local developers.
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Feb 17, 2022

How the metaverse will profoundly change the way we think about property

Over the last few months, the volume of transactions for real estate in extended reality (XR), also known as the metaverse, has ramped up. These digital landscapes will grow into fully functioning economies in a few short years that offer a synchronous digital experience integrated into our lives as social media is today.
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Feb 16, 2022

Meet Our Experts | Stanley Wong, your investment-wise friend

At Colliers, Stanley Wong likes to flex his ingenuity to offer our clients inspired solutions when they are considering acquiring or cashing in on their assets
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Feb 9, 2022

Snippet | Hotel sale shows developers can still find investors

In the latest Colliers Snippet, Valuation & Advisory Services Director Nancy Chan says the Hotel sáv transaction shows developers that investors have not turned away from the hospitality sector.
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Feb 8, 2022

Nano flats: Are they setting the standard?

The Government’s announcement of a minimum size for homes on land from the Land Sales Programme caught the market by surprise. The 280 sq. ft. was larger than some of the nano-flats developers had been selling and should be viewed as a positive if your objective is to raise the standards.
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Feb 7, 2022

Last Government site for Q3 2021-22 is a gem in Repulse Bay

As per the Government’s announcement on the 29 September 2019, they will sell three sites for the third quarter of 2021-22, i.e. October to December, including two residential sites and an industrial site. The industrial site and one of the residential sites have already been sold in Fanling and Tai Po respectively.
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Jan 26, 2022

Snippet | 3PL plan for rising rents, and why Chevalier’s deal is COVID-free

In the latest Colliers Snippet, Industrial Services Associate Director Andrew Armstrong says warehouse occupiers should adjust their strategy and Valuation & Advisory Services Associate Director Pureanae Jang explains why Chevalier’s Fanling Lot price has nothing to do with COVID-19
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Jan 19, 2022

Meet Our Experts | Rachel Chin focused on developer solutions

Rachel Chin is driven by a passion to problem-solve. The Associate Director in Colliers’ Valuation and Advisory Services team prides herself on being creative in her work, constantly looking to accelerate the success of developers and institutional investors.
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Jan 13, 2022

Large potential for nano flats and the return of hotel investment

Fund and investment managers are looking to leverage hotel operators’ experience to be in the best position when tourists return
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Dec 15, 2021

High hopes for new central project

The government has confirmed Henderson Land Development had paid the full HK$50.8 billion lump-sum premium for New Central Harbourfront Commercial Site 3.
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Dec 1, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Link REIT’s car-park acquisitions are an attractive vehicle for investors

Investment activity has continued to be active, in particular among institutional investors who have an interest in industrial and car-park assets offering long-term growth potential.
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Nov 17, 2021

Weekly Snippet | The bullish luxury residential market and recovering office market

In the past week, we saw a notable luxury residential transaction – a flat at Mount Nicholson that sold for HK$140,800 per sq. ft. It sets a record in Asia for the most expensive flat in terms of square footage.
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Nov 16, 2021

Site 3: A city on the cusp | Part 3 smart cities

The invitation to deliver smart design throughout a new build in Hong Kong’s CBD is a rare opportunity, given the limited space. Most developments and buildings rely heavily on retrofitting and upgrades.
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Nov 15, 2021

Quality is the key to attract tenants

Hong Kong’s office sector recorded overall net absorption for the first time after eight consecutive quarters – a key indicator of the health of the market.
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Nov 10, 2021

Site 3: A city on the cusp | Part 2 connectivity

In the second instalment of our three-part series Site 3: A city on the cusp, which covers liveability, connectivity and smart cities, Nigel Smith speaks to Eli Konvitz, Director of Urban Planning and Design at Atkins*, about what he would like to see from Site 3 to ensure the best Connectivity.
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Nov 8, 2021

Site 3: A city on the cusp | Part 1 liveability

As real estate professionals and citizens of Hong Kong SAR, we find ourselves in a significant moment – one that has the potential to bolster Hong Kong’s position as a global and local destination.
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Nov 3, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Northern Metropolis sparks review of land bank strategy

The latest Weekly Snippet sheds light on the Northern Metropolis Development. Rosaline Fu of Valuation & Advisory Services explores how the planned infrastructure should facilitate the start of major development in the northern area.
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Oct 28, 2021

How the China Evergrande saga is likely to affect Hong Kong’s residential market

The China Evergrande situation is sure to affect Hong Kong SAR’s residential market, with the good news being that first-time homeowners could find prices more affordable in the short-term
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Oct 21, 2021

Land Sales Programme | October Update

In this month’s Land Sales Programme review, we take a look at the new site at Tai Po Road – Tai Po Kau, Tai Po, which has been earmarked for low-rise, low-density residential developments.
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Oct 13, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Kowloon sees lift in leasing and investment activity

This week we focus on the Kowloon office market, where our experts share their insights and outlook.
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Sep 29, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Flexible workspace operators and F&B retailers continue to expand

This week we put our focus on the office leasing and retail markets. Erric Chow of Office Services notes the influence of capital expenditure and lease term flexibility in driving flexible workspace demand.
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Sep 27, 2021

Don't write off Hong Kong’s data centre market, just yet

A sudden hush seems to have befallen the market for data centres, a coveted asset class since 2019. Investors now seem to be less interested. Some people speculated the national security law might have had something to do with it.
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Sep 15, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Rising retail sales encourages bold moves

According to government data, Hong Kong’s retail sales climbed for the sixth consecutive month in July, supported by an economic recovery, stabilised COVID-19, and an improved labour market.
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Sep 15, 2021

Land Sales Programme | September update

In our latest Land Sales Programme update, we take a look at 79 Broadcast Drive which is a low to medium-rise residential unit that has been added to the July to September Programme.
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Sep 8, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Strategic landlords and bold developers

Proactive landlords are reaping the rewards of adopting a flexible rental framework according to Niall Rowark of Office Services, as he sees an emerging trend around lower vacancy rates.
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Sep 1, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Realising the potential of New Territories North

This Weekly Snippet has a focus on the New Territories North (NTN) and how the construction of the Northern Link is set to enhance connectivity, support overall development, and draw attention from major developers.
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Aug 31, 2021

Money for old rope: Ageing industrial assets driving new opportunities

Supply & demand is an economic fundamental. It can be applied across multiple sectors, products, and service offerings. But when looking at real estate and Hong Kong’s topography, there’s no better demonstration of how constrained supply can support resilient demand.
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Aug 25, 2021

Weekly Snippet | A focus on Kowloon East office leasing and the overall residential market

In the latest Weekly Snippet, we first look at the Kowloon East office leasing market where Ella Lai of Office Services shares her observations. Then it’s on to the residential market with Nancy Chan of Valuation & Advisory Services where she comments on the recent sale of a site in Yuen Long, and what this means for the overall residential market.
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Aug 18, 2021

Weekly Snippet | A defining deal

The rise of e-commerce, the boom in the technology sector, and the change in how we work have intensified the demand for logistics space in Hong Kong and Asia.
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Aug 12, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Cryptocurrency and industrial investment heat up

The latest Colliers Weekly Snippet features James Lai of Office Services as he discusses what the expansion of cryptocurrency trading platforms could mean to Hong Kong SAR’s office leasing market.
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Aug 11, 2021

Land Sales Programme | August Update

The site at the junction of Lau Yip Street and Chung Yip Road, Yuen Long, New Territories (the Site) is part of the July to September 2021 Land Sale Programme and is a rolled-over site from the 2020-2021 Land Sale Programme.
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Aug 4, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Wong Chuk Hang becomes a focus for investors

Wong Chuk Hang has developed rapidly supported by government initiatives and will become an area of commercial towers, upmarket residential developments, and shopping malls.
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Jul 28, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Tackling land shortage and cautious investment sentiment

Land and home shortages are battleground issues for Hong Kong. Financial Secretary Paul Chan said recently that Hong Kong has enough land for development but planning processes need to be simplified to speed up the release of supply to tackle the housing crisis.
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Jul 26, 2021

Senior living; Hong Kong’s sleeping giant

The megatrend of ageing populations is something that is challenging cities all over the world. It’s pressing nature means we’re facing a situation where we will soon have more people at extreme old age, than young people.
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Jul 23, 2021

Land Sales Programme | July Update

The Hon Kong SAR government will offer 15 new residential sites in this fiscal year (April 2021 – March 2022), four of which are located on Hong Kong Island. Two government land sale sites will be made available in the second half of 2021-22.
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Jul 21, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Recovering demand and growing confidence shaping the market

In a market that has started to see institutional investors step off the sidelines, we have seen overall investment activity become more active as stakeholders seek opportunities before the market rebounds.
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Jul 7, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Two notable real estate market trends

In this Weekly Snippet, our experts share their observations of the trends in the office and retail property investment markets.
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Jun 30, 2021

Weekly Snippet | What’s in it for occupiers in the office leasing and secondary residential markets?

In the latest Weekly Snippet, Wang Cheung of Office Services and Angus Luk of Valuation & Advisory Services share their on-the-ground market observations of the office leasing and residential sectors.
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Jun 23, 2021

Weekly Snippet | A comeback of flexible workspace and an increase of F&B expansions

We have continued to see positivity in the property market amid the early sign of economic recovery. On the retail front, rising local consumption has stimulated demand for F&B, and Cynthia Ng of Retail Services has seen the increase in expansions of F&B operators in the market.
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Jun 18, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Easing market conditions continue to grow confidence

The luxury home market has seen record-breaking transactions in recent months, as buyers’ confidence continues to return due to improving market conditions.
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Jun 16, 2021

Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate

“Adapt, adjust, accommodate,” a phrase traditionally associated with Eastern Yogic philosophy, has become an important mantra for the hotel industry over the past year.
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Jun 11, 2021

Land Sales Programme | June Update

Kwu Tung Area 24 is part of the April to June 2021 Land Sale Programme and is a rolled over site from the 2020-2021 Land Sale Programme.
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Jun 10, 2021

Leveraging data-driven insights to accelerate success

Actionable research has always been a tool to support the decision-making process. Today, from the primary author of ‘Greater Bay Area: A 2030 Outlook’ and ‘The future landscape of the Hong Kong data centre market’, Rosanna Tang sees it as one of the most important aspects for real estate professionals, especially when the market has so much uncertainty.
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Jun 10, 2021

Hot demand for cold storage

Cold storage , a sub-sector of industrial properties to store, pack, and distribute temperature-sensitive and perishable products, has recently emerged as one of the most appealing niche asset classes in Hong Kong.
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Jun 9, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Hong Kong property market showing signs of optimism

We have seen visible signs of recovery in Hong Kong’s economy this year. Real GDP resumed with appreciable YoY growth of 7.9%, ending six consecutive quarters of contraction.
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Jun 4, 2021

Hong Kong residential market dazzles

Without a crystal ball, one must look at both the global and local economic drivers and at Colliers we believe that they continue to point in one direction – up.
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Jun 2, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Re-opening of the borders to boost property investment and residential markets

The weather has been heating up, and so has the Hong Kong property investment and China residential markets. Entering into Q2, Backy Fung of Capital Markets & Investment Services observed that investment momentum has spread to the office, retail and site re-development sectors.
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May 27, 2021

Colliers – a great place to nurture young, emerging talents

Utilising young, emerging talent is a fundamental at Colliers. We have a strong demographic of young leaders that we foster closely by equipping them with industry leading knowledge, exposing them to a collaborative culture, and empowering them to be enterprising to lead our industry into the future.
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May 26, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Now should be a good time to snap up deals at attractive rates

As economic activity picks up in Hong Kong, there have been a few notable retail and residential leasing trends in the market.
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May 13, 2021

The impact of climate risk on real estate valuation

The global business community is now seeing the financial implications of climate change. From intensified wildfires, typhoons, and other natural disasters, to increased severity of flooding in Hong Kong, acute shocks are demonstrating the necessity for investors to mitigate underlying and emerging environmental and social risks.
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May 12, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Office and retail sectors recovering in parallel with Hong Kong’s economy

There has been continued economic growth and lower unemployment recorded in the first quarter of 2021. Hong Kong’s economy has rebounded with a 7.8% YOY growth, posting an 11-year high and ending the prolonged contraction since the third quarter in 2019.
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May 11, 2021

2021-22 Land Sale Programme | May Result

The Lands Department announced on 27 April that the tender for the Fanling Sheung Shui Town Lot No. 279 at Area 25, Kwu Tung, New Territories, was awarded to the highest tenderer.
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May 7, 2021

Secrets for success within the competitive real estate industry

At Colliers, our enterprising culture enables our people to do their best work. As an ex-international rugby player, discipline, hard work and being able to listen and communicate are important attributes that Niall Rowark of Office Services brings to the table.
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May 5, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Hong Kong office market displaying signs of improvement

While a number of multinational companies, especially those in the banking sector have downsized their office footprints, we have observed that other companies have taken advantage of attractive rental packages and increased availability to relocate to more prestigious locations.
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May 3, 2021

Rebalancing within Hong Kong SAR’s office sector

The Hong Kong SAR has a long-standing reputation of vying to be one of the most, if not the most, expensive office leasing markets in the world.
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Apr 27, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Prospect of the Southern District and the changing retail rental landscape

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the social situation in Hong Kong, the housing market has been resilient and the being the least affected sector.
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Apr 22, 2021

Leveraging ESG knowledge to add value

At Colliers, we are committed to maximising the potential of property to accelerate the success of our clients and our people. An area of specific focus includes improvement of performance through the adoption of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations and practices.
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Apr 21, 2021

Weekly Snippet | What’re the housing and office leasing markets up to?

Housing supply has been a long-standing problem in Hong Kong. To contribute to relieving the problem and speed up the development of new housing, the government said they would not rule out the possibility of revisiting a shelved vacancy tax proposal for unsold homes.
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Apr 20, 2021

2021-22 Land Sale Programme | April Forecast

The Lands Department announced on March 23 that there will be a residential and a commercial site to be disposed of by public tender in the 2020-21 Land Sale Programme.
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Apr 14, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Improved Q1 sentiment creates positive market outlook

The first quarter saw economic uncertainties still cloud the real estate market’s outlook. For the retail sector, large size premium brand expansions remained quiet in core locations, and luxury brands continued to scale back their operations.
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Apr 8, 2021

Colliers’ experts – seeing things differently

Having an enterprising spirit is ingrained in Colliers’ culture. Our professionals embrace change and think differently to turn today’s challenges into future opportunities. Meet one of our valuation experts, Nancy Chan, who illustrates how we see what could be. She also shares how our brand values guide her day-to-day work.
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Mar 30, 2021

Weekly Snippet | Increasing activity instils positive momentum in Hong Kong’s property market

Hong Kong’s real estate market has seen an increase in activity, especially in the office leasing and investment sectors. For occupiers, inspections have increased since Chinese New Year, and there is a greater consideration for Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) as a decentralisation move.
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Mar 23, 2021

Weekly Snippet | New opportunities emerge in the current high-vacancy market

Amid an economic downturn, there has been an increase in firms – from co-working space providers to finance companies and retailers – surrendering their spaces before contracts expire; however, our experts have not seen a further climb in vacancy due to leasing momentum slowed. Instead, they have seen new opportunities emerge.
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Mar 16, 2021

Weekly snippet | New land premiums pilot scheme’s implications for investors and developers

The Development Bureau introduced a two-year pilot scheme, which has started imposing land premiums at standard rates for the redevelopment of industrial buildings built before 1987 on 15 March.
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