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Hong Kong Adopts Two-Envelope Tendering for Prime Waterfront Site

The Hong Kong government’s recent decision to embrace a new tendering process for the sale of a prime parcel of waterfront land adjoining the Central business district marks a welcome departure from longstanding policy. In the past, such tenders were invariably awarded to the highest bidder without regard to the quality of the proposed development. Now, however, use of a “two-envelope” approach to sell the plot, known as Site 3, means that design also becomes part of the equation. Read More

Investor Perspective from Singapore: Transactions Down while Logistics and Data Centers in Demand

Real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region has been on a downward trend since 2019, and market uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation, said speakers at a recent ULI Singapore event held virtually. Read More

Confronting COVID-19: Insights from Asia on Business Impacts and Mitigation

Many countries in Asia have successfully mitigated the spread of COVID-19 through a range of strategies that include universal mask use, testing, sophisticated technology for contact tracing, and strict government quarantine and cleaning protocols, according to leading real estate professionals participating in a recent ULI webinar. The participants described impacts on their real estate businesses, and how the real estate industry has been enlisted in the fight against the coronavirus. Read More

With Reduced Revenues, All Options on the Table As Asia’s Hospitality Industry Pivots

At the 2020 ULI Singapore Conference, which was held virtually, panelists discussed how hotels have started to offer takeout and delivery to non-guests, in addition to working with the local government to house those under quarantine orders. Read More

Recent Articles

  • Repurposing Flexible Spaces Helping Singapore Developers Recover

    2020-05-28 11:16:39 Panelists at this year’s ULI Singapore Conference, held virtually for the first time, discussed the challenges they face as developers with recent workplace disruptions, how to allow for working remotely while catering to the needs of stakeholders, and the lasting impact the pandemic will have on commercial real estate as a whole.
  • Hong Kong Adopts Two-Envelope Tendering for Prime Waterfront Site

    2020-05-26 10:44:32 The Hong Kong government’s recent decision to embrace a new tendering process for the sale of a prime parcel of waterfront land adjoining the Central business district marks a welcome departure from longstanding policy. In the past, such tenders were invariably awarded to the highest bidder without regard to the quality of the proposed development. Now, however, use of a “two-envelope” approach to sell the plot, known as Site 3, means that design also becomes part of the equation.
  • With Reduced Revenues, All Options on the Table As Asia’s Hospitality Industry Pivots

    2020-05-22 10:00:42 At the 2020 ULI Singapore Conference, which was held virtually, panelists discussed how hotels have started to offer takeout and delivery to non-guests, in addition to working with the local government to house those under quarantine orders.
  • EY/ULI Report Highlights Long-Term Attractiveness of Global Business Districts for the Future

    2020-05-21 16:27:40 An international study assesses and compares 21 leading global business districts, confirming that business districts in western Europe and North America continue to lead the way amid fierce competition from Asian business districts, but all will need to adapt for the future in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Business districts in Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Beijing all ranked in the top 10 in this year's study.
  • Confronting COVID-19: Insights from Asia on Business Impacts and Mitigation

    2020-05-19 11:00:40 Many countries in Asia have successfully mitigated the spread of COVID-19 through a range of strategies that include universal mask use, testing, sophisticated technology for contact tracing, and strict government quarantine and cleaning protocols, according to leading real estate professionals participating in a recent ULI webinar. The participants described impacts on their real estate businesses, and how the real estate industry has been enlisted in the fight against the coronavirus.
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