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NWD closes in as State Theatre goes on sale for record $4.7b

The compulsory sale of the State Theatre building, which is mostly held by New World Development (0017), opens Thursday with a reserve price of HK$4.77 billion.

The price would be a record high for a compulsory auction in the city.

New World has already acquired 98 percent of the ownership of the historic building in North Point. It has pledged to preserve the 68-year-old property, which was not only a cinema but art and cultural venue. Following approval from the Lands Tribunal in late August, it is the first Grade I historic building to go on sale. Market watchers believe the valuation of shops in North Point could benefit from the sale.

Meanwhile, retail shop rents in have shown signs of stabilizing in the third quarter but vacancy rates rose sharply, according to a report by a property agency.

Prime street shop rents fell by 2 percent quarter-on-quarter. Although shopping center rents remained largely stable in the last quarter, the overall vacancy in 40 shopping centers surveyed increased more than two-fold from 2 percent in September 2018 to 7 percent in September this year, the report showed.

The vacancy rate of shopping malls in New Territories was the highest, with 12 percent. Some core shopping malls vacancy rates reached over 10 percent or above, such as Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, Times Square in Causeway Bay, and New Town Plaza in Sha Tin.

This came as The Estate Agents Authority revealed that the number of licensed estate agents fell for a second consecutive month to 39,815 in September, dropping 43 from a month ago. The number of property agency branches in Hong Kong, however, rose for the fifth month to 7,061 ended September, the highest since last December.

In the primary market, New World Development expects to release the first price list for The Pavilia Farm at Tai Wai Station tomorrow and open show flats by Saturday at the earliest.

In the secondary market, a total of 22 deals in Yuen Long were recorded over the long weekend. There were four transactions for The Reach in Yuen Long. Among them, a 414-square-foot unit changed hands for HK$5.98 million, or KH$14,444 per sq ft.

Among other transactions , the father of actor Andy Lau Tak-wah bought a 1,981-sq-ft unit in Braga Circuit in Ho Man Tin for HK$38 million or 19,182 per sq ft. Andy Lau's house in Kadoorie Avenue is nearby, and the Lau family own at least three units in Ho Man Tin.

(The Standard)

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接管人保華指高銀賣總部無效

高銀 (00530) 總部所在、子公司賜譽持有的九龍灣高銀金融國際中心,早前遭接管人保華顧問委託代理放售,然而高銀930日於業績公告中提及,疑「搶先」以總作價143億元,向獨立第三方出售持有賜譽100%股本的成美及Goal Eagle。就此,保華昨天致函代理,強調高銀有關公告內容存在缺陷,包括並不會影響賜譽旗下九龍灣物業的擁有權變更;又指高銀聲稱的交易,明顯破壞賜譽發行68億元浮息優先抵押票據的責任。

致函代理繼續放

保華向代理確認,九龍灣物業正由保華一方接管,高銀正進行的交易無論如何都不會影響該物業買賣,成美及Goal Eagle均沒有權力出售賜譽或有關物業。保華表明,賜譽及該物業現時並非由高銀、成美或Goal Eagle控制,而是由接管人掌管;接管人是唯一處理賜譽及該物業事務的代表,高銀的交易並未徵詢接管人及未有得到其同意;接管人由德意志信託香港委託,現時該物業實際權益應歸於德意志信託香港;該代理仍為物業獨家銷售代理。

保華上月中就其作為賜譽接管人權力的頒令發出原訴傳票,9月25日法院判定,在10月29日作出裁決之前,保華有權行使賜譽與德銀訂立的抵押協議,以及股份押記項下授予他們的權利及權力,直至被合法免職,意味最終由哪一方持有賜譽及九龍灣物業,仍有待本月底法院裁決結果。

(信報)

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接管人保華指高銀無權出售高銀金融國際中心 143億易手羅生門

高銀金融其總部所位處的九龍灣高銀金融國際中心,早前被接管人接管及放售,高銀隨即擬以一百四十三億元,將之有條件售予獨立第三方;不過,身為接管人的保華顧問,昨日強調高銀無權出售高銀金融國際中心,令到該宗買賣形成羅生門事件。

代理負責招標意向120

身為接管人的保華顧問,就日前高銀金融公布作回應,保華顧問董事總經理保國武昨日發信給代理,指高銀及其附屬公司成美及Goal Eagle,無權出售有關物業,接管人唯一代表,以及委託該代理為獨家代理,負責招標出售該全幢商廈事宜。

高銀抵押旗下的高銀金融國際中心舉債,早前遭債主德銀委託保華顧問放售持有該廈的子公司賜譽,意向一百二十億元,惟高銀周三公布,直接向獨立第三方出售持有賜譽百分百股本的成美及Goal Eagle,並於周二訂立臨時買賣協議,總作價一百四十三億元。

高銀金融國際中心於二○一六年竣工,樓高二十八層,佔地面積約七萬一千零四十二方呎,總樓面約八十五萬二千多方呎,現時出租率約七成六,除了高銀集團總部外,租客包括珠寶、金融、零售服務行業,代理指項目意向約一百二十億元,呎價約一萬四千元。

(星島日報)

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核心區商場空置率逾10% 代理:疫下租戶頻撤出

今年以來在疫市下,遊客「消失」,本地零售消費亦疲弱,導致商場生意大減,租戶頻撤走,代理指出,全港商場空置率增加,其中,核心區商場空置率更攀升至逾10%。

代理指出,過往10年,遊客購物消費平均約佔本港零售總額約三分之一,但自從政府於3月起限制非香港居民訪港,該項消費不再存在。該行追蹤40個商場貿易及租戶組合數據顯示,全港商場總體空置率已由2018年9月2%,增長至今年9月的7%,由於一些主力租戶,通常是中檔時裝品牌和傳統中餐廳撤租,導致新界區商場空置率高達12%。核心地段,尖沙嘴海港城、銅鑼灣時代廣場及沙田新城市廣場,這些等受內地遊客青睞的商場,空置率短短數個月,攀升至逾10%。

本地客流主導市場

該代理行發布第三季零售租賃報告,今年7月和8月零售,銷售降速趨緩,酒吧、食肆等受限聚令制約客流及營業時間,餐飲業受到嚴重衝擊,不過,由於一些商場受業主提供的激勵措施刺激,以及9月初政府放鬆限制措施,8月下旬及9月周末均錄大量本地客流,部分奢侈品牌店鋪及餐館更有人排隊。

第三季零售觸底反彈

在今年首七個月內,本地需求保持相對穩定,創造1800億零售銷售額。第三季度末,零售市場有觸底反彈迹象,本地餐飲連鎖店於將軍澳等民生區拓展,日用雜貨類零售商則於核心區包括中環,以及非核心區尋求擴張,服裝化妝品及珠寶鐘表等持續受挫,7月按年跌44%至54%不等。

零售租金於第三季跌勢減少,其中核心區鋪租按季跌2%,商場租金穩定,業主傾向與現有租戶續約,並願意提供多達30%租金優惠,而一年期租約亦日趨普遍。

代理表示,雖然零售業短期交出好成績,但9月下旬表明市場正在好轉,進入一個新常態。

(星島日報)

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啟德地估值34億

作為新盤供應重鎮的啟德區,再有地皮於季內推出招標,為啟德第4E區1號用地,該地位於舊跑道區,可享內港景,前臨九龍灣商貿區。業界人士指,估計該項目日後落成後周遭亦發展成熟,料吸引本地大型發展商及中港合組財團競投,最新估值介乎34億至41億。

每呎估價1.05萬至到1.25

近年土地供應較多的啟德區,於季內推出的4E區1號用地,位處舊機場跑道西北端,屬該區尾段位置,可享內港景,前臨九龍灣商貿區。該地佔地面積約5.97萬方呎,以地積比率約5.5倍發展計,可建樓面約32.84萬方呎,涉及約390伙。最新市場估值介乎34億至41億,即每方呎樓面地價約10500至12500元。

有測量師表示,該地皮發展規模適中,而且啟德為近年供應重心,坐擁基建優勢,發展漸趨成熟,而屯馬綫1期早前亦已通車,帶動區內住宅需求。

(星島日報)

 

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