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Chinachem wins Tung Chung site


Chinachem has won the bid for a commercial site at Tung Chung Town for HK$2.78 billion, which is lower than estimated.

The site, at lot No 45 in area 57, was worth HK$2,202 per square foot, close to the bottom end of market expectations.

Chief executive Donald Choi Wun-hing said he is pleased that the developer has won the site and that malls, offices and data centers will be built upon it.

Tenders for the site closed last Friday and a total of five bids were received from Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016), Sino Land (0083), K&K Property, Chinachem and K Wah International (0173).

The site covers 132,800 sq ft and has a buildable floor area of 1,261,300 sq ft.

It was put up for tender in October 2020 but only three bids were received, and the sale was cancelled.

In other news, the government has applied a land premium mechanism to Kwu Tong North and Fanling North to speed up supply.

The Development Bureau announced the arrangements for charging land premium at standard rates for lease modifications in New Development Areas yesterday.

(The Standard)

 

甲廈需求回暖 吸納量改善九成

本港經濟於去年顯著復甦,市場對寫字樓需求漸回暖。據差餉物業估價署昨日公布的《香港物業報告2022》初步統計數字,2021年本港私人甲級寫字樓空置樓面超過1100萬方呎,空置率按年略增0.7個百分點,達到12.5%,再創2004年後新高。不過,去年私人甲廈使用量錄得負19.38萬方呎 (負吸納量,即整體遷出騰空的樓面多於新租出樓面),按年大幅縮減超過九成,反映需求增加。

差估署指出,去年底本港整體私人寫字樓空置率連升3年,由2020年底的11.5%,上升至2021年的12.3%,涉及樓面約1658.73萬方呎。其中,甲級寫字樓空置率由2020年底的11.8%,增加至2021年底的12.5%,屬2004年錄得13.1%後近17年新高。除中區和北角/鰂魚涌分區外,其餘分區的甲級寫字樓錄得雙位數字空置率。

1101萬呎樓面丟空創新高

截至去年底,甲廈空置樓面達1101.16萬方呎,較2020年的1027.96萬方呎,進一步增多73.2萬方呎,是差估署自1985年有統計以來,甲級寫字樓空置樓面最多的一年。以全港指標商廈中環國際金融中心二期 (IFC 2) 全幢總樓面面積約200萬方呎計,3個月前甲廈的空置面積相等於逾5.5國際金融中心二期

雖然甲級寫字樓空置樓面續創新高,但市場需求已經有明顯改善。去年底私人甲廈的負吸納量僅19.38萬方呎,而2020年底的負吸納量則為203.44萬方呎,即2021年大幅縮減約90.5%

至於整體私人寫字樓落成量,去年輕微增至約75.35萬方呎,當中52.74萬方呎屬於甲級寫字樓,主要分布在深水埗和荃灣。預計20222023年整體私人寫字樓落成量分別約376.74萬及約276.63萬方呎。今年甲廈落成量將有約303.54萬方呎,當中佔27%來自九龍城。據了解,今年主要落成的甲級寫字樓為南豐集團旗下九龍東啟德的 AIRSIDE

中環寫字樓空置率跌至7.4%

差估署在報告中提到,2021年寫字樓市場氣氛有所改善,整體寫字樓售價錄得1.3%升幅,當中甲級寫字樓漲2.5%。同期整體寫字樓租金平穩,錄得0.6%輕微升幅,惟甲廈租金下跌0.4%,反映跨國企業和大型公司在全球經濟不明朗的市況下,對承租甲級寫字樓持審慎態度。

事實上,因為過去兩年本港甲廈租金大降,加上全球經濟在去年下半年逐步恢復,個別企業已重拾租用辦公室甚至擴充的步伐,主要商業區的甲級寫字樓租賃交投增加。

去年較矚目的甲級寫字樓租務成交有國際評級機構標普租用中環交場廣場2.2萬方呎樓面,市場估計月租達264萬元,呎租120元。

據代理行數據顯示,由去年10月至今年2月,本港甲級寫字樓租賃市場已連續5個月錄得正吸納量;中環甲廈空置率由去年12月的8%,回落至今年2月的7.4%,租金亦開始有輕微升幅。

企業復擴充 今年租金看漲5%

該行代理表示,目前甲級寫字樓已經在下行周期的尾聲,快將見底,不少金融、資產管理企業在去年底起制定一系列擴充或升級辦公室計劃,有望今年內落實。由於中環近兩年的租金調整幅度較深,故不少企業都有意在該區重新租用辦公樓面。他預期,今年甲級寫字樓市場租金看升5%以內。

另一代理直言,第五波疫情無疑拖慢近一兩個月寫字樓租賃市場步伐,但今年首季甲級寫字樓市場仍會錄得正吸納量。由於不少行業對未來經濟恢復信心,只要限聚令放寬,商業活動回復正常,今年寫字樓市場依然樂觀,估計全年租金將扭轉過去兩年多的下跌局面,朝向平穩發展。

(信報)

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甲廈空置率升至12.5% 創17年高

疫情衝擊商業活動,甲廈空置率上升,差估署報告指,本港去年甲廈空置率升至12.5%,創17年新高;而今明兩年為商廈落成高峰期,合共逾600萬平方呎新供應,料對租金有一定壓力。

差估署公布《香港物業報告2022》初步統計數字,疫情下寫字樓需求仍較低。去年寫字樓的整體使用量縮減至負43萬平方呎,而當中甲廈錄負19.3萬平方呎,已屬連續2年出現負吸納量。

因新租務個案較少,整體空置率升至12.3%,而甲廈空置率則由11.8%,升至去年的12.5%,連續3年上升,並創自2004年後新高。除中區和北角/ 鰂魚涌區外,其餘各區寫字樓錄得雙位數字空置率。

今明2年供應高峰 租金添壓

甲廈租務空置率屬近年偏高水平,同時間落成量亦將維持高水平。報告指,今明兩年整體落成量分別為約377萬及277萬平方呎,而今年甲廈落成量約304萬平方呎,當中27%來自九龍城。據了解,最大型商廈為南豐旗下啟德 AIRSIDE,涉及120萬平方呎樓面。

另太古地產旗下太古坊二座、新世界長沙灣荔枝角道888號,亦於今年落成。至於明年甲廈供應亦高,今明兩年商廈新供應達654萬平方呎,而甲廈涉及552萬平方呎。

有代理指出,第5波疫情令商務租務減慢,相信上半年租金仍少許調整。該代理預計隨着疫情緩和,下半年整體租務會增加,而新甲廈入伙亦加快租務活動,租金可望企穩。空置率上,該代理指因今年將有大型項目落成,空置率難免再上升,預計會維持一段時間,直至租務活動全面回復才回落。

(經濟日報)

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疫下商廈租賃放緩 租金暫企穩

第5波疫情令商廈活動放緩,萊坊報告指,各區商廈租金按月無起跌,租金暫企穩,該行料社交距離措施放寬後,港島區租務將轉活躍。

據代理行每月商廈統計,全港各區商廈租金,按月均無起跌,反映在第5波疫情下,因租務活動近乎停頓,令各區租金均不變。若與去年同期比較,中環整體商廈租金更錄0.1升幅,反映核心區甲廈租金已喘定,反觀其他邊緣商業區如灣仔、銅鑼灣等,按年仍錄不少跌幅。

近日市場則錄一宗大手租務,共享空間品牌IWG表示,租用灣仔皇后大道東8號全幢逾8萬平方呎樓面,為今年暫錄最大手商廈租務。

IWG租灣仔全幢 今年最大宗

IWG集團表示,租用灣仔皇后大道東8號全幢 (8QRE),開設Spaces辦公中心,而8QRE Spaces預計於2022年7月開幕。集團指,該中心將提供超過900個辦公位置及70間私人辦公室,同時預留5層空間作企業專屬套間。除了服務式辦公室,其中兩層更將改造「商務俱樂部」,供會員作流動辦公和非正式會議之用。

IWG香港及大灣區區域經理Paul MacAndrew表示,8QRE 的新Spaces中心是品牌於香港的第7個據點。該品牌先後於銅鑼灣希慎廣場、觀塘海濱滙等開設分店,而是次租用8萬平方呎樓面,亦暫為本年最大手商廈租務個案。業內人士預計,是次成交呎租料約45元,而據了解,是次品牌與業主屬合作關係作營運。

該廈總樓面約8萬平方呎,原由忠利保險租用,該品牌早前遷往太古城。據悉,2019年共享空間品牌WeWork亦曾預租該廈全幢,惟最終取消,如今由IWG接手。

有代理行指,港島區甲廈租務暫緩,主因第5波疫情下的收緊措施持續,令商務洽談過程放緩,不過,該行指不少大型企業,包括中資金融機構及律師行等,正考慮在中環超甲廈如遮打大廈國際金融中心二期等進行擴充。該行亦指,在疫情下很多大業主仍願意以較優惠租金及租務條件,吸引租客續租,令出租率維持高水平。

料放寬防疫措施後 市場轉活

九龍區方面,該行指2月份租務活動大減,而市場上較大手續租個案,為中資電訊商華為,以及半導體公司,分別續租尖沙咀港威大廈7.6萬及1.5萬平方呎樓面。

後市方面,該行指核心區租務需求強勁,社交距離措施預計即將放寬,港島區租務活動將非常活躍,有明顯反彈。至於九龍區,該行指由於不少公司因疫情關係,有需要降低成本,故會尋求搬遷。該行料因經濟前景仍不明朗,九龍區租務活動仍會較淡靜,租金將輕微回調。

(經濟日報)

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住商工舖落成大潮 遠超過去5年

昨日差餉物業估價署公布《香港物業報告》的初步統計數字,不管中小型住宅、大型單位、寫字樓、商舖、甚至分層工廈,今年都迎來一次大型入伙潮,即使到了明年,落成量仍處相對高位。

2022年及2023年私樓分別有22,850及21,850伙落成,高於2017至2021過去5年平均每年落成量17,536伙。中小型住宅方面,過去5年平均每年16,256伙,大型單位平均1,280伙,今明兩年中小型住宅落成量均超過2萬伙、而今年大單位落成量亦高見1,750伙。

未來兩年 654萬呎寫字樓落成

除了受市民關注的住宅,將有大量新盤入伙之外,其中私人寫字樓迎來另一個海量入伙潮,整體私人寫字樓,過去5年平均每年落成量約為169萬平方呎,其中2020年及2021年屬低點,各只落成約75萬平方呎,但附表顯示,未來兩年分別有多達377萬及277萬平方呎樓面落成,總計達到654萬平方呎需要消化,當中551萬平方呎,亦即84%屬於價值最高的甲級寫字樓。

更要留意是2020年及2021年寫字樓使用量均呈現負值 (負數顯示年內使用的樓面面積出現減少的情況),而截至2021年,寫字樓樓面空置量達到1,659萬平方呎,空置率高見12.3%,空置加上未來兩年入伙的樓面,達到驚人的2,313萬平方呎樓面,可以預見商廈的租金及價位壓力相當大。另外,乙級商廈在今年亦是落成高峰,達72萬平方呎,超過過去5年落成量總和58萬平方呎,這些都需時消化。

至於私人商業樓宇,亦即商舖,一如商廈,經過2020年及2021年落成量低位後,同樣步入落成現貨供應的高峰,兩年合計是347萬平方呎,雖然空置率由2020年的高位11.4%減至2021年的10.2%,但今年上半年疫潮洶湧,商舖需求相信仍相當疲弱。

住宅、商廈及商舖之外,連私人分層工廠大廈都遇上落成大潮,2017至2021年,工廈落成量5年合計有202萬平方呎,但單計今年就有174萬平方呎落成,明年還有75萬平方呎新落成樓面。至於工貿大廈,過去5年均未有供應。

市場需求偏弱 樓面需時消化

2022年虎年果然是不容易度過的一年,第5波疫情、經濟收縮、失業率上升、股票市場低位反覆、內地通關及海外旅港恢復無期,市場需求偏弱剛好又遇上全綫各類型物業的入伙大潮,不論是住宅、工商廈及商舖,均需時間消化。不過,唐榮早前已提及,第5波疫情預計亦會對建築材料運輸、地盤工程施工進度以及政府審批入伙紙等構成影響,要留意會否今年延去明年、明年延去後年的情況出現,稍減供應壓力。

(經濟日報)

 

50大指標甲廈 上月僅錄3買賣

商廈買賣市場同樣淡靜,有代理行資料顯示,上月指標甲廈買賣,僅3宗成交。

上月商廈市場交投淡靜。該代理行發表表報告指出,2月50大指標甲廈成交量大幅回落,僅錄得3宗買賣,指標甲、乙廈售價雙雙錄得輕微下跌,分別按月減少0.9%及0.3%。

灣仔今年累跌17%

該行代理表示,在疫情肆虐下,經濟低迷,企業承接核心甲級商廈意慾偏低,拖累呎價持續向下。當中灣仔的甲廈售價繼續下挫,今年首兩個月累積跌近17.2%,最新呎價跌至24,108元。

該代理又指,第5波疫情似乎難以在短時間內受控,經濟前景不明朗,預計市場氣氛仍審慎觀望,寫字樓成交及租金相信會持續受壓。

(經濟日報)

 

第一集團2.4億沽長沙灣工廈 涉兩層樓面連命名權 東方國際承接

工廈物業於疫市表現硬淨,市場再錄大手成交。由第一集團發展的長沙灣工廈環球商貿廣場三期,該項目兩層全層獲東方國際 (集團) 以2.4億獲命名權承接,並命名為東方國際大廈,此外,該盤頂層以呎價1.3萬售出,創該項目呎價新高。

第一集團董事魏深儀指出,該集團旗下長沙灣大南西街1018號環球商貿廣場三期 (GCC3),當中兩層全層,分別為該廈29樓及16樓,總樓面約2萬方呎,連命名權獲東方國際 (集團) 承接,作價2.4億,平均呎價1.2萬,並命名為東方國際大廈,購入上址作自用用途。

呎價1.3萬創項目新高

魏深儀亦指出,該項目29樓成交呎價更高見約1.3萬,創該項目呎價新高。該項目樓高26層,提供154個單位,將於今年第二季竣工,累沽逾三份之一樓面,套現逾10億元。

她亦指出,東方國際 (集團) 從事製造業與現代服務業的國內企業,亦是中國最大的紡織服裝集團和最大的紡織品服裝出口企業,名列中國企業500強第175位,中國服務業企業500強第71位。相信是次擴充將為該公司帶來全新商機,有助拓展本港業務。

命名為東方國際大廈

資料顯示,該集團積極於區內發展,於2020年3月先後以7.9億購入長沙灣道926號全幢工業大廈,再以6.4億收購毗鄰918號,連同2018年以12.5億購入的大南西街1018 號 (廣隆泰大廈),發展成三幢新式工廈,並命名為環球商貿廣場 (GCC) 1至3期。

其中,今番錄大手買賣的GCC3樓高26層,設有3層地庫停車場,2樓至29樓為工作室樓層,共設154個單位,單位面積由1451方呎至全層10842方呎,另設有特色單位,享獨立平台,項目所有單位以裝修標準交樓,方便買家即收樓即使用,預計於2022年第二季落成。由該廈步行兩分鐘即達荔枝角港鐵站。

(星島日報)

 

葉慶寧為金鐘鋪位減租 受影響租戶劃一減30%

疫市下鋪位減租蔚成風氣,旅行社東主協會會長葉慶寧持有的金鐘統一中心多個鋪位,租客包括「重災」的行業珠寶店、快餐店及咖啡室,月租2萬多至10萬,他主動提出為受影響的租客減租,幅度劃一30%。身為旅遊業經營者,在遊客絕迹下,旗下生意大受打擊,感同身受,從而更關心租客的處境。

租客包括珠寶店及咖啡室等

葉氏亦是統一中心業主委員會主席,除了為租客減租外,他更爭取大廈多輪減收管理費,他說,鋪位管理費普遍都由租客支付,「這樣做,多少再給他們一點幫忙。」事實上,甲級商廈管理費並不平宜,統一中心寫字樓管理費每呎三點九元,商場每呎五點七三元,繼年前減收一半管理費,為期十五個月後,今年四月一日實施新計畫,減幅為兩成五,為期三個月。「雖然力度未及上次,但起碼叫做爭取,細水長流,大家同心協力捱過疫市。」他誠懇而熱切地說。

成功爭取減管理費

葉慶寧續說,疫市以來的管理費減收計畫,令該廈少收二千五百萬,受惠用戶則超過一百五十家,問及大廈最新盈餘數目,他未肯正面回答,只說:「法團歷屆主席及全體委員,堅守謹慎理財,量入為出,建立豐厚財政儲備,以應付不時之需。」他大聲呼籲,全港其他大廈,很應該效法他的做法!

統一中心擁有不少大機構,包括多家大型銀行、航空公司、德國、印度、菲律賓領使館等,但更不乏小商戶,包括位處商場的食肆,以至形形色色的零售業,由於大廈是金鐘區最早落成的商廈,實用率較高 (達80%),樓齡最舊 (逾40年),租金相對平 (寫字樓呎租約40元),受務求實際的中小企所愛。

(星島日報)       

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華懋27.78億奪東涌商業地 每呎2202元平過粉嶺地 作數據中心吸引力增

本港數據中心用地供應緊絀,加上在疫情下推動網絡連接需求上升,加速對數據中心的需求。曾於2020年流標的東涌第57區商業地,政府調整招標條款如容許作數據中心發展等後,上周重新截標,最終由華懋以27.78億力壓4財團奪標,每方呎樓面地價約2202元,屬市場估值下限價。

數據中心用地需求殷切,在疫市下「捲土重來」重新招標的東涌第57區商業地,有七成樓面可作數據中心等發展,大增項目吸引力,上周截收5標書,昨日招標結果終於揭盅,地政總署公布,由華懋以27.78億力壓4財團奪標,每方呎樓面地價約2202元,屬市場估值下限價。惟是次地價對比上一幅可作數據中心用途的粉嶺安居街工業地,去年1月由其士國際以每方呎樓面地價約3387元,低出約35%。

蔡宏興:發展商場寫字樓數據中心

華懋集團執行董事兼行政總裁蔡宏興表示,集團計畫在上述地皮興建商場、辦公室及數據中心。而且東涌東將發展成為新市鎮,該項目鄰近港珠澳大橋及屯赤隧道,享有快速連接廣東省及澳門的優勢;加上政府正積極進行東涌新市鎮擴展計畫,集團對東涌的發展非常有信心。除中標的華懋外,其餘入標發展商包括新地、信和、嘉華國際及建灝地產。

資料顯示,華懋對上一次中標商業地、為2021年5月夥拍希慎以197.78億奪得的銅鑼灣加路連山道商業地,當時每方呎樓面地價約18374元。換言之,華懋相隔不足一年連奪兩幅商業地。

2020年限作商業地流標收場

有測量師指出,該用地周遭交通配套未完善,佔地面積大,而政府以數據中心為誘因、成功吸引發展商到新地區作「開荒牛」,故不排除政府因而以低市場估值批出;惟在疫情下數據中心的需求大增,認為發展數據中心的租金回報較寫字樓為高。

另一測量師表示,上述東涌東商業地樓面地價可見財團在目前市道下出價審慎,由於區內發展及配套未成形,料東涌東發展步伐仍需頗長時間,預期項目落成後仍需一段時間防守。另外,華懋有發展數據中心的經驗,由於數據中心建築成本高昂,每呎建築費往往近萬元,因此發展成本亦反映在地價上。另外,本港可作寫字樓的商業用地供應多,加上活化工廈可轉作商業用地,作寫字樓用途,然而工廈就未能轉化作數據中心,相對下數據中心用地供應相當少有。

粉嶺地每呎3387

上述用地位於東涌第57區 (東涌市地段第45號),鄰近私樓昇薈、毗鄰公屋迎東邨,地盤面積約13.28萬方呎,涉及可建總樓面約126.13萬方呎,政府於2020年9月首次推出招標時,規定約有91%樓面須作寫字樓用途,只有約11.5萬方呎樓面作零售用途,當時僅有3家財團入標競投,結果全部出價未達要求而流標收場。而去年底政府調整招標條款重新推出招標,其中有約70%樓面可容許作數據中心或商業用途,更是首次在商業地上容許作數據中心發展,而餘下30%樓面則用作零售等用途,即約37.8萬方呎,讓中標財團有較多選擇。

(星島日報)

 

5G時代來臨 工廈紛轉型增優勢

政府大力推動創新科技發展,銳意打造成為國際創科中心,企業為了投入5G時代,應用人工智能及工業互聯網等科技,搶佔市場領導地位,對數據中心需求日益增加。近年除有政府數據中心用地批出外,葵涌工業區更掀起重建數據中心熱潮,據本報統計,現時區內至少有8個項目改劃作同類發展,涉及可建總樓面約210.5萬方呎樓面,有潛力打造成新晉數據中心重鎮。

其士佳明購粉嶺工業地

發展商紛出手加快傳統工業區數碼轉型。其士國際於本年1月以2.974億投得粉嶺安居街工業地,地盤面積約17559方呎,可建總樓面約87797方呎,每方呎樓面地價約3387元,可作數據中心用途。

佳明亦於2020年7月以3.56億購入粉嶺2地,計畫興建數據中心,包括區內安居街3號地皮,佔地約1.79萬方呎,作價1.68億;安福街7號地皮,佔地約1.91萬方呎,作價1.88億。

EDGE放棄重建新式工廈

葵涌作為新晉數據中心重心地區,區內有眾多改劃個案,最新一宗為由外資基金安祖高頓持有的工廈活化項目EDGE,再向城規會提交新發展方案,最新放棄重建新式工廈,改劃作數據中心發展。

文件顯示,項目位於葵榮路30至34號,現時屬「其他指定用途」註明「商貿」地帶,該項目曾於去年申請重建1幢樓高22層的新式工業大廈,惟已撤回申請,最新則申請擬議略為放寬地積比率限制,以作准許的資訊科技及電訊業發展,惟整體發展參數與舊方案新式工廈方案大致相約。

上址地盤面積約27470方呎,申請放寬地積比率約20%發展,由9.5倍增加至11.4倍,以重建為一幢22層高 (包括1層地庫) 的數據中心,涉及可建總樓面約313155方呎。據發展圖則顯示,該項目由地下高層至20樓用作為數據中心發展,而另低層地下及地庫,設兩層停車場。葵涌區日趨商業化,近年有不少大型企業、酒店及數據中心進駐,受機構投資者及大型企業垂青,當中包括安樂工程以5.85億購入國瑞路45至51號Toppy Tower全幢工廈,以及萬國數據購入多個地段擬重建為數據中心。

(星島日報)


Secondary home sales nearing one-year high


Home viewing appointments of blue-chip estates in Hong Kong rose over the weekend, driving the number of transactions up to a nearly one-year high.

A total of 590 appointments were recorded in a property agency's top ten housing estates during the weekend, up by 15 percent from a week ago and reaching a nearly half-year high. Six out of the ten estates saw rising appointments ranging from 10 percent to 33.3 percent.

The number of deals also increased by 4, or 19 percent to 25, the highest since last May, and has been above 20 cases for three weeks, the real estate agency said.

Property agent said that the market sentiment is obviously improving as the number of daily Covid confirmed cases continues to fall. The pent-up purchasing power, coupled with the relaxation of the mortgage loan insurance as well as the lack of sales in the primary market has accelerated homebuyers' pace of entering the property market, the agent added.

Its rival, another property agecy, also saw both home viewing appointments and transactions up over the weekend. The appointments of its 15 indicator estates climbed by 8.2 percent to 411 in the past two days and the figure of deals in the 10 major estates also advanced by 18.2 percent week-on-week to a 45-week high of 26, the agency said.

"We are seeing a 'seasonal boom' in real estate," agent said.

"When the sales of new projects launch later this month, the momentum of the property market will be even stronger."

Among the major housing estates, Mei Foo Sun Chuen in Kowloon with seven deals recorded over the weekend was the bestseller, according to the agency.

A 531-square-foot flat there changed hands at HK$6.45 million, or at HK$12,147 sq ft, the agency said.

The vendor slashed the asking price by 16 percent in four months but still managed to book a paper gain of 76 percent, or HK$2.78 million, through the deal after holding the two-bedroom unit for 11 years.

The second place was taken by Tin Shui Wai's Kingswood Villas with five deals recorded while South Horizons in Hong Kong Island became the only estate that saw no transactions over the weekend.

(The Standard)

 

力寶中心低層每呎42元跌20% 交吉逾兩年始租出

受疫情打擊,甲廈市場淪為「重災區」,拖累租金急下滑,金鐘力寶中心一座低層單位,於交吉逾兩年後,以每呎約42元租出,較舊租金急跌逾兩成。

疫市下甲廈租金急下滑,市場消息指出,金鐘力寶中心一座中層06室,建築面積1570方呎,以每呎約42元租出,月租約65940元。據地產代理指出,上址對上一手租金每呎達53元,惟商戶於2019年底已遷出,業主於翌年一月放租,當時每呎叫租約51元,惟新冠肺炎隨即爆發,令甲廈租務交投急轉直下,於市場承租力疲弱下,單位一直交吉至今,單位事隔兩年再租出,租金下跌約兩成。

租金屬貼市價水平

代理亦指出,上址外望低層園景,最新租金已屬貼市價水平。

資料顯示,該甲廈近期頻錄減租個案,其中,該甲廈二座中層10室,建築面積約1876方呎,於交吉約三年後,於本月初以每呎約36元租出,月租約67636元,較舊租金急跌逾4成,低市價約15%

據業內人士指出,由於力寶中心業權分散,業主議價空間較闊,加上第五波疫情大爆發,整體市況正處水深火熱,並指該廈近期低層單位以每呎僅約30元放租,令市場感到嘩然。

據本報統計資料顯示,力寶中心於去年第四季平均呎租約54.1元,較兩年前急挫34%,屬十大甲廈中於疫市期間跌幅「最傷」甲廈。

(星島日報)

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羅素街鋪位租售價料大反彈 投資者汪敦敬:鋪市「跌過龍」

近期差估署數字截至去年10月,未計第五波疫情,羅素街鋪租按年普遍跌逾20%,該地段鋪主之一、投資者汪敦敬認為,羅素街以至核心區鋪市「跌過龍」,一旦疫市過去,回復正常運作,租售價勢必大反彈。

汪敦敬表示,近年羅素街充斥低價短租,轉長租時,租金倍升,短約不能作為衡量標準,數據未能充分鋪位真正價值。

「疫情前 經濟作強烈復甦」

他續說,早在第五波疫情爆發前,香港經濟作了強烈復甦,GDP增幅6.4%,加上通脹及利息低企,利好因素一直並沒有消失。現時,走在羅素街與波斯富街交界的「最旺點」,人流如鰂,汪氏指出:「現時沒有內地客,亦缺乏遊客,本地消費力則因疫情大減,惟街道人流眾多,未來很難差過現在!」他指出,市場湧現一股消費動力,他的租客不乏咖啡店及餅店,走高檔路綫,成功吸引年輕人追捧,「都是嶄新強勁的租客,代表市場新常態。」

「口罩店餅店等成為新動力」

放眼所見,銅鑼灣有不少漂亮的口罩店 (羅素街共6家),汪敦敬強調,作為業主,他留意市場新動力,口罩店、咖啡店及餅店,就是新動力所在。「市場上有很多年輕人,新潮人參予,這就是活力!」雖然經濟環境面對調節,但不要低估市場上的機會與活力。

頂得住「強大的壓力測試」

市場經歷高山低谷,羅素街鋪租高位瀉逾80%,去年5月,他購入面向時代廣場地鋪,造價僅高峰期「四折」而己!問及此鋪位,他靦腆回說:「當時,我向毗鄰朋友 (鋪王業主) 說聲,不好意思,明天有新聞見報。」

他購入的波斯富大廈地下M號鋪,面向時代廣場,實用123方呎,作價6680萬,平均每呎54萬;毗鄰為全港「呎價鋪王」(N號鋪), 20141月由資本策略相關人士以1.8億購入,實用122方呎,平均呎價147萬。他的M號鋪擁有「來去水位」,在網購年代,可做食肆等「濕貨」自然炙手可熱;「鋪王」則沒有來去水位,只能做「乾貨」等零售業。

「我是幸運的,我覺得,這個鋪位有錢買不到。」他分析道,淡市下業主仍有條件止賺,原因早年購入,持貨幾代人。「不能由這一次成交,斷定羅素街鋪價下跌,我覺得自己幸運 (執平貨),希望再有機會,可是羅素街至今未有新成交。」此地段卻不乏重建項目,包括橫跨波斯富街及利園山道地標商廈,勿地臣街亦有大規模舊樓收購,帶動區內變天。

他續說, 2019年後,市場從未「正常運作」,在「強大的壓力測試」下,大家仍「頂得住」,將來一定美好。被問及何時重返高峰期﹖他回說:「公道地說,現在與最高峰期相比,市場因素改變了,包括融資問題及方式,能否回復最高峰期,要拭目以待,但肯定地說,現在過分下跌 (跌過龍),靚鋪價格早在一年前見底。」

(星島日報)

 

多項基建落成 東九商業前景看俏

代理行:洪水橋可吸機構設分公司

基建配套可以帶動商業活動,有代理行指,未來香港將有多項大型基建落成,中短期上,今年港鐵沙中綫落成,加上6號幹綫分階段通車,將令東九龍商業區更為便利。長綫上,政府大力發展北部都會區,預計日後洪水橋商業區,以及屯門一帶物流業發展迅速。

該代理行最近完成一份關於本港大型基建與商業發展報告,提及本港未來多項基建推出時間,以及附近一帶商業區如何形成。該行代理指出,過往數年本港多項大型基建落成包括高鐵、中環灣仔繞道、以及新增港鐵站等,帶動不少地區發展。他指,基建往往是新發展區重要一環,「起樓可能3年完成,但鐵路、公路需時達10年或至以上,政府規劃新發展區,顧及出行便利性,交通不便難吸引家庭搬入及企業進駐,若有基建藍圖,財團才買地作長遠投資興趣,要有基建才有信心。」

東鐵綫過海段 年中通車

中短綫基建方面,該代理指出東九龍將會是焦點之一。港鐵屯馬綫去年通車,惟由啟德前往港島區仍需時較長,東鐵綫過海段今年中通車,會展站等落成,屆時灣仔、金鐘、紅磡及啟德接通,「政府積極打造東九龍為CBD2,而在核心區中環 (CBD1) 前往啟德,目前仍是要較長時間,如通車後,CBD1可直達CBD2,將會非常方便。」

另外,6號幹綫亦是重要基建,連接西九龍和將軍澳的幹綫公路,從油麻地交滙處起,途經道路有中九龍幹綫、東南九龍T2主幹路、藍田隧道及將軍澳等,今年至2026年分階段通車,「將軍澳前往藍田段今年通車,當全面開通後,東西九龍行車距離大大縮短,對東九龍及啟德一帶商業氣氛肯定提升。」事實上,今年啟德將有大型商業項目落成,涉及南豐旗下 AIRSIDE,提供近200萬平方呎甲廈及商場樓面。

積極打造北都 涉大基建

至於長綫發展,政府積極打造北部都會區,當中涉及多項大型基建,多條鐵路綫如北環綫、洪水橋往深圳前海的港深西部鐵路等。該代理指,北部都會區在基建配合下,將帶動商業及物流業,「規劃上有兩大重點,中間部分為新田科技城,將滙集科研產業,作科技重鎮。西南邊有洪水橋發展區,有鐵路連接深圳前海,幾分鐘車程由洪水橋往前海,商業氣氛肯定不俗。」該代理指,「因洪水橋位處北部都會區中最接近前海,可能10分鐘車程,洪水橋會成為一個新CBD,吸引機構開設分公司。」

另外,該代理指屯門及洪水橋,亦會因基建配合下,成重點物業中心,「傳統葵涌、荃灣物流業集中地,自從屯赤隧道去年開通,已有個別物流中心集團於屯門增設據點。龍鼓灘一帶料將發展成現代物流園,而日後機場三跑完成,空運量大幅提升,屯門與機場交通轉便利,故看好屯門物業流前景。」

(經濟日報)

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Pace picks up in property market


Hong Kong's property market seems to be on track for recovery with primary market sales in the pipeline and secondary transactions rebounding.

Sun Hung Kai Properties's (0016) Regency Bay II in Tuen Mun released the last price list yesterday, offering 28 units at an average price of HK$20,474 per square foot.

The eighth list comprises units from 255 sq ft to 501 sq ft and is priced from HK$5.1 million to HK$11.8 million after discounts.

A new round of sales with 10 flats will take place on Saturday, the developer said.

Meanwhile, a new project at Kam Sheung Road in Yuen Long, which offers 715 flats, is expected to kick off sales soon. The project, named Grand Mayfair I, is co-developed by Sino Land (0083), K Wah International (0173), and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688).

The developers believe the government will speed up the presale consent approval process after the resumption of work and the permit will be granted very soon.

They said the showrooms are under preparation and will make reference to the transaction prices of adjacent projects when setting the prices, emphasizing that they will not be too conservative or aggressive in pricing.

In other news, rental accommodation provider Weave Living said it acquired Rosedale Hotel Hong Kong in West Kowloon for HK$1.38 billion with a global real estate asset manager.

The 435-room hotel, which covers a gross floor area of 111,000 sq ft, will undergo a complete renovation, including the reconfiguration of some of the rooms, to transform the property into a modern rental space, Weave Living said.

The renovated project is expected to open in mid-2023 and the firm will own and operate over 1,500 rooms with a total asset value of nearly US$1 billion (HK$7.8 billion) by then, it added.

(The Standard)

 

Hong Kong buyers give nano flats a wide berth as buyers armed with larger mortgage amounts eye bigger homes

Only 92 small flats, or those under 280 sq ft in size, were transacted on the secondary market in March, 24 per cent lower than February

Average price fell 0.7 per cent month on month to HK$4.03 million in March

The popularity of tiny homes took a beating last month after the Hong Kong government relaxed mortgage rules, bringing larger homes within reach of first-time buyers.

Only 92 small flats, under 280 square feet, were transacted on the secondary market between March 1 and 28.24 per cent lower than February, according to a property agency. The average price eased 0.7 per cent to HK$4.03 million, bringing the decline from its May 2021 peak to 4.8 per cent.

The decline in sales and prices of tiny flats mirrors the overall downturn the local property market is experiencing because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the government’s recent higher mortgage amounts for homebuyers, another property agent said.

“The reason people were interested [earlier] in nano flats was that they did not have sufficient funds but still wanted to buy their own homes, but now the [the new mortgage rules] allow buyers to buy larger flats with larger loans,” the agent said.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, in his annual budget presented in late February, raised the mortgage amount on homes with a loan-to-value ratio of 80 per cent to HK$12 million from HK$10 million, making larger abodes more affordable to first-time buyers.

Last week, a 193 sq ft studio flat at One Prestige in North Point sold for HK$4.18 million, 14 per cent lower than the HK$4.86 million the owner paid in May 2017, according to agents.

In response to criticism of shrinking homes, the government announced in late February that all private homes to be built in Hong Kong will have to be at least 280 sq ft, unless in rare cases where developers face site constraints or dated leases that may not be subject to the new rule.

Some developers have blamed the government for tight land supply and high prices, arguing that they have no choice but to build smaller, more affordable flats.

Before the announcement on the minimum size, the property agency had predicted that over 2,000 flats measuring less than 215 sq ft will be built this year, more than double the 960 in 2021.

The government’s restriction supports the view that nano flats are “uninhabitable”, according to a surveyor.

“Homebuyers’ impression of nano flats has become more negative, which affects market sentiment,” the surveyor said.

Nano flats are popular among first-time homebuyers and investors with tight budgets, but they may now consider bigger alternatives given the changing landscape, the surveyor added.

Another property agent suggested that the new mortgage policies would mainly affect high-income individuals. Demand for nano flats would continue to remain strong among low-income, first-time buyers, the agent said.

“The relaxed mortgage policy would shift the property ambitions of high-income families away from nano flats to larger homes,” the agent added.

“There will be no new nano flat [projects], but the current market still has around 20,000 units,” the agent said, adding that with the fall in supply and existing demand, their prospects were not entirely gloomy.

The agent expects that prices to remain stable, especially as nano flats’ rental yields are higher than larger flats, while noting that the pandemic has had a greater impact on the overall market.

(South China Morning Post)

 

Hong Kong shared living firm Weave, unnamed property manager acquire Rosedale Hotel in US$175 million deal, to turn Kowloon property into co-living space

Rosedale acquisition shows operators are finding value in co-living segment, property agent said

The property is Weave’s biggest and is expected to open in mid-2023

Shared living spaces operator Weave Living has with an unnamed global real estate asset manager acquired the 435-room Rosedale Hotel in Kowloon for HK$1.37 billion (US$175 million), it said on Tuesday.

The acquisition is part of a US$200 million joint venture, of which Weave will own 10 per cent, said Sachin Doshi, the Hong Kong-based company’s founder and group CEO. It will also be the asset, development and operations manager of the venture and its assets.

“Weave Living has been looking at potential acquisition opportunities in core locations in Hong Kong, as we see there has been a strong demand for quality and stylish rental accommodation,” he said. “The newly acquired property is conveniently connected to other urban areas with efficient transport … We have already been operating Weave Studios-Olympic in the district and we believe the latest acquisition can bring about further operational efficiency and synergy.”

In co-living, tenants have their own bedrooms but share other spaces such as kitchens and living rooms, which typically suits students or young professionals living away from their families for the first time in their lives. This concept gives them privacy as well as the opportunity to find a community and build relationships.

The Rosedale acquisition shows operators are finding value in the co-living segment, a property agent said. “The co-living sector has been performing well over the past two years. Despite the slow down during the first outbreak [of Covid-19], the sector has shown high-growth potential, due to its relatively high return in terms of per square footage,” the agent said.

“It is expected the sector will continue to perform well and some hotels could be converted into co-living [spaces]. Some of the operating brands are also likely to expand in Hong Kong, as there could be economies of scale for operations,” the  agent added.

The Rosedale will be Weave’s biggest property. It has a total gross floor area of around 111,000 sq ft and its acquisition price values it at HK$12,400 per square foot. As part of a renovation plan, the property’s 29 floors may be transformed into a new rental accommodation offering amenities such as work-from-home facilities, wellness areas, living spaces and entertainment hubs. The property is expected to open in mid-2023.

“We expect the property to have a similar number of rooms after its extensive refurbishment,” Doshi said.

Besides co-living, the firm also offers traditional residential options under the Weave Studios, Weave Suites and Weave Residences brands. The company had a consistent occupancy rate of more than 90 per cent, Doshi said.

Last month, the company said it had bought a row of conservation shophouses in Singapore for US$56 million. Over the next 12 months, Weave will double the number of units it owns and manages to more than 1,500, with a gross asset value of about US$1 billion, as part of its regional development plan.

“Weave … is constantly evaluating potential properties in both Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific gateway cities,” Doshi said.

(South China Morning Post)

 

工商鋪錄358宗註冊 代理行:按月跌16.2%

受疫情打擊,工商鋪交投錄價量齊挫。據代理行綜合土地註冊處資料顯示,上月工商鋪買賣註冊量錄358宗,按月下跌約16.2%,註冊金額則錄45.18億,按月跌約6.4%;該行預期,隨近期疫情走勢稍放緩,料後市交投有機會逐步回穩。

該代理行綜合土地註冊處資料顯示,今年3月工商鋪註冊量錄358宗,按月下跌約16.2%,並屬2020年8月以來首度跌破400宗,創過去19個月新低水平;至於註冊買賣金額亦同步下滑,錄45.18億,按月跌約6.4%。

19個月首度跌破400

若以各類工商物業範籌劃分,工廈及商鋪註冊量分別按月下降約19%及16.5%,最新分別錄234及71宗,商廈註冊量則按月持平,最新報53宗。

商廈註冊量最新報53

該行代理表示,早前第五波疫情對本港工商鋪市場的影響繼續反映在近月註冊數字上,惟近期確診數字明顯回落,市場憧憬政府將會本月下旬有機會放寬社交距離措施,為工商舖市場注入信心,預料後市交投會有所回穩。

(星島日報)

 

保時捷200萬預租灣仔巨鋪 樓高三層涉兩萬呎 平均呎租100元

疫下市場不乏「動力」,巨鋪有捧場客,合和旗下、位於灣仔皇后大道東興建中商廈,其基座三層高巨鋪涉及2萬呎,剛由保時捷預租,月租約200萬,平均呎租約100元,消息指,保時捷將在此地標商廈設立陳列室。

上址為皇后大道東153至167號興建中的商廈,消息人士透露,該廈地下至3樓,為三層複式巨鋪,合共2萬方呎,剛由保時捷預租,月租約200萬,平均呎租100元,屬於長租約,梗約加續租長達10年,期間租金有加幅。

梗約加續租長達10

知情人士指出,保時捷現時據點位處區內告士打道,該街道車行陳列室成行成市,新據點則位處核心地段皇后大道東,毗鄰興建中的合和二期,區內將呈現新景象,由於疫市下遊客消失,奢侈品牌「退出」市場,車行才得以進駐此灣仔黃金地段。

該知情人士續說,近年在市場上炙手可熱的Tesla,陳列室亦設於皇后大道東 (202號地下1至2號鋪),不過,由於多年前承租,當時租金昂貴,樓底高、而且車行合用的鋪位少,Tesla承租的鋪位,面積相對「迷你」,作為體驗中心,大約1415方呎,Tesla於2018年1月以每月22.284萬續租,當時平均呎租約157元,較高峰期舊月租40萬,跌幅約44%。

保時捷發言人:不予置評

本報就上述消息,向保時捷查詢,該公司發言人表示不予置評;本報亦向合和查詢,惟直至截稿時,未獲回覆。

據了解,保時捷目前設於告士打道151號資本中心的陳列室,面積約16606方呎,去年亦剛續約,月租128萬。而新據點目前仍是樓花,興建當中,是次屬於預租。

有代理分析,告士打道集中商廈,大部分地鋪「高頭大馬」,門面闊,樓底高,最適合車行陳列室使用,形成傳統與特色的「車行街」,該街道人流未算十分暢旺,租金相對黃金地段低。旺市時,皇后大道東於旺市時,競爭大,鋪租昂貴,車行未必能選址於此,現時隨着旺區整體租金回落,令車行有升呢「進駐」機會。

該代理續說,該地段聚集大機構,老闆及公司要員集中在此上班,可方便他們買車試車。

(星島日報)

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油塘將建逾萬伙成供應庫 財團插旗涉八項目 恒基擁最大土儲

本港近年土地供應短缺,享有海景的油塘工業區,近年吸引不少財團於區內密密插旗發展,據統計區內至少有8個項目陸續登場,涉及逾1萬伙新供應,可見油塘區變天在即,未來有望由工業區搖身一變轉型成住宅發展重鎮。

據本報統計,未來區內至少有8個項目陸續登場,涉及約1.03萬伙。最新為上月由宏安申請強拍的油塘四山街18至20號工業大廈第4座,據土地審裁處文件顯示,安宏持有約80.21%業權,而市場對整個項目估值約6.1807億。該項目地盤面積約4.17萬方呎,涉及可建總樓面約25萬方呎,預計統一業權後,將會進行「工轉住」補地價,以重建為住宅項目,料重建後部分單位將可享油塘灣及港島東海景。

油塘灣可建6236單位

油塘區未來最大型供應,為恒基等牽頭發展的油塘灣「巨無霸」住宅項目,該項目籌備超過20年,並細分6期發展,早前已通過城規會兼獲批建築圖則,可建總樓面約408.8萬方呎,擬建30幢商住樓宇,預計提供約6236個私人住宅單位,規劃相等於半個太古城;消息指,該項目去年曾獲地政總署批出補地價,惟金額過高發展商未有接納,並已提出上訴,據指一旦達成補價協議,可隨即上馬。

而長實旗下東源街5及8號項目,地盤面積約8.61萬方呎,涉及可建總樓面約41.83萬方呎,料建4座樓高9至32層的住宅大廈,可提供約903伙,該項目於2020年獲批准重建。

另外,越秀地產發展的東源街10號越秀冷藏倉庫,面積約13.2萬方呎,興建5幢23至29層高的住宅,涉及可建總樓面約66萬方呎,共提供1393伙,並於2021年通過城規會。而青建國際2018年斥資5.3億購入的東源街18號,佔地約4.98萬方呎,計畫分兩期興建兩幢24及21層高分層住宅,提供約224個單位,可建總樓面約23.34萬方呎。

包玉剛家族四山街建商住

另外,已故「船王」包玉剛家族旗下康世集團持有的油塘四山街8號世運貨倉,計畫重建商住發展,地盤面積約3.86萬方呎,將重建一幢樓高30層的商住大樓,住宅樓面約19.31萬方呎預計提供約483個單位。

同亦保利置業及尚嘉合作發展的高超道地皮,地盤面積約3.96萬方呎,涉及可建總樓面約35.65萬方呎,提供約634伙。

另外,由信和及資本策略發展的港鐵油塘通風樓項目,可建樓面約32.53萬方呎,料可提供約500伙。據了解,現存區內兩幅營運長達30年的預拌混凝土廠房用地,有意在5年內撤出,騰出現址約6萬方呎用地,並會向政府申請補地價後自行發展,稍後再視乎區內需求,決定興建住宅或商業項目。

混凝土廠五年內撤出

有測量師表示,受惠於工廈重建「標準金額」補地價先導計畫,有利加快工廈重建的修契程序。油塘區靠近港鐵站,加快重建轉型步伐,由工業區轉型成為新一個住宅區,並適合發展中小型住宅單位。

(星島日報)

 

恒地南角道項目擴地盤 納新地景輝閣合併重建

樓齡不足30年的舊樓亦獲重建,恒地 (00012) 九龍城南角道項目擴大地盤,加入新地 (00016) 旗下29年樓齡的景輝閣一併重建,擴大地盤至1.3萬平方呎。

位於九龍城的南角道4至24號地盤,比鄰宋皇臺港鐵站出口,當中南角道4至22號的一排舊樓由恒地近年成功收購,佔地約1萬平方呎。發展商近日透過合作方式,將地盤擴大至南角道24號,增重建規模。

當中新增的南角道24號景輝閣,屬於新地發展物業。據EPRC經濟地產庫資料顯示,項目由1993年入伙至今,一直未有拆售,相信仍由新地所持有。跟南角道一帶的舊樓樓齡普遍逾50年不同,景輝閣樓齡只有29年,屬於相對較新的物業。

不過,由於景輝閣現址只是5層高的商住大樓,由多間地舖及13個住宅單位組成,相信仍然有一定剩餘地積比,故此即使樓齡不算太舊,仍有一定重建潛力。

地盤擴至1.3萬呎 可建逾200

事實上,今次恒地跟新地聯手,將景輝閣併入南角道地盤後,可望將地盤面積擴3成至1.3萬平方呎;以地積比率9倍發展,可建樓面料達11.8萬平方呎,估計可興建200至300伙細單位。

據本報記者現場所見,南角道2至24號的整排物業,包括景輝閣均已經拆卸重建變成一個長條形地盤。

有業內人士估計,在上世紀90年代景輝閣興建的時候,舊啟德機場未搬出,飛機航道問題影響到九龍灣一帶住宅物業的高度,令物業發展未能用盡地積比。

除了南角道地盤外,恒地近年在九龍城一帶亦積極收購重建,包括福佬村道67至83號地盤,近年發展的曉薈亦是舊樓重建而成。其他同區新盤則有嘉華 (00173) 位於嘉林邊道的洋房項目嘉琳、碧桂園 (02007) 位於賈炳達道的瓏碧等。

(經濟日報)

 

禹洲堅道服務住宅 獲6.2億洽購

項目涉85伙 呎價約2萬元

不少內房在港放售物業套現,消息指,禹洲集團 (01628) 旗下堅道48號UPPER CENTRAL全幢服務式住宅,獲6.2億元洽購。該項目涉85伙,實用面積167呎起,兩年前曾招租。

市場消息指,位於堅道48號的UPPER CENTRAL,正獲財團洽購,出價約6.2億元。物業樓高27層,1至2樓為餐廳,7至30樓為住宅單位,按該物業總樓面約3.1萬平方呎計,呎價約2萬元。

據了解,該項目由內房禹洲集團持有,翻查資料,地盤原由豐泰集團持有,早年進行併購並原打算重建酒店,2014年豐泰以3.74億元,把地盤售予禹洲,集團自行發展項目,興建成樓高27層,合共85伙住宅,提供82個開放式單位及3個2房單位,命名為「UPPER CENTRAL」。

兩年前曾招租 月租1.4萬起

兩年前項目落成並進行招租,單位實用面積167至388平方呎,租金由約1.4萬元起,呎租高達80餘元。該盤單位戶戶配備基本家電及智能家居配置,部分高層單位可飽覽中環及維港景致,並提供會所Upper Club,有健身室、私人電影院,天台設有泳池等,質素甚佳。

市場人士透露,去年業主有意放售物業,最初叫價約8億元,直至近期再降低至6億餘元。

禹洲地產成立於1994年,主要業務是發展住宅及商業物業,項目主要分布於福建、北京和上海,2009年在港上市。除了住宅外,集團在港亦持有甲廈樓面,包括2019年以近9億元,購入中環中心58樓全層甲廈樓面,呎價約3.6萬元

近月不少內房在港沽物業套現,如中國奧園 (03883) 以9億元沽出西半山羅便臣道舊樓,帳面損手近1.8億元離場。

(經濟日報)

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文輝道地王批拆樓 重建4幢豪宅

屋宇署上月批出的拆樓紙涉及多個豪宅項目,包括九龍倉 (00004) 以120億元,投得的山頂文輝道地王展開重建4幢分層豪宅。

此外,而華潤置地 (01109) 高價購入的南區壽山村道屋地經過3年半時間,亦終於啟動重建。

早前獲批拆樓紙 (拆卸同意書) 的文輝道2至8號,前身屬於政府的高級公務員宿舍,在2020年12月招標出售,最終由九倉以120億元投得,每呎樓面地價約4.6萬元,創下當時住宅官地的呎價紀錄。

隨着發展商在去年11月獲屋宇署批出建築圖則,獲准興建4幢樓高11層至12層的分層住宅,總樓面25.93萬平方呎,地盤亦隨即展開拆樓重建,由投得地皮至動工重建,大約花了1年多時間。

壽山村道39號屋地 建10幢洋房

至於同期獲批拆樓紙的壽山村道39號屋地,則是華潤置地在2018年以59億元向周壽臣家族購入,每呎樓面地價達8萬元,相隔近3年半時間,期間發展商曾在2019年及2020年兩度獲批出建築圖則,將會興建10幢3層高洋房,總樓面近6.9萬平方呎。

(經濟日報)

 

WEAVE LIVING近14億 購九龍珀麗酒店

共居品牌WEAVE LIVING宣布,與環球房地產資產公司落實收購大角咀九龍珀麗酒店,成為集團旗下迄今規模最大的物業。

項目位於九龍大角咀道86號,總樓面面積約為11.1萬平方呎,成交價13.75億元,每平方呎價約12,400元。項目現時提供435間客房,WEAVE LIVING將進行全面翻新,包括為部分房間重新布局,將物業打造成時尚、配套完備、靈活租期的現代住宿空間。

(經濟日報)

 

錦田增逾150萬樓面 添零售商業配套

近年錦田發展加快,區內多個大型屋苑陸續落成,未來區內亦有多個商業項目將會發展,合共提供逾150萬平方呎商業樓面,將會新增不少零售配套等。

錦田一帶近幾年有不少大型住宅項目陸續落成,包括新地 (00016) 旗下爾巒 (涉800伙)、同系PARK YOHO系列,路勁 (01098) 旗下山水盈,以及即將推出的港鐵錦上路站1期柏瓏。至於未來亦將再有被視為爾巒2期的下高埔村項目、以及長春新村項目,隨着區內人口將會大幅增加,區內對零售配套的需求將會大增。

近沙埔村項目 備700間酒店房

據資料顯示,現時錦田一帶至少有5個商業項目,合共涉及156萬平方呎樓面,當中規模最大屬於新地在榮基村以南、貼近沙埔村的項目,佔地41.5萬平方呎,將興建1座大型商場及酒店,總樓面逾62萬平方呎,當中商場部分零售樓面近41.23萬平方呎,另提供700間客房。

錦上路站2 設大型商場

鄰近另外一幅用地佔地更達100萬平方呎,過往曾經獲批以地積比率0.4倍發展,興建一幢12層高的折扣商場,總樓面約40萬平方呎。有關用地因應抗疫需要,新地早前借出給政府興建「方艙醫院」。

而港鐵錦上路站方面,由於上蓋將會興建大型私人屋苑,按照規劃將會在第2期內設有一個面積達43萬平方呎的大型商場,相信日後將會提供不少零售、餐飲或者其他生活配套的商舖。不過,目前錦上路站第2期未推出招標,相信商場的落成仍然需要一段時間。至於,鄰近的港鐵八鄉車廠,亦將會興建約6,000伙的大型屋苑,但只會設有一個面積約3.2萬平方呎的小型商場,相信只能提供基金民生需求。

在短期的商業配套方面,最新要數新地PARK YOHO設有的屋苑商場Park Circle,據資料顯示,該商場面積約7.5萬平方呎,設有15間商舖,包括超級市場、便利店等,早在2016年已經開幕。

除了上述幾個商場及商業項目外,值得留意的是,錦上路站東南面的錦上路第1、4A及6號地盤,將會興建27幢的公營房屋,涉及約9,000伙,除了提供幼稚園及政府社區設施外,相信亦會提供不少的零售商舖,為區內社區提供服務。

(經濟日報)


Hong Kong’s housing deals hit a 26-month low in March, are expected to bounce back in April as fifth Covid-19 wave recedes

Buyers feared a further fall in home prices amid worsening Covid-19 situation, delayed their purchases in first quarter, property agent said

City’s total number of transactions including those of homes, shops, industrial units and car parking spaces also hit a 26-month low in March

Housing transactions in Hong Kong hit a 26-month low in March because of higher borrowing costs and a devastating fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

In fact, the city’s total number of transactions including those involving homes, shops, industrial units and car parking spaces also hit a 26-month low in March. This number dropped to 3,828 deals valued at HK$34.8 billion (US$4.4 billion) last month, representing a month-on-month decline of 3.4 per cent, according to property agency’s data.

“Buyers delayed their purchases out of fear of a further fall in home prices amid the city’s worsening Covid-19 situation. As a result, we saw the market become dormant in the first quarter,” a property agent said.

The city has been battling an exponential surge in Covid-19 infections since late February. With about 8,200 deaths as of April 4, the city’s mortality rate is among the highest globally. Meanwhile, its strict Covid-19 containment measures have become too much to bare for foreign nationals and firms, and have led to an exodus of expats, which has worsened a slide in home prices across the city.

An index of Hong Kong’s lived-in home prices dropped to a 13-month low after falling 2.1 per cent to 382.1 points in February, shows data published by the Rating and Valuation Department on March 29.

Last week, Goldman Sachs lowered its forecast, from flat prices this year, followed by 5 per cent declines in 2023 and 2024 and a return to flat prices again in 2025, with a 5 per cent decline each year between 2022 and 2025. “This cumulative 20 per cent price fall from year-end 2021 levels would be enough to compensate for the 230 to 240 basis points higher borrowing costs, as it restores affordability along with an expected pickup in household income of 10 to 15 per cent by then,” the bank said in a report published last Monday.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the city’s de facto central bank, raised the city’s base lending rate by 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent last month, following an interest hike made by the US Federal Reserve, to maintain Hong Kong’s currency peg with the US dollar.

The Fed raised its key rate by 25 basis points, from a target range of zero to 0.25 per cent to a range of 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent, at a meeting on March 15 and multiple interest hikes are anticipated this year.

Market observers said recently that the fifth wave had shown some signs of improving, and more buyers could be expected to enter the market to snap up cheap homes.

“Following more relaxations in social distancing rules, homebuyers will be more willing to go on a house hunting tour, and we expect a recovery in market transactions in April,” another agent said.

The brokerage expects that about 5,100 properties will be sold this month, about 30 per cent more than in March.

(South China Morning Post)

 

康宏廣場享地利 尖東指標商廈

尖東商廈林立,當中康宏廣場外形新,單位更享開揚景觀,多年來均為尖東商廈指標。

康宏廣場位處尖東科學館道,位置上,較接近紅磡方向,由紅磡港鐵站出口,通過天橋再連接新東海商業中心,步行至該廈僅需數分鐘。由港鐵尖東或紅磡站前往該廈約10分鐘,值得一提,東鐵綫過海段今年中通車,屆時紅磡前往灣仔及金鐘非常便利,有利尖東一帶商廈。

另外,物業近紅隧,故過海巴士選擇多,大廈地下為巴士總站,交通相當便利。

飲食配套方面,尖東餐廳種類多,既有平價茶餐廳,亦有多間5星級酒店,上班人士亦可選擇到漆咸道南、THE ONE商場一帶用膳。其他配套上,由大廈門口可步行至尖東噴水池及海傍一帶,適合公餘時散步。

尖東為傳統商業區,商廈林立,惟不少外形上頗舊,而康宏廣場質素明顯較新,以紅及藍色玻璃幕牆。物業升降機大堂設於1樓,大廈入口有扶手電梯前往,另駕車人士或的士可直接前往1樓,門口有寬闊的上落客區。

分層約2.9萬呎 每層設17單位

物業樓高28層,分為南座及北座而同時打通,電梯大堂亦分南北座,樓底高具氣派,為尖東最高質素電梯大堂,每層各設有4部升降機可供使用,有效疏導人流。

分層樓面約2.9萬平方呎,原則每層設有17個單位,面積由約800平方呎起,適合中小型公司使用,部分單位間隔角位較多,柱位靠邊方面進行間隔。

南座及北座單位互通,用戶可穿過每層中間通道進出兩座。1至8號屬南座,另9至17號單位屬於北座。景觀上,南座單位可望向維港海景,至於北座單位望向漆咸道南樓景,亦可遠眺京士柏山一帶,非常開揚舒適。當中每層的15至17室,以及5至8室,最接近樓層電梯大堂。

買賣方面,該廈今年未錄成交,對上成交為2020年9月,物業中高層09至11室,面積約2,842平方呎,以約4,490萬元成交,呎價約1.58萬元,而同年11月,物業1017室,面積約2,290平方呎,以約2,854萬元易手,呎價約12,463元。

(經濟日報)

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甲廈租賃連續5個月 錄正吸納量

有代理行報告指,2月份甲廈租賃市場連續5個月錄得正吸納量,而空置率跌至9.1%。

該代理行最新發表的香港地產市場報告指出,在香港爆發第5波新冠疫情的情況下,2月甲級寫字樓租賃市場連續第5個月錄得正吸納量。

受到嚴格的社交距離措施影響,2月寫字樓租賃市場較淡靜。然而,由於租戶租賃需求持續恢復,整體甲級寫字樓市場仍錄得276,500平方呎的淨吸納量。

整體商廈空置率 2月跌至9.1%

其中一宗矚目的成交為萬通保險租用旺角新世紀廣場二座和尖沙咀港威大廈六座,合共17,400平方呎樓面作為經紀的新辦公室。

截至2月底,整體商廈市場的空置率跌至9.1%。中環空置率回落至7.4%,九龍東空置率為12.4%,仍然為各主要分區市場中最高。2月整體市場租金保持平穩,中環錄得輕微租金升幅。

該行代理表示,與2020年首次爆發疫情比較,新一波的疫情對寫字樓租賃市場的影響較小,主要原因是企業的決策者早已面對此情況,大部分的長遠租賃計劃依然繼續。

(經濟日報)

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財團強拍中環舊樓底價5.29億

市區地皮供應量有限,令區內舊樓成財團併購目標,其中,位於中環士丹頓街47至57號舊樓,獲財團申請強拍,昨日亦批出強拍令,底價為5.29億,較2020年申請時的市場估值,高出約30%。

較2020年估值高30%

據土地審裁處文件顯示,獲財團申請強拍的中環士丹頓街47至57號舊樓,目前獲批出強拍令,底價為5.29億,對於該財團於2020年9月申請時,市場估值約4.0684億,高出30%。

可建樓面逾4.3萬呎

項目地盤面積約4334方呎,若以住宅形式發售,地積比率可達10倍,可建樓達43340方呎。而該財團目前已購入約85.714%至91.67%業權,現址為3幢約7層高的商住物業,分別於1968及1971年落成,樓齡約51及54年。

至於申請強拍的Holly Property Company Limited,公司董事為鄒小岳及文玉嬋。而項目鄰近元創方 (PMQ),以及中環至半山的自動扶手電梯,出入亦算方便。

項目鄰近半山行人電梯

今年樓市受疫情影響,但未有阻礙財團併購舊樓的步伐,尤其是港島區物業,包括上月會德豐地產夥培新集團以底價17.32億,統一跑馬地雲地利道15號舊樓業權,發展商表示,地盤將發展為優質豪宅項目,約3年後推出市場。

地盤面積約17595方呎,現時規劃為「住宅 (乙類) 6」用途,若以地積比率約5倍重建發展計,預計可建總樓面約87975方呎,以上述強拍價計算,每呎樓面地價約19687元。項目位於跑馬地黃泥涌道及雲地利道的豪宅地段,落成後料不少單位可享馬場景色。

(星島日報)

 

國際金融中心二期每呎165元租出

受疫情影響,本港經濟備受壓力,拖累核心區指標甲廈租金同步下滑。消息指,中環國際金融中心二期低層相連單位以每呎約165元租出,屬該甲廈兩年來新低水平。

每月租金66

據市場消息指出,中環國際金融中心二期低層10至12室,建築面積4021方呎,以每呎約165元租出,月租約663465元。據代理行資料顯示,該廈近期交投較疏落,對上一宗租務需追溯至去年10月,當時該廈二期17室,建築面積1221方呎,以每呎約165元租出,月租約201645元。

同時,據該行資料顯示,自疫情於2020年初爆發以來,國際金融中心二期僅錄7宗租務成交,成交呎租介乎165元至210元,故最新租金屬該甲廈疫市兩年以來新低。

信德中心每呎58元租出

另一方面,上環信德中心招商局大廈亦錄承租個案,該甲廈中層18室,建築面積約1528方呎,以每呎約58元租出,月租約88624元。

據外資行統計資料顯示,現今甲廈空置樓面約910萬方呎,創歷來新高水平,今年及明年亦是市場供應高峰期,加上受疫情影響,故料今年整體甲廈租金將持續調整。

(星島日報)

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Chinachem Wins Third HK Site in 15 Months With $350M Tung Chung Bargain Bid

Hong Kong-listed developer Chinachem won its third government land sale in 15 months late last week when it took advantage of a tepid development market to pick up a commercial site near Hong Kong’s international airport at a bargain price, according to an announcement by the city’s Lands Department.

Chinachem bested four other developers to win the rights to develop up to 1.3 million square feet (121,000 square metres) of space on the site in Lantau Island’s Tung Chung area for HK$2.78 billion ($350 million). That acquisition came at a rate below most analyst projections despite the government having revised the tender conditions to allow for data centre development as well as office and retail, following a failed attempt to auction the land in 2020.

“Given the developer will have high flexibility to use the land for data centre and office or retail, our firm expected the price could be between HK$4 billion and $4.4 billion,” a surveyor said.

The surveyor said that other analysts had estimated premiums for the site from HK$5 billion down to HK$2.8 billion, putting the final sale price below expectations as Hong Kong’s developers showed limited appetite for a commercial project near an airport that has been transformed from a bustling transport hub to a little-used shell by the city’s strict quarantine policies and flight bans.

Tung Chung Reclaimed

Chinachem’s top leadership sees its bet on Tung Chung Town Lot 45, a 132,773 square foot plot near the planned Tung Chung East MTR station, as a way to leverage the government’s development plans for the newly reclaimed Tung Chung New Town Extension, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

“Tung Chung East will be developed into a new town by the government in line with its Tung Chung New Town expansion plans,” Chinachem CEO Donald Choi said in a release. “The site is also adjacent to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Tunnel, enjoying the advantage of excellent connectivity with Guangdong province and Macau. Given these factors, we are confident about this project and plan to develop shopping malls, offices and a data centre.”

Chinachem is paying the equivalent of HK$2,202 per square foot of accommodation for its Lantau Island site, with a brief on the tender from property consultancy Savills citing a pre-tender valuation range of HK$2,200 to HK$4,000 per square foot for the plot, which is eligible for development on a strata title basis and is expected to be connected to the upcoming MTR station via a footbridge.

Other bids for the 50-year land grant parcel 15 minutes’ drive from the Hong Kong airport came from local developers CK Asset Holdings, K Wah Properties, K&K Property and Sino Land, the Lands Department said. Upcoming land tenders will make available residential, hotel and additional commercial projects in the Tung Chung East area.

Second Time Lucky

The Tung Chung site was initially put up for sale by the government in 2020, but the tender was withdrawn in October of that year after all three bids submitted failed to meet the government’s reserve price. The contestants in that round were CK Asset, Sun Hung Kai Properties and a joint venture of Sino Land and Kerry Properties.

Since that earlier attempt, the Lands Department revised the terms of the tender to increase the site’s appeal by adding permission to develop the site entirely for data centre use as the city’s market for server facilities continues to boom.

However, the surveyor sees the site as a difficult fit for data centre purposes. “It reflects that the data centre operators/developers are not willing to invest in land with a long constructing period,” the surveyor said. “The subject land is located in a newly reclaimed area where infrastructure is not yet readily available.”

Other changes to the tender included removing the cap on office use, whereas the previous tender had allowed for no more than 91 percent office accommodation, and the added flexibility also permits boosting the cap on retail development to 30 percent from 9 percent in the earlier tender.

Pipeline Bulge

Chinachem has been the most active player in Hong Kong’s government land sales market since 2021, winning three development sites for a combined HK$12.06 billion, according to data compiled by another property agency.

In addition to the latest triumph, Chinachem and joint venture partner Hysan Development bested five other bidders last May to secure a Causeway Bay commercial site for HK$19.8 billion ($2.6 billion), with Chinachem’s 40 percent stake accounting for HK$7.91 billion of the amount.

The partners plan to develop a premium commercial building with community facilities on the 159,327 square foot site near Hysan’s Lee Garden Six commercial tower on Leighton Road, with a maximum allowable gross floor area of 1,076,390 square feet.

In December, Chinachem entered the winning bid of HK$1.37 billion for a New Territories residential site on which it plans to build a mixed development of low-density houses and apartments. The 150,716 square foot site in Tai Po Kau can yield a gross floor area of 226,000 square feet.

(Mingtiandi)

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康宏廣場中層戶意向價5997

有代理行表示,尖沙咀康宏廣場中層14至15室,面積約4284方呎,以呎價約1.4萬元放售,意向價約5997萬元,可以公司股權轉讓形式交易。

該行指出,物業享有開揚景致,另設精緻寫字樓裝修、經理房、會議室及茶水間等隔間,為買家節省一筆裝修費及時間。買家可靈活按需要作自用或收租,彈性十足;而目前業主亦以每方呎約33元招租。

(信報)

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老鳳祥半價續租百德新街鋪

受第五波疫情打擊,核心區鋪位租金持續下滑。消息指,由「百年老店」老鳳祥銀樓承租的銅鑼灣百德新街地鋪以約30萬續租,呎租約300元,較舊租金66萬急挫約54%,租金亦重回當年「沙士」水平。

據市場消息指出,由銅鑼灣百德新街2236號翡翠明珠廣場地下32號鋪,建築面積約1000方呎,新獲老鳳祥銀樓以約30萬元續租,平均呎租約300元。

據地產代理指出,老鳳祥銀樓早於201710月起租用上址,上一手租金為66萬,故租金急挫約54.5%,此外,該鋪於2010年由另一連鎖金行租用,當時正值鋪市高峰期,租金高達90萬,故是次租金較高峰期大幅回落約66%

舊租每月66萬元

據大型代理行資料顯示,該鋪早於2002年至2004年期間,由連鎖時裝店以約29萬租用,故該鋪最新租金已重回當年「沙士」水平。

有代理指,受第五波疫情重擊,零售市道疲弱不堪,加上遊客近絕迹,令鐘表珠寶等奢侈品成疫市「重災區」,營商環境持續收縮,同時,該類商戶於數年前以高價搶租核心區一綫街道鋪位,造成現時租金大幅回落,整體幅度逾五成,可說是「打回原形」!

(星島日報)


星光行高層單位意向租金3.3

有代理行表示,尖沙咀星光行高層單位,面積約920方呎,業主意向租金約3.3萬元,呎租約35元。

該行指出,單位間隔方正及無柱設計,非常實用,配備簇新裝修。物業向南,擁無敵維港海景。

在疫情下,不少用戶都非常關注大廈冷氣系統,上述單位採用獨立冷氣,用戶可以安心使用。大廈配備9部載客電梯及2部載貨電梯,方便用戶出入。

(信報)

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HK property prices rise 3.6pc, fail to match 11pc global spurt


Hong Kong's property prices rose only 3.6 percent year-on-year last year, far slower than the 11 percent rise of the global property price index tracking 150 cities around the world by a property agency.

The Asian financial hub ranked only the 123rd in the index and was lower than Guangzhou with an 8.7 percent price hike and Shenzhen with 4.8 percent, which placed at 80th and 113th, respectively.

Other cities in Asia, like the 59th Tokyo, saw its average home price go up by 10.7 percent, and that of Singapore also grew by 10.6 percent ranking the 61st.

Istanbul in Turkey saw the highest increase in the home price of 63 percent while Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia recorded a year-on-year drop of 5.7 percent last year, and became the worst performer among the 150 cities.

The real estate consultancy said home prices were rising at their fastest rate in almost 18 years in 2021 and of the 140 cities seeing prices increase last year, 44 percent of them registered over 10 percent annual price growth.

Cities in the Americas posted the strongest jump averaging 15 percent annual growth compared to 11 percent in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region and 9 percent across Asia-Pacific, the agency added.

Though the overall property market remained dull amid the latest Covid outbreak, luxury apartments did not seem to be affected.

Sino Land (0083) sold a house at 133 Portofino in Sai Kung for HK$100 million, a record high for the project via tender yesterday. The 3,491 sq ft house with five bedrooms cost HK28,645 per sq ft.

The developer has raked in over HK$980 million after selling 26 units in the project, and only seven more - two houses and five flats - are left.

In the office market news, another property agency expects that rents of Grade A offices this year to drop up to 5 percent this year due to the ample supply.

The property consultancy said a reasonable level of vacant space of Grade A offices is around 4 million sq ft but the completion of new supply ensured vacant space reached another record high of 9.6 million sq ft in the first quarter, and there are 7 million more to be added in this year and next.

It believes it will take years for the office market to recover given the current economic situation and the rents will be under pressure for a long time.

(The Standard)

 

Nuveen Acquires Hong Kong Data Centre, Osaka Apartments for APAC Core Fund

Nuveen announced the addition of four assets to its Asia Pacific core investment strategy today with the acquisition of a data centre in Hong Kong’s New Territories and a set of three multi-family properties in Japan’s second largest city.

The completed acquisitions across two of the industry’s hottest sectors were made on behalf of Nuveen’s $2 billion Asia Pacific Cities Fund, with the US investment firm highlighting its Hong Kong acquisition as its first in the city, and as an opportunity to leverage growing demand for data infrastructure while diversifying its portfolio.

“Hong Kong is a critical financial and technology hub and one of the most mature data centre markets in Asia with rich network connectivity, robust infrastructure and healthy market fundamentals, making this an important strategic investment for the Asia Pacific Cities Fund,” said Louise Kavanagh, chief investment officer and head of Asia Pacific for Nuveen’s real estate division. “We will continue to diversify its portfolio geographically and into sectors which match its investment objectives.”

A report published by a property agency earlier this year ranked Hong Kong as the sixth most attractive location globally for operating data centres, thanks to a robust development pipeline, excellent networks and the availability of all major cloud services, with Nuveen fitting into a growing number of regional and global institutions pursuing digital infrastructure opportunities in the city.

Kwai Chung Asset in Demand

Nuveen’s Hong Kong digital prize is the Cargo Consolidation Complex, according to market sources who spoke with Mingtiandi, with the fund manager having paid a reported HK$2.88 billion ($371.7 million) to purchase the property near the Kwai Tsing container terminal from local investor Loh Shou-nin.

The 270,000 square foot data centre is currently fully-leased to local telecom leader PCCW, with all but the ground and first floors under contract through 2035, should the tenant decide to exercise options included in the lease..

The sale illustrates the rising demand for data centre assets in the city, with Lou having acquired the property from PAG in 2018 for HK$2 billion, providing the investor with a more than 30 percent gain in less than four years. PAG had purchased the asset from Goodman for HK$1.35 billion in February 2016, according to data from another property agency, after the Australian developer had already converted the property for data centre use.

That kind of return has not escaped the attention of some of Nuveen’s competitors, with ESR last November having acquired the Brilliant Cold Storage Tower 2 in Kwai Chung – less than one kilometre from the Cargo Consolidation Complex – for $230.8 million. The Hong Kong-listed fund manager says it will convert the cold storage facility into a 40MW data centre.

In September last year Blackstone paid $36 million to purchase Yip’s Chemical Building at 13 Yip Cheong Street in Hong Kong’s Fanling area, with that asset located within a few blocks of data centre projects by Singapore’s Mapletree and Sun Hung Kai Properties SUNeVision.

Osaka on the Rise

With Nuveen’s Asia Pacific Cities Fund focusing on core assets for what it terms “future-proof cities” the firm’s other acquisition announced today also nodded to a fast-rising alternative sector by adding 342 multi-family units to the vehicle’s portfolio.

Pointing to an overall occupancy rate of from 96 to 98 percent across Osaka’s multi-family market, Nuveen described the purchase as “an attractive investment opportunity in Japan as a resilient and defensive asset class.”

“The Japan market is seeing an upward trend in rental residential properties which our fund is able to take advantage of,” Kavanagh said. “Osaka’s economy, while less diversified than Tokyo’s, is manufacturing-based, a sector which has benefitted from increased global demand as well as the move to bring supply chains onshore following the Tohoku earthquake.”

While not providing specifics on the properties or the scale of the investment, the fund manager expressed confidence that, given the assets’ location advantages, including proximity to the city centre and access to rail stations, the properties would be able to attract and retain professional tenants and provide stable income streams.

In 2020 Nuveen had invested $140 million purchasing 10 multi-family assets in Tokyo and Osaka, with those acquisitions from fund manager PAG also on behalf of its Asia Pacific Cities fund.

House Party

In visiting the Osaka properties in preparation for the acquisition, Kavanagh and her team may have run into a few familiar faces from competing investment managers, as global institutions increasingly put multi-family acquisitions near the top of their target lists.

With Japan being the top location in Asia Pacific for the sector, in late March Goldman Sachs Asset Management said that it had established a joint venture which would be investing $300 million to acquire rental apartment properties in the country this year, and would be budgeting $500 million annually for such opportunities thereafter.

Providing a clearer picture of investor activity in the sector is the late March announcement by UK’s M&G Real Estate that it had acquired 1,575 apartments across Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya for JPY 109.3 billion ($942.6 million), with Mingtiandi having identified the seller as Blackstone.

Also during March, Canada’s Manulife Investment Management said that it had agreed to form a JPY 19.8 billion joint venture with Japan’s Kenedix to acquire multi-family assets in Greater Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

In addition to the acquisitions announced today, Nuveen in December closed on its $472 million purchase of a half-stake in One George Street – a 23-storey office building in Singapore – on behalf of its Asia Pacific Cities fund.

(Mingtiandi)

 

Hong Kong in bottom quadrant once again as home prices rose to about two-decade high globally in 2021, property agency said

Property prices across 150 cities tracked by an agency’s index rose on average by 11 per cent last year

Hong Kong ranked 123rd, same spot it held in 2020, with a growth rate of 3.6 per cent

Home prices grew by the most in about 18 years globally last year, as significant savings built up during two years of the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a desire to either upgrade homes or acquire a second property, a property agency said in a report on Wednesday.

Property prices across 150 cities tracked by its global residential index rose on average by 11 per cent last year, with 140 of these urban centres recording increments, up from 122 in 2020. Home prices in Hong Kong languished in the bottom quadrant of the index, ranking 123rd with a growth rate of 3.6 per cent. The city held the same spot in 2020, when its home prices declined by 0.1 per cent.

With monetary authorities across the world winding down loose policies to temper rising consumer prices as job markets recovered, the trend of surging home prices was unlikely to be sustained, property agent said.

“The current high growth rates for housing prices are not expected to be sustained in the long term due to rising interest rates and increasing base prices. Some cities also face an inflation problem and thus the real housing price growth is not as high as it appears based on nominal values. That said, housing price growth will stay in positive territory for the foreseeable future,” the agent said.

The agency’s report comes after the US Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the first time since 2018 on March 16. A day later, the United Kingdom’s central bank also hiked interest rates for a third time since December last year. Central banks in the Middle East and Hong Kong also raised interest rates last month.

In Hong Kong, US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs forecast that home prices were likely to fall by a fifth over a four-year period, as borrowing costs rose and demand slumped because of rising unemployment. Goldman cut its forecast from flat prices this year, followed by 5 per cent declines in 2023 and 2024 and a return to flat prices again in 2025, with a 5 per cent decline in each year between 2022 and 2025.

Elsewhere, Istanbul, Turkey’s economic, historical and cultural hub, topped the index with a growth of 63.2 per cent in a year. Overall, however, cities in the Americas saw the highest average annual growth of 15 per cent, outstripping the 11 per cent rise seen in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the 9 per cent recorded in Asia-Pacific.

“US households not only accrued significant savings during successive lockdowns, but the equity in their homes expanded significantly too. In some cases, this wealth has been used to upgrade existing homes or to purchase a second property,” the report said.

“A typical home in Phoenix, the US city with the fastest rising prices in 2021, was worth US$298,000 the end of 2020, according to Zillow. By the end of 2021, its value had jumped 32.5 per cent to US$394,850, adding almost US$97,000 in one year to a homeowners’ pool of equity. This surge isn’t atypical of cities in advanced economies,” it added.

In the US, household wealth jumped to a record US$150.3 trillion in the last quarter of 2021, according to a report released by the Fed last month.

(South China Morning Post)

 

甲廈吸納量首季負轉正 扭轉9季逆勢  外資代理行料租賃增

甲級寫字樓市場過去3年先後受到社會運動和新冠肺炎疫情連環打擊,吸納量和租金表現都受到影響,惟市場前景初露曙光。有外資代理行指出,甲級寫字樓的淨吸納量於今年首季出現正數 (即整體新租出樓面多於遷出騰空的樓面),錄得46.44萬方呎,打破2019年第四季至去年第四季連續9個季度錄得負數的困局,該行預計今年下半年租賃活動勢進一步增加。

該代理行最新發表的香港商業房地產市場報告顯示,本港整體甲級寫字樓的淨吸納量由去年第四季錄得負11.11萬方呎 (即整體遷出騰空的樓面多於新租出樓面),轉為今年首季錄得正數,達46.44萬方呎。

大中環區改善 尖咀省鏡

該行解釋,雖然今年首季受到疫情衝擊,寫字樓租賃勢頭減弱,但受去年帶到今年的租務磋商完成所推動下,今年首季甲級寫字樓總租賃量錄得91.5萬方呎,按季增加9%,其中今年1月的租賃量佔該季度總數約五成。

而5大分區比較,「大中環」區今年首季雖然仍錄得負吸納量,但情況已經大為改善,由去年第四季的6.84萬方呎,大減約87%,至今年首季僅錄得負8900方呎。

港島東、尖沙咀和九龍東均錄得正數,介乎1.62萬至4.92萬方呎,其中尖沙咀表現最搶眼,去年第四季錄得負6.89萬方呎,今年首季則錄得4.92萬方呎的正吸納量。

總空置樓面960萬呎破頂

由於新商廈供應投入市場,今年首季總空置甲級寫字樓樓面約有960萬方呎,創該行有記錄以來的新高,以全港指標甲級寫字樓中環國際金融中心二期 (IFC 2) 全幢總樓面面積約200萬方呎計,空置樓面接近5幢國際金融中心二期

該行代理說,雖然甲級寫字樓的淨吸納量於今年首季變成正數,但新落成的項目租賃活動於首季較緩慢,整體甲級寫字樓的空置率按季不變,今年首3個月維持11.6%,大中環區空置率最新錄得7.7%,是5區之中最低,按季微升0.1個百分點。

該行另一代理補充,今年首季以共享辦公室、財富管理公司和保險公司表現較活躍,隨着今年陸續有新甲級寫字樓登場,以及市況好轉,相信下半年甲級寫字樓租賃活動將增加。

整體租金全年將挫5%

租金表現也相對平穩,該代理透露,今年首季整體甲級寫字樓租金按季降0.6%,是過去3年最小跌幅的一個季度,較去年第四季跌1.1%改善0.5個百分點,大中環區的按季租金跌幅,由去年第四季的1%,改善至最新跌約0.6%。

不過,代理坦言,在現時的經濟基調下,要吸納接近1000萬方呎的甲級寫字樓樓面有難度,估計寫字樓的復甦步伐需時有機會以年計。

另外,該行估計,今年全年甲級寫字樓租金料仍有約5%下跌空間。

事實上,無論官方和業界數據,都顯示寫字樓吸納情況有所好轉,例如差餉物業估價署 (差估署) 3月底公布的《香港物業報告2022》初步統計數字顯示,去年全年甲級寫字樓的負吸納量為19.38萬方呎,已經較2020年的負203.44萬方呎大減約90.5%。

另一代理行近日提到,租戶對超甲級寫字樓的需求強勁,以中環情況尤其明顯,而很多內地企業,以及金融和法律行業的大型公司都正在考慮擴充其於優質寫字樓物業的面積,相信核心區優質寫字樓的需求仍然堅挺,估計政府放寬社交距離措施後,核心區寫字樓的吸納量和租金會迅速反彈。

(信報)

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CASETiFY擴充 租觀塘綠景NEO大廈5萬呎

個別品牌進行擴充,手機配件CASETiFY租用觀塘綠景NEO大廈5萬呎樓面,呎租約30元。該品牌原租用同區工廈,是次大幅擴充。

市場消息指,觀塘綠景NEO大廈錄得大手租務,涉及中層兩層樓面,合共近5萬平方呎,成交呎租約30元。

涉中層兩層 呎租約30

據了解,新租客為手機配件連鎖店CASETiFY,該品牌原租用同區工廈天星中心,涉及約1萬平方呎,如今大幅擴充至約5萬平方呎,屬近期罕有擴充個案。

該品牌近年在港積極擴充,主力於商場開設分店,包括中環置地廣場、尖沙咀K11 Musea、沙田新城市廣場等;另於荃灣、觀塘等亦設門市。近日更趁舖租低,租銅鑼灣地帶商場地下舖位,面積約2,000平方呎,月租約30萬元。

觀塘綠景NEO大廈為區內質素較新甲廈,租金水平較高,本年初物業低層約31,500平方呎,以每呎約30元租出,新租客為香港都會大學,作後勤部門之用

另消息指,銅鑼灣時代廣場第二座高層0811室,面積約4,062平方呎,以每平方呎60元租出。

(經濟日報)

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美基金28.8億購葵涌數據中心 大數據時代掀「經濟革命」 外資爭地盤


隨網絡發展步入大數據時代,令數據中心需求急增,政府早前推出的數據中心用地更一度獲港資財團爭奪,以及市場不少工廈紛改劃用途或被財團購入等,都顯示數據中心未來的重要性,本報獲悉,剛有美資基金亦加入搶地盤行列,該基金剛斥資二十八億八千萬購入葵涌集運中心全幢,該物業現作數據中心用途,為今年以來市場最大手買賣,每呎造價一萬零八百元,亦創區內新高水平。業界指出,受到過去兩年疫情持續影響,令居家工作及網上購物趨普及,令到數據中心的需求大增,進入大數據「經濟革命」年代,勢必掀起財團搶購數據中心。

本報地產組

網絡發展一日千里,帶動數據中心備受追捧,工廈物業於疫市下罕現大手買賣。據市場消息指出,葵涌貨櫃碼頭路四十三號集運中心全幢,新獲美資基金Nuveen旗下The Asia Pacific Cities Fund (APCF) 以約二十八億八千萬元承接,以項目總樓面約二十六萬六千二百方呎計,每呎造價達一萬零八百元,現時由一家電訊公司作數碼中心用途,亦為該基金於本港首項投資。據悉,上址原業主為資深投資者羅守寧家族持有,早於二○一八年八月以約二十億購入,持貨約三年半帳面獲利八億八千萬,物業期間升值約百分之四十四。

每呎造價約一萬創區內新高

業界人士指,受到過去兩年疫情持續肆虐影響,令到居家工作及網上購物趨普及化,數據中心的需求大增,而進入大數據「經濟革命」年代,數據中心有強勁的需求,預期將掀起港資及外資財團搶購數據中心的熱潮。

有代理指出,隨網絡發展一日千里,數據中心備受追捧,早於數年前已成為環球大趨勢,不少跨國基金於歐美及亞太區均「吼準」該類物業,並準備充裕資金作大手收購,加上自疫情爆發以來,網上購物及居家工作日趨普及化,更令數據中心需求進一步升溫,同時,現今市場可作數據中心用途的全幢工廈已買少見少,令該類物業於疫市下有價有市,備受各路買家追捧。

業界:疫市改變家居網購需求

另一代理稱,現今市場上的可作數據中心的用地相當緊絀,若以舊式工廈改裝,涉及的成本相當高昂、技術亦為複雜,令全幢數據中心為「兵家必爭之地」,租金回報亦較一般工廈為高,故對投資者甚具吸引力,環顧現今為網絡大時代,將刺激數據儲存需求持續飆升,故料相關大手買賣將持續浮現。

供應緊絀 全幢工廈有價有市

事實上,政府近年大力推動創新科技發展,銳意將本港打造成為國際創科中心,而且疫情推動網絡連接需求上升,加速對數據中心的需求,不少工廈業主更率先改劃旗下項目作數據中心發展;其中,葵涌工業區就掀起重建數據中心熱潮,據本報統計,區內至少有八個項目改劃作同類發展,涉及逾二百萬方呎樓面。

(星島日報)

 

數據中心需求勁 財團變招購工廈轉用途

在疫情下推動網絡連接需求上升,加速對數據中心的需求,本港數據中心市場正以前所未見的速度擴張,惟近年政府批出可作數據中心用地有限,不少財團轉向工廈埋手、購入後隨即改劃數據中心發展,可見近期數據中心用地及全幢工廈備受市場追捧。

近年本港數據中心市場正以前所未見的速度擴張,據本報統計,政府由二零一八年起至今批出約五幅可作數據中心發展的賣地表地皮,涉及可建總樓面約三百八十三萬方呎。最新為上月底由華懋斥資約二十七億七千八百萬奪得、曾於二零二零年流標的東涌第五十七區商業地,鄰近私樓昇薈、毗鄰公屋迎東邨,地盤面積約十三萬二千多方呎,可建總樓面約一百二十六萬一千三百多方呎,華懋指,計畫在上述地皮興建商場、辦公室及數據中心。政府於去年底調整上述用地招標條款,約七成樓面可作數據中心或商業用途,更是首次在商業地上容許作數據中心發展,而餘下三成樓面則用作零售等用途。

華懋月前奪東涌數據中心地

另外,佳明亦曾於二零二零年七月透過私人市場、以約三億五千六百萬購入粉嶺安居街、安福街共兩幅地皮,佔地面積共約三萬七千方呎,若以地積比率五倍發展,涉及可建總樓面約十八萬五千方呎,每方呎樓面地價約一千九百多元,上述用地計畫興建數據中心。

由於近年賣地表推出可作數據中心用地供應不多,不少財團轉向工廈埋手,併購後隨即向城規會申請改劃,而葵涌工業區則掀起重建數據中心熱潮,據本報統計,現時區內至少有八個工廈項目改劃作數據中心,涉及可建總樓面約二百一十萬五千方呎樓面,有潛力打造成本港新一個數據中心供應重鎮。

(星島日報)

 

財團收購大角嘴富貴大廈 每呎出價1.4萬至1.6萬 較市建局收購價為低

近年市區優質地皮供應罕有,不少舊樓難免成為財團收購對象,樓齡約62年的大角嘴富貴大廈東座及西座,早年多次被財團吼中,最終因出價低而拉倒,最新再獲財團出價收購,並於月前接觸業主出價收購,據了解,住宅部分每方呎收購價大約1.4萬至1.6萬不等。

該項目位於大角嘴富貴街12號,由東座及西座組成,合共提供約470伙,另有地鋪,東座涉及195個業權,西座則有涉及318個業權。地盤面積約17222方呎,若以地積比9倍作重建發展,涉及可建總樓面約15.5萬方呎。該舊樓早於1960年起陸續落成,至今有約62年樓齡,符合強拍門檻。

已集齊逾五成半業權

據財團向小業主發出的文件顯示,該併購財團指,撇除近月疫情嚴峻影響,於短短幾個月時間內收集各業主的踴躍簽約回覆 (目前已集齊超過55%),加上配合政府年內調低收購門檻政策至6成至7成,發展商對是次收購項目仍然持樂觀態度,有信心隨着疫情減退,將於2022年底前完成今次收購。

就記者現場所見,該廈位於博文街、大角嘴道及富貴街等交界,屬大單邊位置,地下為商鋪,如設有不少特色食肆、日常用品商店等,鄰近商鋪均以民生商店為主;而樓上則屬住宅樓層,該舊樓同時毗鄰奧海城商場,可見周遭日常配套設施十分齊全。隨着市區更新,近年大角嘴一帶逐漸變天,區內有不少新盤相繼落成,如利奧坊系列樓盤等;同時鄰近港鐵奧運站,出入便利,極具重建價值。

有財團2018年收購失敗

舊樓曾於2018年初獲財團收購,惟當年因未集齊業權而拉倒,最新獲另一財團收購,據了解,目前該財團以每方呎出價約1.4萬至1.6萬不等向小業主提出收購,是次收購價對比市建局於2018年11月以每方呎出價約1.8萬、收購同區橡樹街/埃華街發展項目低出約11%。參考鄰近私樓平均呎價約2萬,如栢景灣上月底1座中層G室,以998萬易手,以單位面積466方呎計,呎價約21416元;而海桃灣最近成交為2座中層D室,面積611方呎,以1288萬易手,呎價約21080元;新盤方面,傲寓最新平均成交呎價約2.3萬,而利奧坊凱岸最新平均成交呎價約2.7萬。

業主指收購價太低

對於是次收購計畫,該廈業主劉小姐表示,近期有出價財團收購大廈,並透露其面積約300方呎的單位,收購價大約430萬,呎價約1.4萬,坦言收購價太低;惟其居住的單位已「成間屋爛晒」,現時初步傾向會接受該財團收購。

地鋪業主關先生指出,鋪位早於40年多前購入後,並一直從事印刷業至今,其地鋪建築面積約500方呎,另有相同面積即約500方呎的閣樓,透露現時收購財團並未有出價收購,但有與該財團接觸、對方會率先收購住宅部分,其後才到地鋪。有商戶表示,該廈並不是首次被收購,早年曾有收購公司嘗試收購,惟最終因未集齊業權而不了了之;認為目前收購舊樓業權困難重重,有業主反對,亦有業主已移民或去世,使想重建的舊樓業主陷入困局。

(星島日報)

 

恒基區內頻併購 可建樓面逾28萬呎

市區優質地皮供應罕有,近年不少財團透過舊樓併購、作重建增加私人住宅供應;其中恒基近年密密併購大角嘴一帶舊樓發展,其併購範圍包括嘉善街、博文街、萬安街及大角嘴道等一帶多條街道,涉及可建總樓面約28.62萬方呎。

2.7億購萬安街舊樓

近年大角嘴一帶除有不少新盤推出,如利奧坊系列樓盤、傲寓等外,區內亦有發展商積極收購舊樓發展,恒基曾於去年9月曾以底價2.7億成功摘下大角嘴萬安街24至30號舊樓業權,若以可建總樓面約28854方呎,每方呎樓面地價約9357元。

上述項目位於大角嘴萬安街東面,在萬安街與福利街交界,現址為4幢6層高的商住物業,地下為商鋪,樓上則為住宅,而該舊樓早於1958年落成,至今樓齡約64年。地盤面積約3206方呎,現規劃為「住宅 (甲類)」用途,涉及可建總樓面28854方呎。另外,恒基已持有萬安街16至22號舊樓全數業權,料將與上述項目整合發展,地盤面積擴展至6418方呎,可建總樓面約57762方呎;預料將會重建成「利奧坊」系列樓盤之一。

據恒基年報顯示,該公司於大角嘴嘉善街、角祥街、博文街、萬安街及大角嘴道一帶有多個併購項目,總地盤面積約3.18萬方呎,若以地積比9倍重建發展,可建總樓面約28.62萬方呎。

宏安3.3億統一洋松街業權

此外,宏安地產曾於2020年12月以底價3.2683億、成功統一該區洋松街56至62號和菩提街6及8號舊樓業權;據該公司年報顯示,該項目地盤面積約6800方呎,擬議住宅及商業發展,涉及可建總樓面約61500方呎,料於2024年落成。

(星島日報)


Office market bouncing back says Link Asset


Hong Kong's office market has begun to bounce back while online and traditional retail channels are not mutually exclusive, said Greg Chubb, the new international chief operating officer at Link Asset Management.

He wrote in an article that there is an obvious shift taking place as occupiers move from secondary quality buildings and locations to better quality office precincts and newer buildings with superior infrastructure, services, and other features that contribute positively to well-being.

The hybrid work model was common before the pandemic, but the office remains as an integral part of doing business as nothing can beat face-to-face and in-person interactions, Chubb said.

He also pointed out that online and brick-and-mortar retailers are not a zero-sum game and in fact, their coexistence is probably the best way for all retailers to maximize their profits.

Omnichannel retailing is a hugely valuable strategy for businesses, and physical store networks play an important role.

For instance, the "click and collect" model has been especially successful for supermarkets, as it is a very convenient way for families to quickly pick up their groceries on their way home, Chubb said.

(The Standard)

 

金鐘力寶中心每呎38元租出

近日疫情稍緩,甲廈亦連錄承租,不過租金仍維持低水平,力寶中心一個中層單位,建築面積600多呎,以每呎38元租出。

市場消息透露,上址為力寶中心二座中層06室,建築面積約685方呎,以每呎38元租出,月租2.6萬,該單位望高等法院景觀,向着馬路,質素一般,租金屬於市場水平。

日前,該廈一座中層06室,建築面積1570方呎,以每呎約42元租出,月租約65940元,該單位外望低層園景,舊租客2019年底遷出,業主翌年1月放租,每呎叫租約51元,惟新冠肺炎隨即爆發,令甲廈需求大減,單位交吉兩年始租出,租金跌約20%。

有代理表示,力寶中心業權分散,業主議價空間較闊,因此,在疫情下頻錄大幅減價承租。

都薈一周錄三宗買賣

聯誠建築旗下葵涌都薈METRO一周內錄3宗成交,有代理表示,物業為葵豐街2至16號鍾意恆勝中心中層戶,面積約193方呎,以約132萬易手,平均呎價約6839元,買家為同區迷你倉租客,有意購入自用,市值月租約5500元,料回報達5厘。

(星島日報)

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投資者連環沽貨止賺離場 陳宗武售兩鋪 蔡志忠拆柴灣車場

早前市場沉寂多時,近期疫情放緩,市場漸有生氣,一眾投資者亦際此出動,連環沽貨止賺離場,蔡志忠亦趁勢拆售旗下柴灣永利中心車位,一日內售罄43個車位;陳宗武沽出大圍及油麻地2個鋪位,持貨約一年,物業升值20%。

疫情從高峰回落,加上本月底放寬防疫措施,資深投資者蔡志忠趁機推售旗下柴灣永利中心一批車位,現時由建盈停車場管理,首批43個車位,僅一日全數沽清,套現逾4000萬。

一日沽清43個車位

蔡志忠回應本報指,該車場擁有200個車位,於2015年以1億買入,即時拆售120個,收回成本,餘貨持有至今7年,一直作為收租,今番所售出貨尾全部利潤。

窩打老道鋪10個月升21%

永利中心「餘貨」車位約80個,近日首推23個「試水溫」,售價由90萬至99萬不等,瞬間售罄,結果加推20個,合共43個車位即日沽清。他表示,項目不乏大手買家,其中有投資者動用近1000萬,一口氣買入10個車位收租。此次車位分布車場3及4樓,月租約3000元,回報3.6至4厘,餘下30幾個貨尾位處2樓,屬於最靚樓層,不排除加價加推。

鋪市氣氛暢旺,投資者陳宗武趁勢沽出兩個鋪位,油麻地窩打老道9至15號榮德大廈11A及A1鋪,建築面積約430方呎,現址小食店,以2180萬沽出,於2021年6月以1800萬入,持貨10個月帳面賺380萬,物業升值21%。接近砵蘭街及港鐵站出口,人流甚為暢旺。

大圍村南道鋪5200萬易手

另一個為大圍村南道77至81號地下B及C鋪連入則閣,地鋪實用面積1000方呎,以5200萬沽出,入則閣實用面積1000方呎,租客港興大飯店,月租22萬,租期至2023年3月,陳忠武於2021年4月以4300萬購入,持貨一年獲利900萬,物業升值20%。

投資者蔡伯能亦拆售鰂魚涌英皇道993號萬利廣場,建築面積158方呎起至336方呎,呎價由8000多元起,入場逾100多萬。業主提供一年期八成按揭,年息5厘,還息不還本,成交期3個月至長達5個月。

(星島日報)

 

亞皆老街巨鋪意向呎租逾50元

旺角向來是商業及消費核心地段,際此消費券發放之時,業主亦高調放租鋪位,亞皆老街33號商廈基座招租,呎租由50元至192元。

地鋪意向60 每呎192

有代理表示,亞皆老街33號地下、閣樓至3樓,地鋪建築面積3110方呎,整個基座為15920方呎,其中,地鋪建築面積約3110方呎,意向60萬,樓上每層亦是3000多呎,意向月租15萬,呎租約50元。他表示,租客可承租地鋪,或連同樓上一起租,極具彈性。

據了解,該物業早年由中銀自用,業主購入後,年前開始工程,加設升降機,令樓層負重增加,物業不再局限寫字樓用途,可經營零售或飲食,每層備有洗手間及來去水,適合行業廣泛。項目更設有巨型廣告位,由1樓直達3樓,更配合樓上2幅由5樓直達19樓巨型廣告。

該代理續指,物業位處亞皆老街及上海街雙馬路口,鄰近旺角地標朗豪坊,附近的「618上海街」為市建局保育項目,距離港鐵站出口需時約3分鐘步程,附近有小巴及多條巴士綫往來各區,何氏又指,此地段為旺角商業和消費核心地段,聚集酒店、銀行及餐廳等。

(星島日報)

 

3月工商舖358成交 按月跌16.2%

有代理行綜合土地註冊處資料顯示,工商舖3月份註冊量錄358宗 (主要反映2月份市況),按月下跌約16.2%,註冊金額則錄45.18億元,按月跌約6.4%。

3月份工商舖各板塊註冊宗數及金額個別發展。工廈及商舖註冊量分別按月下降約19%及16.5%,最新分別錄234及71宗。商廈註冊量則按月持平,最新報53宗。

過億元註冊按月升1

若按金額劃分,3月份註冊量最多的為500萬元以下的物業,共錄190宗,按月跌約21.5%。逾500萬元至1,000萬元的物業,共錄69宗,按月下跌約13.8%。逾2,000萬至5,000萬元物業則錄得13.8%的按月升幅,3月共錄33宗。逾5,000萬至1億元物業的表現最差,註冊宗數僅錄得4宗登記,按月大挫55.5%。

逾1億元的物業表現不俗,註冊宗數按月急升100%,3月錄得8宗,按月增加4宗,當中4宗為工廈物業註冊,包括紅磡馬頭圍道21號義達工業大廈多個單位連7個車位,及旺角中華漆廠大廈1至9樓全層單位,分別以約3.5億元及2.88億元成交,而商廈物業及舖位物業則分別佔1宗及3宗註冊登記。

該行代理表示,早前第5波疫情對本港工商舖市場的影響繼續反映在近月註冊數字上。昨開始發放首期消費券,惟受疫情影響,本港的社交距離措施仍未能放寬,因此料消費券對零售業的幫助未必能即時反映出來,相信暫時主要以民生類消費較能受惠,現時的重中之重仍然是穩定疫情。

該代理又指,雖然近日本港確診宗數仍然在每日幾千宗水平,但隨着確診數字明顯回落,市場憧憬政府將會在4月21日後放寬社交距離措施,本港經濟有望逐漸回復正軌,為工商舖市場注入信心,而近日市場交投有稍微回暖迹象,預料後市交投會有所回穩。

(經濟日報)

 

甲廈連續三季錄淨吸納

本港商業活動受第五波疫情影響,原本穩步復甦的寫字樓市場突然降溫。有外次代理行指出,本港甲級寫字樓市場連續3個季度錄得淨吸納量,但整體租金在今年第一季仍下跌約0.9%。

上季租金跌0.9%

該行代理指出,今年2月起因疫情趨嚴峻,租賃活動明顯轉靜,令今年首季整體甲級寫字樓的租金按季回落約0.9%,按年則跌3.1%。其中,中環超甲級寫字樓租金按季挫0.8%,按年下降1.3%;港島東租金跌幅較大,按季下滑2.2%,比去年同期低5.7%。

吸納量方面,今年首季初段有不少租賃成交個案,其後因收緊防疫措施,令不少業主及租戶暫停睇樓,導致成交減少,但第一季仍錄得24.51萬方呎淨吸納量,連續第三個季度錄得淨吸納。

該代理認為,隨着疫情有望受控及社交距離措施逐步放寬,加上租金已較高位累跌27%,相信寫字樓租金大跌空間有限,預計第二季只有約0.5%至1%的下行空間,下半年租賃活動會陸續恢復,租金走勢可望回復平穩。該代理預計今年全年將錄得30萬至50萬方呎的淨吸納量,當中銀行及金融業將成為今年寫字樓需求的主力。不過,下半年非核心區將有3個大型項目相繼落成,總樓面面積約230萬方呎,整體市場的待租率料由現時13.6%,推高至約16%至17%水平。

另外,另一代理稱,在第五波疫情衝擊下,今年首季四大核心零售區商舖租金跌幅由2.7%至4.5%。由於社交距離措施將陸續放寬,加上政府推出新一輪消費券,預計整體租金第二季下降空間不大,並有望於第三季逐漸復甦。

(信報)


Wheelock Properties said it has recorded over 100,000 online viewings for its new project named Monaco Marine in Kai Tak in the past two days before unveiling its first price list.

This came as the number of transactions in the 10 major housing estates fell slightly over the weekend.

The developer's managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu said the price list may be released this week and the sales could take place this month.

Three showrooms, including a 713-square-feet flat with three bedrooms, will open to the public during the four-day Easter holiday and more than 8,000 prospective buyers have made home viewing appointments, Wong said.

Located at 10 Muk Tai Street, the project provides 559 flats ranging from 324 sq ft to 1,708 sq ft - the smallest flats have one bedroom while the biggest ones are equipped with four bedrooms. But around 80 percent of units are in between - they have two to three bedrooms.

In the secondary market, the number of deals recorded in a property agency's top 10 housing estates dropped by five, or 20 percent, to 20 over the weekend, but remained at or above the 20-number level for the fourth consecutive week.

Property agent said that the room for price negotiation has narrowed in the buoyant second-hand market as Covid gradually subsides.

Some home buyers even need to offer price hikes before they can reach a deal with the owners, while others are looking for cheaper flats in less well-known housing estates, the agent said, though he believes the transaction volume could maintain at this level for several weeks.

Among the estates, Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai saw the most transactions - five homes changed hands in the weekend, while Kornhill in Hong Kong Island was the only estate that recorded no transactions.

A 633-sq-ft flat with three bedrooms sold at HK$6.65 million or HK$10,506 per sq ft after the seller agreed to slightly cut the price by HK$50,000, according to another property agency.

The vendor, who purchased the property at HK$4.08 million in 2016, gained HK$2.57 million, or 63 percent through the deal, the agency said.

(The Standard)

 

Shop rentals set for recovery, says agent

One of the largest local property agency expects that the rental volume of street shops to increase by 50 percent this quarter from last quarter, spurred by the distribution of the Consumption Voucher and the economic recovery.

The agency said street shops will benefit most from the voucher and the improving Covid situation will help increase the public's desire to go out and spend money, especially when the restrictions are lifted later this month.

Property agent said that both the rental and transaction volumes of shops plunged amid the fifth wave of the pandemic but the leasing market suffered more.

About 775 rental deals were recorded in the first quarter, down by 42 percent from a year ago and 23 percent lower than the December quarter.

The value of the leases also slid by 37 percent year-on-year, or 27 percent quarter-on-quarter, according to the agent.

Shop vacancy rates in core areas continue to hover at high levels due to sluggish rental demand. The rate in Causeway Bay has remained at 5 percent for months, and that in Central has stayed at about 14 percent, the agency's data showed.

But there are also opportunities apart from risks.

While Hong Kong's residents have not been able to travel in more than two years, some Japanese brands have taken advantage of the purchasing power of Hongkongers and entered the city's market. Japanese cosmetics brand Matsumoto Kiyoshi has opened its first shop at APM shopping mall in Kwun Tong and several more are expected to come soon, the agent said, adding that this reflects retailers' confidence in the SAR.

(The Standard)

 

中環中心低層呎租40  外資同廈轉租省一半

中環中心放盤多、租金低,令企業有選擇地搬遷。一家外資軟件公司原租用中環中心極高層,現轉租同廈低層全層,呎租約40元,料可節省近半租金。

市場消息指,中環中心錄得一宗中低層全層單位成交,物業面積約2.5萬平方呎,成交呎租僅約40元。

據了解,由於單位屬中低層,未能享有海景景觀,造價上較低,加上目前該廈放盤甚多,故以較低呎租水平成交。

原租極高層 呎租料逾75

據了解,新租為一家英資軟件公司租用,該機構主要業務為提供金融交易軟件。該機構原租用同廈極高層單位,呎租料約75至80元,如今於同廈進行搬遷,相信主因可節省一半租金成本。

翻查資料,該廈對上一宗較大手租務為上月錄得,中環中心中低層1至3室,面積約7,125平方呎,最新以每月34.2萬元租出,呎租約48元,較去年同期呎租水平已下跌。如今新租中低層全層個案,租金再出現下挫。

空置樓面多 租金水平偏低

第5波疫情下,甲廈租務再轉淡靜。據一外資代理行資料顯示,中區甲廈空置率約7.7%,較2021年尾上升約1個百分點,而散業權商廈因業主對後市各持不同睇法,叫租差距甚大,空置樓面不少。中環中心自數年前拆售後,現時由多名投資者持有,據悉現時大廈空置樓面頗多,故租金水平偏低。

九龍區方面,消息指,九龍灣恩浩國際中心中高層C室,面積約1,305平方呎,以每呎約22元租出;另同廈中層E室,面積約2,435平方呎,成交呎租約21元。

(經濟日報)

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次季有望反彈 甲廈旺舖可趁低吸

代理:港息有機加半厘 市場未添壓

首季投資市場受疫情衝擊,交投放緩,有代理認為,隨着疫情緩和,第2季起投資市場將反彈顯著,該代理又看好調整較深的甲廈及核心區舖位,屬趁低吸納的時機。

去年大額投資市場暢旺,原本以為今年可承接強勢,怎料年初爆發第5波疫情,投資市場即轉淡靜。該代理分析,疫情為主要窒礙投資的主要因素,「大家最初不知道第5波疫情有多巨大,感染人數突然跳至每日數萬人。投資者擔心疫情惡化,政府不斷收緊防疫措施,經濟會進一步轉差,決定採觀望態度。」

該代理指最近疫情緩和,政府亦放寬措施,經濟向好,「市民感染後免疫,而疫苗接種率高,疫情可望明顯紓緩,預計第2季起市況反彈,力度會強勁持續至年尾。事實上,投資者開始相信疫情總會過去,很多物業價格已跌至低水平,現在投資照計無得輸。」

外資看好香港 資金續來

該代理認為,第2季市況反彈只是開始,因看好經濟前景,資金流向也能反映,「本港資金非常充裕,外資亦投資本港物業,反映各路資金有信心。另外,政府效率加快,不論基建、造地起樓等,漸簡化程序,有利經濟發展。」該代理指,外資投資本港,正因睇好前景,「基金向錢看,有利可圖便入市。睇本港經濟、基建發展等,最近批出基建撥款達2,000多億元,未來發展更為成熟。此外,外資投資揀選香港,因本港安定、財政健全,香港過往一兩年動用大筆資金作抗疫,但財政仍是有盈餘,可見不論政府、大財團及市民,財政狀況亦理想,給予外資信心。」

至於另一影響投資市場為息口,美國已開始加息,袁志光指,美國剛加息1/4厘,香港未有跟隨,「大部分投資者目前借貸成本僅2厘,美國加息步伐加快,香港或部分跟隨,有機會升半厘左右,在實際利率在3厘以下,對市場未構成壓力。」

過去年多 甲廈價跌20至25%

投資範疇上,去年工業佔大額成交近半,最近似乎強勢不減,日前美資基金斥近29億元,購入葵涌集運中心全幢,暫為今年最大額成交。另外,新加坡迷你倉集團,數月內以近9億吸納多項工廈,該代理指工廈勝在用途廣,「疫情下大家多上網,亦多在網上購物,數據使用量高,故數據中心受捧。疫情下網購增,不論物流、航運公司盈利多,以前貨品放在舖位,現在儲在物流中心,因此相關物業需求強勁。」另外,近日酒店交投亦加快,該代理謂酒店用途在改變,「以前只是招待旅客之用,如今可以改成共居,對象以香港人為主,因為本港住宅租務需求大。」

近一兩年,甲廈及核心區舖位價格調整,投資市場上備受冷落,該代理則認為,此時是趁低吸納時間,「在過去一年多,甲廈價格已跌20至25%,跌幅顯著,價格已跌至吸引水平,租金同樣已喘定。疫情完結後,會有很多內地公司包括資產管理機構來港開業,整個市況大不同。」至於商舖,該代理指傳統購物區如尖沙咀及銅鑼灣,過去3年受衝擊非常嚴重,「舖價回調顯著,作為投資者,並非睇短綫,可能3至5年甚至更長,絕對是入市時機。」

(經濟日報)

 

新文華中心七年蝕讓80萬離場

受第五波疫情打擊,商廈市場觀望氣氛籠罩,並錄蝕讓買賣。消息指,尖沙嘴新文華中心高層單位以792萬易手,呎價約1.03萬,原業主持貨七年實蝕約80萬離場。

平均呎價1.03

據地產代理指出,尖沙嘴新文華中心A座高層17室,建築面積約769方呎,以約792.07萬易手,呎價約1.03萬,原業主於2015年6月以約807.45萬購入,故持貨近7年帳面蝕讓約15萬,惟計及印花稅及代理佣金等開支,料實蝕約80萬離場。

據業內人士指出,上址位處高層,坐享開揚市景,惟受第五波疫情影響,商廈市場交投急下滑,令整體成交價備受壓力,因市場需求疲弱,令議價空間逐步擴闊,上述成交價已屬貼市價水平。

據本港一間代理行資料顯示,該廈近期成交疏落,對上一宗買賣追溯至去年9月,為A座8樓16至17室,建築面積1509方呎,以1434萬售出,呎價約9500元。

業內人士指出,尖東甲廈有其賣點,個別大廈更位處沿海位置,享維港景,呎租對比港島指標商廈有明顯折讓,吸引企業遷入。

(星島日報)

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基金追捧全幢酒店工廈 代理:疫情回穩帶動買賣

疫情逐步放緩,為投資市場釋出曙光。有外資代理行代理指出,儘管第五波疫情令人措手不及,拖累市場首季交投受壓,但常言道有危才有機,近期疫情喘定回穩,推動投資市場於今季迅速復甦,外資基金及機構投資者蠢蠢欲動,全幢酒店及工廈最「搶手」,有力突圍跑出,大手買賣將陸續有來,未來六個月是撈底的好時機。

該代理指出,據該行統計資料顯示,今年首季逾億元的工商物業買賣錄31宗,較去年第四季的45宗按季跌約30%,期間成交金額錄約112億,按季同步下挫約46%,受第五波疫情肆虐影響,加上美國聯儲局加息、俄烏戰爭等負面因素影響,市場觀望濃厚,導致首季市況交投明顯放緩,並錄價量齊挫,惟受近期疫情漸見放緩,為市場釋出曙光。

首季逾億買賣挫三成

該代理續指出,參考去年市場於第四波疫情後有力迅速反彈復甦,該代理對後市仍感樂觀,政府近期推出消費券帶動,對零售及整體商場活動將帶來正面影響,儘管加息陰霾揮之不去,但現今市場資金仍然充裕,當中以外資基金最為活躍,市場料於今年及後時間「追落後」,以去年全年投資市場錄733億成交計,料今年成交金額波幅約5%。

外資基金機構投資者活躍

近期疫情稍回穩,對於投資市場能否突圍而出。該代理指出,參考亞太區多個主要城市,於疫情回穩後經濟活動均能迅速反彈,故令他對後市仍具信心,香港為亞太區主要金融中心之一,受外資基金追捧,部分準備大手在港作收購,早前疫情肆虐,相關買賣變得滯後,隨着防疫措施有機會本月底放寬,將帶動交投氣氛轉活,近期市場已頻錄大手買賣,料今季已見復甦反彈。

該代理續指出,受疫情等因素衝擊,全幢酒店及工廈已從高位回落約三成,受第五波疫情衝擊,酒店議價空間更高達兩成,故備受買家追捧,主要購買力為外資基金及機構投資 (INSTITUTIONAL BUYER),市場近期矚目買賣為葵涌集運中心全幢,於本月獲美資基金Nuveen旗下The Asia Pacific Cities Fund (APCF) 以約28.8億承接,呎價約1.08萬,將作數據中心用途。該代理評論指,隨網絡發展一日千里,令數據中心備受追捧,於數年前已成為環球大趨勢,加上自疫情爆發以來,網上購物及居家工作日趨普及化,更令數據中心需求進一步升溫,現今市場可作數據中心用途的全幢工廈買少見少,令該類物業疫下有價有市,備受各路買家追捧。

(星島日報)


代理行承租海富中心3 1.86萬呎

個別機構作出擴充,本地其中一間最大的代理行租用金鐘海富中心3單位,涉逾1.8萬平方呎。

消息指,金鐘海富中心錄得3宗租務,全部位於項目1座,其中601室,面積約7,135平方呎,以每平方呎約40元租出。另1107室,面積約5,400平方呎,以每呎約35元租出;而同廈1804室,面積約6,100平方呎,成交呎租約40元。

屬同廈擴充 呎租35至40

據了解,3單位面積合共約1.86萬平方呎,均由該代理行租用,該公司一直租用海富中心中層單位約1.6萬平方呎,作集團寫字樓代理、後勤及測量師行業務等使用,如今同時租用3單位,分散不同部門,料可加強管理,而樓面上亦有擴充。

同區租務方面,消息指,中環環貿中心低層03室,面積約1,670平方呎,以約5.5萬元租出,呎租約33元。

新文華中心中層 呎售1.03

另九龍商廈買賣方面,市場消息指,尖東新文華中心A座中層17室,面積約約769平方呎,以約792萬易手,呎價約1.03萬元。

租務方面,九龍灣億京中心錄多宗成交,其中億京中心A座高層A至C室,面積約8,426平方呎,成交呎租約23元。另同廈中層D室,面積約2,173平方呎,以每呎約21元租出。

(經濟日報)

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Hysan, Chinachem Add Cultural Space to Causeway Bay Commercial Project


Hysan Development and its partner Chinachem Group are turning to culture to boost the value of a HK$28 billion ($3.5 billion) commercial project they are developing in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay area, according to a planning application submitted by the joint venture last month.

The partners submitted designs created by architects Ronald Lu and Partners to add performing arts and cultural facilities, a communal garden and a larger public open space to the project being developed on Caroline Hill Road near Hysan’s Causeway Bay headquarters, while also requesting permission to expand the floor area of the project.

“Upon the project’s completion in 2026, the public will have direct access to a community space of over 110,000 square feet, which includes a park of 60,000 square feet, indoor performing arts and cultural facilities of 20,000 square feet, as well as community facilities of 30,000 square feet (an elderly day-care centre, a district health centre and a child care centre),” a Hysan spokesperson told Mingtiandi.

The plans for the three-tower commercial project, which Hysan and Chinachem purchased for HK$19.8 billion in May last year, call for boosting the maximum gross floor area by 2 percent to 1.09 million square feet (101,264 square metres). The blueprints also provide details on transport connectivity and an elevated walkway connecting the development to Hysan’s Lee Garden Six via Causeway Bay’s Leighton Road.

Adding Area

Each office tower on the 159,327 square foot site would feature a podium accommodating retail or community facilities, with 24 above-ground storeys for the interconnected towers one and two, and 16 storeys for tower three, which occupies the eastern wing of the plot.

“The additional (gross floor area) would be for arts and cultural facilities, which may generate some further pedestrian traffic to this area,” a surveyor said. The elderly day-care centre, district health centre and child care centre had been conditions of the original project tender.

The surveyor estimates that the value of the completed project will be around HK$28 billion, noted that the added space could allow for the construction of higher-level office floors with better views of the city.

Causeway Bay Kingdom

As Hysan and Chinachem await approval for their Causeway Bay project plan, asking rents for prime offices and Ginza-style commercial towers in the area range from HK$45 to HK$70 per square foot per month, depending on the quality and location of the building, the surveyor said. However, the surveyor added that there could be room for negotiation given the current weak commercial real estate sentiment.

The new plan was revealed less than one month after Hysan moved closer to consolidating a HK$7.5 billion commercial project five minutes’ walk from the Caroline Hill Road site, with the developer’s reported purchase of a unit at 9A Sharp Street East.

That acquisition of a piece of the aging walk-up property brings Hysan nearer to being able to force a compulsory sale of the building backing against the developer’s Leighton Centre which would allow it to build a new tower on the site.

(Mingtiandi)

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Hong Kong to see sales of bigger flats slow down, as interest rate rise counters mortgage relaxation

Impact of latest easing in home loans will not be as strong as previous instances, as Hong Kong is heading for an interest rate rise, property agent said

The sales momentum for bigger flats will slow down as seen previously in October 2019, another agent said

The relaxation of mortgages for more expensive flats in Hong Kong will propel sales in the short term only, as an imminent interest rate hike will keep potential buyers away, industry insiders said.

The sales of lived-in homes worth between HK$10.01 million (US$1.3 million) and HK$12 million jumped by 57 per cent to 199 deals in March, according to a property agency’s data, after Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po on February 23 allowed loan-to-value rations of 80 per cent for mortgages of homes worth up to HK$12 million from the previous HK$10 million limit. Following his intervention, the down payment for a home worth HK$12 million dropped to HK$2.4 million from HK$6 million previously.

The number of deals for this price category registered its best monthly performance in March, the data shows.

“But the impact of the latest easing in home loans will not be as strong as previous instances, as the city is heading for an interest rate rise, which is likely to increase borrowing costs,” another property agent said. The fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated Hong Kong’s economy, could also hurt sentiment, the agent added.

The city’s economy most likely contracted in the first quarter of this year, Financial Secretary Chan said in March, with the jobless rate for the three-month period ending in February rising to 4.5 per cent, its highest level in about five months. Also, the retail and catering sectors were hit particularly hard by the city’s strictest social distancing curbs since the pandemic began two years ago.

An increase in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve on March 16 could further dilute the affect of the relaxation of mortgages. The Fed has suggested it could lift rates six more times, up to a total of 100 basis points, this year.

At even a 50 basis points increase, borrowers with a HK$9.6 million home loan on a 30-year term will pay at an effective interest rate of 3 per cent, up from 2.5 per cent, and see their monthly payments increase by HK$3,180 to HK$59,180, according to a mortgage brokerage service provider.

This is assuming that their mortgage loan is linked to the Hong Kong Interbank Offered Interest Rate (Hibor), the brokerage said. Such a buyer must also have a minimum monthly salary of HK$93,000 to be able to get such a high home loan, the brokerage added.

“The sales momentum for bigger flats will slow down in the coming months, repeating a pattern that we have seen during the relaxation in home loan rules in October 2019,” a property agent said.

In November 2019, the number of deals for lived-in homes worth between HK$8 million and HK$10 million, for which first-time buyers could borrow up to 90 per cent of a property’s value, up to a maximum of HK$8 million from HK$4 million previously, advanced 98 per cent to 506 deals from October the same year, the property agency’s data shows.

But sales retreated to 335 in December 2019 and further down to 303 in January 2020. They rebounded to 451 deals only last month.

“The market, however, will stabilise once Covid-19 recedes,” the agent said.

(South China Morning Post)

 

中聯辦每呎25元租荃灣甲廈 月租88萬低市價20%

疫市下,寫字樓錄大手租賃,中聯辦承租荃灣一幢新落成甲廈,涉及約3.5萬方呎,月租近88萬,平均呎租25元,低市價20%,作為新界區辦事處,新據點較沙田現址更加大,景觀亦十分開揚。

市場消息透露,荃灣楊屋道88號Plaza88頂樓39樓全層及38樓半層,建築面約3.5萬方呎,剛獲中聯辦承租,月租近88萬,平均呎租25元,簽署5年租約,並擁有續租權,中聯辦將在此建立新據點,據知情人士表示「將整個新界工作部門,由沙田搬遷到荃灣。」

作為為新界西辦事處

目前,中聯辦在港九及新界各有一個據點,全部自置的,新界為沙田小瀝源源順圍28號都會廣場R1至R4,位處地鋪及1樓,建築面積約2.5萬方呎,早於2003年9月以1418萬購入,呎價僅1282元。

中聯辦新界區據點,將由東部遷往西部,新據點面積較大。記者日前在Plaza88頂樓39樓所見,該全層望開揚城市景,並有部分海景。據了解,業主億京就該新落成甲廈,意向呎租40元,有見租客身分特別,加上簽署長約,樂於減租,更將最優質、最高層數以優惠價出租,呎租僅25元,減幅高達37%。

市場人士表示,上述寫字樓以低市價出租,目前,荃灣指標甲廈如心廣場,低層逾萬呎單位,平均呎租25元,由於上述單位樓層高,加上景觀佳,以此衡量,租金低市價逾20%。

一層半樓面共3.5萬呎

有化理則表示,近年整體寫字樓市況一般,隨着疫情放緩,可望為市場帶來動力,荃灣楊屋道88號Plaza88接近民居,不但屬住宅屋苑海日灣建築群之一,而且擁有大型商場,不論交通及配套均十分方便。

億京每呎開價40

多年來,中聯辦自置物業作為辦事處,港島區為上環信德中心西翼高層01,09至12室,建築面積約10280方呎,早於1991年以4057.5萬購入,平均呎價3947元;九龍區辦事處則於近年 (2012年) 購入,為觀塘宏基資本大廈22樓,12060方呎,作價1.35億。

(星島日報)

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宏輝集團1920萬蝕沽環貿中心

由宏輝集團持有的中環環貿中心中層單位以約1920萬售出,持貨5年實蝕約72萬離場。

據宏輝集團公告指出,由該集團附屬公司持有的中環半山寫字樓單位以1920萬售出,以面積約1431方呎計,呎價約1.34萬,買方廣田投資有限公司,該集團於2017年5月以1880萬購入上址,持貨5年帳面獲利約40萬,惟計及其他相關開支,出售該物業錄虧損約72萬。宏輝集團主席兼執董為龐維新;據地產代理指出,上述單位為中環環貿中心中層5室。

海富中心全層銀主盤2.68億獲洽

甲廈罕現全層銀主盤放售個案,早前由國安國際持有的金鐘海富中心二座中層全層銀主盤物業,面積10627方呎,以約2.68億獲準買家洽購,呎價約25218元,於2017年以3.18億購入上址,該公司早前被停牌,上月被清盤,物業淪為銀主盤。本報昨日向該物業接管人Frank Recovery查詢,發言人表示,上述物業尚未出售。

(星島日報)

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I.T將撤出西洋菜南街巨鋪

I.T旗下izzue承租旺角西洋菜南街巨鋪23年,不敵疫情持續,將於月底撤出,鋪主鄧鉅明曾放售巨鋪,惟最新只租不賣,意向月租100萬。

業主鄧鉅明:巨鋪只租不賣

上址為西洋菜南街遠景大廈地下至2樓巨鋪,izzue將於本月底結業,並遷出該巨鋪,鄧鉅明坦言,近年來市況差,租客一直短租,租金優惠且不能作指標,婉拒透露金額,巨鋪以每月100萬放租。儘管他曾放售鋪位,惟疫市持續下,他改變主意,指現時不是時候,打算待兩至三年,當市況復甦時才賣。他又相信,疫情將於今年底結束,皆因往績可見,瘟疫一般都只持續三年就消失。

上址巨鋪總面積10459方呎,呎租約95.6元,izzue早於90年代進駐,2018年高峰期月租高達241.5萬,最新意向月租回落約58%。

(星島日報)

中保集團大廈 中環乙廈配套齊

中保集團大廈交通便利,而大廈質素及周邊配套均完善,屬質素理想的乙廈。

中保集團大廈位於德輔道中,為中環傳統商業地段,定位為乙廈。中環乙廈多而質素參差,而中保集團大廈在規模上屬優質乙廈,物業設有兩個入口,位於干諾道中正門有天橋,連接國際金融中心,以及上環信德中心、港澳碼頭等,四通八達。

位置上,大廈處中環及上環中間,由港鐵香港站出口前往國際金融中心,再由干諾道中步行至該廈,需時約10分鐘,尚算方便。此外,干諾道中及德輔道中交通網絡發達。飲食配套方面,上班人士既可前往國際金融中心二期商場,亦可前往上環區,故各類餐廳均有提供。

每層樓面達1.5萬呎

物業至今樓齡逾50年,而早年曾進行翻新,甚為光猛,加上設有兩入口,質素不錯。物業樓高32層,按層數區分出共6部客用升降機,來往各層,非常充足。地面有多個商舖,租戶包括快餐店等,而大堂亦設有咖啡室。

大廈另一優點,是每層樓面達1.5萬平方呎,中環乙廈來說面積不細,同時間,單位伙數則可按業主自行分間,亦可打通多個單位。單位面積由900多平方呎起,可適合不同規模公司使用。

物業大部分單位向北,外望為中上環一帶的景致,部分享維港海景,景觀尚算開揚。至於大廈另一面單位,望向德輔道中樓景。用戶上,現時租客包括有律師事務所、醫務所、會計師樓等。

買賣方面,2017年,資深投資者楊超成,以6,700萬元購入物業8樓15至18室,面積約5,003平方呎,其後於2018年,以8,780萬元沽出,呎價約17,549元,創該廈呎價新高。去年中,物業錄得一宗買賣,涉及中高層1室,面積約1,350平方呎,以約2,050萬元成交,呎價約1.5萬元。

(經濟日報)

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甲廈租務改善 連續3季錄正吸納

甲廈租務有改善,有外資代理行報告指,本年首季錄得正吸納量約24.5萬平方呎。

該行指,今年1月份寫字樓租金表現大致平穩,惟自2月起新冠疫情嚴峻,租賃活動明顯較之前淡靜,整體租金按季回落約0.9%,按年則下跌3.1%。就分區而言,以港島東及港島南的租金跌幅較大,按季分別下滑2.2%及1.5%。疫情有望受控及逐步放寬社交距離措施,租金距離2019年的高位已有接近27%的累計跌幅。

銀行金融租戶佔比最大

吸納量方面,上半季錄得不少租賃成交個案,其後因收緊防疫措施令不少業主及租戶暫停睇樓活動,引致成交減少。首季各分區市場總淨吸納量連續第3個季度錄得正數,達245,100平方呎。首季度新租賃成交以銀行及金融行業租戶 (34.7%) 佔比最大,其次為消費品及製造業 (12.8%),政府機構和運輸及物流行業也較之前活躍。受新項目落成因素影響,首季度整體待租率維持於13.6%水平。

該行代理指,預計2022年全年將錄得30萬至50萬平方呎的淨吸納量,當中銀行及金融業仍將是今年寫字樓需求的主力,專業服務業及物流業也將保持活躍。另外,下半年在非核心地區將有3個大型項目相繼落成,總樓面面積約有230萬平方呎,相信新項目將刺激租戶的擴充或搬遷活動,但龐大的供應量將難免於短期內推高整體市場的待租率至大約16至17%水平。

(經濟日報)

尖東康宏廣場中層 呎價叫1.4萬

尖東指標商廈康宏廣場現有單位進行放售,意向呎價約1.4萬元。

面積4284呎 5997萬放盤

有代理表示,尖東科學館道1號康宏廣場中層14至15室。面積約4,284平方呎,現以每平方呎約1.4萬元放售,意向價約5,997萬元,可以公司股權轉讓形式交易。

該代理指,物業享有開揚景致;另設精緻寫字樓裝修、經理房、會議室及茶水間等隔間,為買家節省一筆裝修費及時間。該代理稱,買家可靈活按需要作自用或收租,彈性十足;而目前業主亦以每平方呎約33元招租。

翻查資料,該廈近期鮮有買賣成交,對上一宗同類型樓面相若的相連單位買賣成交需追溯至2018年,該單位為高層06至08室,面積約5,332平方呎,成交價約8,080萬元,折合呎價約1.5萬元。

(經濟日報)

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外資基金趁低吸 酒店工廈連錄買賣

大額投資市場有起色,近日連錄大額買賣,涉及酒店及工廈,買家均為外資基金,料看好物業前景,趁疫情價格回調而入市。

首季大額投資市場相對淡靜,直至近日情況有所改善,市場連環出現大手成交,並主要由基金承接。最大手為美資基金斥29億元,購入葵涌集運中心全幢。物業位於貨櫃碼頭路43號的集運中心獲,總樓面面積約26.62萬平方呎,美資基金以29億元購入,呎價高見1.09萬元,為區內工廈呎價新高。是次成交暫為2022年市場最大手買賣。

基金太盟投資 (PAG) 2015年底以14億元購入物業,其後於2018年以20億元沽出,升值4成,而買家為資深物業投資者羅守寧家族或有關人士。該家族持貨僅4年,如今再沽出大幅獲利約9億元,升值45%。據了解,該物業早年已由數據中心租用。新買家為美資基金Nuveen旗下Asia Pacific Cities Fund (APCF),主力投資亞太區物業包括新加坡、日本等,如今首次進攻香港即購入工廈。

WEAVE LIVING疫下積極擴充

另一宗大手成交為九龍珀麗酒店以13.75億元易手。物業位於大角咀道86號,於2011年落成及開業,地盤面積約9,090平方呎,總樓面約11萬平方呎。項目樓高27層,提供435間房,天台則為酒吧。以13.75億元成交價計,每間房價值約316萬元。

新買家WEAVE LIVING近年積極在港擴充,單計近一年已先後兩度入市,包括2.95億元收購西半山醫院道6至8號全幢住宅物業,涉48間房,現作收租項目;WEAVE LIVING表示,將進行全面翻新,包括為部分房間重新布局,將物業打造成時尚、配套完備、靈活租期的現代住宿空間。據悉,品牌早在兩年前已在同區晏架街開設「Weave Studios Olympic」,如今趁疫市酒店叫價回落,再於同區增據點。

STORHUB連環在港掃工廈

另外,近日迷你倉集團STORHUB,連環在港掃工廈,包括兩度向舖王鄧成波家族購工廈,其中以3.5億元購入紅磡義達工業大廈一籃子物業,涉及該廈1樓A及B室、2樓B室、C室及D室、4樓至6樓B室,及地下3個落貨位及7個車位;該批物業總樓面約83,531平方呎,呎價約4,190元。此外,基金再購入長沙灣及新蒲崗工廈,3項物業合共涉近9億元。

分析指,市場資金仍充裕,而外資基金近兩年成功籌集資金,部署投資香港市場;而在疫情下,工商物業價格有所回調,基金趁機入市。事實上,基金投資物業年期較長,達3至5年以上,故短期疫情未有影響投資意慾。由去年至今,基金均為市場上大額物業主力買家,相信今年情況仍持續。

(經濟日報)

今年大額物業交投金額 按季跌6成

首季投資市場較淡靜,有外資代理行報告指,今年大額買賣物業交投金額按季跌6成。

該行指,第一季共有總計97億元的大額商業物業 (7,700萬以上物業) 轉手,按季減約6成,而與去年同期97億元接近,而去年同期為第4波疫情爆發。

商舖涉39億元 佔總投資額4

分類上,以商舖涉39億元,佔總投資金額約4成;而工廈則錄34億元成交,當中僅有一宗全幢工廈成交。至於房地產基金在今年第一季投資18億元,佔總投資額的19%。

該行代理表示,與去年下半年相比,變種病毒的爆發帶來不確定性和業務中斷令第一季的投資額顯著下跌。不少睇樓活動和交易磋商都被擱置。在疫情穩定之前,投資者採取觀望態度。正常社交活動將在第二季逐步恢復,該代理預計未來幾個月投資需求將回升。

(經濟日報)

洗米嫂傳賣中環商廈全層輸3200萬

商廈造價由高位回落,市場更錄得蝕讓買賣。澳門太陽城集團 (01383) 創辦人周焯華正室陳慧玲 (洗米嫂) 在近4年前斥逾1.01億元購入中環安樂園大廈低層全層單位,市傳單位近期以6900萬元易手,賬面料蝕超過3200萬元,物業大幅貶值約32%。

市場消息傳出,中環安樂園大廈6樓全層,建築面積約3893方呎,以約6900萬元交吉易手,呎價約17724元。

資料顯示,上述單位由陳慧玲透過公司於2018年9月以逾1.01億元買入,當時呎價高達26000元,創該廈自1961年落成以來的呎價高位。

當時該單位連一份月租15.34萬元的健身中心租約,但受疫情影響,健身中心已結業,單位最終亦蝕讓沽出,賬面虧損約3221.8萬元或31.8%。

此外,被清盤的國安國際 (00143),其位於金鐘海富中心二座15樓全層的原總部,早前遭清盤人接管及放售,近期獲買家出價約2.68億元洽購。據了解,該物業建築面積約10627方呎,以洽購價計,呎價約25219元。單位於2017年1月以3.18億元買入,現時洽購價較5年前低5000萬元或15.7%。

國安國際前海富總部獲2.7億洽購

宏輝集團 (00183) 公布,以1920萬元出售中環環貿中心13樓5室,建築面積1431方呎,呎價約13417元。該集團於2017年4月斥資1880萬元購入上址,賬面獲利40萬元或2.1%。

(信報)

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Stamp duty revenues hit record low in Q1


Hong Kong's overall stamp duty revenues from property purchases in the first quarter of this year hit a record low of HK$1.89 billion amid the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the city, data from the Inland Revenue Department showed.

The number of cases involved during the period was 961, about 30 percent lower than in the December quarter, the data showed.

Stamp duty revenue from residential properties also fell to the lowest since the second quarter of 2020.

The number of cases for special stamp duty dropped 37 percent quarter-on-quarter to 61, an over-10-year low, and the revenue also plunged 45 percent to HK$37.3 million.

Buyer's stamp duty brought the government 56 percent less revenue to HK$658 million in the first three months while the amount of double stamp duty more than halved to HK$1.19 billion compared to last quarter.

In the secondary market, Wheelock Properties said yesterday that it will unveil the first price list of Monaco Marine in Kai Tak shortly and open showrooms to the public on Friday.

The first batch will provide around 112 homes mainly comprising one-bedroom to three-bedroom units, the developer said.

In Cheung Sha Wan, The Harmonie will also reveal the sixth price list soon and may kick off sales this month, said the developer Henderson Land Development (0012).

Also in the area, seven flats including one standard unit and six special units at The Concerto are being put on the market, said the developer Kaisa Group (1638). The special units will be sold via tender and prospective buyers can now have a room tour as they are all built, it said.

Co-developed by Kaisa and Choice Holdings, the project has earned the developers HK$440 million from the sale of selling 88 units, or 93 percent of the total flats in the development.

(The Standard)

 

Hong Kong developers shower rebates, discounts and goodies to whet buyers’ appetite for ‘revenge spending’ ahead of massive launches in the second quarter

Up to 4,000 new flats in 11 projects may be released for sale in the second quarter, property agent said

Henderson Land Development and Chevalier International are already offering cash rebates, longer payment terms and other goodies to drum up interest

Hong Kong’s developers are offering discounts, longer payment terms, cash rebates and other goodies to drum up buying interest, as the residential property market is poised to rebound from its first-quarter slump after the city’s Covid-19 outbreak abates.

Henderson Land Development is offering up to HK$100,000 (US$12,757) of cash rebates to spur buyers to pay within 120 days for their purchases of leftover flats at The Richmond development at West Mid-Levels. Chevalier International Holdings is waiving the management fee for up to 24 months for the first 10 buyers to book its Sablier project in Tai Kok Tsui, with an extra 3 per cent discount on some units.

“Major developers need to catch up with their performances,” property agent said, who also expects that 4,000 new flats to be released for sale in the three months through June. “To keep the market’s attention and ensure sales, developers are expected to exercise restraint in pricing to attract buyers and investors.”

The expected releases, based on a calculation of homes that qualify for presale consent, would mark the busiest quarter in nine months, as the ebb and flow of successive waves of the Covid-19 disease sent the world’s most expensive residential property market into bouts of inactivity and torpor.

Sales of newly built homes slumped 64 per cent in the first three months of 2022 to a six-year low of 1,679 units, compared with the fourth quarter of last year, according to Land Registry data.

Large-scale weekend property launches had been missing in Hong Kong since late January, as social distancing rules enforced to contain the city’s latest wave of Covid-19 outbreak diminished the scope for gatherings and forced many businesses to postpone their marketing activities.

The turning point would come on April 21, when local authorities said they would relax social distancing rules. A week earlier during the Easter holidays, Wheelock Properties is expected to invite customers to register their intent to buy at its Monaco Marine project at the former Kai Tak airport.

Apartments in Kai Tak, an area with seafront view of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, redeveloped from an old airfield, may be among the property that sell the quickest due to its proximity to the subway network and amenities, providing a hotbed for a bout of “revenge buying” by customers, the agent said.

Wheelock uploaded virtual reality videos of the Monaco Marine’s show flats and clubhouse with its sales brochure last week, attracting more than 100,000 unique views in just two days.

Sales during this coming weekend’s Easter holidays will mostly comprise flats that had been left over from previous launches, because developers still need time to upload their sales brochures, set their prices and collect registrations of intent from potential customers, another property agent said.

New projects may launch from the end of April to early May as developers hold their marketing plans to assess the government’s social-distancing rules, the agent said.

More new projects will be on offer in the second half, as long as Hong Kong’s Covid-19 outbreak remains stable and under control, the agent said.

A property agency’s market index which is a gauge of lived-in home prices had the biggest uptick in 20 weeks at 1.1 per cent for the week ended April 3.

(South China Morning Post)

 

尖區全幢銀主商廈意向兩億

受疫情衝擊,商廈市場觀望氣氛籠罩,市場罕現全幢銀主盤以蝕讓價放售,意向價2億。

有代理稱,尖沙嘴柯士甸路28號全幢商廈,地盤面積約1531方呎,地下至三樓為商鋪用途,建築面積共約5462方呎,4樓至18樓為寫字樓用途,建築面積共約12465方呎,項目總樓面約17927方呎,意向價約2億,呎價約11156元。

據市場消息指,上述物業去年12月淪為銀主盤,當時以2.5億招標放售,惟未獲承接終收回,近期再度推出市場,最新意向價下調兩成,此外,該物業上一手業主於2012年以約2.12億購入,若以上述意向價售出,物業於10年間貶值約1200萬。

福佬村道地鋪8500萬放售

另一代理表示,九龍城福佬村道12號博林軒地下A號鋪連1樓及平台,以招標形式出售,截標日期為今年5月31日,意向價為8500萬,項目總樓面約4770方呎,呎價約1.78萬,以現狀及連租約出售,上址地鋪約1720方呎,現時由地產代理以約8.5萬租用,租期至2023年;1樓及平台面積分別約2350及700方呎,現時以每月約4.6萬元租予教育行業,租期於今年9月屆滿。

項目於2005年落成,每層樓高約4.5米,周邊住宅大廈林立,鄰近學校及醫院,民生或教育需求顯著,適合經營補習社或餐飲等行業。

(星島日報)

 

九龍灣國際展貿中心 申改建甲廈展覽館

九龍灣積極轉型,區內多座舊式工廈漸重建或改裝為商廈等用途,連同有待批出的商業地,商業樓面供應多達逾972萬平方呎。區內未來再有大型指標項目登場,去年由億京及資本策略 (00497) 等購入的九龍灣國際展貿中心,近期已向城規會遞交申請方案,計劃重建為指標甲廈及工業展覽館項目,總樓面達177.5萬平方呎。

申放寬高限 建3幢商廈

現為區內大型綜合式物業的九龍灣國際展貿中心,近期向城規會申請將其建築物高度限制由100米 (主水平基準以上,下同) 放寬至140米,以發展為商業及工業展覽館項目。擬議發展方案將重建為3幢23至25層高的商廈 (另設3層平台層作為工業展覽及商業零售、1層平台花園、2層地庫及1層防火層),總樓面面積涉約177.5萬平方呎,當中辦公室總樓面佔約142.6萬平方呎,作為商業或零售用途的總樓面涉約22.8萬平方呎,工業展覽館則佔約12.1萬平方呎。擬議發展將維持現有項目的地積比率與總樓面面積。億京去年表示,項目投資額涉約200億元。

區內另一個大型重建項目屬啟祥道20號大昌行集團大廈,項目早前已獲城規會批准重建為2幢32層高 (包括2層零售平台) 的商廈,另設3層地下停車場,涉及總樓面面積約147.75萬方呎。

尚餘兩幅商地 擬賣地形式售

事實上,為打造「九龍灣行動區」,政府早年已有意將九龍灣與觀塘之間的多個大型政府設施搬遷重置,作為大型的商業、零售及文化中心。而九龍灣尚餘兩幅巨型商業地有待批出,合共提供約436.6萬平方呎樓面,並將會以賣地形式出售。單計該兩幅用地,已佔區內近一半商業樓面。

其中一幅用地前身為環保署的九龍灣廢物回收中心、屬於常悅道的第2號用地,佔地約1.7公頃,將以地積比率12倍發展,提供約220.2萬平方呎樓面,當中設6層基座作為零售及餐飲等用途,總樓面59.3萬平方呎,上蓋再興建3幢商廈,辦公室樓面面積高達155.5萬平方呎。另一幅用地則位處觀塘繞道與偉業街的第4號用地,前身為運輸署的驗車中心,將重建作為辦公室、酒店及零售、餐廳等綜合用途,涉及總樓面高達216.4萬平方呎。

(經濟日報)

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大角咀香港遨凱酒店 信置申改裝

疫情重創旅遊業,而且疫情新常態下,零售及旅遊相關行業市場需求出現變化,有發展商趁機為酒店進行內部改裝,當中信置 (00083) 旗下、位於大角咀一號銀海基座的香港遨凱酒店,最新向城規會申請進行內部改裝。

擬重新設計 增至58間房

根據文件顯示,申請人計劃將現有的32間酒店客房增加及重新設計至58間客房,當中33間客房安排在部分地下位置,其餘25間客房則分布在部分地下高層。

不過,是次內部改裝只涉改動地下及地下高層的空間,從而優化非住用樓層布局,而不會影響現存的總樓面面積。項目整體非住用樓面面積將維持於約11.25萬平方呎,而酒店及零售用途的總樓面面積亦會維持約4.39萬平方呎及約6.85萬平方呎。同時,服務於現存的酒店及綜合發展的私家車泊車位、電單車泊車位、上落客貨處、的士及旅遊巴停車處亦維持不變。

申請人表示,是次申請沒有對目前的酒店建築面積作出任何改變、擬議發展在技術上不會構成不可克服的影響,而且申請旨在積極應對旅遊相關行業不斷變化的市場需求,從而提升香港在新常態下的競爭力。

(經濟日報)


MTRC's TKO project attracts nine bids


MTR Corporation (0066) said it has received nine tenders for its Pak Shing Kok Ventilation Building property development in Tseung Kwan O, with market valuations ranging from HK$1.5 billion to HK$2.3 billion, or about HK$5,000 to HK$8,000 per square foot.

Sino Land (0083), Wheelock Properties, K. Wah International (0173), and K&K Property are said to be among the ones bidding for the project.

The residential development will provide a maximum gross floor area of 27,006 square meters.

It is expected the land premium of the site to be above HK$1.1 billion, equivalent to about HK$3,789 per sq ft, which could become a new record in Tseung Kwan O.

A surveyor said that the overall investment amount is not large and medium-sized developers can afford the premium, adding that the pandemic and the economic downturn might not have much impact on the developers' bid.

Meanwhile, real estate consultancies said rents in the luxury home and office market softened in the first quarter.

The luxury residential leasing market has been very quiet as expats faced yet more disruption to their personal and professional lives due to strict measures imposed by the government to combat Covid, a property agency said in a report.

The overall office vacancy rate climbed slightly to 10.9 percent in the quarter, a new record high over the last decade, with overall rentals down 1.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, another agency said.

(The Standard)

 

Developers call for better transport links at Kai Tak

Major developers have urged government planners to come up with revamped ideas to resolve traffic and movement issues at Kai Tak, including looking again at a monorail system.

It takes about 30 minutes to walk from Kai Tak MTR station to the former runway area, so better transport links are needed, especially considering the developments in the area will be ready for occupation within a year or two, interested parties told The Standard's sister newspaper Sing Tao Daily.

Government planners had proposed a monorail system as an environmentally friendly linkage system between Kwun Tong's business and commercial area to Kai Tak back in 2011.

And Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor came up with a multi-faceted scheme in her 2020 policy address that was held to be "more effective and desirable than a standalone infrastructure."

Lam's proposal included new bus and green minibus routes in the area, a moving walkway network linking the former runway area with the Kowloon Bay Action Area and Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station, and establishing a water-taxi service in the area.

All but a couple of developers involved in the area responded by setting set up a concern group backed by a research team with the aim of offering advice to the Lam administration.

The result was the suggestion that authorities should increase the number of bus and minibus routes to help people access Sung Wong Toi Station and other points outside the Kai Tak area in the fastest way possible. It was also suggested water-taxis could become one of the key transport modes.

Real Estate Developers Association executive committee chairman Stewart Leung Chi-kin also told the newspaper that government plans were quite satisfactory when developers bid for the sites in the area, but a sudden U-turn by authorities made some feel as if they had been deceived. Although developers have now put forward a number of proposals, Leung added, their thinking in that going back to the monorail system could be best as it would be a most cost-effective solution.

(The Standard)

 

Luxury home rents ‘may fall by up to 15 per cent’ as Hong Kong’s strict zero-Covid policy sends expats packing

Luxury home rents may fall by as much as 15 per cent this year as unhappy expats continue to leave in droves, say analysts

The city is approaching ‘peak exodus’, with expats ‘moving either back to their own countries or to Singapore’, property consultancy said

Luxury home rents in Hong Kong may fall by as much as 15 per cent this year as expatriates keen to escape the city’s strict zero-Covid-19 policy continue to leave in droves, said analysts.

In the first quarter of 2022, rents for high-end houses and flats fell between 2.6 per cent and 4 per cent, with those in Kowloon and the New Territories seeing the biggest declines, according to a property consultancy.

The decline could have been far steeper, as many landlords held off from accepting lower offers. But this quarter, depending on how Hong Kong moves forward with its quarantine and travel regulations, is likely to provide a clearer picture of how the luxury market fares for the rest of the year.

“The luxury residential leasing market has been very quiet over the first quarter as expats were faced with yet more disruption to their personal and professional lives after a fifth wave of Covid-19 hit the city and the government responded with a range of exceptionally strict measures,” a report released by a property consultancy on Tuesday night said.

“We believe that March/April will probably see ‘peak exodus’, with expats moving either back to their own countries or to Singapore in a collective loss of patience at anti-pandemic measures.”

Luxury homes are defined as those with a gross floor area of at least 1,500 square feet and average rents of HK$37.5 (US$4.8) per sq ft per month – a total rent of about HK$56,250.

A property agent that mainly caters to expats, said a lot of tenants were leaving before their rental contracts had expired.

“We are seeing a record number of break leases in the market and expect rents to fall by up to 15 per cent,” the agent said. “I think [the market] will continue to soften until it’s easier to be relocated into Hong Kong.”

Recent reports suggest a growing number of expats are fleeing Hong Kong’s tough Covid-19 curbs.

A survey of 260 executives by the European Chamber of Commerce showed that nearly half of businesses were considering moving elsewhere next year.

French bank Societe Generale is temporarily moving about a dozen traders from Hong Kong to Singapore, according to a Bloomberg report last month.

“Most people who have to leave have left … given the timing of school terms among other factors,” another agentsaid.

On Hong Kong Island, rents in upscale neighbourhoods and expat favourites such as Mid-Levels, Pok Fu Lam, The Peak, Happy Valley and Jardine’s Lookout fell between 1.4 per cent and 2.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

The declines were more pronounced elsewhere, with those in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon Tong, Discovery Bay, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Sai Kung, Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom slumping between 3.4 per cent and 5.3 per cent, according to the consultancy.

The property consultancy is seeing more interest in expensive Hong Kong flats from one source, however: Japanese finance executives.

“More Japanese are looking to find flats in Hong Kong, according to anecdotal evidence from our agents,” the agent said. “[They] are looking for accommodation in Tsim Sha Tsui as their offices are mainly in that area.”

The agent though that they have not yet witnessed the trend, said Japanese professionals coming to Hong Kong may have been given higher housing allowances than usual by their companies.

“We are seeing increased housing packages again as Hong Kong is being viewed as a hardship posting,” the ageny said.

If Hong Kong is unwilling to change its requirement for a seven-day quarantines for all international arrivals, and mandatory isolation at a government facility for all positive Covid-19 cases by the end of the year, “it may be harder to recover,” the agent said.

“I expect more expats to leave if they don’t drop the quarantine and it will also depend on how they handle Covid-19 positive cases at the schools,” the agent said.

“If they quarantine the children and the parents, that will result in a lot of people leaving. A one-week quarantine doesn’t allow business travel, and the fear of testing positive on arrival and being sent to a government quarantine facility does not help business travel either.”

(South China Morning Post)

 

外資代理行料今年甲廈租金跌5%

受疫情打擊,甲廈市場淪為「重災區」。有外資代理行代理表示,由於企業減省開支,加上預計今年新落成的450萬方呎樓面,原本預期香港的甲級寫字樓市場淨租金將於今年全年微升約1%,受第五波疫情拖累,料下跌5%。

空置率創過去十年新高

此外,今年首季整體寫字樓空置率升至10.9%,創過去十年新高,租金按季降1.3%,整體寫字樓淨吸納量於今年第一季回升,達到15.7萬方呎,主要受惠去年底洽談並於今年第一季完成的租賃個案。

另外,另一本港代理昨日發表的商廈市場報告指出,上月五十大指標甲廈成交量繼續下跌,3月份僅錄得1宗買賣,是自2019年9月以來最低。而上月亦未有錄得逾億元成交,為2020年7月以來首次。該行代理表示,第五波疫情爆發令商廈活動減少,寫字樓市場持續低迷。

另一外資代理行昨日亦發表今年首季香港寫字樓租賃市場報告指出,因營商氣氛受到打擊,甲廈租金持續下滑,今年首季整體市場租金按季下跌2.0%,平均甲廈呎租約55元,較2019年第二季度高位跌27.2%。今年首季空置率達9.8%,涉約620萬方呎樓面,由現時至2025年間,市場供應達1100萬方呎,合共釋出1720萬方呎空置樓面。

(星島日報)

 

港鐵百勝角九財團入標 分紅比例成奪標關鍵

港鐵將軍澳百勝角通風樓物業項目,於昨日截標,並共接獲9份標書,除了吸引多家本地大型發展商競投,亦有合組財團出擊,項目設有限呎條款,補地價金額約11.01億,每呎約3789元。

港鐵公布,將軍澳百勝角通風樓物業發展項目,共接獲9份標書,包括長實、新地、會德豐地產、信和、嘉華、資本策略及建灝地產;新世界則夥拍招商局置地以合資形式入標競投。

會德豐地產物業發展高級經理何偉錦表示,該項目鄰近港鐵站,交通方便,主力發展中小型單位,認為限呎條款對價格無影響。

建灝地產行政總監林綺華指出,是次以獨資方式入標,認為限呎條款對是次發展影響不大,集團出價會考慮不同因素。

首個限呎項目

有測量師表示,是次入標數目屬預期之內,反映在外圍或加息因素不明朗時,發展商傾向投資港鐵或市建局項目。估計項目實際樓面呎價約呎價6528元,相信以目前市況而言,料會以面積約500至700方呎的中型單位為主,預計落成後每呎可售約2萬元。

料發展中小型單位

另一測量師指,項目入標數量符合市場預期,並以本地發展商為主。將軍澳已發展成熟,每次將軍澳有新項目推售,均成市場焦點,估計項目落成後市值達52至58億,呎價約1.8萬至2萬元,料將主打1至3房戶,面積約300至800呎。

據了解,該項目補地價金額約11.01億,即每方呎補地價約3789元、每方呎補價創將軍澳新高紀錄,同時較同區最貴舊紀錄2020年9月批出的日出康城13期、當時每方呎達3600元,高出約5.3%。此外,發展商須就分紅比例向港鐵提建議,且不設限制,料成決勝負關鍵,並須支付固定金額5000萬。

(星島日報)


Cafe chain to sell properties for $264m


Tsui Wah (1314) plans to sell units on the 16th and 17th floors of Riley House in Kwai Chung to a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned conglomerate China Resources for HK$264 million.

The properties, with a total gross floor area of 72,341 square feet, are used as workshops and ancillary accommodation for non-domestic use, the cha chaan teng cafe operator said in an exchange filing yesterday.

The buyer, China Resources Purchasing Godown Company, will lease back the units to Tsui Wah at HK$651,069 a month, exclusive of management fees, rates and government rent, till March 31, 2023, said the filing.

After deducting HK$61.2 million for discharging the properties from mortgages and other estimated expenses such as commission payable to the property agent of about HK$3.4 million, the net proceeds from the disposal are estimated to be HK$199.4 million, Tsui Wah said.

The funds would be fully utilized by the end of 2023 - it intends to use HK$80 million to open new restaurants and for renovation and the remaining HK$119.4 million as general working capital, the filing showed.

Tsui Wah said the disposal provides an "optimum opportunity for the company to realize cash and unlock the value of its investment in the properties at a fair market value."

Following the completion, the group expects to recognize an estimated capital gain, before transaction costs and expenses, of about HK$91.1 million.

The deal will need to be approved at an extraordinary general meeting and the notice of the meeting is expected to be sent to shareholders on or before May 11, it added.

(The Standard)

 

Mad rush for Kai Tak homes as pace picks up over Easter

Wheelock Properties' Monaco Marine in Kai Tak was 10 times oversubscribed as of 3pm yesterday while momentum in both primary and secondary markets returned over the long Easter weekend as Covid subsides.

Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu, managing director of the developer, said the firm had received around 2,500 checks for the two price lists comprising 224 flats, and over 10,000 prospective buyers had visited the show flats over Easter.

Another batch with potentially a 5 percent price hike will be announced soon and the first round of sales is expected to take place on Saturday at the earliest, Wong said.

The third list will contain units with a new layout, including 574-square-foot flats with three bedrooms and an open kitchen, according to the developer.

In Yuen Long, Grand Mayfair I on Kam Sheung Road, which offers 715 flats, is expected to unveil the first price list of over 143 homes shortly.

The property is phase 1A of a 2,200-flat mega project that is being jointly developed by Sino Land (0083), K Wah International (0173) and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688).

The list will comprise one- to three-bedroom units and sales could be launched within this month, said the developers.

They said showrooms will open to the public soon and they are confident about the sales performance as the project has the advantage of being near an MTR station.

In Tai Kok Tsui, the Quinn Square Mile with 614 flats is set to reveal the first price list as well as open show flats this week, said the builder Henderson Land Development (0012).

The developer said it has attracted 236 checks for The Harmonie in Cheung Sha Wan as of yesterday, making the batch 2.4 times oversubscribed.

In the secondary market, a property agency recorded 54 deals in the top 10 housing estates over the four-day Easter break, compared to 62 over the five-day Easter holiday a year ago.

A total of 29 homes in these estates changed hands over the Saturday-Sunday weekend, a sharp increase of about 45 percent from the previous week, and above the 20-mark for the fifth week in a row, the agency said.

A property agent said that those prospective buyers who postponed their plans earlier are now returning to the market and actively looking for properties, resulting in a positive performance in secondary sales and purchases.

(The Standard)

 

灣仔會展廣場辦公大樓每呎40元 跌27%交吉1年半始租出 租金重返10年前

受疫情重創,甲廈淪為「重災區」,拖累租金急下滑。消息指,灣仔會展廣場辦公大樓中層海景戶,於交吉約一年半後,以每呎約40元租金租出,較舊租急挫約27%,創該甲廈過去十年呎租新低水平。

疫市下甲廈租金急下滑。市場消息指,灣仔會展廣場辦公大樓中層5室,建築面積1678方呎,新以每呎約40元租出,月租約67120元;據代理指,上址上一手租約始於2018年11月,當時每呎租55元,惟租戶於2020年底租約滿遷出,於交吉一年半後再度租出,租金急挫約27%。

海景戶低市價10%

據本港一間代理行資料顯示,該甲廈於疫市兩年多以來頻錄承租個案,平均呎租介乎43元至84元,最近期承租個案為該廈中層10室,建築面積約1463方呎,於今年3月以每呎約3元租出,月租約62909元。

每月租金6.7

該甲廈呎租低見40元水平,則需追溯至2012年,當時該廈中層3室,建築面積3809方呎,以每呎40元租出,月租約152360元,故最新承租個案創該甲廈近十年以來呎租新低水平。

據業內人士指出,上述單位為該甲廈海景優質戶,租金較市價低約10%,隨着疫情走勢持續平穩,現今甲廈市場空置率已逐步改善,惟受俄烏戰爭及美國聯儲局加息等利淡因素打擊,甲廈市場觀望氣氛仍揮之不去,令整體租金表現仍備受壓力,部分業主議價空間逐步擴闊,故近期租金均見折讓。

一名外資行高層指出,灣仔會展廣場辦公大樓是一座可供分層出售的辦公大樓,而每一層皆有不同的實用面積,以現今市況計,環顧同區中環廣場光大中心以外,灣仔區甲廈呎租介乎30元至45元,屬合理市價水平。

事實上,受疫情持續發酵逾兩年,令甲廈市場飽受壓力,本報早前追蹤十大甲廈市況,十大甲廈租金疫情爆發兩年間,錄全綫下滑,幅度介乎7%至34%,當中以金鐘力寶中心跌幅「最傷」,最新呎租報54.1元,較兩年急挫約34%。

(星島日報)

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首季錄1192宗甲廈租賃 代理行:創兩年來新低

受第五波疫情打擊,甲廈市場陰霾密布。據本港一間代理行指出,今年首季甲廈市場僅錄1192宗租賃成交,創過去兩年以來新低,此外,中環區空置率新報8.37%,創過去六年新高水平;該行預期,隨甲廈空置樓面高踞不下,料整體租金備受壓力,料下行幅度約5%。

該行代理表示,今年首季甲廈僅錄約1192宗租賃,按季跌約23%,較去年同期跌約24%,創2020年首季以來新低,今年首季成交金額涉約1.2億,按季跌約37%,較去年同期跌約32%。

中環空置率8.37%六年新高

今年三月港島區甲廈空置率約9.59%,按年微升約0.16%,當中核心區中環及金鐘區空置率新報約8.37%,前者空置率創自2016年以來新高。灣仔及銅鑼灣空置率改善,其中灣仔空置率新報12.36%,按月微跌0.56%;銅鑼灣區錄7.29%,按月跌0.46%。另外上環區新報9.31%,按月跌約0.28%。

該代理分析,受俄烏戰爭及加息等利淡消息影響,市場觀望氣氛籠罩,企業承租態度保守,令港島區甲廈空置率持續高企,租金同步受壓,預測今年第二季甲廈租售價反彈逾10%至約1350宗水平,惟租金繼續向下調整約5%。

該代理行統計資料顯示,甲廈頻錄低市價承租,金鐘力寶中心二座25樓10室,建築面積約1876方呎,以每呎約36元租出,創歷年新低,較舊租跌41%;同區海富中心一座18樓04室,建築面積約6135方呎,以約17.7萬租出,呎租約29元,跌至2021年最低水平。

(星島日報)

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翠華2.64億售葵涌達利工廈

翠華 (1314) 昨日公布,以售後租回方式出售葵涌總部,作價2.64億,料獲利9106萬,並計畫把套現淨額所得當中的8000萬開設或翻新餐廳,餘額用作營運資金。

買家華潤採購倉儲

翠華表示,向華潤採購倉儲出售葵涌達利中心16及17樓多個單位,包括目前總部1606至1608室,這些樓面主要用於非住宅用途的車間及配套設施,總樓面面積約7.23萬平方呎,總作價2.64億元,較最新物業估值近2.6億元高1.6%,交易須在股東特別大會通過。以交易作價2.64億元計,平均呎價3402元。翠華以往總部為牛頭角翠華集團中心,於2015年底改為達利中心至今。

涉7.23萬方呎售後租回

同時翠華會回租這些物業,每月租金65.1萬元,租期由交易完成至明年3月底,預計總租金及支出為558.7萬元。該公司指,正在物色其他物業作相同用途,而售後租回安排將為其尋得合適地點並遷入之前提供緩衝時間。

該公司指,是次交易預期確認資本收益約9106萬,而償還該物業現有按揭後,料將獲得淨額1.99億元款項。該資金淨額將撥8000萬用於開設新餐廳或翻新,其餘近1.19億用作一般營運資金,全數預計2023年底前悉數動用。

(星島日報)

 

甲廈租金暫喘定 下半年有調整壓力

甲廈租務仍相對淡靜,業內人士認為,本港甲廈整體租金按季表現平穩,跌勢暫喘定,惟下半年供應轉多,料料租金仍有下跌空間。

有外資代理行指,今年1月份寫字樓租金表現大致平穩,惟自2月起新冠疫情嚴峻,租賃活動較之前淡靜,整體租金按季回落約0.9%,按年則下跌3.1%。分區上,以港島東租金跌幅較大,按季分別下滑2.3%。若與2019年高位比較,整體租金已有接近27%跌幅。該行認為,寫字樓租金再大幅下跌的空間不大,預計第二季只有大約50至100點子的下跌空間。

吸納量方面,上半季錄得不少租賃成交,其後因收緊防疫措施令不少業主及租戶暫停睇樓活動,引致成交減少。首季各分區市場總淨吸納量連續第三個季度錄得正數,達245,100平方呎。近期市場較大手租務,為觀塘綠景NEO大廈錄得大手租務,涉及中層兩層樓面,合共近5萬平方呎,成交呎租約30元。新租客為手機配件連鎖店CASETiFY,該品牌原租用同區工廈天星中心,涉及約1萬平方呎,如今擴充至約5萬平方呎,屬近期罕有個案。至於其他租務成交,多屬同區搬遷及收縮個案。

下半年新項目落成 供應量多

該行代理預計,2022年全年將錄得30萬至50萬平方呎的淨吸納量,當中銀行及金融業仍將是今年寫字樓需求的主力,專業服務業及物流業也將保持活躍。不過,下半年在非核心地區將有三個大型項目相繼落成,總樓面面積約有230萬平方呎,將刺激租戶的擴充搬遷活動,同時間供應量多,全年租金料仍下跌。

至於另一外資代理行表示,寫字樓市場在今年首季度的整體空置率上升至10.9%,創過去十年新高。同時,甲廈整體租金再次加速回調並按季下降1.3%。該行代理認為,原本預期甲廈市場租金將於2022年全年微升約1%,但受第5波疫情拖累,現將調整預測為跌約5%。

另有外資代理行發表報指,首季甲級寫字樓整體平均租金下跌2%,實用呎租約55元,較2019年次季高位下跌27.2%。報告指出,現時空置率處於較高水平,首季達9.8%,而至2025年的新增供應達1,100萬淨平方呎,合共釋出1,720萬平方呎空置樓面,故租金尚有調整壓力。

(經濟日報)

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50大指標甲廈 上月成交兩年半低

商廈交投淡靜,本港一間代理行發表報告指,上月50大指標甲廈成交,為近兩年半來最少。

受第5波疫情影響,寫字樓市場表現仍然疲弱。該行發表的商廈報告指出,上月50大指標甲廈成交量繼續下跌,3月份僅錄得1宗買賣,是自2019年9月以來最低。而上月亦未有錄得逾億元成交,為2020年7月以來首次。

該行代理表示,第5波疫情爆發令商廈活動減少,寫字樓市場持續低迷。不過,隨着第5波疫情逐漸緩和,加上今年將陸續有新甲級寫字樓落成,預料市況會出現好轉,寫字樓買賣及租賃活動將逐步增加。

整體甲廈空置率 最新見9.3%

該行報告指出,整體甲廈空置率仍偏高,最新見9.3%。當中上環的空置率更由2021年12月份的7.8%持續上升至2022年3月份的8.9%,在3個月內累積升約1%。而東九龍的空置率在連跌4個月後回升,上月高見14.4%。

上月甲廈售價按月升0.9%,當中中環的甲廈售價表現較突出,按月升3.1%,帶動該區平均呎價升至33,202元。而乙廈售價持續向下,按月跌約0.6%。租金方面,上月甲廈及乙廈租金雙雙下跌,分別按月跌0.5%及0.4%。

疫情新常態下,不少企業都改變營運模式為混合工作模式,靈活辦公空間的需求亦有所增加。有經營共享辦公室的IWG集團在港擴充業務,承租太古地產旗下位於金鐘皇后大道東8號 8QRE 全幢寫字樓,總樓面面積佔約64,800平方呎,該中心將主要用作服務式辦公室。

另外,鰂魚涌太古灣道12號 (前稱太古城中心四座) 亦錄大手續租,由富國銀行承租兩層全層,面積合共51,308平方呎,月租逾200萬港元。

(經濟日報)

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尖東永安廣場 近港鐵站成賣點

尖東為商廈林立,而永安廣場最大優勢是位於尖東港鐵站出入口旁,非常方便。

尖東屬寫字樓集中地,區內商廈包括有康宏廣場新文華中心東海商業中心等,而永安廣場最接近尖東港鐵站,用戶可瞬間到達出入口,另經過港鐵站地下行人隧道,亦可前往尖沙咀各主要地段,十分方便。另外,旁有香格里拉酒店,觀感不俗。交通上,除了港鐵外,大廈旁為巴士總站,亦可前往漆咸道南一帶,來往港九新界巴士綫更多。

飲食及生活配套上,物業鄰近尖東海傍,大廈地下至尖沙咀中心帝國中心等地下,均設有特色餐廳及酒吧,而尖東一帶亦有多間酒店,適合商務午餐。另外,近年K11 MUSEA商場落成,有更多餐廳、商店等提供,配套一流。

永安廣場於1981年落成,樓高12層,地下至3樓為商舖,包括永安百貨佔用地下及地庫。物業4樓至12樓為寫字樓單位,寫字樓樓面面積近2.2萬平方呎。物業共設有6部客用升降機,非常充足。

每層樓面較大 可間15單位

大廈設計呈「L」形,單位內籠四正,未有多餘角位。由於樓面較大,可分間出15個單位,最細單位面積由1,000多平方呎起,適合不同用家。

物業另一大優勢,是處臨海地段,單位擁全落地玻璃,向梳士巴利道單位,可望無遮擋海景景觀。另一邊單位望向漆咸道南一帶樓景及公園景,同樣舒適。

買賣方面,今年永安廣場暫未錄買賣,對上成交為去年9月,物業5樓8至9室,面積約2,318平方呎,以約2,850萬元成交,呎價約12,295元,另去年4月,物業中層07至09室,面積約4,070平方呎,以約3,866萬元易手,呎價約9,500元。

(經濟日報)

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永安廣場中高層戶放售 呎價叫1.32萬

尖東永安廣場質素理想,現物業中高層單位進行放售,意向呎價約1.32萬元。

面積1689 叫價2229

有代理表示, 永安廣場910室現正放售,面積約1,689平方呎,現以2,229萬元放售,呎價約1.32萬元,單位現時交吉,提供基本寫字樓裝修,而單位主要享園景,相當開揚。另外,單位同時以每呎約30元放租。

物業租務上,今年大廈租務頗旺,本月物業高層12至15室,面積約4,929平方呎,成交呎租約35元。另外,3月份低層7室,面積約2,015平方呎,以每呎約25元租出。年初物業中高層15室,面積約1,140平方呎,屬海景單位,成交呎租約35元。

同區商廈買賣方面,本月新文華中心A座中高層17室,面積約769平方呎,以約792萬元成交,呎價約1.03萬元。

(經濟日報)

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上環億利商業大廈 中層意向呎價1.6萬

上環乙廈億利商業大廈中層單位,現進行放售,意向呎價約1.6萬元。

有代理表示,上環干諾道中3號億利商業大廈11樓C及D室,現連租約放售,單位面積約1,672平方呎,意向售價約2,700萬元,即折合每平方呎約16,148元。

相連單位罕見 回報2.86

該代理表示,單位間隔方正,坐擁開揚城市景觀,相連單位區內罕見,更見實用,而是次放盤連租約出售,物業現時月租約64,500元,租金回報約2.86厘。大廈電梯大堂採用雲石設計,大方典雅,物業附設停車場,亦設有4部載客電梯及1部載貨電梯。

物業租務上,該廈對上一宗租務為去年11月,物業高層B至D室,面積約3,125平方呎,以每月約11.8萬元租出,呎租約38元。

(經濟日報)

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中環安樂園大廈全層 蝕3222萬離場

買賣市場方面,近日有個別商廈錄得蝕讓成交,包括中環安樂園大廈,原業主蝕逾3,200萬元離場。

約6900萬交吉易手

市場消息指,中環安樂園大廈6樓全層,面積約3,893平方呎,以約6,900萬元交吉易手,呎價約17,724元。資料顯示,原業主於2018年9月以逾1.01億元買入,單位如今沽出,帳面虧損約3,221.8萬元或31.8%。

此外,被清盤的國安國際 (00143) 位於金鐘海富中心二座15樓全層的原總部,早前遭清盤人接管及放售,近期獲買家出價約2.68億元洽購,惟有消息指,單位仍未易手。該物業建築面積約10,627平方呎,以2.68億元洽購價計,呎價約2.5萬元,較5年前業主購入價低約15.7%。

(經濟日報)

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New World, China Merchants Land win TKO tender

A consortium of New World Development (0017) and China Merchants Land (0978) won the bid for the Pak Shing Kok Ventilation Building property development in Tseung Kwan O, MTR Corporation (0066) said.

This is the first MTRC project that requires a minimum size of about 280 square feet for a flat.

The residential development will provide a maximum gross floor area of 27,006 square meters and has market valuations ranging from HK$1.5 billion to HK$2.3 billion, or about HK$5,000 to HK$8,000 per sq ft.

The land premium of the site is expected to be above HK$1.1 billion, equivalent to about HK$3,789 per sq ft, which could become a new record in Tseung Kwan O, and the developers will also need to share some of the sales profit with the MTRC.

The win marks New World's first deal in Tseung Kwan O in nearly 15 years, according to reports.

A representative of the developer said the firm is very pleased with the successful bid and the development will feature small and medium-sized flats.

(The Standard)

 

Monaco Marine's flats to cost upward of $8m

Prices at Monaco Marine in Kai Tak - Hong Kong's first residential launch since January - were unveiled yesterday with the cheapest flat costing nearly HK$8 million after discounts.

This came as home viewings and prices in the secondary market rose ahead of the long Easter weekend.

The 112 flats in the first price list of Monaco Marine range from 326 to 713 square feet and are priced between HK$7.96 million and HK$18.95 million after discounts, the developer Wheelock Properties said.

The discounted average price is HK$24,833 per sq ft, about 6 percent higher than Monaco One, which is located in the same area and was launched last November.

Managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu said Monaco Marine has its advantages such as better landscaping and an advantageous location, and its prices were set in line with other new developments in the area.

Subscriptions open today and prospective buyers can also visit the showrooms, the developer said, adding that sales will kick off this month and future batches may be priced higher.

Meanwhile, Henderson Land Development (0012) will start collecting checks today for The Harmonie in Cheung Sha Wan.

The fifth price list of 68 units, which was launched in February, has been put up for sale again and the sixth may be revealed over Easter.

The new round of sales could take place next week and sales of its two other projects - the Quinn Square Mile in Tai Kok Tsui with 614 flats, and the Henley II in Kai Tak with 301 flats - could be launched next month.

In the secondary market, a property agency has 1,180 home viewing appointments for the holidays, roughly the same as last year.

Property agent said that the number reflects confidence that the market has recovered, with Covid curbs set to ease next week.

Easter deals last year hit a nine-year high of 61 transactions and the agent expects this year's figure to remain high as well.

Meanwhile, a home price-tracking index rose 0.63 percent week-on-week to 179.65 points. The index has risen for two weeks in a row with a combined increase of 1.3 percent.

Separately, data from the Lands Department showed government revenues from land premiums rose 66 percent quarter-on-quarter to a historic high of HK$20.6 billion last quarter.

(The Standard)

 

信德中心西翼呎租49元跌10%

受疫情衝擊,甲廈市場陰霾密布,租金持續調整。消息指,由外號「手套大王」葉建明持有的上環信德中心西翼中層海景優質戶,於交吉一年後,以每呎約49元租出,較舊租金跌一成,回報更跌穿1.5厘水平。

「手套大王」葉建明持有

據市場知情人士透露,上環信德中心西翼中層09室,建築面積約1391方呎,最新以每呎約49元租出,月租約68159元,舊租金每呎約54.6元,去年4月約滿撤出,當時業主以每呎約60元放租,市場承接力疲弱,故洽租一般,加上第五波疫情於今年初爆發,市況進一步「插水」下,令業主議幅擴闊,單位交吉約一年後租出,租金跌約10%。

代理指,上述單位外望開揚海景,屬該甲廈優質單位,儘管租金稍下調,已屬市價水平。上址業主為外號「手套大王」的葉建明,於2019年以約5564萬購入上址,回報約1.47厘。

葉建明活躍於市場,與相關人士於2019年中以約4.516億購入觀塘道368號甲廈,該廈3層全層特色戶,分別為33樓、35樓及36樓全層,其中33樓全層建築面積約9566方呎,涉資逾1.473億,平均呎價約15400元;35樓面積與33樓一樣,以每呎約1.59萬易手,涉資1.52億;還有36樓以1.522億易手,建築面積約9250方呎,平均呎價約1.64萬,另平台176方呎,共作價4.516億,其友人亦大手購入該廈全層,成為該廈最大手買家。

(星島日報)

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灣仔譚臣道全幢商住樓1.1億售 長情業主沽貨 62年升值1409倍

疫情持續放緩,為市場釋出正面訊息,長情業主趁勢沽貨,消息指,灣仔譚臣道全幢商住樓,以約1.1億易手,呎價約2.24萬,原業主持貨62年,帳面勁賺逾1.09億,物業期間升值約1409倍。

市區舊樓有價有市,再錄大手成交。市場消息指出,灣仔譚臣道115號全幢商住樓,地鋪面積約810方呎,附設閣樓面積約795方呎,樓上則為住宅,涉及面積3305方呎,總樓面約4910方呎,以約1.1億售出,平均呎價約2.24萬。

平均呎價2.24

據代理指出,上址原業主黃姓人士,為長情業主,早於1960年已購入上址,當時購入價僅7.8萬,故持貨62年帳面獲利逾1.099億,物業期間升值約1409倍,現時,地鋪由裝修公司以約16.68萬租用,單是地鋪租金,已高過當年購入價。

事實上,市區全幢商住樓疫市下仍備受實力買家追捧,資料顯示,赤柱新街3及5號全幢商住樓,今年2月以1.8億易手,原業主持貨逾半世紀,物業升值5999倍,更榮登全港物業「升值王」第二位。上址建築面積地下約1626方呎,樓上5層住宅,全幢共約5437方呎,平均呎價3.3萬,地鋪租客屈臣氏Watson月租約17萬,樓上住宅約10萬,回報接近2厘。

上水新祥街單邊鋪7950萬沽

另一方面,民生區於疫下異軍突起,再錄大手成交,市場消息指出,上水新祥街27號地鋪,位處新康街交界大單邊,建築面積約1200方呎,入則閣約1000方呎,總樓面約2200方呎,早前以約8000萬放售,經過多番議價磋商後,以約7950萬易手,減幅約13%,平均呎價約3.61萬,該鋪現時由海味店等商戶以17.5萬租用,料買家享回報約2.6厘。

據悉,原業主於2007年以1660萬購入,故持貨15年帳面獲利約6290萬,期間物業升值約3.78倍。

上環銀主盤每呎8842元易手

另一方面,市場消息盛傳,早前由資深投資者羅珠雄持有的上環威勝商業大廈中層銀主盤,建築面積約1131方呎,以約1000萬易手,呎價約8842元。

(星島日報)

 

九建牛池灣補價96億矚目

今年首季補地價收入創2006年有記錄以來季度新高,主要是季內有多個矚目項目完成補地價,直接帶動相關補價金額創新高,其中今年迄今最大宗補價項目,為磋商逾20年的九建旗下牛池灣前聖若瑟安老院項目以96.58億完成補價,已經佔季內收益的47%。

該項目於今年1月與政府達成換地協議,以可建總樓面約216萬方呎計,每方呎樓面補地價約4465元,為市區歷來最大宗補地價個案。項目預計興建零售購物中心及5座住宅大樓,提供約5005個住宅單位。

萬國葵涌工廈轉數據中心

另外,地政總署亦公布上月最新批出補地價個案,最矚目為由萬國數據持有的葵涌藍田街2至16號項目,前身為葵涌聯發工業第一大廈,上月以4.675億完成補地價程序。該項目將改劃作數據中心發展,並獲批一幢樓高23層數據中心,可建總樓面約24.68萬方呎,料最快於2022落成,預計同年中正式啟用及開始營運,屆時將會為金融機構、互聯網及雲服務供應商、國際電信營運商,以及本地企業提供數據中心服務。

(星島日報)

 

新世界夥招商局 奪港鐵將軍澳項目

首個加入最低280呎條款 將建優質中小戶

首個加入280平方呎最低單位面積要求的港鐵 (00066) 將軍澳百勝角通風樓物業發展項目,終由新世界 (00017) 及招商局置地 (00978) 奪得。有測量師估計,項目落成後呎價1.8萬元起。

港鐵昨日宣布,項目終由新世界及招商局置地合組的財團奪得。新世界發展發言人表示,地皮鄰近港鐵站,位置相當優越及區內配套完善,具有優厚的發展潛力,對於今次成功投得地皮感到非常高興。而這亦是新世界繼深圳太子灣項目後,再度與央企招商局聯手合作。集團將會運用豐富的物業發展經驗,興建優質的中小型單位,以滿足市場殷切的剛性需求。

業界料呎價賣逾1.8

新世界牽頭財團去年投得港鐵黃竹坑站港島南岸第5期項目,而招商局置地近年活躍於本港投地市場,曾經夥拍其他發展商投得鄰近是次項目的港鐵日出康城11期及13期項目。

有測量師預計,新世界向來鍾情地鐵項目,對是次結果不感意外。而計入「限呎」因素後,發展商會主打發展1至2房單位,並料落成後每呎售價達1.8萬至2萬元。

另一測量師認為,項目落成後平均面積約500至600平方呎,而參考坑口一帶住宅,及日出康城一帶住宅,預料日後售價每呎約2萬元。

預計可供應550單位

項目位於將軍澳昭信路、新寶城對面,佔地約4.8萬平方呎,住宅總樓面面積上限約29萬平方呎。地皮亦屬於首個加入280平方呎最低單位面積限制的港鐵項目,預計可供應550個單位。項目前日 (13日) 合共截收9份標書,招標反應符合預期,除中標財團外,入標的包括獨資的長實 (01113)、新地 (00016) 、會德豐、信置 (00083)、建灝、嘉華 (00173)、資策 (00497) 等。

消息人士透露,項目規定補地價金額11億元,每呎樓面地價3,789元,較2020年9月推出、鄰近的日出康城13期項目每呎補地價3,600元,高約5.3%,並屬於將軍澳區內每呎樓面補價新高。值得留意的是,是次發展商須額外支付5,000萬元固定出價,並自行決定分紅比例,與過往有時固定分紅比例不同。綜合市場估值,項目截標前的總地價約16億至23億元,每平方呎樓面地價5,500至8,000元。

(經濟日報)


Hong Kong landlords offer deep discounts on short-term retail leases, hope to raise rents in the next market rebound

Leasing terms suggest individual retail landlords are banking on recovery in sales once Hong Kong reopens its border

Retail sales shrank 14.6 per cent in February, the worst since a 23 per cent slump in July 2020, according to government data

Individual retail landlords in Hong Kong are hoping to sign up new short-term tenants with discounted rents in the hope of lifting them when border reopening brings back high-spending mainland tourists to spark an industry revival, analysts said.

The owner of a 10,000-square foot store in Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok, for example, is offering the property at almost 60 per cent below its current rate, when its existing tenant, local fashion house Izzue, departs later this month.

The store, located a stone’s throw from the Mong Kok railway station, is being marketed at HK$1 million (US$127,480), or HK$96 per square foot, to attract new tenants, property agent said. That works out to about half compared with HK$2.4 million under the existing lease.

“The landlord will only offer low rents in the first two years, and the third year will be subject to negotiations,” the agent added.

Hong Kong’s government is easing parts of its Covid-19 curbs for select businesses from April 21 as infection cases declined. Retail landlords are betting on near-term border reopening and a recalibration of strategies as other regional governments adapt to living-with-Covid strategies.

China’s uncompromising zero-Covid policy has reduced mainland tourists to a trickle over the past two years, sending rents for high-street large shops in core areas tumbling by up to 70 per cent since the onset of pandemic in early 2020, according to agents.

Retail sales in Hong Kong shrank 14.6 per cent in February to HK$25.2 billion from a year earlier, the worst in 19 months, official data showed, showing the strain from anti-Covid measures. Sales slumped 24.3 per cent in 2020 before gaining 8.1 per cent in 2021 with spending stimulus.

There are currently four such large retail shops with more than 10,000 square feet each in Mong Kok, and one more will be added to the market by the end of this month when Izzue vacates its unit, the agent said. They are among 256 empty shops in Mong Kok, which works out to a 7.3 per cent vacancy rate in the area.

Meanwhile, the take-up rate in retail spaces could improve as the city’s government hands out HK$66.4 billion of retail vouchers to revive consumer spending. The first batch of digital coupons, worth HK$5,000 to each of the 6.3 million eligible residents, were issued on April 7 while the second will be distributed in August.

Sun Hung Kai Properties, which owns 15 shopping malls across the city, said its tenants selling electrical audio projects, jewellery and personal wellness products enjoyed a 30 per cent bump in sales within the first four days of the voucher distribution.

Some retailers saw their sales more than double on the first day, with more than 100 shoppers lining up outside some electrical audio shops, said Maureen Fung Sau-yim, executive director of Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency, which manages the malls.

The leasing terms in Mong Kok properties suggest landlords expect retail sales could return to normal once Hong Kong reopened its border, another property agent said.

A fashion brand is eyeing more than 30,000 sq ft of retail spaces, the agent added, declining to disclose its identity. It can be used as a venue for fashion shows or to showcase new collections by multiple designers, the agent added.

“International retailers with no presence in Hong Kong are looking for large spaces for their first concept store in the city,” the agent said. Retailers offer experience-oriented shopping, which helps attract footfall and counter the threat of online platforms, the agent added.

(South China Morning Post)

 

Hong Kong co-living sector likely to see more consolidation as opportunities grow

M&As among co-living operators have increased as the average occupancy rates have stabilised to around 90 per cent this year

‘We have seen the consolidation of hotel operators in the past … We do expect this for co-living as well’: property agent said

Hong Kong’s co-living segment is likely to see more consolidation as operators tap into growing opportunities, analysts said.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among co-living operators have increased over the past few weeks, as the average occupancy rates of flexible living spaces have stabilised to around 90 per cent this year. In stark contrast, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, several co-living operators in Hong Kong had slashed their monthly rates by between 15 and 50 per cent as the city closed its borders, dampening short-term accommodation demand from expats and even the mainland Chinese.

“We have seen the consolidation of hotel operators in the past, such as Starwood and Marriott. We do expect this for co-living as well. With a larger portfolio of assets under management, these operators will be able to leverage on their wider customer base, and their customers will be able to enjoy a consistent level of service and quality wherever they be travelling in the world,” property agent said.

In 2016, US-based Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide, which owned Sheraton Hotels and Resorts among others, creating the world’s largest hotel company.

Co-living involves tenants typically having their own private bedrooms, but sharing other living spaces such as the kitchen and laundry area.

Hmlet, which operates 1,200 units in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, said on Tuesday that it had merged with Habyt, one of Europe’s largest co-living operators. Weave Living, which operates shared living spaces in Hong Kong and Singapore, partnered with an unnamed global real estate asset manager to acquire the 435-room Rosedale Hotel in Kowloon for HK$1.37 billion this month. The acquisition was part of a US$200-million joint venture, of which Weave will own 10 per cent, the company said.

“We think the co-living sector is only going to become increasingly competitive, with new entrants in the market. For instance, large international hotel operator Ascott launched its co-living brand lyf. The brand will benefit from both the service or operational expertise of a recognised hotel operator, but also a strong hotel distribution system to fuel additional short-stay demand and profits,” Laloye said.

Some operators, on the other hand, have received backing from institutional investors. For instance, Dash Living, which owns co-living units in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney, last year secured additional capital from the Asia-Pacific arm of UK property firm Grosvenor, pan-Asian venture capital firm Gobi Partners, Sydney-based Taronga Ventures, and Hong Kong-based Clearmind Capital and Mindworks.

Hmlet’s merger involved a share swap with Habyt and no cash was involved. “Habyt had been looking to expand their global footprint in Asia, and Hmlet being a leading player in Asia, it was a natural fit,” said Giselle Makarachvili, Hmlet’s CEO.

Given that scale is crucial in the business, M&As were likely to continue, Marakachvili said. “The number of co-living players has continued to grow and this calls for consolidation to allow for significant scale. We see the merger of Habyt and Hmlet showing the need for consolidation and how this can bring scale and significant efficiencies in our space. We will continue to speak with other successful players in the space, aiming to grow both organically and inorganically, and achieve the scale that brings the strongest margins,” she said.

Combined, Habyt and Hmlet will have more than 8,000 rooms worldwide with a presence in 10 countries and 20 cities, and will keep using their brand names in their respective markets. Hmlet, whose average occupancy rate has increased to 90 per cent this year from 88 per cent last year, is also on track to manage 2,300 units by end of the year.

“The [co-living] market has changed drastically over the past two to three years, with accelerated growth in the sector. This growth is driven by an ever-increasing proportion of digital nomads and freelancers, working remotely and looking for affordable, convenient and medium-term accommodation,” agent said. “In Hong Kong, co-living operators have identified opportunities to invest during the pandemic.”

(South China Morning Post)

 

中環首季空置率創歷史新高

第五波疫情肆虐加上內地疫情反覆,以及俄烏局勢未穩影響,拖累第一季寫字樓租賃市況,成交量僅錄得1192宗,創2020年第一季後新低。中環空置率升至8.37%,創歷史新高。

有代理行預測,隨着經濟活動逐漸恢復,加上社交距離措施放寬,整體寫字樓租賃成交量可望較第一季顯著轉好,第二季將會有逾一成反彈,至1350宗,但市場仍需消化現存的空置單位,影響租金水平,預料將有平均約5%下調空間,出現量升價跌情況。

該行代理表示,第一季錄得約1192宗租賃個案,按季下跌約23%,按年同樣減少約24%,數字為2020年第一季後新低;成交金額約1.2億元,按季下跌約37%,按年亦減少約32%。

該代理續表示,經濟前景受各不利因素如俄烏戰事及美國進入加息周期影響而陷入低迷,商廈市場缺乏中資及外資支持,企業態度保守審慎,亦令港島區甲廈空置率持續高企。該行統計,3月港島整體甲廈空置率錄得約9.59%,按年升0.16個百分點;中環及金鐘最新空置率同錄得約8.37%,中環空置率更創自2016年以來新高;灣仔及銅鑼灣空置率大為改善,灣仔更按月下降0.56個百分點,至3月錄得約12.36%;銅鑼灣則錄得7.29%,按月下降0.46個百分點;上環甲廈空置率亦減少0.28個百分點,最新錄得約9.31%。

該代理分析,疫情肆虐令部分企業無法正常辦公,營商環境相對惡劣,不論中外企業都面臨縮減規模甚至結業,令商廈租金持續受壓;新近金鐘錄得多宗租金大減個案,陳雁樓相信,由於金鐘甲廈多為分散業權,個別業主憂心單位長期交吉,故願意減價吸引租客,因而令低價租務個案增加,減低金鐘甲廈空置情況;反觀中環甲廈涉及大業主或單一業權,實力雄厚,一般不會作大幅度減租,難有較大議價空間,因而令中環甲廈空置率處於高位。

該代理預期,因應疫情,政府推出第六輪「防疫抗疫基金」可望為受疫情影響行業提供支援,但商廈市場走勢仍需取決於疫情變化,加上內地疫情反覆,首要工作為「動態清零」,預測第二季寫字樓租賃成交量會反彈逾10%,至約1350宗水平,租金會繼續向下調整約5%。

(信報)


Monaco Marine sales kick off this weekend


Wheelock Properties' Monaco Marine in Kai Tak will launch the first round of sales of 308 flats this Saturday, the first new property sales since the fifth Covid wave hit the city in January.

Among the 308 flats, 306 will be on the price list, while the other two will be sold via tender, the developer said.

Homes in the price lists comprise 66 one-bedroom units, 179 two-bedroom units, and 61 three-bedroom units, and the average price per square foot is HK$25,788 after discounts, around 10 percent lower than other new projects in the same area, said managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu.

The discounted prices of the homes in the three lists range from HK$7.96 million to HK$20.4 million, and the value in total reaches HK$3.7 billion, Wong said.

The 306 flats were 8.8 times oversubscribed with 3,000 checks, and the sales will take place at the Prince Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

The third price list was released late Monday, offering 118 units at an average price of HK$26,293 per sq ft after discounts.

Monaco Marine's launch will be followed by the Grand Mayfair I on Yuen Long's Kam Sheung Road, whose first price list of over 143 homes is expected to be unveiled this week.

The 715-flat property is phase 1A of a 2,200-flat mega project that is being jointly developed by Sino Land (0083), K Wah International (0173), and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688).

The list will comprise one- to three-bedroom units and sales could be launched within this month, said the developers. They said showrooms are under preparation and will open to the public in the week.

In Tai Kok Tsui, the Quinn Square Mile with 614 flats is set to reveal the first price list as well as open show flats this week, said the builder Henderson Land Development (0012).

(The Standard)

 

Historic Shaw Studios to give way to new homes

A site in Clearwater Bay which was the former home of Shaw Studios and TVB's old headquarters is to be turned into 37 low-rise residential buildings and houses.

The landmark studio was opened in 1961 by Sir Run Run Shaw and produced Chinese movies until the 1990s.

The site, which included TVB's old headquarters, was vacated since 2003 and has been targeted for redevelopment several times.

It was sold to Fosun International (0656) in 2013 for HK$1.5 billion.

The Antiquities Advisory Board declared the complex a site of cultural significance in 2015 and said any redevelopment plans would have to include measure to preserve the existing structures.

Fourteen three-story single-family houses and 23 residential buildings ranging from 6 to 11 stories, as well as a clubhouse - providing a gross floor area of 97,628 square meters in total - will be built on the site, data from the department showed yesterday.

The project is one of the 11 building plans approved by the Buildings Department in February. Of the 11, eight are residential developments.

A project in To Kwa Wan, which was acquired by TKS through a compulsory auction last year, has been given the green light for an 18-story building which will provide a gross floor area of 2,545 sq m of private homes and 512 sq m for commercial use.

In Kowloon Tong, a three-story single-family house covering a gross floor area of 605 sq m has also won the go-ahead from the authorities.

Among commercial buildings, a plan for an 18-story tower on 6 and 6A Cameron Road in Tsim Sha Tsui was approved by the government. The project of the Winland Group is expected to provide a gross floor area of 2,734 sq m upon completion.

In the same month, the authorities gave consent for work to start on six building projects which, when completed, will provide 3,839 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 70 units, and 4,712 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use.

The department said it has received notification of commencement of superstructure works for only one residential building project in February, involving just seven units, compared to none in January.

This means construction started on only on seven flats in the first two months of this year, a 99.4 percent plunge from a year ago, and the lowest number since 1996, according to a property agency.

(The Standard)

 

Hong Kong Office Rents Down 2% in Q1 as Banks Cut Back on Space

Cryptocurrency has begun to show its real-world utility as demand for office space from start-ups dealing in bitcoin, NFT and blockchain is helping to offset downsizing from multinational banks and other traditional occupiers in Hong Kong, according to a property agency’s research.

Despite experiencing a quarter when measures to control the city’s fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, stock market turbulence, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the lockdown of major mainland cities made the city noticeably quiet in terms of transaction volume, average Grade A office rents slid just 2 percent compared with the final three months of 2021, the agency’s analysts said.

Monthly rents in the quarter averaged HK$55 (about $7) per square foot, down 27.2 percent from their peak in the second quarter of 2019, the agency said in its Hong Kong Office Leasing report, with the firm predicting an extended period of challenges for owners of older buildings.

“A total of 17.2 million square feet (1.6 million square metres) net of available Grade A office space over the next four years may mean a long road to recovery for the office sector with tenant preferences shifting towards contemporary builds and green certified space,” agent said.

Upgrade Opportunities

The agency noted that multinational banks in Hong Kong have downsized their offices by at least 312,000 square feet since the second half of 2020, including a 104,000 square foot give-back by Deutsche Bank at the ICC and Standard Chartered Bank giving up 65,000 square feet at its headquarters in the Standard Chartered Bank Building in Central. Also minimising were Japan’s Nomura, which gave up 56,000 square feet at Two International Finance Centre, and UBS, which handed back 33,000 square feet across its Two International Finance Centre and Li Po Chun Chambers locations.

“Considering the impact of (work from home) and the reduction in office space take-up, Grade A office rents are likely to continue to drift down over the near term,” agent said.

While the retreat of the major banks has created openings for upstarts in the fintech sector, these smaller firms are most often finding space in newer buildings with higher levels of vacancy, including new leases signed at properties like H Code and The Wellington in Central during the period.

Also finding new tenants during the first quarter were The Chelsea and 33 Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan and Tower 535 in Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong’s existing vacancy of 6.2 million square feet and a pipeline of new supply totalling 11 million square feet from 2022 to 2025 will offer plenty of upgrade opportunities in the years ahead, the agency said. At the same time, the trend towards green-certified buildings will pose a challenge to owners of older properties who have not kept the assets up to date.

Staying Positive

In its own first-quarter report, another agency said that Hong Kong’s office rents stayed stable in January before leasing activities substantially slowed as the COVID situation worsened in February.

In Greater Central, which includes all of Central, Admiralty and Sheung Wan, monthly rents in the first three months of the year averaged HK$97.80 per square foot, down 0.5 percent from both the prior quarter and the year-earlier period, the agency said.

Rents in Prime Central, defined as 12 key office buildings in Greater Central, averaged $113.70, down 0.8 percent from the last quarter of 2021 and 1.3 percent from the first quarter of 2021. Only Hong Kong East and Hong Kong South showed notable drops in rental levels, down 2.2 and 1.5 percent respectively.

The city recorded positive net absorption over three consecutive quarters as of the first quarter of 2022, amounting to 245,100 square feet, with the banking and finance sector accounting for the lion’s share of new leasing transactions in the first quarter with 34.7 percent, followed by consumer products and manufacturing at 12.8 percent.

“We estimate a total net absorption of 300,000 to 500,000 square feet in 2022, with the banking and finance sector leading demand for office space, while the professional services and logistics sectors will also remain active,” agent said.

(Mingtiandi)

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機構疫後再出發 租務下半年改善

第5波疫情衝擊本港商業氣氛,不少人擔心本港有外資撤出及營商環境受動搖。中環商廈大業主置地等相信,疫情緩和後機構將重新出發,寫字樓仍有一定需求,租務活動下半年將明顯改善。當中,有營運共享寫字樓跨國集團認為,疫情下靈活辦公概念將加強,相關的租務將上升。

本港1月份爆發第5波疫情,對商業活動造成嚴重衝擊,因睇樓活動大減,加上中港通關暫緩,令寫字樓新租務個案減少。同時,本港檢疫條例較為嚴格,個別外資機構把部分業務遷往其他亞太地區,令人憂慮本港營商環境前景因疫情下受嚴重衝擊。

外資代理行:甲廈3季錄正吸納

寫字樓租務可反映商業活動表現,置地為中環甲廈大業主,置地公司執行董事周明祖指出,即使受第5波疫情衝擊,仍接獲不少新的租務查詢,上月更有新租客進駐。對於本港營商前景,他認為基本因素仍然非常穩健,香港為國際金融中心,給予外資進軍內地市場的戰略重點,對香港前景信心十足,更指出中環的地點便利、與環球跨國企業連接的獨特性進一步加強,區內租務勢反彈。

據一外資行數據顯示,本年首季甲廈吸納量,為連續第3個季度錄得正數,達24.5萬平方呎,租賃成交以銀行及金融行業租戶 (34.7%) 佔比最大。據了解,由於去年下半年氣氛轉好,不少新租務成交於本年初落實,因此疫下市場仍錄正吸納量。

該行代理指出,近月有個別公司撤出香港,該代理認為情況並不普遍,有些機構或把旗下部分業務遷至其他亞太地區,而並非全綫撤出,另外,該代理指撤出機構基本上規模不大,故此對商廈市場大局影響輕微。

寫字樓租務前景上,該代理認為亞太區整體增長動力高,而中國是投資者看重的市場,而香港有資金自由進出等優勢,因此認為香港金融角色及地位不變,商廈需求在疫情緩和後便轉好。該代理指,去年第4後疫情後,金融業租務較旺,除了中小型的資產管理、對冲基金等,相關專業服務業如律師樓、會計師樓亦擴充,今年情況將近似。

共享空間品牌 租全幢商廈

近月最活躍的外資機構在港擴充,相信為主打靈活辦公室,共享空間品牌IWG,最近集團租用灣仔皇后大道東8號全幢商廈約8萬平方呎樓面,成今年最大手租務。

IWG 香港及大灣區區域經理 Paul MacAndrew 認為,本港疫情緩和,商務活動勢復常,寫字樓租務活動將增加。他指,疫情下出現新常態,機構傾向採用靈活辦公室計劃,員工亦享受不一定在傳統單一辦公點上班,故靈活辦公室疫下需求大。他指,去年第4波疫情完結,集團旗下香港租務,第2季及第3季按季分別升20%及34%,前景上因靈活辦公室既提供便利包括寫字樓裝修及基本設施,租約亦較靈活,未來在港發展空間甚大。

(經濟日報)

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商廈新供應續來 租金短期難回升

疫情緩和後,商廈租務勢增加,惟空置率高加上大量新供應續來,租金難有升幅,而真正反彈則要待通關落實。

全港達960萬呎空置 歷來最多

商廈租務市場與經濟發展關係密切,在第5波疫情下各項商業活動叫停,經濟即時受打擊,商廈租務活動自然淡靜。相反,疫情4月份漸受控,各項社交距離措施即將放寬,商業活動開始復常,租務活動定陸續出現。據不少業界人士指,近日商廈睇樓活動漸恢復,可以預期第二季租務上升。

租務活動增加,但不代表租金可以回升。商廈租金調整逾兩年,直至去年尾漸喘定。據一外資代理行表示,最新甲廈空置率約11.6%,而全港達960萬呎空置樓面,數量屬歷來最多。同時間,今明兩年為甲廈供應高峰期,單計今年已有360多萬呎新落成樓面。因空置樓面多,業主為吸引租客,定開出優惠條件,故此即使疫後租務增加,租金也難向上,調整期預計持續至明年。

在社會運動及疫情前,本港商廈每年吸納量逾百萬平方呎,高峰期更高見200萬平方呎,惟疫下封關,內地及海外機構難在港擴充業務,而疫情下ipo活動減少,同樣令金融機構等租務淡靜。換言之,商廈租務市場轉旺,租金要出現反彈,關鍵還是通關,要待內地企業及歐美機構新需求來港招展,商廈市場才穩步發展。

(經濟日報)

 

外資基金再現身 大額吸工商物業

大額物業投資市場上,外資不僅未見撤出,近一年更是積極入市,成大手買賣市場主力買家。

業界指本港物業前景佳,加上個別範疇價格有明顯調整,今年續吸引外資基金入市。

自去年下半年起,本港逾億元大額工商物業買賣,外資基金成主要買家,去年本港多幢工廈均由基金承接。今年第5波疫情爆發,整體交投氣氛轉差,惟近一個月外資基金再現身,包括月初美資基金Nuveen旗下Asia Pacific Cities Fund (APCF) 以約29億元購入葵涌貨櫃碼頭路集運中心全幢,成今年最大額買賣。

價格調整 現投資價值

有外資代理行代理認為,低息環境下外資籌集一定資金,本港物業如商廈、舖位等,價格出現明顯調整,在亞太區市場中,跌幅較日本、韓國及新加坡等為高,開始出現投資價值。他指,基金投資物業的年期一般3至5年以上,現時疫情明顯緩和,本港不明朗因素漸消失,故相信下半年外資基金仍活躍投資本港物業。

Weave Living夥美資 購酒店

近期市場其中一宗大額買賣,為共居空間營運商Weave Living,以13.75億購入大角咀九龍珀麗酒店,將轉作共居用途。據了解,是次Weave Living夥拍美資基金入市購酒店,Weave Living副總裁彭德仁指出,不少過往多年未有在港投資的基金,近日亦出手買酒店,反映外資看好本港市場前景。

(經濟日報)

 

清水灣前邵氏片場 批建23幢分層及14獨立屋

評為一級歷史建築的清水灣前邵氏片場,獲屋宇署批建14幢3層獨立屋,以及23幢樓高6層至11層的分層住宅,總樓面約105.1萬平方呎,將成為區內大型住宅項目。

總樓面面積達105萬呎

位於清水灣道的前邵氏片場,早於60年代開幕,曾是全球最大私營影城,並於2015年評為一級歷史建築。業主先後於2006年及2014年向城規會申請將項目發展為商住項目,而業主復星國際於2018年9月再就項目向城規會申請興建住宅及商業等綜合項目,擬建749個住宅單位、183間酒店客房等,而邵氏行政大樓、比鄰的片倉、配音室等均會原址保留,2019年3月獲城規會批准,而住宅部分亦獲屋宇署批出。

該項目最新獲屋宇署批准興建14幢3層高的獨立屋、23幢樓高6層至11層的分層住宅 (部分需在2層地庫或1層停車場之上興建) 及1座會所,總樓面面積約105.1萬平方呎。

另外,屋宇署亦批出九龍高山道26號及新柳街2A至2C號項目,最新獲批1幢18層高 (另設4層平台) 的商住樓宇連住客康樂設施,住用總樓面涉約2.74萬平方呎,非住用樓面則涉約5,515平方呎。上述地盤去年進行強拍,並由TKS Limited以底價1.36億元成功統一業權。

而去年由第一集團以2.5億元購入的九龍塘根德道20號項目,最新獲該署批准興建1座3層高的獨立屋,總樓面約6,517平方呎。

商業項目方面,由永倫集團購入的尖沙咀金馬倫道6號及6A號項目亦獲批建1幢樓高18層的商廈,總樓面面積約2.94萬平方呎。

(經濟日報)

 

大窩口7工廈重建 增建1330伙住宅

荃灣大窩口工業區一帶,近年有不少工廈重建,目前仍有7個項目,涉及約182萬平方呎樓面正在進行,當中沙咀道一帶漸轉型成住宅區,包括新地 (00016) 牽頭的住宅項目,提供約1,330伙。

荃灣區工業發展集中在兩個區域,包括東面的大窩口工業區,以及西面的柴灣角工業區,當中大窩口工業區近年至少有7個工廈重建計劃,將會提供約182萬平方呎樓面供應。若果進一步細分,大窩口工業區分為南北兩個部分,北面的德士古道、沙咀道及楊屋道交界,早年已經獲規劃署改劃成「綜合發展區」,目標是推動轉型成住宅發展,包括由政府主導的居屋項目尚翠苑。

分4期發展 首期料建465

至於私人方面,位於沙咀道及聯仁街交界的安泰工業中心、王子工業大廈及亞洲脈絡中心等4幢工廈,其中一個業主新地近年積極推動重建。發展商計劃以地積比率6.1倍重建,當中6倍作為住宅用途,將會興建5幢31層高分層住宅,總單位數目約1,330伙。

項目將繼續分為4期發展,當中新地旗下安泰工業中心位於第1期,將會興建1幢31層高住宅,總樓面約20.1萬平方呎,預計提供約465伙。

增87萬呎新式工廈樓面

至於楊屋道以南的部分,目前仍然規劃「工業」用途,故此範圍內的6個工廈重建計劃之中,亦有4個計劃重建成新式工廈,預計可帶來約87萬平方呎樓面。當中規模最大屬於新地等重建的德士古道252及254號項目,前身為半島工業大廈,按照2014年批出的建築圖則,將會興建2幢27層高工廈,涉及近38萬平方呎樓面。

另外,華人置業 (00127) 於2020年向「舖王」鄧成波以約3.6億元購入的馬角街14至18號栢獅電子大廈重建項目一半權益,計劃重建成1幢23層高的工廈,總樓面約22.8萬平方呎,預計於2024年底前完成。

財團今年初申請將灰窰角街18至32號的富源工業大廈、美德大廈,放寬地積比率至11.4倍,以准許作工業用途,並計劃重建1幢22層高的工廈,另設2層地庫,涉及總樓面面積約18.9萬平方呎。

除了工廈重建外,新意網 (01686) 在2018年以約7.26億元購入的前馬角街熟食中心工業地,則將會用來興建高端數據中心,涉及樓面約20.17萬平方呎。

(經濟日報)

 

PLAZA 88 呎租貼近東九龍

荃灣區內近年愈來愈多商廈及新式工廈落成,當中近年新入伙的楊屋道PLAZA 88商廈,目前呎租達23至29元,逐漸貼近九龍東觀塘、九龍灣水平。

每呎租金23至29

由億京發展的PLAZA 88,屬於楊屋道商住用地的一部分,楊屋道項目由4幢大樓組成,其中3幢住宅大樓屬於私樓映日灣,餘下1幢35層高商廈則為PLAZA 88,總樓面約65萬平方呎,屬於荃灣區內指標商廈之一。

據代理行數據顯示,近半年該商廈呎租約23至29元不等。據早前有消息指,中聯辦亦以月租近88萬元租用一層半單位,合共面積約3.5萬平方呎,平均呎租約25元,屬於長達5年租約,並擁有續租權。至於去年底PLAZA 88另一間高層單位,面積963平方呎,以約2.6萬元租出,平均呎租約27元。

而同區南豐中心等商廈雖然樓齡較舊,但由於鄰近港鐵荃灣站,故此租金亦維持不俗水平。近期南豐中心平均呎租介乎約18至30元不等,部分低層單位作為零售商舖之用,租金較為理想,例如低層一個面積約505平方呎單位,月租約1.5萬元,平均呎租約30元;而另一個中層單位面積約661平方呎,平均呎租25元。

(經濟日報)

 

第一集團根德道批建洋房

近年本港房屋供應短缺,政府有序地增加房屋供應,屋宇署昨公布,今年2月批出8份住宅及商住發展,除最矚目的屹立逾半個世紀歷史的西貢清水灣邵氏片場獲批38幢建築物外,其他獲批項目均以單幢項目為主,如第一集團持有的九龍塘根德道20號項目、獲批建1幢3層高洋房。

2月共批11份建築圖則

據屋宇署資料顯示,該署今年2月共批出11份建築圖則,其中港島2份、九龍5份及新界4份;上述批出的圖則包括8項住宅及商住發展、1項商業發展,以及2項社區服務發展;上述獲批住宅圖則中不乏豪宅項目、由第一集團去年斥資2.5億購入的九龍塘根德道20號,獲批建1幢3層洋房,涉及可建總樓面約6517方呎。

資料顯示,第一集團於去年10月以2.5億購入上述項目,當時每方呎樓面地價3.8萬。發展商曾指,而該幢大屋將提供私人車位、泳池及花園,預計於2023年落成。

高山道26號批建商住項目

另外,亦有舊樓併購項目獲批圖則,由財團TKS Limited去年以1.36億循強拍途徑購入的土瓜灣高山道26號及新柳街2A至2C號,獲批建一幢樓高18層、另有4層平台的商住物業,住宅部分可建總樓面約27403方呎,另有5515方呎非住宅樓面,整個項目可建樓面約32918方呎。

由財團持有的上環樂古道10號,獲批建1幢樓高5層,另有1層平台的商住項目,住宅部分涉及可建總樓面約2032方呎,另有1340方呎非住宅樓面,整個項目可建總樓面約3372方呎。

此外,該署今年2月僅批出1項商業項目獲批圖則,為永倫集團去年斥資3.68億購入的尖沙嘴金馬倫道6號及6A號,亦獲批建一幢18層高、另有2層地庫的商業樓宇,涉及可建總樓面約29434方呎。

(星島日報)


New Yuen Long flats to cost upward of $6m


The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long has unveiled its first price list of 168 flats with an average price per square foot of around HK$17,608 after discounts, compared to more than HK$20,000 in nearby new projects.

The batch comprises 52 one-bedroom units, 98 two-bedroom units, and 18 three-bedroom units, with prices ranging from HK$6.08 million to HK$13.99 million after discounts, or from HK$16,008 to HK$19,004 per sq ft.

The cheapest flat with a bedroom, measuring 354 sq ft, costs HK$17,175 per sq ft.

The 715-flat property is phase 1A of a 2,200-flat mega project that is being jointly developed by Sino Land (0083), K Wah International (0173), and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688).

Sino Land said the price of the project is around 20 percent lower than other new developments along the Tuen Ma Line and its prices increase in the future.

Show flats are available for viewing from today and sales could start this month, the developers said.

The price list came as a survey showing that more Hongkongers are looking at property purchases amid to the easing Covid outbreak in the city.

The survey of 324 respondents done last week showed the percentage of people looking at buying a home in the next six months has risen by 14.1 percentage points to a three-year high of 46.6 percent.

The survey showed that 31.5 percent of the respondents believed property prices will rise in the coming six months, which is almost 20 percentage points higher than that of a similar poll conducted in early March.

The percentage of those who believed that property prices will fall sank by 31.3 percentage points from 74.5 percent to 43.2 percent.

Separately, Henderson Land Development (0012) has released the sales brochure of the Henley II in Kai Tak, which offers 301 homes.

Flats in the residential project have areas from 379 sq ft to 1,365 sq ft with layouts from one to three bedrooms.

In Cheung Sha Wan, Henderson's other project The Harmonie released the sixth price list which includes 40 units, and will launch the sale of 114 flats next Tuesday.

The latest batch consists of two-bedroom units ranging from 322 to 338 sq ft and are priced from HK$7.45 million and HK$8.37 million after discounts, the developer said.

(The Standard)

 

Sino Land, Wheelock unleash cheaper flats to boost sales as Hong Kong emerges from ‘lost months’ of strict Covid-19 measures

‘Developers lost the first three months of property sales, so their primary goal is to speed up sales,’ a surveyor said

Sino and Wheelock both priced hundreds of new flats roughly 12 per cent below comparable projects launched last year

Hong Kong developers are launching hundreds of flats at knock-down prices in a bid to make up for lost time as the city begins to emerge from months of strict social-distancing measures that have made house sales all-but impossible.

Sino Land priced the first batch of 168 units at its Grand Mayfair I project above Kam Sheung Road MTR station at an average price of HK$17,608 per square foot after factoring in a discount of up to 16 per cent.

The price, unveiled on Wednesday, is about 12 per cent lower than the average launch price in December of HK$19,899 per square foot at The YOHO Hub at Yuen Long station, one stop away from Kam Sheung Road station.

Wheelock Properties has also priced flats at its Monaco Marine development in Kai Tak 12 per cent lower than a nearby project that went on sale last summer. It will release 308 units for sale on Saturday.

“Developers lost the first three months of property sales, so their primary goal is to speed up sales,” a surveyor said.

Henderson Land Development joined the rush to get flats onto the market after the hiatus, though it has left its prices the same as in previous batches.

It revealed on Wednesday that it will offer 108 units, with sizes ranging from 322 to 377 square feet, at The Harmonie in Cheung Sha Wan for sale next Tuesday. The units are priced from HK$6.89 million to HK$9.45 million, or HK$20,972 to HK$25,544 per square foot.

Sales of new homes in the first quarter plummeted 64 per cent to just 1,679 transactions, from 4,633 deals in the last three months of 2021, according to a property agency.

“It was the lowest number in the past six years,” the agent said.

It was also 23 per cent fewer than the 2,186 deals recorded in the first quarter of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic started.

“The slump reflected the devastating impact of the fifth wave of Covid-19 on property sales,” the agent said.

The government is due to relax social-distancing measures from today.

Restaurants will be allowed to operate dine-in services until 10pm with four people per table, while gyms, massage parlours, cinemas and theme parks will be able to reopen after more than three months of being shuttered up.

The first batch of flats at Grand Mayfair I, with sizes ranging from 354 sq ft to 762 sq ft, were priced at HK$6.07 million to HK$13.99 million, or HK$17,175 per sq ft to HK$18,365 per sq ft. The project is due to be completed in October, 2024.

Victor Tin, group associate director at Sino, described them as “super-happy prices”.

Developers began to lower their prices amid a slew of gloomy predictions about the market outlook.

Goldman Sachs predicted home prices will fall by 20 per cent between now and 2025 as borrowing costs increase and demand slumps because of rising unemployment.

The American investment bank said every 25 basis-point increase in interest rates would need a 5 per cent rise in income or a 5 per cent decline in property prices to maintain affordability.

The US Federal Reserve has suggested it could lift interest rates six more times, up to a total of 100 basis points, this year.

Hong Kong’s lived-in home prices have dropped 4 per cent from a peak in September last year.

(South China Morning Post)

 

4工商廈本月放售 總值27億 灣仔前王子酒店及毗鄰車位最貴重

受第五波疫情影響,大額投資物業成交大減,但隨着疫情緩和,業主亦開始放售物業。綜合市場資訊,本月至今已有最少4幢商廈或工廈推出市場放售,總市值高達26.8億元。當中,私募房地產投資基金凱龍瑞集團標售灣仔謝斐道303號全幢商廈及毗鄰的海外信託銀行大廈41個車位最貴重,市值共約18.5億元。

有代理指出,有基金以公開招標形式出售謝斐道303號全幢商業大廈及毗鄰的告士打道160號海外信託銀行大廈41個私家車車位,截標日期為6月8日。

謝斐道303號前身為王子酒店,樓高25層,總建築面積約86212方呎,地下商舖現分別租予健身中心及美容院,1樓至9樓承租予多間食肆,中高層單位由辦公空間租用,現時出租率約80%。是次出售包括毗連海外信託銀行大廈的41個車位,月租收入逾20萬元,新買家可連同謝斐道303號一併購入,亦可分別獨立購入。據了解,謝斐道303號市值約17億元,呎價約1.97萬元;海外信託銀行大廈的車位約值1.5億元,即合共市值18.5億元。

新蒲崗嘉就工廈意向4.5

凱龍瑞集團於2017年底向資深投資者鄧成波家族以13.5億元購入謝斐道303號,以及斥1億元買入海外信託銀行大廈的車位。凱龍瑞集團中國香港首席執行官何震東表示,購入謝斐道303號後,斥資1.8億元作大型翻新,改裝為商廈。若新買家購入作長線投資,可提供即時租金回報,另亦適合大型企業作集團總部之用。

新蒲崗雙喜街6號嘉就工業大廈現集合全部業權出售。另一代理稱,上述物業現狀為一幢11層高的工業大廈,建於1968年,地盤面積約6670方呎,總建築面積約60968方呎,意向價4.5億元,呎價約7381元。嘉就工業大廈曾於2018年中標售,當時僅50%業權份數參與,現時則出售全數業權,新買家可即時進行重建。項目可重建成新式工廈或按工廈重建的標準金額補地價先導計劃,補地價作商業發展。

尖沙咀中環兩項目規模較細

而本月另有兩幢規模較細的全幢商廈推出市場放售,如位於尖沙咀柯士甸路28號的全幢商廈,地盤面積約1531方呎,全幢總建築面積約17927方呎,由銀主以意向價約2億元交吉放售,呎價約1.12萬元。

此外,中環威靈頓街83號全幢商廈近日同樣放賣,物業為樓高7層的商業大廈、另設一層地庫,總面積約3627方呎,意向價約1.8億元,呎價約4.96萬元。

(信報)

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永安廣場銀主盤一口價拍出

疫情緩和,不少買家前往拍賣場尋寶,惟出價仍相當審慎,昨日有兩場拍賣,其中一間拍賣行承拍14項物業,該拍賣行發言人指,現場拍出唯一物業為尖沙嘴永安廣場低層8及9室,面積2318方呎,屬辦公室銀主盤,開拍價2230萬,獲買家以一口價購入,呎價9620元,低市價約兩成。昨日拍賣會約20人出席,競投氣氛一般,買家出價仍然審慎不會追價入市。

至於另一拍賣行則承拍16項物業,現場未有成交。其中較多人查詢為屯門小坑村天逸峰8號18座地下連花園及1樓複式戶,面積1366方呎,連809方呎花園,開拍價920萬,呎價6735元,低市價約兩成。

(星島日報)

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觀塘行動區申撥款 加快釋商地

發展局申請6.1億元撥款為觀塘行動區商業項目進行道路及基建工程,將加快釋出大型商業地,將提供約93.3萬平方呎樓面,作為辦公室、零售及餐飲設施等用途。

市場估地皮值42億至47

該觀塘行動區鄰近觀塘碼頭,包括觀塘碼頭廣場寵物公園及巴士總站等位置,按照政府計劃,可提供約93.3萬平方呎樓面,除了作為辦公室、商店、服務行業或食肆等用途外,還會提供公共交通交滙處,以及公眾休憩空間。

由於屬於觀塘臨海地段,加上發展具規模,足以打造甲級商廈,市場估計地皮市值約42億至47億元,每呎樓面地價約4,500至5,000元。

現時政府申請6.1億元撥款,計劃為用地興建多條新的道路、一條約50米長有蓋行人天橋,並且重置現有觀塘碼頭公共運輸交滙處、重整現有觀塘汽車渡輪碼頭,以及提供比鄰的海濱長廊及休憩用地。

按照政府估算,在獲批撥款後工程將在約4年內完成,換句話,該幅觀塘商業用地有機會在2026年前後推出。

(經濟日報)


Prices for The Henley II at Kai Tak upward of $8.7m


The first price list for The Henley II at Kai Tak has been revealed by Henderson Land Development (0012), and they run at an average of HK$24,333 per square foot after discounts.

The Henley II batch comprises 61 units from 380 sq ft to 575 sq ft, meaning prices will range from HK$8.7 million to HK$14.6 million after discounts.

Entry-level one-bedroom flats cost HK$22,995 per sq ft compared to HK$22,000-HK$25,000 for secondary homes in the same area.

Also at Kai Tak, Wheelock Properties said it has received at least 4,000 checks for Monaco Marine, where 306 flats on price lists and two homes on tenders will be sold on Saturday. That means the units were 12 times oversubscribed.

Meanwhile, Henderson's project in Tai Kok Tsui - The Quinn Square Mile - released a first price list, offering 123 units at an average price of HK$23,928 per sq ft.

The developer said 14 studio flats, 100 one-bedroom flats and nine with two bedrooms on the list cost from less than HK$5 million to HK$9.07 million, or from HK$22,745 to HK$26,790 per sq ft.

Showrooms will open today and sales registrations begin at the weekend.

Also on the showing side, more than 6,000 prospective buyers visited show flats of The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long, according to one of the developers, Sino Land (0083).

The 715-flat project, which is being jointly developed by Sino Land, K Wah International (0173) and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688), has also unveiled a first price list for 168 flats.

Elsewhere, Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) said its new residential development in Pak Shek Kok has been named Silicon Hill, and it will provide 576 homes ranging from studio apartments to three-bedroom flats.

The newly named development is in the first phase of the three-phase project, which will offer 1,871 flats in total.

Sales of Silicon Hill and Prince Central in Ho Man Tin will be launched next month, deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting said, and four more new projects are on the way.

Lui also said he believes Hong Kong's property market is resilient and that prices could rise from 5 percent to 10 percent this year.

On the luxury property front, Esquel Group vice chairman Teresa Yang acquired two Baker Road homes on The Peak.

(The Standard)

 

港大專業學院棄租統一中心全層 面積逾2萬呎 9月約滿撤出

疫下有大型教育機構撤出核心區,本報獲悉,香港大學專業進修學院 (HKU SPACE) 棄租金鐘統一中心高層全層,今年九月租滿撤走,遷往長沙灣自置物業,統一中心業主以每呎約48元重新放租,較舊租金提價約14%。

據香港大學專業進修學院 (HKU SPACE) 發言人透露,該學院於今年九月租約屆滿後,將會遷出金鐘統一中心34樓全層,並搬往荔枝角道888號的自置物業。該學院購入該物業為長遠教學發展的策略之一,將會用作擴充教學及學生設施用途。物業毗鄰港鐵站,藉以為同學提供位置便利的教學中心之餘,並增設九龍西的教學設施。

至於該甲廈6樓的辦公室,學院則會持續留用,現階段不作搬遷。據地產代理指出,香港大學早於2003年以約6104.2萬購入該甲廈6樓全層,以面積29110方呎計,呎價約2096元。

港大:將搬往荔枝角道888號

據地產代理指出,金鐘統一中心34樓全層,建築面積20489平方呎,香港大學專業進修學院 (HKU SPACE) 承租多年,於2017年時月租約77.85萬,平均呎租約38元,以現今市況計,估計呎租約42元,因位處高層,坐享開揚山海雙景,屬該甲廈優質單位,呎租低市價逾10%,亦因為該學院有意撤出,上址業主以每呎約48元重新放租,提價幅度約14%,租金屬貼市價水平。

資料顯示,香港大學於去年4月以約2.9億購入由新世界發展的長沙灣荔枝角道888號5樓全層,涉及19個單位,面積介乎503至2613方呎,總樓面約24044方呎,平均呎價約12061元。

每呎48元放租提價逾10%

有代理評論指,高等教育學府選用辦公室向來有自己一套法則,惟一般以商廈較低層的單位物業會適合,同時,交通等配套亦在考慮之列,以方便學生上學,環顧西九龍一帶,荔枝角道888號為區內最大全層樓面的甲廈,若以單一全層作教學用途,亦有利大學管理營運。

(星島日報)

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佐敦四海玉器全幢兩億售 持貨11年升值逾80%

疫情持續放緩,為工商鋪市場釋出曙光,投資老手亦趁勢沽貨。消息指,由資深投資者李栢景持有的佐敦四海玉器中心全幢商廈,以交吉形式易手,作價約兩億,呎價約2.57萬,原業主持貨11年帳面獲利約8900萬,物業期間升值逾八成。

市場消息透露,佐敦廣東道530至536號四海玉器中心全幢,現址為4層高商廈,包括地鋪、閣樓及1樓至2樓,地盤面積約2392方呎,總樓面約7759方呎,以交吉形式易手,作價約2億,呎價約25776元。

投資者李栢景持有

原業主為資深投資者李栢景,早於2011年以1.1億購入,持貨11年帳面獲利約9000萬,升幅約81.8%;本報記者就上述消息向業主查詢,他表示不作回應。

據業內人士指,上址去年底委託外資行標售,意向價2.8億,最新成交價較叫價低約28.5%,該項目1954年落成,樓齡達68年,周邊人流量亦不高,成交價明顯屬「進取價」,較市價高近兩成,料有機會為發展商收購,料合併毗鄰地盤發展。

官涌街全幢兩億獲洽

市場消息盛傳,由李栢景持有的同區官涌街52至56號全幢商住樓,以兩億元獲洽購至尾聲,去年7月以意向價3.8億放售,地盤面積約2899方呎,樓高12層,總面積約17804方呎,地下到二樓已獲城規會批准改為酒店用途,上層為住宅,全幢共提供76個單位。

據悉,李栢景於2012年以1.55億購入,若上述買賣最終落實,持貨10年帳面獲利約4500萬,物業期間升值約29%。

(星島日報)

 

疫情衝擊 中區甲廈空置率6年高

疫情衝擊商廈租務,報告指,中區最新空置率逾8%,創6年來新高,相信疫情緩和後,第2季租務有所反彈。

本港第5波疫情令原來市場憧憬的中港通關變得遙遙無期,拖累租賃寫字樓交投量向下,特別是港島指標商廈情況更見嚴峻。有代理行表示,第1季錄得約1,192宗租賃個案,宗數與去年第4季對比下跌約23%,按年同樣減少約24%。數字為2020年第1季後新低,成交金額約1.2億元,較去年第4季下跌約37%,與去年同期相比亦減少約32%。

中環中心全層每呎40元租出

該行指,經濟前景受各不利因素如俄烏戰事及美國進入加息周期影響而陷入低迷,商廈市場缺乏中資及外資支持,企業態度保守審慎,亦令港島區甲廈空置率持續高企。該行統計,3月份港島整體甲廈空置率錄得約9.59%,按年升0.16個百分點;中環及金鐘區最新空置率同錄得約8.37%,中環區空置率更創自2016年以來新高。至於灣仔及銅鑼灣空置率大為改善,其中灣仔更按月下降0.56個百分點,至3月份錄得約12.36%;銅鑼灣區則錄得7.29%,按月下降0.46個百分點。另外上環區甲廈空置率亦減少0.28個百分點,最新錄得約9.31%。

疫情下中區租務成交少,較大手一宗為中環中心中低層全層單位,物業面積約2.5萬平方呎,成交呎租僅約40元。據了解,由於單位屬中低層,未能享有海景景觀,造價上較低,加上目前該廈放盤甚多,故以較低呎租水平成交。據了解,新租客為一家英資軟件公司租用,該機構主要業務為提供金融交易軟件。該機構原租用同廈極高層單位,呎租料約75至80元,如今於同廈進行搬遷,相信主因可節省一半租金成本。

海富中心呎租低見29

該行代理分析,疫情肆虐令部分企業無法正常辦公,營商環境相對惡劣,不論中外企業都面臨縮減規模甚至結業,令商廈租金持續受壓;新近金鐘錄得多宗租金大減個案,市場消息指,金鐘力寶中心二座25樓10室,面積約1,876平方呎,最新以呎租僅約36元租出,達該廈最低租金水平並較其舊租金下跌約41%。而另一宗則位於金鐘海富中心一座18樓04室,面積約6,135平方呎,以約17.7萬元租出,呎租約29元,回落至2021年最低水平。

該代理預期,因應疫情,政府推出第6輪「防疫抗疫基金」,可望為受疫情影響行業提供支援,但商廈市場走勢仍需取決於疫情變化,加上內地疫情反覆,預測第2季寫字樓租賃成交量會反彈逾10%至約1,350宗水平,租金會繼續向下調整約5%。

(經濟日報)

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Flats at Monaco Marine sell like hot cakes


At least 238 flats at Monaco Marine in Kai Tak - or around 80 percent of the total flats available in the first round of sales - were snapped up by homebuyers as of Saturday, with Wheelock Properties raking in nearly HK$3 billion from the sales.

The developer is considering launching a new batch shortly in response to market demand and there may be room for price increases, said managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu.

This came as The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long released the third price list yesterday, offering 82 flats at an average price of HK$18,582 per square foot after discounts.

The third list includes 28 one-bedroom, 37 two-bedroom, and 17 three-bedroom flats, with the discounted price ranging from HK$6.67 million to HK$14,51 million, or from HK$17,565 per sq ft to HK$19,586 per sq ft.

The project had attracted 5,500 checks for 306 homes in the first two price lists as of 8pm yesterday.

The 715-flat The Grand Mayfair I is phase 1A of a 2,200-flat mega project that is being jointly developed by Sino Land (0083), K Wah International (0173) and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688).

The developers unveiled 138 flats in its second price list on Friday, with a slight price increase between 0.5 percent and 1 percent per unit, following 168 flats on the first price list.

The project is expected to launch sales this week, according to Sino Land.

Meanwhile, a property agency has reported that 17 deals at 10 blue-chip estates over the weekend, a 37 percent drop compared to a week earlier. Some prospective buyers moved to the primary market with developers rolling out new projects amid the easing of the Covid pandemic, and this resulted in a drop in secondary transactions, property agent said.

However, turnover remained in the double-digit level for the sixth consecutive weekend, the agent said.

Three major estates on Hong Kong Island each recorded two transactions while Whampoa Garden and City One Shatin saw the highest number of transactions with four transactions.

Its rival, another property agency has chalked up 21 transactions at 10 major housing estates it tracks in the secondary market over the weekend, a 27 percent decrease compared to the previous weekend.

(The Standard)

 

Use of ‘green’ office leases to catch on in Hong Kong, as sustainability becomes increasingly important, Deloitte says

Rising importance of ESG factors will lead to more green leases ‘in the near future’: Deloitte China’s real estate industry leader says

The government could consider more policy support to encourage the adoption of green leases

Hong Kong office tenants and landlords are expected to catch up with the global trend of signing “green” leases amid the rising importance of sustainability in the real estate industry, despite a dearth of such deals so far in the city, according to professional services firm Deloitte.

A green lease is an agreement between a landlord and a tenant to improve the environmental performance of a property, for example, by cutting energy or water use and reducing waste.

“We believe the trend of green leases adoption will come to Hong Kong in the near future” with the rising importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the real estate industry, Philip Law, Deloitte China’s real estate industry leader, told the Post.

Buildings account for about 90 per cent of electricity consumption in Hong Kong, and around two-thirds of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation, according to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s 2021 policy address.

Globally, some 34 per cent of occupiers already have green lease clauses, while a further 40 per cent plan to sign them by 2025, according to a property agency’s global survey of 647 senior executives in its “Decarbonizing the Built Environment” report released in June last year.

While the concept of green leases is not new, its adoption will take time, said Law.

In 2014, the Hong Kong Green Building Council released its “Green Tenancy Driver for Office Buildings” report, which included green leases as a way of encouraging tenant-landlord collaboration to create a sustainable working environment.

That same year, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation released green lease clauses encouraging companies to reduce energy use, including pay-for-use air-conditioning consumption.

Key challenges to the adoption of green leases in Hong Kong include a lease term which may be shorter than the payback period, as well as difficulties of not having a holistic view on the total value on both sides, said Cary Chan, executive director of the building council.

“Currently we don’t see many green leases in Hong Kong,” property agency said. The agent, however, said that they are currently advising a client in Hong Kong on the possibilities of adopting a green lease in a shopping centre.

“This may include longer lease terms, food waste reduction clauses and perhaps an all-electric food court kitchen,” the agent said. Green lease clauses are largely driven by landlords, although some larger tenants will be interested in pushing for these too, the agent added.

The adoption of green leases could help both landlords and tenants establish their sustainability commitments, as well as ensuring that both parties hit their net-zero carbon targets, another agent said.

“Green leasing is a strategy to help tenants and landlords achieve the best returns for their expenditure, and save money through the adoption of energy-efficient measures. Companies today are committing to net-zero carbon targets by 2050 or earlier, and they are looking for landlords who are able to ensure [buildings] with high energy efficiency,” the agent said.

The agent recommended that green leases covering agreements to operate efficiently, financial incentive alignments such as cost-recovery provisions, or penalties if certain environmental goals were not met, as well as transparency of resource use.

In April 2021, the property agency has signed a legally binding green lease clause with a landlord in London, to procure renewable energy for the building as well as agreeing to a series of performance and energy targets.

The government in Hong Kong could consider more policy support to encourage the adoption of green leases in the city, said Deloitte’s Law. “In the long run, the reputation of Hong Kong as an international city can be enhanced, and [it can] attract more talent and capital” with the adoption of green leases, he said.

“Currently, there are no existing policies regulating any building owners to have any green leases in place. If the government would give tax incentives or subsidies … the adoption rate may be higher,” the agent said.

(South China Morning Post)

 

康宏廣場低層呎租28元跌12.5%

受疫情打擊,商廈租金急下滑。消息指,尖沙嘴康宏廣場低層16室,建築面積3107方呎,以每呎約28元租出,月租約86996元。據代理指出,上址舊租金為每呎約32元,上手租戶年初約滿遷出,業主重新以每呎約33元放租,經多番議價後,以每呎約28元租出,較舊租跌約12.5%,惟單位位處低層,景觀亦屬一般,故最新租金屬市價水平。

景觀一般 租金屬市價

據業內人士指出,區內商廈高峰期2017至2018年,康宏廣場呎租普遍45至46元,中資公司紛紛在港設據點,經歷反修例事件,加上疫症後封關,目前只有本地客帶動需求,租金應聲下跌。

舊租戶年初約滿遷出

事實上,該廈早前已錄租金下跌個案,資料顯示,康宏廣場高層01室,建築面積約1158方呎,於上月以每呎約34元租出,月租約39372元;據地產代理指出,上址最新租金屬市價水平,上一手租金約每呎39元,惟租戶於去年12月撤出,交吉3個月後租出,租金下跌約12.8%。

至於買賣方面,據本港一間代理行資料顯示,該廈近期成交較疏落,對上成交需追溯至2020年11月,為該廈低層17室,建築面積2290方呎,以2885萬售出,呎價約1.26萬。

此外,同區商廈永安廣場亦錄買賣個案,消息指,該廈低層8至9室,建築面積約2318方呎,以每呎約9620元售出,成交價約2229.9萬。

(星島日報)

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尖東巨鋪每呎26元減20% 面積1.5萬呎開設全港最大髮型屋

近日放寬限聚令後,鋪位租賃趨活躍,連近年遠遠跑輸大市的尖東亦受捧,區內幸福中心一個巨鋪,建築面積約1.5萬方呎,前身為大型酒樓,於交吉半年後,獲髮型屋承租,將開設全港最大型的髮型屋,月租40萬,平均呎租逾26元,較舊租金減幅20%。

此巨鋪位處加連威老道92號幸福中心2樓全層,前身煌府婚宴專門店,交吉逾半年,近日獲髮型屋承租,建築面積1.5萬方呎,有代理表示,租客由數名年輕人組成團隊,他們於行內浸淫多時,趁疫市擴張,開設全港最大型髮型屋,極具魄力。

簽約6年對後市有信心

該巨鋪最新月租40萬,平均呎租逾26元,屬歷年新低,舊月租50萬,新租金減幅20%,租約由今年5月中開始,梗約及生約各三年,合共六年,該代理續說,租客對後市充滿信心。

自從疫市以來,向來倚重旅遊業的尖東,區內人流驟減,吉鋪湧現,空置率一度高逾20%,鋪租隨之急跌;不過,在持續疫情下,密度較低,市區露天空間難求,這正是尖東特色,建築物大多10 層以下,物業之間坐擁寬闊道路及廣場。

旺角食肆鋪連錄承租

自從近日限聚令放寬,區內不再冷清,過去周六及周日中午,記者現場所見,雖然不乏吉鋪,部分商戶沒有開門營業,不過,食肆卻不愁沒有生意,而且,絕大部分擁有露天座位餐廳,座無虛席,海傍以至公園,都有本地市民到此遊玩。

近日鋪位租賃暢旺,尤其食肆最活躍,另一代理表示,擁有裝修的食肆鋪址,近期迅速承租,短時間獲租客垂青,其中,太子彌敦道726號地下1及2號鋪,建築面積2000方呎,以14.38萬承租,平均呎租約72元,前身王牌冰室,月租20.5萬,新租金減幅29%,新租客為點心專門店。

旺角鋪位更連錄承租,包括花園街3至5號7號鋪,面積800方呎,以每月14萬租出,平均呎租175元,新租客為福岡漢堡扒,於尖沙嘴厚福街設有據點,今番擴張營業,舊租客為堅信號生煎飽,於三年前進駐,月租17萬,新租金減幅17%。

(星島日報)

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星光行高層1200萬沽 呎價逾萬

商廈成交稍增,消息指,尖沙咀星光行高層28室,面積約1,149平方呎,以約1,200萬元成交,呎價約10,444元。

另中環乙廈亦錄得成交,中環德己立街德和大廈中高層單位,面積約1,018平方呎,以約1,280萬元易手,呎價約12,574元。

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Hong Kong’s homebuyers turn up in droves in a bout of revenge buying to snap up half of Wheelock’s Monaco Marine flats at Kai Tak

Wheelock sold 238 of the 308 flats at its Monaco Marine project at the former Kai Tak airport as of 9:30pm, with about 13 bids for every available flat, agents said

The first batch of flats released for sale comprised 306 units with between one and three bedrooms, priced from HK$7.96 million to HK$20.4 million (US$2.6 million)

Hong Kong’s homebuyers returned in droves after a three-month hiatus, snapping up almost half of the new flats offered by Wheelock Properties at bargain prices.

Wheelock sold 238 flats, or 77 per cent of the 308 flats on offer at its Monaco Marine project at the former Kai Tak airport as of 9:30pm, with about 13 bids for every available flat. The favourable response would bolster sentiments in the city’s flagging property market amid an economic slump and rising joblessness, agents said.

“The good response today reflects [the fact] that the market does respond well to quality flats in good locations at attractive prices,” property agent said, “I am optimistic about the market’s outlook in the second quarter.”

Wheelock recorded close to HK$3 billion (US$382 million) from its weekend sale. The first batch of flats released for sale at Monaco Marine were launched at an average price of HK$25,788 per square foot, about 12 per cent cheaper than another project in the same neighbourhood that went on sale last summer.

Monaco Marine, due for completion in March 2023, comprises 559 apartments in four residential towers.

The first batch of the flats released for sale comprised 306 units with between one and three bedrooms, ranging from 326 sq ft to 713 sq ft (66 square metres), priced from HK$7.96 million to HK$20.4 million (US$2.6 million), after discounts of up to 12 per cent. Two four-bedroom units exceeding 1,500 sq ft with rooftop patios were also offered.

An estimated 70 per cent of customers were buying for their own use, with investors making up the remainder of the purchases, agents said. That bolstered confidence in the market’s buying power, prompting the agent to forecast prices to rise by between 3 and 5 per cent in the second quarter, recovering from the 3.3 per cent slide in the first three months.

Hong Kong’s property buying power will defy higher interest rates that have been foreshadowed by the Federal Reserve, whose chairman flagged a 50-basis point increase in the benchmark lending rate in May to tame US inflation at 40-year high. Hong Kong’s monetary authority is bound by the city’s currency peg to follow US rate increases in lockstep.

Monetary authorities have flagged six more rate increases this year, with four more in 2023, marking the end of nearly two decades of low interest rates, the fuel that fed Hong Kong’s property bull run.

“While rising interest rates will increase mortgage servicing costs, the rates will still be very low,” the agent said.

The city’s economy, estimated to have shrunk by 2.9 per cent in the first quarter due to tough social distancing measures, may grow by only 0.9 per cent in the second quarter, according to a forecast by the University of Hong Kong released on Friday.

A growth of just 0.5 per cent is tipped for the full year, down from 6.4 per cent last year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

The city’s unemployment rate rose to a nine-month high of 5 per cent in the quarter, government data showed. The first round of distancing rules relaxation took effect on Thursday, badly needed for the city’s service businesses such as restaurants, gyms and cinemas to survive.

Sales of newly built homes in Hong Kong slumped 64 per cent in the first three months to a six-year low of 1,679 units, compared with the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Land Registry data.

Close to 4,000 new flats are expected to be released for sale in the three months to June. Some developers have already offered incentives to entice buyers.

The average price of a used flat in Hong Kong retreated by 4 per cent from its peak in September. A market index which is a gauge of lived-in home prices compiled by a property agency, has risen around 1.1 per cent since bottoming out three weeks ago.

The city’s used home sales could reach 3,000 transactions this month, up 20 per cent from nearly 2,500 in March on the back of the pandemic’s retreat and a relaxation of mortgage restrictions on more expensive flats, an agent said on Friday.

(South China Morning Post)

 

Chelsfield Eyes Hong Kong Opportunities After Opening SG Office Project

After leasing out its most recent Singapore value-add project to Alibaba and its Lazada unit, real estate investment firm Chelsfield Asia is on the lookout for distressed assets in its Hong Kong home base as it gears up for more deals in the region.

Chelsfield Asia chief executive Nick Loup told Mingtiandi that Hong Kong stands out among the fund manager’s top targets in APAC thanks to a growing crop of discounted properties that can be purchased for value-add projects, especially in the hospitality sector.

“We are seeing elements of distress for obvious reasons in Hong Kong and it’s very rare. I have been in Hong Kong since 1993 and you have these cyclical adjustments, (but) what you’re seeing now are very rare,” Loup said in an interview earlier this month. “I think it’s a good time to be looking opportunistically at Hong Kong.

Chelsfield’s interest in Hong Kong hospitality assets follows a string of hotel acquisitions in the city over the last six months by institutional investors including Hines, PGIM Real Estate and Weave Living, with a nearly 50 percent decline in all investment transactions during the first quarter and continuing restrictions on international travel piling pressure on asset owners.

Need for Speed

Loup pointed to a number of factors as contributing to improved conditions for investors looking at the Hong Kong market, with opportunities available across the market, but particularly in the hospitality segment.

“I think it’s not a sector-specific thing, but talking about sectors, clearly the hotel sector has had a really rough time,” Loup said. “Some of the smaller holders of hotel properties that are not backed by big corporations have actually got to the end of the line now and are starting to dispose of assets. That’s quite an active area at the moment which a number of people are looking at.”

Hines chose the hotel sector for its first direct investment in Hong Kong in November last year when the firm acquired the Butterfly on Prat Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui for a reported HK$925 million ($118.6 million).

PGIM Real Estate followed up two months later with its HK$1.4 billion purchase of a pair of Hong Kong hotels, including the Travelodge Hotel on Hollywood Road in Central, and Weave Living purchased the Rosedale Hotel in Kowloon for HK$1.37 billion.

That string of deals comes as Hong Kong’s overall real estate market fell off of a cliff during the first quarter with the value of total investments dropping by 46 percent compared to preceding three months to total just HK$11.2 billion, according to a recent report by a property agency.

The agency noted that many investors are choosing to keep their money on the sidelines while waiting for market uncertainties to subside, as a combination of the city’s ongoing struggles to achieve its Covid zero goals and the spectre of rising interest rates boost the fear factor.

Back to Hong Kong

Beyond the hotel sector, Loup said that Chelsfield is also seeing opportunities to pick up discounted retail assets, while acknowledging that the path forward for Hong Kong’s shopping economy remains bumpy.

Even under conditions which may give buyers an edge not seen since the global financial crisis, Loup does not see executing a deal in Hong Kong as a sure thing.

“The big listed (local) companies are very well capitalised, (with) low gearing and have plenty of resources. There is also a weight of cash in the market waiting for opportunities,” Loup said. “While there’s a cyclical opportunity, you have to move very quickly to secure something.”

Should the company make an acquisition in Hong Kong it would bring to an end a four-year hiatus from Asia’s most expensive real estate market since Chelsfield tied up with a joint venture between US fund manager Catterton LVMH and Groupe Arnault in early 2018 to purchase a set of retail units in 9 Queen's Road Central in Central for a reported HK$900 million ($115 million).

Shortly before that deal in Hong Kong’s priciest district, Chelsfield had teamed up with local fund manager Pamfleet (now the APAC division of Schroders’ Real Estate) to purchase what is now the Worfu shopping centre in North Point for a reported HK$2 billion.

More Targets

The London-based company is gearing up for its next value-add play after celebrating the official opening of what is now Lazada One in Singapore last week.

After buying what was then the Manulife Centre in 2019 for S$555.5 million (then $408.8 million) in a 50:50 joint venture with ARA Asset Management, the partners are now marketing that property for a reported S$800 million.

That deal, which received a boost when Alibaba and Lazada signed up for more than half of the space in the building, has encouraged Chesfield to look for more assets in Singapore, while also keeping an eye on other major markets in the region.

“Other than (Singapore), we’re keen to get more exposure in Japan – in Tokyo we’re looking at a variety of opportunities there. In China, we continue to believe in the outlook for logistics so we continue to invest in new logistics there and we’re looking at some mispriced opportunities that are starting to trickle through in the Shanghai (Yangtze River) Delta region,” Loup said.

(Mingtiandi)

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觀塘業發工廈強拍底價23

近年政府加大力度發展九龍東,銳意打造成新一個核心商業中心;其中,觀塘工業區亦隨即起動,由伯恩光學創辦人楊建文併購的觀塘業發工業大廈第一期,最新獲土地審裁處頒下強制售賣令,底價為23.49億,對比2018年4月申請強拍時市場估值約14.09億,高出約66.71%。

據土地審裁處文件顯示,是次獲批強拍令的業發工業大廈第一期,位於觀塘開源道77號,現址一幢樓齡約44年的15層高工廈,當時併購財團持有約84%業權,餘下16%業權則由8名業主持有,最新僅餘下2個物業並未成功收購,該財團由2018年4月至2021年4月期間曾三度向該名小業主出價收購,收購價由5579.42萬逐步提升至8250萬,期內增幅47.86%,惟仍未能成功打動小業主。

可建總樓面約24萬呎

該舊樓地盤面積約2萬方呎,土地用途為商貿地帶,若地積比約12倍重建發展,涉及可建總樓面約24萬方呎,若以強拍底價計算,每方呎樓面呎價約9788元。

值得留意的是,楊建文或有關人士早於2017年12月透過強拍途徑以底價約16.216億、統一毗鄰開源道75號業發工業大廈2期。而該兩幢工廈連同毗鄰的年運工業大廈已於去年向城規會申請合併發展,以重建為一幢樓高39層的商廈,涉及總樓面約72萬方呎。

(星島日報)


Huge commercial site in Quarry Bay up for grabs


A mega seafront commercial site in Quarry Bay has been put up for sale by tender, according to real estate agency.

Early last year, the Chief Executive in Council approved an in-situ land exchange application by the then owner of the site, the agency said.

The site area after the proposed land exchange may come to approximately 91,838 square feet, providing retail, food and beverage, hotel and office facilities with a total gross floor area of approximately 400,000 sq ft, it said, adding that the tender will close at noon on July 7.

A company related to Pacific Concord acquired the site some 20 years ago but the building plan was rejected by Town Planning Board later, according to reports.

The land was used as collateral for an unknown amount of loans in recent years, and was taken over in February this year by the receivers, the reports said.

Pacific Concord's chairman Wong Sai-chung also chairs debt-laden developer China Properties (1838), reports showed.

According to the approved planning application, the proposed development consists of one office block, and four hotel blocks with a total of 400 rooms on top of a two-story retail podium, the agency said.

The application also showed that a barrier-free covered pedestrian elevated walkway with a length of 290 meters and a width of 6 meters will be built to connect the waterfront and Taikoo Place, which can integrate the subject site with the Grade A office cluster in Taikoo Place, greatly enhancing the accessibility and location advantage of the project, it added.

(The Standard)

 

Top office market keeps up the pace

Hong Kong's Grade A office market recorded positive business for the sixth consecutive month in March, despite the social distancing measures leading to a quiet leasing market, a property consultancy said in a market report released yesterday.

The office leasing market was muted last month amid the fifth wave of the pandemic. However, net absorption in the overall market recorded 56,200 square feet in March as tenant demand continued, the consultancy said.

The overall vacancy rate rose to 9.4 percent at the end of March due to the completion of new office supply, agent said.

The vacancy rate in Central retreated further to 7.3 percent, but Kowloon East continued to register the highest vacancy rate among major office sub-markets at 12.5 percent, the agent said.

Overall net effective rents of Grade A offices dropped 0.2 percent month-on-month in March, the consultancy said. Among the major office sub-markets, Central registered a mild rental decline of 0.1 percent, while Hong Kong East had the biggest rental decline.

(The Standard)

 

First sales set at The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long

The first round of sales at The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long begin on Friday with 388 homes.

On offer are 111 one-bedroom flats, 216 with two bedrooms and 61 with three bedrooms. They are worth around HK$4 billion in total.

The 715-flat project is being developed jointly by Sino Land, K Wah International (0173) and China Overseas Land and Investment (0688).

The developers have received more than 8,000 checks, making the flats on offer nearly 20 times oversubscribed.

A third price list was released on Sunday, offering 82 flats at an average price of HK$18,582 per square foot after discounts.

The list includes 28 flats with one bedroom, 37 with two bedrooms and 17 with three.

The discounted prices range from HK$6.67 million to HK$14,51 million, or from HK$17,565 to HK$19,586 per sq ft.

At Kai Tak, Wheelock Properties's Monaco Marine will launch a second round of sales on Thursday, with 112 flats ranging from 326 to 713 square feet.

The flats are priced from HK$8.22 million to HK$19.4 million after discounts, or from HK$23,481 to HK$29,291 per sq ft.

The developer earlier released a fourth price list involving 109 units with the cheapest flats at around HK$8.6 million after discounts.

Managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu said 234 flats were sold in the first round, and the firm took in more than HK$3 billion.

Around 530 first-hand transactions have been recorded this month as Covid fades compared to just 150 deals last month, Wong said. He added that he expects the number to jump above 1,000 for the whole month.

Looking further ahead, around 36.2 percent of Hongkongers believe property prices will rise in the next 12 months, up by 7.8 percentage points from the last quarter, a poll by a property agency showed.

The poll conducted in mid-month involved 309 people, and 51.1 percent of those respondents said that property is the safest investment. That is the highest percentage since the agency started the survey in the third quarter of 2020.

(The Standard)

 

甲廈連續半年錄淨吸納量

據本港一間外資代理行指出,上月整體甲廈市場錄吸納量5.62萬方呎,為連續6個月錄淨吸納量;中環空置率亦回落至7.3%。

代理行:中環空置率7.3%

該行昨日發表的報告指出,於第五波疫情下,現行社交距離措施延長,導致3月租賃交投活動淡靜。不過,由於租戶需求持續增長,整體甲級寫字樓市場仍錄得5.62萬方呎淨吸納量。月內較矚目的成交為靈活辦公室營運商IWG繼續擴張,租用灣仔皇后大道東8號全幢樓面,涉及租用面積約6.48萬方呎,以開設「Spaces」辦公中心。

該行代理稱,靈活辦公空間毋須企業作長期承諾便可使用設備齊全的辦公室,這在業務增長或市況未明的情況下尤其重要,愈來愈多企業使用靈活辦公空間。

整體租金按月跌0.2%

該行另一代理指,隨着新供應落成,三月底整體市場的空置率升至9.4%。中環空置率進一步回落至7.3%,相反,九龍東空置率為12.5%,仍為各主要分區市場中最高。

上月整體甲級寫字樓租金按月下跌0.2%。主要分區市場中,中環租金月內微跌0.1%,而港島東錄得最大租金跌幅。

(星島日報)

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鰂魚涌「曬足20年」地皮突標售 接管人推出可建商廈酒店

籌劃長達逾20年的鰂魚涌海裕街臨海地皮,最新獲接管人以招標形式放售,該項目去年初由工業地轉作商用,通過原址換地申請,擬興建40萬方呎綜合商業樓面,屬罕見大型新供應。

據一間外資代理行表示,該行獲項目接管人 (FTI CONSULTING) 委任,推出鰂魚涌海裕街臨海地皮招標,該地皮早於去年初,獲行政長官及行政會議通過「原址換地」,換地後的地盤面積或可達91838方呎,可提供約40萬方呎的零售、餐飲、酒店及辦公室設施,截標日期為今年7月7日。

去年初作「原址換地」

資料顯示,該地皮原由太平協和集團或相關人士持有,本年2月被接管;該項目早於去年初,規劃興建一幢樓高25層的工業樓宇,惟受到社會人士廣泛反對,隨後政府介入事件,與業主磋商進行原址換地,及後公布通過換地申請,上址將可作海濱休閒、旅遊及商業發展。

該地皮向海部分長度達220米,飽覽270度維多利亞港海景,根據已獲批的規劃申請,該地段在擬換地後將發展為一幢辦公室大樓、四幢酒店大廈及兩層 (地下及地庫) 零售商舖平台。

將發展寫字樓及4幢酒店

項目平台層的園景平台計畫配備親水設施,部分向公眾開放,辦公室大樓頂部亦將設露天平台,發展商須興建一條長290米、寬6米、連接海濱地帶和太古坊的無障礙有蓋行人天橋。

區內對上一宗大手交易為2020年11月,基滙資本牽頭財團以98.45億、向太古地產購入英皇道1111號 (前稱太古城中心一座),平均呎價約15609元,再對上為2018年10月,基匯資本向恒力集團購入太古灣道14號 (前稱太古城中心三座)太古灣道12號 (前稱太古城中心四座)一批樓面,作價約76億,呎價2萬餘元。

太極軒放售3幢服務式住宅

該行指出,該行獲業主委託放售太極軒 (CHI Residences) 旗下三幢服務式住宅,其中,灣仔莊士敦道138號太極軒138,提供107伙,另外兩幢項目分別為西營盤干諾道西120號及佐敦彌敦道314至316號。

金鐘海富中心二座中層8室銀主盤,建築面積1875方呎,以5000萬易手,呎價26667元,原業主早於2001年8月以821.25萬購入,物業於21年升值約4178.75萬,期間升值約5倍。

(星島日報)

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絲路基金1.8億購荃灣工廈 涉三全層共4.68萬呎

工廈有價有市,市場再錄大手成交。荃灣大成大廈高層三層全層合共約1.8億易手,買家為絲路基金,原業主持貨多年帳面獲利1.64億。

據市場消息指出,荃灣大成大廈23、24及25樓,合共樓面約4.68萬方呎計,以約1.8億易手,呎價約3846元,買家為絲路基金,其中,該廈23樓及24樓以約1.2億易手,原業主先後於1990年及1985年以約868萬及300萬購入,合共涉資約1168萬,物業期間升值約1.08億,升值約9.27倍。

平均呎價3846

至於該廈25樓則以約6000萬易手,據悉,原業主早於1981年以397萬購入,持貨41年帳面獲利5603萬,物業期間升值約14.1倍。據地產代理指出,上述物業早於市場以暗盤形式放售,成交價屬市價水平。

持貨逾30年升9

據本港一間代理行資料顯示,該廈近期成交較疏落,對上成交為全層買賣,面積約20093方呎,於2018年以7380萬售出,呎價約3673元;另一成交為該廈B及D室,建築面積20328方呎,於同年6月以7115萬售出,呎價約3500元。

新寶工中呎價7617元售

此外,工廈市場亦頻錄買賣,消息指,土瓜灣新寶工商中心1座低層24至25室,建築面積約5394方呎,以約4108.8萬售出,呎價約7617元。

(星島日報)

 

石門京瑞廣場連錄大手成交

民生區鋪位於疫市下備受追捧。消息指,由億京發展的沙田石門京瑞廣場新錄連環大手成交,其中,項目一期地下單號鋪以9254萬售出,呎價約3.8萬,此外,項目2期地下兩單號地鋪亦以8312萬售出,呎價約3.6萬。

涉資9254萬及8312

市場消息指出,由億京發展的沙田安群街3號京瑞廣場一期地下單號鋪,建築面積約2434方呎,以9254萬售出,呎價約3.8萬,該鋪現時由冰室以約19.8萬承租,料買家享回報約2.56厘。

另一買賣為沙田安群街1號京瑞廣場二期地下兩單號鋪,建築面積分別為1468方呎及839方呎,總樓面約2307方呎,以約8312萬成交,呎價約3.6萬。

中環卑利街鋪2360萬售

據悉,上述鋪位原業主於2016年以4240.9萬及1069.1萬購入上述兩鋪位,合共涉資約5310萬,物業於6年間升值約3002萬,物業期間升值約56%。

此外,鋪位市場亦錄長情業主沽貨,市場消息指出,中環卑利街9號低層地下,建築面積約675方呎,以約2360萬售出,呎價約3.4萬,原業主於1984年3月以68萬買入,持貨38年帳面獲利約2292萬,物業期間升值約33.7倍,以該鋪月租3萬計,料回報1.5厘。

(星島日報)

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灣仔KONNECT改裝提升 合半零售業

灣仔KONNECT經改裝後全面提升,而大廈既有餐飲、會所等配套,一應俱全。

交通上,由灣仔或銅鑼灣港鐵站步行至該廈,需時10至15分鐘,而附近的軒尼詩道及告士打道,均有多條巴士綫及電車站,而大廈亦鄰近紅隧入口,來往九龍方便。值得一提,物業與灣仔北新鴻基中心僅一橋之隔,而東鐵綫過海段快將通車,由會展站步行至該廈甚捷。飲食配套方面,大廈內亦有中式餐飲,而謝斐道、駱克道一帶餐廳林立,上班人士亦可步行至銅鑼灣,有大型商場及餐廳提供。

大廈原為酒店,2019年起進行翻新工程,包括大廈外牆、地下大堂等,2020年完工,外形上甚為理想。

每層逾3200 電力供應充足

物業地下設有兩舖位,分別由健身中心及美容院租用,而地下大堂印有新名字「KONNECT」,加上地下大堂及分層大堂也有特色擺設,如大型卡通人物模型,布局甚為時尚。大廈提供3部升降機通往各樓層,而地下設有電子水牌。

物業樓高24層,合共3部升降機,每層面積約3,200餘平方呎,用途上,樓底負重均達5Kpa,電力供應充足,可容納更多餐飲租戶,故大廈租戶具半零售成分包括中式餐飲,而大廈一大特色是多層樓面由會所租用,提供餐飲、娛樂、活動場地、會議室等,配套全面。至於11至15樓,作服務式辦公室,另亦有財富管理公司、設計公司等租用,租客種類多元化。

前身酒店 面積較一般乙廈大

分層樓面方面,項目前身為酒店,面積較一般乙廈為大,全層適合多類用家。景觀方面,單位一面望向謝斐道樓景,而中高層可望向開揚維港海景。

項目前身為王子酒店,由舖王鄧成波家族持有,2018年波叔標售物業,當時正值投資市場熾熱,最終以13.5億元沽出,樓面約8.6萬平方呎,呎價約1.57萬元,買家為凱龍瑞基金。該基金購入後,斥資1.8億元把物業進行翻新,並由酒店改為商廈用途,據了解,目前出租率約8成。

(經濟日報)

 

全幢連比鄰商廈車位 估值18.5億

全幢商廈具投資價值,現灣仔KONNECT全幢,連同比鄰商廈車位,現進行標售,市值約18.5億元。

機電系統提升 呎租約40

有外資代理行表示,獲凱龍瑞集團委託,標售灣仔謝斐道303號全幢商業大廈KONNECT,及比鄰的告士打道160號海外信託銀行大廈41個車位,截標日期為2022年06月8日 (星期三)。據悉,物業市值約18.5億元,按總建築面積約86,212平方呎計,呎價約2.14萬元。

該行代理表示,物業採用高質物業規格,可配合灣仔北未來的發展方向,迎合租戶開設餐廳、寫字樓或娛樂場所的需要。凱龍瑞集團中國香港首席執行官何震東表示,物業翻新後,所有機電系統亦相應更新及提升,現時物業呎租約40餘元。

(經濟日報)

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工商舖首季1303成交 跌14%

有代理表示,3月份及整個首季工商舖買賣偏軟,全港共錄347宗工商舖物業買賣登記 (數字主要反映2至4星期前市場實際狀況),較2月的427宗下跌19%,除連跌2個月外,亦創近19個月以來的新低,反映疫情窒礙市況;至於月內買賣合約總值錄得63.43億元,按月升25%,主要受惠大額登記倍升帶動。

該代理指出,首季工商舖合計錄得1,303宗買賣登記,除較去年第四季的1,522宗減少14%外,亦創了近6季最少,主要是受第5波疫情爆發所拖累。

不過,踏入次季以來,疫情明顯放緩,當局亦已放寬首階段限聚措施,多類處所可重投營運,帶動整體市場氣氛大幅改善,因此相信整體工商舖買賣交投於次季,尤其5月及6月份將有較亮眼的改善,買賣登記量將拾級回升。

(經濟日報)

 

新蒲崗全幢工廈放售 意向價4.5億

新蒲崗工廈具重建價值,現區內嘉就工業大廈全幢進行放售,意向價約4.5億元。

位置理想 呎價約7381

有外資代理行代理表示,獲委託出售新蒲崗雙喜街6號嘉就工業大廈全幢,意向價4.5億元,以總樓面60,968平方呎計,呎價約7,381元。他指,嘉就工業大廈位於雙喜街,地盤兩面單邊,比鄰彩虹道遊樂場,享有開揚公園景觀,同時鄰近港鐵鑽石山站,地理位置理想。

項目1968年落成,現狀為一幢11層高工業大廈,地盤面積約6,670平方呎,按現狀放售。代理表示,去年政府推出工廈標準金額徵收補地價先導計劃,令業主及發展商對工業地的重建預算增加信心,放售物業可在先導計劃有效期內申請重建。

該代理指出,新蒲崗持續出現工業物業成交,如資深投資者林子峰早前購入六合街3號大有大廈並已申請重建,而新式工業大廈東傲的銷售情況亦理想,反映該區極具投資價值。

(星島日報)

 

太極軒放售3服務住宅 料值22億

近期全幢項目受捧,現太極軒 (CHI Residences) 放售3項服務式住宅,市值約22億元。

灣仔項目最貴重 約13

有外資代理行表示,獲太極軒委託,放售灣仔、西環及佐敦服務式住宅。其中,最貴重為太極軒138 (CHI138),物業位於莊士敦道138號,正對灣仔港鐵站。物業附近設有各式咖啡室、酒樓食肆及零售商舖。物業提供107個住宅單位,面積介乎於290至2,400平方呎,單位類型包括開放式單位、1房及兩房單位、3房複式單位以及頂層全層特色單位。據悉,項目市值約13億元。

另太極軒120 (CHI120) 坐落於西營盤干諾道西120號,物業離西營盤港鐵站僅兩分鐘距離,屬一梯一伙設計,提供19個住宅單位,每個單位面積約1,050平方呎並設有私人露台。物業地下至3樓為基座商舖,合共約8,824平方呎,現租予咖啡室及健身中心,市場估值約4億元。

至於太極軒314 (CHI314) 位於佐敦彌敦道314至316號,比鄰佐敦港鐵站,提供59個精品住宅單位,面積介乎於410至1,400平方呎,單位類型包括開放式單位、一房及兩房單位,估值約4億元,3項物業合共涉值約22億元。

(經濟日報)


The Henley II gears for sales


Sales of flats at The Henley II in Kai Tak may kick off this month and a new batch with at least 31 units will be revealed soon, said the developer Henderson Land Development (0012).

It may raise the price in the forthcoming batch depending on the market response, said Thomas Lam Tat-man, a general manager of the sales department.

The developer has received 252 checks for 61 homes on the first price list, making them over three times oversubscribed, Lam said.

Meanwhile, Henderson's other project in Tai Kok Tsui - The Quinn Square Mile - has released a new price list, offering 65 units with prices starting from HK$5.61 million after discounts.

The batch, which comprises flats from 208 square feet to 382 sq ft, costs from HK$22,113 to HK$27,337 per sq ft.

Mark Hahn Ka-fai, the other general manager of the sales department, said sales could be announced this week at the earliest.

Also developed by Henderson, The Harmonie in Cheung Sha Wan sold 38 units in just one hour after launching sales last night.

A total of 108 flats were put on the market, priced from HK$6.9 million to HK$9.46 million after discounts.

In Yuen Long, The Grand Mayfair I was 25 times oversubscribed yesterday with 10,000 checks for the 388 units on offer.

Separately, a report submitted by the HKMA to LegCo showed that of the 12,500 mortgage applications approved this year as of April 20, 1,160 were under the new coverage after the mortgage issuance program revisions.

(The Standard)

 

Office Upgrades on the Rise After Omicron Slowed Hong Kong Market in Q1

Corporate tenants in Hong Kong are enjoying greater opportunities to relocate to upgraded premises this year as the city’s struggles with the Omicron variant slow leasing activity and open up more office space, according to recent research by a property agency.

“Office leasing activities will be largely focusing on flight-to-quality relocation, space optimisation or consolidation moves over the year, as most office occupiers are looking for cost-saving options, and they are now presented with more leasing options in the market given 4.5 million square feet (418,000 square metres) is scheduled to complete in 2022,” property agent said.

With many companies unable to visit office locations during the first quarter, vacancy across the city climbed by 0.9 percentage points compared to the same period a year earlier to 10.9 percent by the end of March, according to the agency’s figures. The slowdown in leasing has meant reductions in office rents for occupiers, with overall leasing rates down 1.3 percent in the first quarter. This is helping to make office locations which were once beyond the budget of some occupiers into more attractive options.

The market challenges have also had an impact on investment activity, which was dominated by bargain hunters in the industrial and retail sectors during the first quarter, as trades of income-earning property assets fell by 46 percent compared to the October to December period to total just HK$11.2 billion ($1.4 billion), the agency’s  data shows.

Flexibility Needed

Net take-up of office space in Hong Kong grew by 157,000 square feet during the first quarter, mostly supported by new supply completion and leases negotiated since end-2021 and closed in early Q1, according to the agency.

The cooling in Hong Kong’s traditional business hubs means that vacancy in Central climbed to 8.3 percent during the first quarter, with rents, which now average HK$103 per square foot per month in the district, expected to slide by a total of 5 percent during 2022.

While the waning of the latest COVID wave is already allowing more workers back to the office, with the Russian-Ukrainian war and uncertainties over when Hong Kong’s border with the mainland will be reopened, the agency predicts a muted 2022 for the city’s office market and encourages asset owners to stay in dialogue with potential tenants.

“Market uncertainties since the start of 2022, including the outbreak of Omicron, geo-political tensions and stock market volatilities, have disrupted the decision-making process of investors and occupiers, hence slowing office leasing and investment momentum in Q1,” agent said. “With cash-rich investors still keen on acquiring quality assets, and landlords becoming more flexible in negotiation to retain tenants or secure new leases, we are hopeful of a gradual improvement in market sentiment and momentum in H2.”

Kowloon Boon

While tenants have been slow to act in the city’s traditional business core, some occupiers looking for upgrades took advantage of the downturn to pick up large spaces in emerging locations in Kowloon.

During the first quarter a consumer goods firm leased 44,100 square feet at the NEO project in Kowloon East, while a social services organisation took up 27,900 square feet at the nearby One Kowloon.

Even pricier locations in Kowloon remained active during the period, with a financial services firm agreeing to lease 26,000 square feet at Sun Hung Kai’s International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon.

That activity was reflected in leasing rates with average rents in Tsim Sha Tsui climbing by 1.6 percent during the quarter, while pricing in Kowloon East climbed by 0.2 percent compared to the preceding three months. While Kowloon East continues to have the highest level of vacancy of the city’s major commercial hubs, that rate stayed flat at 14.1 percent in the first quarter, despite the broader slowdown.

Industrial in Style

While investment activity during the first quarter fell sharply compared to the last three months of 2021, the HK$11.2 billion in deals recorded still represented an increase of 19 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, with industrial and retail trades constituting 74 percent of total transactions, according to the agency.

“Overall, investors are still eager to look for acquisition opportunities while pricing remains attractive for most sectors,” another said.

The agency predicts that with investors showing resilient demand for data centre and cold storage facilities, industrial assets, which accounted for 38 percent of investment transaction volume during the first quarter, will continue to be sought after.

With deals such as PGIM Real Estate’s HK$850 million acquisition of the Travelodge Central hotel during the first quarter becoming more common, the agent foresees more investors picking up hospitality assets for conversion into co-living or quarantine facilities during the coming months. The agency also expects office deals delayed during the Omicron wave to get back on track during the second half of the year.

While the city is fighting its way back from the most recent COVID bout, the agency cautioned that restrictions on the mainland border would keep the investment market subdued this year.

The agent said that, “Whilst the timeline of mainland-Hong Kong border reopening remains uncertain, this could limit flow of cross-border capital from mainland investors, who used to be one of the key drivers before the pandemic but only accounted for 2 percent of investment market volume in Q1.”

In the absence of big ticket asset trades in the coming months, the agency now forecasts that investment transactions in Hong Kong will slip by 5 percent in 2022 to HK$70 billion, representing an adjustment from the firm’s previous forecast of 15 percent growth this year.

(Mingtiandi)

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Property agency based in U.S. picks a down-time to open Hong Kong office, betting on recovery in the world’s most expensive commercial property market

The agency with its head office on New York’s Park Avenue, has leased shared space from Atlaspace in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui area to house even staff

The office is on the 16th floor of the Harbour City building

The property agency has opened its first office in Hong Kong, as one of America’s biggest listed commercial real estate consultancies picked a down-market moment to establish a foothold in the world’s most expensive property market.

The agency with its head office on New York’s Park Avenue, has leased shared space from Atlaspace in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui area to house seven staff, most of them hired from other agency firms. The office is on the 16th floor of the Harbour City building.

The Hong Kong space expands the agency’s global footprint of 160 offices, with 6,200 employees and US$2.9 billion in revenue last year. The city’s economy and property market are reeling from a devastating Covid-19 outbreak that crippled hundreds of small businesses, drove tens of thousands of residents to emigrate and expanded the ranks of the unemployed to nine-month highs.

“A lot of Hong Kong investors are focusing on local retail because they expect the retail market to bounce back pretty quickly during the course of this year, so they seek opportunities there,” agent said. “We’ll still see a steady flow of capital from China coming into Hong Kong [later this year] for the right product.”

The agency will initially focus on the industrial and office segments before adding retail to its services, executives said.

“Industrial property continues to be strong with capital from around the world, and we expect the office market to slowly pick up,” the agent said. “The retail sector will be dominated by local investors this time.”

Hong Kong’s property deals declined 46 per cent in the first quarter, compared with the final three months of 2021, according to another property agency.

Still, the value of transactions rose 19 per cent from the low base a year ago to HK$11.2 billion (US$1.4 billion), with half of the deals negotiated in 2021, the agency added.

One notable transaction in the first quarter was the sale of Fu Tung Holdings’ stake in two car parks in Godown Buildings in Chai Wan and Hung Hom for HK$5.82 billion to LINK REIT, with another agency advising on the sale.

Hong Kong’s luxury retail segment is particularly under strain, as a dearth of mainland Chinese tourists since 2019 left scores of upmarket stores empty and scurrying for the exit. Over the past 12 months, numerous brands including Burberry, Prada and La Perla have downsized in Hong Kong, shutting their Causeway Bay outlets on Russell Street, which used to surpass New York’s Fifth Avenue as the world’s costliest retail strip.

“The luxury market will take time to recover, and we anticipate the recovery of the retail market will lag behind other markets in Hong Kong,” agent said. “We have seen reasonable activity from the [food and beverage] sector as companies take advantage of rental pressure and increased supply to secure strategic locations to expand their businesses.”

Before joining this agency, this agent was the vice-chairman of advisory and transaction services in Hong Kong for another agency. Thea gent handled the largest grade A office leasing deal in Hong Kong in almost two years in April 2021, when Manulife Hong Kong leased around 145,000 square feet of office space at Manulife Place (formerly known as International Trade Tower) in Kwun Tong.

Other property consultants are looking further into the year for recovery in the office and retail sectors.

“As social-distancing measures have been relaxed recently, the office leasing and investment momentum are expected to have a mild growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2022, and the transaction volume for offices in Central is expected to have higher growth among other areas in the market,” another agent said.

With no known time frame for a reopening of the border with China, the outlook remains uncertain.

“If we assume mainland Chinese tourists to Hong Kong rebound to 30 per cent of the pre-Covid-19 level after a partial reopening of the border, this suggests a potential of 1.2 million tourists per month entering Hong Kong,” the agent said. “A full recovery is likely contingent on global travel resumption, which we expect to come in 2023 or beyond.”

(South China Morning Post)

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Hong Kong developers set to rush 800 flats to market as easier Covid-19 rules break lull in home sale

Loosening Covid-19 restrictions are helping to revive property sales after three months of anaemic sales

Wheelock Properties raked in HK$3 billion of sales last weekend, showing some pent-up demand for housing

Hong Kong developers are wasting no time to rush more new residential homes for sale in the coming days, after the government’s decision to ease Covid-19 curbs in the city helped reinvigorate the housing market from a three-month lull.

More than 800 flats from four projects in Kowloon and New Territories will be made available in the coming two weeks, according to data compiled from impending property launches. Wheelock Properties collected at least HK$3 billion (US$382 million) last weekend, the first major sales launch in the city since late January.

The government removed some social distancing measures from April 21 as health officials put the Covid-19 outbreak under some control, giving businesses a shot in the arm. The local economy may barely grow this quarter, after probably contracting 2.9 per cent in the first three months this year, the University of Hong Kong forecast.

“When the pandemic stabilises, everyone will speed up [sales activity],” said Ricky Wong, managing director of Wheelock Properties. “Developers had no way to do it in the last few months. It was impossible to launch a new project [due to the pandemic curbs],” he added.

Sales of new homes are likely to hit 1,200 units in April, a property agent said. If so, it will be the busiest month since 1,493 units recorded in December, according to Land Registry data. They could reach a 10-month high of 2,000 in May, the agent predicted.

Wheelock will sell another batch of 112 flat at the Monaco Marine project in Kai Tak on Thursday, a follow-up to its robust taking on Saturday as homebuyers unleashed pent-up demand in so-called “revenge spending”.

Henderson Land offered 114 units at The Harmonie in Cheung Sha Wan on Tuesday, while arrangements are progressing to launch 188 flats at The Quinn Square Mile in Tai Kok Tsui next month. The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long, developed by Sino Land, K Wah International and China Overseas Land and Investment, will sell 388 flats on Friday.

Sun Hung Kai Properties’ Silicon Hill development in Pak Shek Kok and Prince Central in Ho Man Tin may be on sale in May, it said last week.

The impending launches may help the developers catch buyers seeking to pre-empt higher financing costs. The Federal Reserve is seen tightening its policy with rapid increases in interest rates to fight inflation at four-decade high. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority can be expected to raise its base rate in lockstep under the city’s linked exchange rate system to maintain the currency peg.

With developers taking new orders from buyers every day this week, the offers in April would be a big jump from just 162 units sold in March and 474 in February, according to government data. There were 1,073 units logged in January.

Still, the slump in stock prices in Hong Kong and mainland China has eroded equity wealth, weakening purchasing strength. The citywide lockdown in Shanghai since late March continues to hurt sentiment and prices, while an undetected outbreak in Beijing has stoked concerns about equally drastic curbs in the capital.

The current property market sentiment has noticeably improved, said Wheelock’s Wong, especially against March when infection cases were running in tens of thousands and domestic banks were forced to shut about a quarter of their branches.

He expects home prices to rise 3 per cent in the second quarter, recouping the decline in the preceding quarter. Easier mortgage financing measures, as announced by Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po in the Budget in February, will support home demand.

“The local property market is likely to recover in the second quarter of this year, and will rebound strongly in the third and fourth quarter,” said Victor Lui Ting, deputy managing director at Sun Hung Kai Properties. Prices are expected to rise 5 to 10 per cent through the year, he added.

(South China Morning Post)

 

Hong Kong government rejects all bids for Tuen Mun site, the first land sale to carry minimum flat size requirement

The Tuen Mun site is the first to be subject to the Hong Kong government’s 280 sq ft minimum flat size requirement

All five tenders received for site were rejected as their bids did not meet the government’s reserve price

The Hong Kong government on Tuesday rejected all five bids received for a 1.3 million square feet residential site in Tuen Mun, the first to be subject to a 280 sq ft minimum flat size requirement, as all tenders were below the reserve price.

“All five tenders received for the sale of a residential site in Tuen Mun town lot no. 561 at Castle Peak Road – Tai Lam, Tuen Mun, have been rejected as their tendered premiums did not meet the government’s reserve price for the site,” the Lands Department said in a statement. “The government will not sell a site if no bid reaches the reserve price as assessed by the government’s professional valuers. This is to ensure that the government gets a fair and reasonable return in the interest of protecting public revenue.”

Bids were submitted by Sun Hung Kai Properties, Henderson Land Development, Sino Land Company, K Wah International Holdings and CK Asset Holdings.

With the government introducing the minimum size requirement for all private flats in February, the site was estimated to yield 2,020 units.

Surveyors had expected the parcel to fetch between HK$7.1 billion (US$905 million) and HK$9 billion, or HK$5,500 to HK$6,900 per square foot.

“Notwithstanding the cancellation of this tender, the government will continue to apply the minimum flat size requirement to government land sale sites, railway property development projects and projects of the Urban Renewal Authority,” a spokesman for the Development Bureau said.

This was being done with the aim of enhancing living space and responding to the aspirations of society, he added.

Over the last five years, the government had put 70 sites for tender, of which six, including the Tuen Mun parcel, were cancelled due to bids being below the reserve prices, the Lands Department said.

The previous five cancelled tenders involved four commercial sites and one residential plot. One of the commercial sites and the residential site were subsequently successfully re-tendered. The other three commercial sites are undergoing re-zoning procedures for residential use.

As the tenders received for the Tuen Mun site were lower than expected, it shows that the five developers had bid conservatively and, therefore, did not meet the government’s reserve price, a property agent said.

The agent said that the government and developers were likely to shrug off this disappointment as the outlook for the residential market was optimistic.

“Looking forward, there are quite a lot of residential sites of various sizes that will be available for tender,” the agent said.

(South China Morning Post)

 

中環中心呎租70元跌30%

受疫情衝擊,甲廈淪為重災區,租金持續下滑。消息指,由「磁帶大王」陳秉志持有的中環中心高層單位,交吉約九個月後,以每呎約70元租出,較舊租金跌逾三成,低市價逾15%。

交吉9個月始租出

市場消息指出,中環中心高層單位,建築面積約2856方呎,以每呎約70元租出,月租約20萬,上址舊租金每呎約105元,租戶去年8月遷出交吉,單位交吉九個月後租出,租金急挫約33%;據代理行資料顯示,同類高層單位承租個案則需追溯至去年7月,為該廈高層1室,建築面積7099方呎,當時以每呎約85元租出,較該廈最新成交租金差距約17%。

外資代理行:酒店投資按年升46%

此外,有外資代理行昨日發表的酒店行業趨勢報告指出,去年亞太區酒店投資成交額大幅反彈至121億美元,按年增長46%.

時貿呎價5867元沽

另外,有代理表示,荃灣美環街1至6號時貿中心23樓7室,建築面積約651方呎,以交吉形式易手,作價約382萬,呎價約5867元,買家為用家。原業主於2002年以約76.8萬購入,持貨近20年升值約3.97倍。

(星島日報)

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美資代理行趁疫市攻港 代理:大手買賣升溫

疫情逐步回穩,帶動工商鋪交投轉活。有美資地產代理行亦趁勢進駐本港「插旗」,該代理行進軍亞太區,並於本港開設首個辦公室,料工商鋪市場有力迅速復甦,大手買賣升溫。

該行負責人指,該行將首度進駐亞太區市場,於香港開設首間辦公室,位於尖沙嘴港威中心,僱用約十名經紀,進攻本港工商鋪市場。

該化理指,儘管受新冠肺炎疫情打擊,工商鋪租務及投資市場交投稍放緩,惟市場近期依然連錄多宗大手買賣,反映本港經濟基礎良好,隨疫情近期逐步回穩,市場交投整體氣氛已見改善,加上政府已逐步放寬防疫措施,料工商鋪市場有力迅速復甦,大手買賣陸續有來。

外資基金「吼準」數據中心

當被問及甲廈市場於今年走勢時,該行另一代理稱,受疫情衝擊,環球經濟備受打擊,本港亦難以獨善其身,但現今市場仍具活力,部份企業於疫市下仍然對優質商廈具一定需求,嶄新的工作模式亦應運而生,以共享工作空間為例,於市場上備受追捧。

該代理續指出,儘管現今商廈市場空置率高鋸不下,市場同時亦面對龐大供應,因受疫情影響,現時中小企承租取態較保守審慎,大多不願以3至6年長租約承租物業,令市場需求轉投半年至一年相對較靈活的租約,帶動共享工作空間備受追捧。

甲廈租金料跌5%

該代理亦指出,市場正處供應高峰期,故料整體甲廈市場租金仍備受壓力,料今年調整幅度約5%。該行另一代理稱,隨網絡發展一日千里,數據中心備受追捧,數年前已成為環球大趨勢,不少跨國基金均「吼準」歐美及亞太區,加上自疫情爆發以來,網上購物及居家工作日趨普及化,更令數據中心需求進一步升溫。

(星島日報)

 

西半山全幢住宅6.2億將易手

近期大手買賣升溫,罕有的全幢住宅更受捧,禹洲地產旗下西半山UPPER CENTRAL全幢住宅,獲財團以6.2億洽購至尾聲,料短期內易手。

平均呎價2.88

禹洲地產旗下的堅道48號UPPER CENTRAL,年前放售,業主意向價6.5億,市場消息透露,近日獲準買家出價6.2億,業主落實將物業售予該名準買家,項目進入盡職審查中,將於短期內易手。本報昨日致電禹洲地產,惟直至截稿時未獲回覆。

市場消息則指出,該項目總樓面21480方呎 (實用面積),以涉資6.2億計算,平均呎價約2.88萬,與目前區內新樓呎價3至4萬比較,留有一定水位,新買家除了長綫出租外,不排除拆售,項目以細單位主導,相信受市場歡迎。

連租約沽售

UPPER CENTRAL樓高22層,提供82個開放式戶,以及3個2房戶,實用面積由167方至388方呎,擁有會所Upper Club,位於5樓及頂層,5樓設健身室、活動室、閱讀室或私人影院,頂層設按摩浴池及燒烤空間等。發展商年前透過代理招租,呎租介乎80至100元,月租1.4萬起,今番連租約易手。

項目位於堅道48號,禹洲地產於2014年8月購入舊樓 (前身),作價3.738億,連同印花稅3453萬,總收購代價4.08億,及後重建發展商住宅,當時預計項目建築成本約1.2億,計及總投資成本約5.3億,預期出售能獲得利潤,惟前後歷時長達8年,利潤不算可觀。

(星島日報)

 

佐敦全幢酒店作價2.2億 投資者李栢景沽貨 10年升值41%

疫情持續放緩,為工商鋪市場釋出曙光,投資老手亦趁勢沽貨。消息指,由資深投資者李栢景持有、由商住樓改建的佐敦官涌街全幢酒店,以約2.2億易手,平均每個房間售價約289萬;李栢景月內連沽兩幢商用樓,套現約4.2億。

疫市下工商鋪市場再錄大手成交。市場消息指出,佐敦官涌街52至56號全幢以約2.2億易手,項目地盤面積約2899方呎,早前為一座12層高的混合式住宅大樓,項目早前獲城規會批准改為酒店用途,以9倍地積比率發展,可建樓面約2.61萬方呎,以易手價計,呎價約8429元,此外,該項目將提供76個房間,平均每個房間約289萬。

每個房間289

原業主為資深投資者李栢景,早於2012年以1.55億購入,故持貨10年帳面獲利約6500萬,物業期間升值約41.9%。本報就上述消息向李栢景查詢,惟他表示不作回應。

據業內人士指出,上述物業早前以意向價3.8億放售,先後獲多名準買家洽購,經多番議價磋商後,最終減價至2.2億售出,成交價屬市價水平。

事實上,李栢景近期頻頻沽貨,資料顯示,李氏於本月亦以約2億售出同區四海玉器中心全幢商廈,呎價約2.57萬,原業主持貨11年帳面獲利約8900萬,物業期間升值逾八成。該成交亦為市場近期矚目「大刁」,據業內人士指,上址去年底委託外資行標售,意向價2.8億,最新成交價較叫價低約28.5%,該項目1954年落成,樓齡達68年,周邊人流量亦不高,甚至出現「吉鋪處處」的情況,故成交價明顯屬「進取價」,較市價高近兩成,料有機會為發展商收購,料合併毗鄰地盤發展。

太原街商住樓8800萬售

此外,灣仔區亦錄全幢商住物業買賣,市場消息指出,灣仔太原街11號全幢商住樓連天台以約8800萬易手,項目地鋪建築面積約559.74方呎,1樓至5樓則為住宅,每層面積約541.05方呎,住宅總面積約2705方呎,若計及鋪位,項目總樓面約3264.7方呎,以易手價計,平均呎價約26955元。

據悉,上址原業主早於1974年12月以30萬買入,持貨48年帳面獲利約8770萬,物業期間升值約292.3倍。

(星島日報)

 

鰂魚涌海裕街40萬呎樓面 增零售酒店

隨着近年鰂魚涌一帶舊樓、工廈逐步重建成商廈,令到區內商業氣氛進一步增強,當中臨海位置的海裕街將會打造成一排商廈及酒店群,涉及約40萬平方呎樓面。

鰂魚涌昔日屬於住宅及工業為主的社區,但隨着區內大地主太古地產  (01972)  陸續將區內廠房、工廈重建成為太古坊的商廈群,逐漸變成第二個商業延伸區,近年發展商更進一步展開區內工廈、舊樓作重建,加快地區轉型。目前區內正在進行的工商業重建項目至少有3個,合共提供約216.2萬平方呎的商業樓面供應。

擬招標出售 估值約40

當中位於鰂魚涌海旁的海裕街地盤,由太平協和所持有,在2000年代初曾經有意打造成為名為「老香港」的懷舊主題公園及商業旅遊項目,相隔20年,發展商近年才跟發展局達成協議,同意原址換地,發展商將把兩個合共2.7萬平方呎的私人地段交予政府,政府則把9.2萬平方呎官地批出作興建商廈及酒店群。

根據之前提交城規會的設計方案定為「我的新中環」,仿效昔日香港海旁形態,計劃包括1層零售平台,及平台上以不規則設計的5幢建築,總樓面約40萬平方呎,其中4幢為酒店,涉及約18.9萬平方呎樓面,可提供約400間客房;餘下1幢13層高辦公室,樓面面積約8.7萬平方呎。

至於地下商舖及零售平台,則會提供約12.4萬平方呎樓面,公眾可使用園景平台。目前海裕街地盤獲接管人接管,正在部署招標出售,市場估計市值約40億元,買家在發展前須先跟政府補地價。

太古兩重建項目 作辦公及商業用

屬於鰂魚涌大地主的太古,亦在區內有兩個大型重建項目,包括康和大廈、常盛大廈及和域大廈,並已陸續重建成太古坊一座太古坊二座,共提供逾200萬平方呎商業樓面,其中太古坊一座已於2018年入伙,接着入伙的將會是太古坊二座可提供約98.3萬平方呎商業樓面。

另外,太古經過逾10年收購,集團於2018年已經就仁孚工業大廈及比鄰的船塢里8號華廈工業大廈申請強拍,將計劃重建作辦公樓及其他商業用途,涉及的總樓面面積約77.9萬平方呎,有望進一步擴大區內範圍。至於太古在區內收購的鰂魚涌濱海街16至94號及英皇道983至987A號舊樓,向城規會申請重建為兩幢32層高的商廈,但申請終遭會方拒絕,相信現時將維持作住宅項目之用。

(經濟日報)

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富國銀行 續租太古城中心兩層

鰂魚涌商業區日漸成熟,太古坊一帶商廈呎租由40至50多元不等,當中富國銀行早前續租太古城中心兩層樓面,月租逾200萬元,平均呎租逾40元。

月租逾200 呎租40

據消息指,富國銀行續租的兩層商廈為太古灣道12號 (前稱太古城中心四座) 7至8樓全層,面積合共約51,308平方呎,由富國銀行承租多年,疫市下續租,新租金由舊租金每平方呎46元減逾10%,亦有消息指租金雖然維持舊有水平,惟業主給予租客優惠。

另外區內近年新入伙的鰂魚涌英皇道1001號銀座式商廈,由大鴻輝興業持有,亦因應疫情推出租賃優惠,招租意向呎租約35元起。

最新租出6樓半層樓面,面積約3,792平方呎,成交呎租約30元,新租客經營攀石場,該項目目前已獲餐廳、銀行及教育中心租用,現餘下7至9及18至21樓待租,提供面積由約5,402至6,681平方呎,其中8及9樓附設平台。

至於 K11 ATELIER King's Road 據代理行數據顯示,今年初租出一層高層單位,面積達2萬平方呎,月租約111.45萬元,平均呎租約56元。而樓齡較大的華懋交易廣場,低層兩個合共3063平方呎單位月租約8.66萬元,平均呎租28元。

(經濟日報)

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首幅限呎地流標 發展局:政策續推

梁志堅:與限呎無關 無損屯門區樓

屯門首幅「限呎地」流標收場,惟發展局強調,將繼續落實「限呎地」政策,改善港人居住質素。業界則認為,流標與限呎無關,相信主要因為投資規模較大,而流標對該區樓價不構成負面影響。

該地皮於上周五截標,僅接獲5份標書,參與競投的主要為本地「大孖沙」,包括新地 (00016)、長實 (01113)、恒地 (00012)、信置 (00083) 及嘉華 (00173)。不過,地政總署昨公布,由於發展商出價未達到政府就該用地所定的底價,所以不接納所收標書。

東涌地去年流標 半年第二宗

翻查資料,對上一幅流標的住宅官地屬於2018年10月山頂文輝道地皮,而計及「一鐵一局」項目,對上一幅流標地皮為去年10月截標的東涌牽引配電站項目,這意味短短近半年內,已經共有兩幅住宅地皮流標收場。

在過去5個財政年度,政府合共就賣地進行超過70次招標,當中6次 (計入是次招標) 因為標價低於底價而取消有關賣地,其中5次取消的招標涉及4幅商業用地及1幅住宅用地,當中1幅商業地及該幅住宅用地隨後經重新招標後成功售出,其餘3幅商業用地則正進行改劃用作住宅用途。

政府表示,不會就投標者出價的考慮作出揣測,亦認為出價往往視乎各因素,例如投標者如何評估用地的吸引力和市場情況,及其企業情況及發展策略等。發展局發言人指,雖然這次未能成功招標,但政府會繼續將最低單位面積要求落實於所有政府賣地項目、鐵路物業發展項目、市建局項目,及其他涉及換地或契約修訂的私人住宅發展項目,以改善市民的居住空間和回應社會訴求。當局又指,過去很多設有最低單位面積要求的市建局及港鐵項目,均成功招標,並會考慮在適當時候重新出售是次流標用地。

測量師:本財年住宅地有選擇

會德豐地產主席梁志堅表示,相信發展商是次出價已經「計過數」,出價已考慮項目規模較大、周邊環境、建築成本等因素,又強調加入280平方呎最低單位面積條款與地皮流標完全無關係。他亦認為是次流標對該區的住宅樓價及成交不會構成負面影響。有測量師指,由於這幅地的規模較大,附近供應亦都比較多,而且今個財政年度還有多幅住宅地可供發展商考慮,因此發展商可能暫時應採取觀望態度,但相信發展商對後市看法仍然樂觀。

政府今年2月估算2021/22年度私人住宅土地供應合共約2.06萬伙,受今次屯門「限呎地」流標影響,將會損失約2,000伙供應,降至約1.86萬伙,但仍然較政府推地目標的1.29萬伙高出5,700伙或44%,不影響土地供應進度。

上述地皮位於永泰 (00369) 旗下 OMA by the Sea 旁邊,佔地約36.3萬平方呎,最高可建樓面總面積約130.6萬平方呎。地皮截標前市場估值介乎72億至90億元,每呎樓面地價約5,500元至6,900元。

(經濟日報)

 

3大因素 揭屯門地流標之謎

拆解今次屯門「限呎地」流標有3大因素,包括項目規模龐大、建築難度高,以及屯門區未來供應多,而地皮涉及「限呎」因素,相信只是催化劑,而不是地皮流標的主因。

總投資額料高達150

今次屯門地皮可建樓面多達130.6萬平方呎,屬於2018年5月啟德第1F區1號地皮後,近4年規模最大的住宅官地,按照截標前地皮的估值72億至90億元,若果再加上每呎至少5,000元的建築成本,總投資額將會高達150億元,有能力進入的發展商只有數間大型發展商,或者以合組財團形式。

同時,地皮本身有不少「先天缺陷」,包括並非市區地皮、大部分位置處斜坡上,拉高建築費及日後的維修費用,加上地盤中央前方有一個加油站,相信這對項目設計及成本上亦存有部分影響,再加上地皮位於青山公路及屯門公路之間,噪音問題亦增加建築成本。

至於地皮身邊的屯門區亦有未來供應重鎮,有望未來2至3年推出的中、大型新盤至少仍有3個,涉及超過2,200伙,包括長實 (01113) 等小秀村項目 (涉573伙)、路勁 (01098) 等管翠路項目 (涉698伙),而「玩具大王」蔡志明購入的青山公路地盤亦涉及逾千伙供應。

地皮方面除了今次推出的「限呎地」外,區內亦有另一幅同樣涉及逾百萬平方呎樓面的屯門第48區 (帝御旁邊) 地皮有待推出,有可區內供應需要時間消化,發展商出價自然較為保守。

過去幾年屯門掃管笏一帶的新盤為加快去貨,發展商打造成「上車天堂」,區內涉及逾千伙的大型新盤均出現200多平方呎「納米樓」,最細更只有201平方呎,當政府收緊了「限呎」要求,不能夠再以細銀碼吸引,銷售周期加快,發展商投地出價難免更保守。

(經濟日報)

 

灣仔西營盤住宅地 估值降逾5%

首幅「限呎地」流標未影響政府推動杜絕納米樓的決心,即將推出的灣仔、西營盤兩幅住宅地會否有「限呎」要求引起關注,有測量師則因應今次「流標」,下調兩幅用地估值5%至10%。

兩地估值 共19.4億至32.9

政府由推出首幅的屯門「限呎地」,到今年初發展局公布賣地計劃亦稱,「今年賣地表地皮都會加入 (限呎) 要求,除非個別情況不許可」,而在地皮流標後政府亦強調未改變當局改善居住環境決心,會繼續推「限呎」政策。

因此已經公布將在今年推出的灣仔皇后大道東、西營盤醫院道兩幅住宅地,設有「限呎」要求將引起市場關注。兩幅用地合共提供270伙,均屬於市區中小型地盤,合共市值約19.4億至32.9億元。

今次未有入標屯門「限呎地」的會德豐地產,主席梁志堅認為,兩幅地招標反應將會理想,主因是兩地均位於市區,而集團亦有興趣,正研究會否入標。

不過,有測量師則指,除了今次屯門「限呎地」流標外,近月市建局的項目及政府的工商業地招標,中標價均為市場估值的下限,顯示了土地市場轉弱的訊號。該測量師又指,將會調低接着推出住宅地地價大約5%至10%。

灣仔、西營盤兩幅住宅地之中,以醫院道地皮規模較小,地盤面積只有5,371平方呎,可建樓面約4.8萬平方呎,因為地盤面積較窄小,加上位於斜坡地段,相信加入「限呎」要求,有機會對日後發展商開則或設計布局有一定影響,目前地皮估值6.75億至13億元,每呎樓面地約1.4萬至2.7萬元。

至於另一幅灣仔皇后大道東地皮地盤面積相對較大,涉及1.32萬平方呎,可建樓面約11.6萬平方呎,最高估值約19.8億元。

(經濟日報)


Home prices at 15-month low but rebound on the way


Prices of private homes in Hong Kong fell to a 15-month low last month, government data showed, but market watchers said prices have bottomed out and will rebound in the second quarter.

The private home price index fell 2.7 points, or 0.7 percent month-on-month to 381.3 points last month amid the fifth Covid wave, data from the Rating and Valuation Department shows.

The accumulated drop in the first quarter was 3.2 percent and March home prices were also 2.1 percent lower than a year earlier.

Prices of small and medium-sized flats fell for the third month in a row and were 0.7 percent lower in March compared to that in February.

Among them, prices of flats under 40 square meters fell 0.99 percent month-on-month to the lowest since April 2020. Homes above 100 sq m recorded a 2.1 percent decrease in price last month from February, and also slid 5.9 percent compared to the same month in 2021.

The latest data mainly reflected the market situation from mid-February to early March, when the pandemic was still severe, but the drop was less than expected, a property agent said.

With Covid infections waning and the secondary market picking up, the agent believes that prices will stop falling this month and the declines may be wiped out this quarter.

Meanwhile, the official rental index also decreased 0.56 percent last month from a month ago to 178.8 points, the lowest in 10 months.

This came with the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation set to raise the mortgage fixed interest rates for 10, 15, and 20 years by 25 basis points from next month.

A mortgage broker said that the rate hikes will have little impact on the property market as the official data showed only 0.1 percent of the mortgage loans approved in February were using fixed interest rates, while 97.3 percent of the loans' interest rates were calculated with reference to Hong Kong interbank offered rate.

(The Standard)

 

First land sale for nano flats in Tuen Mun failed to take off because of market woes and site’s constraints, not minimum size imposed: analysts

Authorities on Tuesday rejected all five bids for site in Tai Lam, which would have yielded an estimated 2,020 homes

Real estate association argues not all developers could afford the price, while analysts point to potential hike in interest rates and pandemic

The first plot of land earmarked for residential flats that must be at least 280 sq ft has failed to attract bids not because of the government’s new minimum size requirement but rather due to the site’s constraints and prevailing market uncertainties in Hong Kong, analysts have told the Post.

The large site in Tuen Mun was viewed as a gauge of the industry’s response to the government’s drive to stop the proliferation of shoebox homes, known as “nano flats”.

Authorities on Tuesday rejected all five bids for the residential site in Tai Lam, which would have yielded an estimated 2,020 homes, after all tenders were below the reserve price.

But real estate professors and market analysts said the minimum size rule was unlikely to have dissuaded developers from making successful bids.

A surveyor said that the total investment for the project could be HK$15 billion (US$1.9 billion) including an estimated land cost of HK$8 billion.

“Developers will be less aggressive as it will increase the investment risk in an area with limited infrastructure considering the current market condition,” the surveyor said.

Apart from the site’s location and high land cost, analysts said they believed developers were acting more conservatively due to market factors, including a potential hike in interest rates and possible new waves of coronavirus infections.

“The government assesses the latest property price [to determine the reserve price] and it doesn’t consider changes and risks in the economy … yet it is different for developers … The cancellation of this tender is due to developers’ forecast for the property market,” said Lawrence Poon Wing-cheung, a senior lecturer at City University’s division of building science and technology.

Developers also denied that the low bids were linked to the size requirement.

“The withdrawal of the plot is definitely not related to the minimum size requirement for new flats. It is mainly due to the large size of the site and its inaccessibility,” said Stewart Leung Chi-kin, chairman of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong’s executive committee. “With such a large plot, not all developers can afford it.”

He rejected the suggestion that developers were holding back their land replenishment until the new chief executive formalised the housing policy.

In Hong Kong, the world’s most expensive property market, private developers have been building tiny flats, normally just between 200 and 300 sq ft, to attract buyers who cannot afford larger homes.

Authorities introduced the minimum size requirement in December last year with the aim of enhancing living space after a rise in shoebox homes.

The 1.3 million sq ft site is about 34 minutes away from Tuen Mun station by minibus.

Last month, Goldman Sachs said the city’s housing prices would fall 20 per cent between 2022 and 2025 as borrowing costs increased and demand slumped because of rising unemployment.

Poon added that developers feared that with the possible increase in interest rates, buyers would be reluctant to purchase flats which could lead to lower demand and prices, and such concerns would make developers more conservative in their bidding.

Poon said he believed the minimum size requirement would continue, even under a new government, and that the public and developers did not have major issues with the policy. He added that the Urban Renewal Authority, a housing supplier, had not faced difficulties in making bids for land under the programme.

Chau Kwong-wing, chair professor of the department of real estate and construction at the University of Hong Kong, agreed that the plot withdrawal was due to the location, noting a lack of nearby public transport networks, as well as market factors.

“The smaller the flats are, the more difficult they are to sell. There is a possibility of removing the restriction, but this depends on the [market] environment. If [developers] give up on building nano flats, there is no need for restricting flat size,” Chau said.

According to a property agency, only 92 small flats under 280 sq ft were transacted on the secondary market between March 1 and 28, some 24 per cent lower than February. The average price of these flats eased 0.7 per cent to HK$4.03 million, bringing the decline from its May 2021 peak to 4.8 per cent.

Chau suggested that authorities could set a lower reserve price or a minimum price range in the future to increase incentives for developers bidding sites, especially when the market environment was uncertain and the site location was not ideal.

Poon said the government could observe sales of other sites before reviewing the land sales strategy.

(South China Morning Post)

 

Hong Kong home prices fall to the lowest level since January 2021 as distressed owners slash prices, sell at a loss

Prices fell 0.7 per cent to 381.3 in March, the lowest since 381.9 in January 2021, government index shows

Owners of 264 homes sold their homes at a loss in the first quarter, the highest since the third quarter of 2010, according to property agency

Lived-in home prices in Hong Kong fell for the third straight month in March to a 14-month low as many homeowners sold their units at heavily discounted prices or even at a loss as the city struggled to contain the fifth-wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Prices fell 0.7 per cent to 381.3 last month, the lowest since 381.9 in January 2021, according to an index published by the Rating and Valuation Department on Wednesday. Home prices eased 3.2 per cent in the first three months of the year, wiping out the 3.19 per cent gain in 2021.

“Homeowners selling at a loss reached a new high in the first quarter,” a property agent said. “It reflects the devastating impact of the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic on the property market.”

A total of 264 homes changed hands at a loss in the first quarter, the highest since the third quarter of 2010, according to the agency. The average gain per residential transaction, meanwhile, fell for the third consecutive quarter to 66.7 per cent, the lowest in the past 5.5 years.

Homebuyers are staying on the sidelines in anticipation of an imminent increase in interest rates, while demand is also being affected by the rising unemployment rate and a slump in stock market.

Tough social distancing rules pushed the unemployment rate to 5 per cent in the three months ending in March, the highest in nine months. The city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 6 per cent in the January to March period, which was exacerbated by panic selling following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Hong Kong home prices will fall 5 per cent in the first half with a brief respite in April,” a mortgage broker said.

The broker expects that home prices to tumble by 20 per cent over the next two years, noting that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive policy tightening timetable could bring to an end an era of cheap money that fuelled Hong Kong property prices over the last two decades.

The broker’s sentiment closely mirrors Goldman Sachs’ forecast that Hong Kong home prices would fall 20 per cent between 2022 to 2025 due to a slump in demand caused by an increase in borrowing costs and rising unemployment.

The Fed raised rates by 0.25 percentage points last month, the first increase since December 2018. It suggested it could lift rates six more times to 1.9 per cent this year.

However, property agents are optimistic, saying home prices have bottomed out.

The agent said that sales volume and prices would be boosted by the release of pent-up demand in May and June.

Another agent said that he expects activity in the primary residential market to improve from now on as more developers speed up new project launches.

More than 800 flats from four projects in Kowloon and the New Territories will be made available in the coming two weeks. It comes after the government eased Covid-19 curbs helping to reinvigorate the housing market from a three-month lull.

“Home sales will increase as buyers go on a revenge spending spree in the second quarter,” the agent said.

(South China Morning Post)

 

景順400萬租怡和大廈兩全層 平均每呎逾130元

疫市下罕現核心區大手甲廈租務,消息指,置地旗下中環怡和大廈高層兩全層,獲景順投資承租,涉及樓面約3.1萬方呎;市場人士估計,上址月租高逾400萬,平均每呎逾130元。

涉樓面3.1萬呎

據外資測量師行昨日發布的物業市場報告指,隨疫情走勢穩定,帶動港島區甲廈租賃交投轉活,近期市場矚目成交為美資金融投資公司景順 (Invesco) 承租中環怡和大廈3.1萬方呎樓面。

業內人士指出,上述為該甲廈44至45樓兩全層,因位處高層,坐享開揚維港景致,屬該甲廈優質單位,以市值呎租約135元計,月租高達418.5萬。

本報昨日就上述消息向置地及景順 (Invesco) 查詢,前者於截稿前未獲回覆,後者表示對消息不作回應。

此外,市場近期另一大手租務成交為高博金律師事務所 (Kobre & Kim LLP) 承租同區冠君大廈 (Champion Tower),涉及樓面約9000方呎,以市值呎租約110元計,月租約99萬。

冠君大廈每呎110元租出

該測量師指出,市況近期回暖,主要由面積6000方呎以下小型交易支撑着高活動水平,當中,金融和法律業的租賃市場表現最好,這些企業繼續在中環擴充,儘管中環有數幢甲級寫字樓在3月底錄雙位數空置率,但中環整體空置率維持在7.2%穩定水平,與今年二月相若,表現較非核心商業區好。

(星島日報)

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尖區新港中心中層意向2800萬

疫情持續放緩,為商廈市場釋出正面訊息,帶動部分業主亦趁勢放售。尖沙嘴新港中心中層單位以意向價2800萬放售,呎價約1.94萬,該盤同時亦以每呎約36元放租。

有代理稱,尖沙嘴廣東道30號新港中心二座中層單位,建築面積約1443方呎,意向價約2800萬,呎價約19404元,意向租金約52000元,折合呎租約36元。該代理表示,單位屬於罕有細面積單位,間隔四正靈活,雖無附設裝修,但更適合準買家依照企業需求隨意設計。

該廈配備8部高速載客電梯及停車場,用戶出入極方便。據該行統計資料顯示,該廈近期成交較疏落,對上成交需追溯至2020年12月,為該廈第二座11樓12室,建築面積2071方呎,以3231萬售出,呎價約1.56萬。

平均呎價1.94

此外,市場亦錄市區鋪位放售個案,另一代理表示,長沙灣青山道25至35號永勝大樓地下B號鋪,建築面積約1000方呎,以意向價約2500萬放售,呎價約2.5萬,該鋪由雜貨店承租,以租金約7.5萬計,料買家享回報約3.6厘。

另一方面,市場消息指出,荃灣沙咀道254至256號地鋪,地鋪面積約2050方呎,附設閣樓面積約1000方呎,總建築樓面約3050方呎,該鋪以分拆形式獲多家零售商承租,合共月租收入約35.3萬,呎租約115元,較舊租金上升約21%。

(星島日報)

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萬科申強拍牛頭角舊樓 連毗鄰地合併發展擴區內版圖

近年政府大力發展東九龍,牛頭角一帶舊樓群成為發展商收購對象,其中,萬科香港進一步在該區「插旗」擴充版圖,最新向土地審裁處提出申請強拍定富街71至79號舊樓,市場估值逾1.1億,若連毗鄰的舊樓合併發展,可建總樓面擴展至逾9.34萬方呎,發展商指日後將重建成商住項目。

本港土地供應短缺,不少財團透過併購舊樓作重建發展;其中,萬科香港向土地審裁處申請強拍定富街71至79號舊樓,以統一業權發展,目前該財團持有約81.58%業權,市場對整個項目估值為1.12284億,餘下6個單位並未成功收購,不過其中3個屬遺產物業已於今年1月簽署臨時買賣合約同意出售,市場估值約212.4萬至956萬;意味實際尚有3個單位未收購、市場估值約222.7萬至237.2萬。

周銘禧︰發展作商住物業

萬科香港執行董事兼副總經理周銘禧表示,計畫將上述項目連同毗鄰舊樓合併發展為商住物業。

據土地審裁處文件顯示,上述定富街71至79號 (單號) 商住舊樓,鄰近觀塘道休憩處,毗鄰港鐵牛頭角站,步行前往約2分鐘,同時亦有多條巴士綫行走,交通便利,極具重建價值。現址為一幢樓高6層的商住舊樓,地下設有4個商鋪,樓上則提供約30個住宅單位,該廈早於1971年落成入伙,至今樓齡約51年。上址地盤面積約2787方呎,若以重建地積比9倍重建發展,可建總樓面約25083方呎。

連同毗鄰地可建9.4萬呎

事實上,萬科香港去年曾向土地審裁處申請強拍定富街45至47號華發樓、49至51號安賢樓、53至63號定勝樓3幢舊樓,整個項目地盤面積約7595方呎,可建總樓面約68355方呎,當時市場對該項目估值約3.59億,若連同是次申請強拍的項目計,總市場估值約4.72億。若上述富定街45至79號 (單號) 一列舊樓合併重建發展,地盤面積擴展至約10382方呎,涉及可建總樓面約93438方呎。資料顯示,連上述項目土地審裁處今年迄今接獲5宗強拍申請,對比去年同期的6宗為少。

總市場估值約4.72

除上述項目外,周邊不少舊樓亦獲發展商收購,如宏安地產去年底曾以約4.2億成功購入定業街12至26號多幢樓高5層的商住舊樓全數業權,若以可建總樓面約46359方呎計,每方呎樓面地價約9060元。

有業內人士指出,由於牛頭角鄰近港鐵站,交通方便,區內舊樓極具重建價值,故近年吸引不少財團於區內進行收購,料未來該區將有不少重建項目登場,相信日後區內將展現全新面貌,是一個全新住宅區。

(星島日報)

 

大角嘴利.晴坊23商場標售

疫情走勢穩定,帶動鋪市交投氣氛向好,部分發展商亦趁勢放售旗下非核心物業,有利集團與市建局合作發展的大角嘴利.晴坊23,該項目商場平台連車位及廣告位置業權以招標形式放售,市場估值約1.2億。

估計市值1.2

有外資代理行指出,有業主現以招標形式放售大角嘴利.晴坊23商場平台連車位及廣告位置業權,市場估值約1.2億,截標日期為今年5月13日正午12時。該項目為有利集團與市建局合作發展的重建項目,屬單幢新盤,商場平台建築面積約10701方呎。

該行代理稱,大角嘴近年發展迅速,多個住宅新盤相繼落成,常住和工作人口近12萬,隨區內各項配套日趨成熟,潛力優厚,由於大部分商業平台皆由大型發展商長期持有,洽溝機會非常罕有。

協生全層逾6000萬放售

另一方面,有代理表示,灣仔軒尼詩道107至115號協生大廈3樓全層,建築面積約4688方呎,意向價約6000餘萬,呎價約13000元起。該代理指,物業以交吉形式出售,可以買賣公司形式交易。該層負重約4kPa,備有130A三相電力,市值呎租約40至45元,該盤料對用家及投資者均具吸引力。

(星島日報)

 

中環德已立街鋪1.65億易手 「住好啲」楊志超等承接 每呎3.58萬市價水平

有代理稱,上述鋪位處靠近德已立街及皇后大道中交界,毗鄰為區內地標娛樂行,亦為通往蘭桂坊的必經之路,實屬中環區內最核心區地段,成交屬市價水平,惟該鋪正處交吉,加上物業大部分樓面位於一樓閣樓,對承租商戶具一定限制,料該買家購入作自用用途,「住好啲」品牌向來主攻高檔路綫,故進駐中環「插旗」,亦屬合理做法。

資料顯示,中環區內頻錄逾億元大手鋪位買賣,當中較矚目「大刁」為由中信泰富或相關人士持有的中環德輔道中141號中保集團大廈地下B號鋪,於上月初以約2.08億易手,以建築面積約3805方呎,呎價約5.46萬。

原業主於1984年12月以3739萬買入,持貨38年帳面獲利約1.7億,物業期間升值約4.56倍。

(星島日報)

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Robust demand as more flats hit the market


The first batch of 61 homes at The Henley II in Kai Tak have been nearly four times oversubscribed and the upcoming batch may cost 5 percent more, the developer Henderson Land Development (0012) said yesterday.

The new batch, which will offer at least 31 flats, will be unveiled soon and tenders for special units with sea views will also be announced at the same time, said Thomas Lam Tat-man, a general manager of the sales department.

Well Born Real Estate Management, a unit of Henderson, will provide the property management services for the project to ensure that each resident "enjoys star-rated hotel-like butler services," Lam added.

Also in Kai Tak, Wheelock Properties said it had sold 30 flats at Monaco Marine in less than an hour after kicking off the second round of sales of 112 homes last night.

Meanwhile, Henderson's project in Tai Kok Tsui - The Quinn Square Mile - will launch sales on Sunday, offering 138 units. Eight studio units, 113 one-bedroom units, and 17 units with two bedrooms, with areas ranging from 208 square feet to 382 sq ft, will be put on the market then, said Mark Hahn Ka-fai, the other general manager of the sales department.

The builder has collected over 600 checks, meaning the homes were 3.3 times oversubscribed, Hahn said, adding that a new price list will be unveiled next week.

In Yuen Long, The Grand Mayfair I was nearly 34 times oversubscribed with 13,500 checks for the 388 units on offer as of yesterday.

In Tuen Mun, a mega residential project, which will provide over 4,500 homes, has been named Novo Land, the developer Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) said.

The project will be developed in six phases and phase 1A, which comprises 824 units mainly with one to two bedrooms, will launch in June at the earliest, it said.

With developers rolling out new projects, the number of primary property deals is expected to rocket this month.

Property agent said that around 590 new homes have been sold so far this month and the figure could reach 1,000 for April, a six-fold increase over the number sold in March.

On the luxury front, Sino Land (0083) and CLP (0002) sold a 2,140-square-foot home at St. George's Mansion in Ho Man Tin for HK$102.8 million, or HK$48,037 per sq ft via tender.

This was the second flat sold in the project this month, bringing the total number of transactions to 14 , and the developers have cashed in more than HK$2 billion in the project.

(The Standard)

 

Wheelock’s Monaco Marine project in Kai Tak proves popular with Hongkongers as second batch of flats sells briskly

Wheelock said it sold 30 of the 112 units at Monaco Marine, netting HK$400 million (US$51 million) within an hour of the flats going on sale

The average price of flats was HK$26,630 (US$3,400) per square foot, 7 per cent higher than the launch price of HK$24,844 per square foot

The second batch of flats to go on sale at Wheelock Properties’ latest residential project at Hong Kong’s former Kai Tak airport got off to a brisk start, with buyers snapping up about a quarter of the 112 units within an hour of the launch.

Wheelock said it sold 30 units at Monaco Marine, netting HK$400 million (US$51 million) soon after sales opened at 6:30pm on Thursday. The flats had received 3,600 applications from prospective buyers, local media reported.

The sales “reflect keen market demand for high quality units in Kai Tak”, a Wheelock spokesman said.

The average price of flats was HK$26,630 (US$3,400) per square foot, an increase of 7 per cent from the launch price of HK$24,844 per square foot last Saturday. The units on offer ranged from 326 sq ft to 616 sq ft, costing between HK$8.6 million and HK$17.6 million.

“As the pandemic is brought under control gradually, Hongkongers will continue to snap up new units if the developers do not set prices too high,” a property agent said. “There has been unmet demand during the fifth wave of the pandemic.”

Last Saturday, Wheelock sold more than three quarters of the 308 flats on offer in the inaugural batch, the first major sales launch in the city since late January, receiving nearly 13 bids for every available flat. These flats were priced about 12 per cent cheaper than another project in the same neighbourhood that went on sale last summer.

The recovery in market optimism came amid Hong Kong’s first week of easing its most stringent Covid-19 social distancing measures since the pandemic began two years ago.

“I think the market will slowly recover and then will have a stronger recovery once quarantines are lifted,” another agent said, adding that sentiment was starting to improve.

The agent said that developers will be more aggressive in launching other projects when the government further eases travel restrictions, allowing for more normal business operations in the city.

More than 800 flats from four projects in Kowloon and the New Territories will be made available in the coming two weeks, according to data compiled from impending property launches.

Sales of new homes are likely to hit 1,200 units in April, another agent said.

If so, it will be the busiest month since 1,493 units recorded in December, according to Land Registry data. They could reach a 10-month high of 2,000 in May, he predicted.

(South China Morning Post)

 

外資代理行料商業物業市場逐漸回暖

有外資代理行發表的2022年第一季商業地產市場報告指出,因應第五波疫情推出的社交距離限制,拖慢香港商業地產市場的復甦步伐。不過,商業物業市場仍處於復甦之路,隨着措施放寬,香港市道轉趨穩定及營商信心恢復後,商業物業市場將逐漸回暖。

該行代理表示,隨着第五波疫情爆發,香港短期經濟轉趨疲弱;然而,香港不會脫離復甦軌跡,預期疫情只會令本地的復甦之路短期受阻。觀乎正面因素,香港重新對外開放將有助重建部分國際聯繫,令企業重拾營商信心,若市道回穩加上旅遊業恢復,企業的投資將逐步回升。

寫字樓市場方面,第一季整體甲級寫字樓淨吸納量達97.98萬方呎,增長主要由傳統行業及部分新興行業帶動,特別是中環的甲級寫字樓。由於用戶對優質寫字樓的持續需求,中環的甲級寫字樓租金在第一季上升0.7%;至於整體甲級寫字樓租金則保持穩定。由於新供應的預先租賃,整體吸納量將得到持續改善。

該行另一代理表示,儘管本港最近出現第五波疫情,但第一季的寫字樓租賃市場表現較預期理想。寫字樓租戶繼續重新配置他們的地產需求,為員工物色質素更佳及更理想的工作空間。市場上不乏擴充工作空間和升級的例子,預計下半年將進入復甦的階段。

然而,商舖市場方面,由於政府政策搖擺不定,以及社交和旅行限制影響零售商的信心,零售業仍然面臨重大挑戰。今年第一季,核心街舖和主要大型商場的租金分別按季下降6.8%和3.1%。

該行另一代理指出,在本港旅遊業完全恢復之前,預計零售市場將繼續主要倚靠本土消費支持。只能待旅遊業回復正常,零售市場的復甦步伐才能明朗化。由於商舖的租金已經從2014年第三季的歷史高位下跌逾70%,甚至略低於2003年沙士期間錄得的低位,零售商已趁低位物色商舖擴張。餐飲、雜貨、大眾時尚和運動及生活行業,以及實驗性零售預計將成為新一輪的租賃需求來源。

在投資市場方面,第一季成交價超過5000萬元的商業物業的總投資額,按季下跌48.3%,至1011億元;工業物業仍然是最受投資者歡迎的資產,約佔總投資額的46%;酒店的投資額按季攀升4.3%,為第二項受投資者追捧的資產。

該行另一代理稱,由於租金將只會溫和復甦,投資者對寫字樓資產將維持保守態度。他們將把注意力轉移到具有再規劃發展潛力的資產上,如酒店和工業物業,或提供較高投資回報的資產,如老人院、凍倉及現代化的貨倉。

(信報)

 

商廈錄165宗登記按季挫38%

據本港一間地產代理行統計資料顯示,今年首季商廈買賣登記錄165宗登記,按季急挫38%,更創自2020年第三季以來的7季新低。

代理行:創19個月低位

至於上月市場錄49宗商廈買賣登記 (數字主要反映2至4星期前商廈市場實際市況),較二月份的50宗減少1宗,連跌4個月兼創近19個月低位。

該行代理表示,商廈市道自去年底起連跌4個月,其間經歷第五波疫情,令交投陷入谷底,但相信最壞時刻已過。隨着本港疫情明顯好轉,社交距離措施逐步放寬,商機重現下令市場氣氛回暖;四月份截至27日為止,商廈買賣登記量已追平上月全月,料本月最終可達55宗,按月將反彈逾一成。隨着疫情持續改善,預期次季商廈交投將回升至195宗的水平,料較首季的165宗反彈近兩成。

外資代理行:中環甲廈租微升

另一方面,有外資代理行昨日發表2022年第一季商業地產市場報告指出,首季整體甲級寫字樓淨吸納量達到97.98萬方呎,中環區甲廈租金按季微升0.7%。

該行代理指,儘管本港最近出現了第五波疫情,但第一季度的寫字樓租賃市場表現較預期理想。

(星島日報)

 

北角華美達酒店獲洽準買家出價約11億

全幢酒店於疫市下有價有市,備受實力買家追捧,繼西環華麗都會酒店後,華大旗下北角華美達盛景酒店,亦獲準買家積極洽購,涉資約11億,料短期內易手。

房間每個涉347

市場消息透露,北角華美達盛景酒店獲準買家積極洽購,出價約11億,以該酒店涉317間房間計,每個房間涉資347萬,同系的西環華麗都會酒店,近期亦獲9.5億洽購,每房間售價約443萬。據知情人士指,該兩幢酒店均獲準買家盡職審查當中,料短期內易手;身為華大酒店主席兼執行董事的鄭啟文,早前向「鋪王」鄧成波家族購入深井汀蘭居,將待該兩幢酒店售出後,汀蘭居才正式成交。

進入盡職審查階段

有市場消息指,上述兩幢酒店以Weave Living呼聲最高,而Weave Living向來亦鍾情市區酒店,本月初夥拍外資基金以約13.75億向德祥地產購入大角嘴珀麗酒店,日後將改作共居空間,該酒店提供435間房間,每房間售價約316萬。

WeaveLiving:不打算增購物業

本報昨日就西環及北角兩幢酒店,向Weave Living查詢,不過,負責人作出否認,強調集團於現時不打算增購任何物業。知情人士則說,上述兩幢酒店買家同為一家基金,近期活躍於市場,他還表示,該兩幢市區酒店,可塑性高,可作服務式住宅或共居空間。

(星島日報)

 

佐敦珀.軒商場1.3億易手 面積近萬呎 持貨9年貶值40%

佐敦鋪市淪「重災區」,再錄大幅蝕讓個案。消息指,珀.軒基座商場以交吉形式易手,作價約1.3億,原業主持貨9年帳面勁蝕9000萬,物業期間貶值約4成;據業內人士指,原業主為一家財團,於鋪市高峰期「摸頂」購入該巨鋪,今番大幅蝕讓沽貨。

市場消息指出,佐敦白加士街91至103號珀.軒地下及1樓至2樓,地鋪面積262方呎,1樓面積約4481方呎,2樓面積約4872方呎,總樓面約9615方呎,以交吉形式易手,作價約1.3億,平均呎價約13520元。據悉,原業主為一家財團,於2013年向該廈發展商莊士集團購入,作價2.2億,持貨9年帳面蝕讓9000萬,物業期間貶值約4成。

平均呎價1.35

據業內人士分析指,佐敦區內近期頻錄鋪位蝕讓,幅度高達三成至五成,事實上,全港各區中,佐敦蝕讓成交數目居於首位,部分業主均於2012年至2014年「摸頂」購入,當時預計高鐵2015年落成,炒風四起,最終延期至2018年才通車,惟2019年中爆發社運,市況急轉直下,加上翌年新冠肺炎爆發,中港兩地通關無期,高鐵效應頓成泡影。

鋪位交投甚活躍,太子通菜街212號地鋪,1000方呎,以2400萬成交,呎價約2.4萬,買家為食品商時興隆張氏家族及有關人士。據悉,原業主於2007年以1108萬購入,持貨15年帳面獲利1292萬,升幅約1.16倍。

時興隆2400萬購旺角鋪

消息指,西環北街29至31號地鋪,建築面積約1300方呎,以約6600萬售出,呎價約5.07萬。據悉,原業主早於1976年以約43.5萬購入,持貨46年帳面獲利6556.5萬,物業期間升值約150.7倍。該鋪現時由食肆以12.2萬承租,料買家享回報約2.2厘。

市場消息指出,深水埗福榮街81至87號地下81至83號鋪連閣樓,總樓面約3630方呎,以7080萬售出,呎價約1.95萬。

據悉,原業主於2019年底以5700萬購入,持貨2年多帳面獲利1380萬,物業期間升值約24%。

(星島日報)

 

疫情緩和 中環舖率先錄大手買賣

商舖成交有回升趨勢,而核心區中環更錄大手買賣。由於中環本地消費力強,加上憧憬日後通關,故率先獲投資者注意。

有代理表示,店舖市道最壞時刻已在3月份出現,4月份已呈反彈勢頭。根據土地註冊處最新資料顯示,2022年3月份全港共錄70宗店舖買賣登記 (數字主要反映2至4星期前的實際市況),較2月份的86宗再跌19%,連跌2個月兼創24個月新低。不過,3月份店舖買賣登記金額逆市大增1.15倍,錄得33.02億元,創下4個月以來新高。

佐敦本木商場2.1億售

按物業價格劃分,在7個價格組別當中,共有4個組別的登記量報跌,跌幅介乎25%至65%不等。當中以200萬至500萬元以內組別的登記量跌幅最顯著,由前月的23宗減至上月的8宗,跌幅達65%。上月最矚目的大額登記為元朗 The YOHO Hub A期商場部分,涉及登記金額逾16.29億元,其次為佐敦德成街2號本木商場,涉資2.1億元。

在傳統4大核心區中,疫情期間以中環表現較為理想,首季整體舖位買賣氣氛較差之時,中環仍有大額買賣,包括中環德輔道中141號中保集團大廈地下B號舖,面積約3,805平方呎,以約2.08億元易手,呎價約5.5萬元。據了解,原業主為中信泰富,早於1984年以3,739萬元買入,持貨38年轉手,帳面獲利約1.7億元,物業升值約4.5倍。

另外,中環德輔道中59號中南行地下及地庫舖位,以9,680萬元易手,物業總面積約3,500平方呎,由文具店以15萬元承租,回報率不足2厘。原業主於06年以4,279萬元購入,持貨16年轉手,帳面獲利約5,401萬元離場。

德己立街舖 33年升值7

近日疫情有所緩和,中環舖位即錄大額買賣,中環德己立街2號業豐大廈地下6號舖連閣樓舖位,以1.65億元易手。新買家為本地家品「住好啲」(G.O.D.) 創辦人楊志超,過往少有投資商舖。物業地下面積755平方呎,閣樓面積約3,850平方呎,合共約4,605平方呎,以1.65億元成交價計,呎價約3.58萬元。該舖位處皇后大道中通往蘭桂坊必經之路,亦比鄰娛樂行,屬人流暢旺地段。舖位曾由莎莎化粧品租用,現時交吉。原業主早於1989年以2,160萬元購入,早前以2.2億元放售,現減價25%沽貨。現持貨33年轉手,帳面獲利約1.43億元,升值近7倍。事實上,去年11月,資深投資者黎永滔沽出同廈地下1及1A、1B號舖位,涉及1.83億元,物業面積約1,650平方呎,據悉,新買家為鷹君集團羅嘉瑞或有關人士。

分析指,疫情緩和下,近日商舖投資氣氛已轉好,交投有所回升,而受衝擊較大的核心區,重新獲投資者留意。在主要核心商業區中,去年尾中環商舖買賣已有反彈,而近期亦錄大額買賣。由於中環為本港核心商業區,本身有一定消費力,故受旅客衝擊的程度較銅鑼灣、尖沙咀為低,投資者亦看好該區,低價入市,相信該區成交持續向上。

(經濟日報)

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The Grand Mayfair I in Yuen Long sells out as Hong Kong chief executive candidate John Lee spells out housing policy

All 388 flats on offer at The Grand Mayfair I were sold out by early Friday evening

John Lee’s housing policy includes setting up new task forces to oversee the supply of public housing and land to be managed by government ministers

Hong Kong chief executive candidate John Lee Ka-chiu’s housing policy is likely to help more Hongkongers get on the property ladder, but he will have to come up with innovative solutions to solve the city’s housing crisis, analysts said.

Hongkongers, however, do not need any encouragement to buy flats, continuing a streak of brisk sales for developers that began last weekend after Covid-19 social distancing measures were eased.

The Grand Mayfair I near Yuen Long, developed by Sino Land, K Wah International and China Overseas Land and Investment, sold out all 388 flats on offer on Friday, a company spokeswoman said.

The lone chief executive candidate on Friday made known his policies to ease the housing shortage in the world’s most unaffordable property market, where more than 220,000 residents live in the infamously labelled cage homes or subdivided flats, while families face an average wait of six years for public housing as of February, a 23-year high.

Lee’s housing policy includes setting up new task forces to oversee the supply of public housing and land to be managed by government ministers. They will look at innovative ways to boost the efficiency of public housing supply, he said.

The other task force will focus on how to better coordinate procedures and departments in charge of land development. Lee also said he would streamline legal and administrative procedures while using market forces to expedite infrastructure.

“I want to improve governance ability, enhance government execution ability, unite all walks of life, jointly solve social problems, and at the same time have a solid foundation, so that we can move forward without worries,” Lee said.

The policy laid out by Lee “should help” in addressing the housing crisis in Hong Kong, according to a property agent.

“But maybe it would be interesting if the government could encourage smaller developers who take on board sustainable issues and cater to youth and provide them with innovative affordable housing,” the agent said.

The agent said that as the government was bent on tackling the housing problem, Hong Kong developers were likely to take heed of Lee’s call to “help meet those goals”.

Lee’s focus on increasing land and housing supply in the short to medium-term will help to resolve the city’s housing shortage, according to a surveyor.

“We see huge potential in the ‘brownfield’ sites and agricultural lots in the New Territories to increase land supply in the medium-term,” the surveyor said. “We hope the new steering committee on land and housing supply can explore better use of private sector forces to expedite housing supply on these lands through land exchange and private public participation schemes.”

All 388 flats at The Grand Mayfair I were taken by early Friday evening, as buyers continue to snap up projects launched after a three-month lull due to the fifth wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Some 70 per cent of the buyers at The Grand Mayfair I were end users, while 30 per cent were investors, according to another property agent.

“One family spent about HK$24 million (US$3.1 million) to buy two flats – a three-bedroom unit and a two-bedroom unit,” the agent said. “They have bought it for their own use.”

Wheelock Properties saw brisk sales at Monaco Marine, its latest residential project at Hong Kong’s former Kai Tak airport. The developer followed up the inaugural launch sale on Saturday with a second batch of units on Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, the estimated number of residential mortgage loans (RMLs) in negative equity rose by about five times to 104 cases in March from 21 in December, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Negative equity, one of the gauges of a property market’s health, occurs when a home loan exceeds the market value of the property involved.

“These cases were related to bank staff housing loans or RMLs under mortgage insurance programme, which generally have a higher loan-to-value ratio,” the HKMA’s statement said on Friday. “The aggregate value of RMLs in negative equity increased to HK$610 million at end-March 2022 compared with HK$126 million at end-December 2021.”

(South China Morning Post)

 

東涌商地最低入標價 每呎50

曾於2020年流標的東涌第57區商業地,早前重新招標並由華懋以27.78億元奪得,每平方呎樓面地價約2,202元。不過,據地政總署公布資料顯示,有發展商僅出價6,300萬元競投,即每平方呎50元。

資料顯示,地皮於3月底截標,並共截收5份標書,除中標的華懋外,還有嘉華 (00173)、建灝,長實 (01113) 及信置 (00083) 入標。

根據地政總署公布的資料,其餘4份標書所出的標價介乎6,300萬至18億元,每平方呎樓面地價約50至1,427元。

相比之下,中標價27.78億元與次標價18億元相差約54%,而最低標價更只錄6,300萬元,呎價僅約50元,屬極低水平,即中標價較最低標價足足高出27.15億元或逾43倍,這反映發展商之間對地皮的前景及發展潛力具有極大分歧。

(經濟日報)