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New launches, rate fears hit secondary market

Secondary home sales at 10 major housing estates declined over the weekend, amid ample primary market supplies and imminent interest rate hikes, according to a property agency.

Only 11 deals were recorded, which was four less than a week ago, the agency said. The number slightly rose to 13 during the three-day holiday if the Monday figure is included.

A property agent said that the ample supply of homes in new projects, anticipated interest rate hikes, and a decline in home viewing appointments on Mother's Day led to the fall in the number of deals.

It may take some time for buyers to digest the news of US interest rate increases, the agent said, adding that they now prefer to wait and see the trend of property prices after the hikes kick in.

Meanwhile, Henderson Land Development (0012) sold at least seven flats over the long weekend and cashed in over HK$67 million, said Mark Hahn Ka-fai, a general manager of the sales department.

The Holborn in Quarry Bay recorded three deals after kicking off sales of 20 flats yesterday.

The developer released the third price list last week, offering 45 units at an average price per sq ft of HK$24,355 after discounts.

Two Artlane in Sai Ying Pun also saw one transaction, and the developer has raked in nearly HK$2 billion from the sales of this project, Hahn said.

In Ho Man Tin, Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) said the showrooms at Prince Central will open to the public today.

Located at 195 Prince Edward Road West, the completed project provides 101 flats ranging from 251 square feet to 1,351 sq ft.

The developer said the price will be unveiled soon and sales may take place within the week.

One-bedroom and studio units account for over 70 percent of the total number of flats in the project and the SHKP previously released the first price list of 50 units last year but the sales were later scrapped.

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$105 million, or HK$49,065 per sq ft, via tender.

(The Standard)


Home rents along Hong Kong’s East Rail Line expected to rebound quickly after opening of new cross-harbour extension

More families from Hong Kong Island East are looking for bigger flats in northeastern New Territories, property agent said

Rents in Tai Wai, Sha Tin and Ma On Shan could increase by about 5 to 15 per cent in coming months

Rents at housing developments along Hong Kong’s East Rail Line are expected to rebound first, following the opening of the line’s cross-harbour extension on Sunday, May 15, agents said.

The extension will cut travel times between Tai Wai and Sha Tin in New Territories and Admiralty on Hong Kong Island to about 17 to 21 minutes from 28 to 32 minutes previously, making these areas more attractive to renters, they said, adding that some homeowners in Tai Wai and Sha Tin were already refusing to cut rents. Commuters from these two areas will be able to travel directly to Admiralty from Sunday, instead of changing lines in Kowloon Tong and Mong Kok currently.

“Mainland Chinese students were the major source of demand in these two areas previously, as they are close to Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. But we have seen more families from Hong Kong Island East look for bigger flats here,” property agent said.

The 16-station East Rail Line will connect northeastern New Territories directly with central Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Commuters will be able to reach the commercial and financial hubs in the Wan Chai North and Admiralty areas without changing lines. Admiralty station will become a mega interchange for four railway lines – East Rail Line, Tsuen Wan line, Island line and South Island line.

Families are looking for 1,400 to 1,600 sq ft, three to four-bedroom flats in Tai Wai and even in Ma On Shan, where rents are more affordable than Hong Kong Island, Tsang said. He recently helped a family lease a 1,602 sq ft four-bedroom flat at the two-year-old The Entrance development near Wu Kai Sha station for HK$65,000 (US$8,280) per month. “The project is new, and comes with a sea view,” the agent said.

In Wu Kai Sha, more renters are looking for large units in Altissimo and St Berths since late April, the agent added. Buying activity, however, remains stagnant as demand has been dampened by a potential interest rate hike and uncertainties about the mainland border reopening, the agent said.

Rents in Tai Wai, Sha Tin and Ma On Shan would have greater upside potential in coming months, increasing by about 5 to 15 per cent, the agent said. Viewing appointments had increased by 20 to 30 per cent over the last weekend from the previous weekend, the agent added.

Rents of lived-in homes have fallen 11 per cent after reaching a peak in August 2019, according to the latest Rating and Valuation Department data.

“Home rents dropped most in the first quarter, when the city’s Covid-19 pandemic was worsening, as most owners refused to open their flats for viewing,” another agent said.

Rents in Tai Wai, however, may come under pressure once again, when the phase one of New World Development’s 700-unit Pavilia Farm comes due for occupation in September. “By that time, more new flats will come on the market for leasing and offer more choices to renters,” the agent said.

But the leasing market in Sheung Shui, the second last stop before Lo Wu on the East Rail Line, appears to not have attracted many takers following the news of the new cross-harbour extension.

“We have not seen more purchasers or renters visiting Sheung Shui. But the positive news will bring the area back to buyers or renters’ radar again later,” another agent said.

(South China Morning Post)


中環商廈打造共享工作空間 華懋蔡宏興:入場月租3000元

共享工作空間近年大行其道,發展商紛紛加快發展步伐。華懋集團執行董事兼行政總裁蔡宏興表示,集團旗下全新品牌CCG Commons夥拍營運商the Hive,於中環華懋大廈打造全新共享工作空間,命名為the Hive Central X CCG Commons,合共有四層,總樓面約17027方呎,入場租金由每月3000元起,項目於本月底開業,洽租情況理想,目前出租率約15%。

蔡宏興接本報訪問時指出,該集團成立全新品牌「CCG Commons」,涵蓋三大方向,包括同創、連繫及成長,該品牌首個發展項目,為夥拍共享辦公室品牌the Hive於中環干諾道中34至37號華懋大廈,打造全新共享工作空間,名為the Hive Central X CCG Commons,分布於該廈3樓、6樓、13樓及21樓,總樓面約17027方呎,合共提供270流動辦公桌及38間私人辦公室。




至於the Hive為業內跨國營運商,於2012年成立,在亞太區多個國家擁有21個據點,當中本港有10個據點。










上月錄約357宗工商鋪買賣 代理行:表現「量跌價升」




















外資基金看好工廈 屢錄大手成交




另外,興勝創建 (00896) 以逾2.11億元,沽出沙田工業中心一籃子物業,涉及物業A座4樓的1至23號工作間及位於該廈2樓的兩個車位。總樓面約28,050平方呎,呎價約7,522元。沙田工業中心旁邊為九巴沙田車廠,並鄰近港鐵第一城站、帝逸酒店、住宅欣廷軒等。據了解,是次新買家為加拿大基金Brookfield Asset Management。據了解,新買家計劃購入上述物業作迷你倉業務。

柴灣工廈3層樓面 1.8億售





大角咀利.晴坊23 商舖1.2億招標


包括5舖平台 連車位


項目包括5個商舖 (地下1至3號舖、地下4號舖連1樓、地下5號舖連1樓),商場平台建築面積約10,701平方呎,另有5個商用車位及5個廣告位置。由於商舖已分契,若果投資者購入可以將舖位「即買即拆售」




甲廈連續6個月 錄淨吸納量




中環空置率回落 租金跌0.1%






佐敦香港體檢中心 打造醫生樓






香港體檢租10 獲命名權

大廈前身為金峰大廈,於1960年落成,地盤面積約5,000平方呎,總樓面約60,798平方呎。2018年,資本策略 (00497) 斥資約21億元購入物業,平均呎價3.4萬元。物業對面的嘉賓商業大廈為傳統「醫生樓」,故資本策略購入,斥資數千萬元進行大翻新,現時大廈地下大堂甚新淨,外形亦較以前理想。大廈去年完成翻新工程,業主把物業打造成以醫務為主題商廈。






3層樓面招租 意向呎租約48



有代理表示,由資本策略 (00497) 發展的佐敦彌敦道241至243號香港體檢中心,租務交投不俗,目前僅餘13至15樓共3層樓面推出市場招租,每層面積約4,153平方呎,意向呎租約48元起。


醫務相關行業在疫情下明顯擴充,本年2月,盈健醫療 (01419) 公布,租用尖沙咀星光行地下9、9A及10A舖,以及1樓A至C舖,租約由2022年5月1日起至2028年4月30日止,為期6年,物業將作為大型醫務中心,提供一站式的醫療服務及健康科技相關服務。據了解,該物業面積約3.8萬平方呎,6年租期涉及9,523萬元,按此計算月租約132萬元,呎租約35元。