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Swire turns bus terminal into housing


Swire Pacific (0019) and Swire Properties (1972) will turn an old Chai Wan bus terminal, with a land premium of HK$4.54 billion, that was situated for residential development to the government.

In yesterday's announcement, the developer announced their surrender of the lot at No.391 Chai Wan Road, measuring 102,420 square feet, in exchange for a regranted 9,000 square meter site from the government.

A joint venture company formed between Swire Properties and China Motor Bus Company has accepted the government's land exchange offer to develop a site in Chai Wan.

The joint venture company is 80 percent owned by Swire Properties and 20 percent owned by CMB. To that end, Swire Properties will fund its 80 percent share of the land premium with its internal resources.

Both the surrendered and regranted sites in the land exchange are located within a plot of land that is the former CMB bus depot at Chai Wan Road. The joint venture company plans to develop the regranted site into a development comprising three residential towers and retail space, with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately 694,000 sq ft.

The development will also provide a covered public transport terminus. Furthermore, there will be a public open space of about 43,000 sq ft adjacent to the regranted site for the community's use.

Upon project completion, the development will provide around 800 units to the market, which will help address the city's housing shortage.

The total gross floor area of the regranted project shall not exceed 64,500 sq m. Of which, the total gross floor area for private residential purposes shall not exceed 64,314 sq m and that for non-industrial purposes is limited to 186 sq m, according to an exchange filing.

The land exchange is in line with Swire Properties' key strategies to continue with its high-quality residential property activities, and is expected to enhance long-term shareholder returns, said the filing.

The company also said in another statement that it will continue to support the government's efforts in addressing the housing issue in Hong Kong.

(The Standard)

 

Inside looks set for Koko Reserve

Show flats for Koko Reserve, the second stage of the Koko Hills project in Lam Tin, are being opened by Wheelock Properties on Saturday.

The first batch of flats including at least 30 three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes will have saleable areas from more than 700 square feet.

They will be launched within days in the form of tenders, said managing director Ricky Wong Kwong-yiu.

The project consists of 82 homes with saleable areas ranging from 504 to 1992 sq ft.

Also up for immediate action is The Arles in Fo Tan, with property agency releasing a sales brochure yesterday. A price list could be seen as soon as today. The project provides 1,335 homes, ranging from studios to three-bedroom flats with saleable areas from 228 to 2001 sq ft.

Meanwhile, Lohas Park's phase 10 in Tseung Kwan O was 2.7 times oversubscribed after Nan Fung Group received 650 checks for 176 homes being launched tomorrow.

This second round of sales includes 75 two-bedroom flats, 85 three-bedroom flats and 16 four-bedroom flats.

Saleable areas range from 634 to 1,205 sq ft, with prices starting at around HK$9.5 million.

(The Standard)

 

Residential sites in Tai Po and Repulse Bay to be tendered to offer 210 flats

Hong Kong government plans to launch two residential sites via tender, involving 210 flats, from October to December.

The two lands are located in Tai Po and Repulse Bay respectively, Secretary for Development Michael Wong Wai-lun said.

Also, Urban Renewal Authority's Hung Fook Street / Ngan Hon Street Development Scheme in To Kwa Wan will accommodate around 750 households.

The quarterly private units supply is expected to be around 7,110 for the upcoming quarter, the highest in recent years, said Wong.

(The Standard)

 

Hong Kong keeps third-quarter land supply steady as focus shifts to Carrie Lam’s October 6 plan to ease city’s housing shortage

The city’s government will release two sites capable of accommodating 210 flats for sale in the fiscal third quarter starting on October 1

The city’s total housing land supply could beat a government target by 30 per cent to top 17,000 units in the financial year ending in March 2022

Hong Kong’s government will keep its fiscal third-quarter land sale plan the same as three months earlier, as it focuses the spotlight on the final policy address by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on October 6, when she is due to deliver a widely expected blueprint to boost land supply and alleviate the city’s housing shortage.

The government, which typically releases land from its reserves for developers to build homes, plans to sell a residential plot in Tai Po, and a parcel on South Bay Road in Repulse Bay, enough to build about 210 flats during the three months starting in October, keeping the programme unchanged from the last quarter, according to the Secretary for Development Michael Wong.

“Looking ahead, the government will continue to increase land supply through a multipronged approach to meet the housing, economic and social development needs of our community,” Wong said during a briefing on Wednesday.

Lam’s final address will set out the policy priorities of her final year as the chief executive overseeing the world’s least affordable major urban centre, a dubious honour held for more than a decade according to various surveys.

Hong Kong’s housing supply is augmented by developers, who build private housing for buyers with the budget and preference. The city’s total land supply for housing could beat a government target by 30 per cent to top 17,000 units in the financial year ending in March 2022, Wong said. In this year’s first three fiscal quarters, total supply surpassed the target by 10 per cent to top 14,430 homes.

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and private developers are ­expected to provide a total of 7,110 flats in the three months from October. Some 750 flats in To Kwa Wan will be supplied by the URA and 6,150 by private developers.

“There are 12 private projects to be ready for this quarter, [which] indicates that the government has accelerated the process of lease modification to increase land supply,” property agency said. “But it is hard to rely on private developers to meet the shortfall as they probably release the projects according to market conditions. Builders are unlikely to release these units in one go,” the agent said.

The agent believes that the home prices would continue to grow as Hong Kong’s shortage of new private flats is a long-term problem.

“Private housing shortage will be more serious four years from now as the government runs out of land resources,” the agent said.

Hong Kong’s housing shortage, a chronic problem that has been blamed for a slew of problems from high business costs to the public grievances that drove hundreds of thousands of residents to march during anti-government protests in 2019. The problem has raised red flags among Chinese officials overseeing the city’s affairs, with some of them telling Hong Kong’s developers to use their resources and influence to champion state interests, according to a Reuters report.

For now, reports of arm-twisting by Beijing officials have been denied, according to the Real Estate Developers Association (Rea), the powerful interest group representing the city’s builders and developers. The association did stress that members including Sun Hung Kai Properties, Henderson Land Development and CK Asset Holdings were continuing to support the Hong Kong government in boosting housing supply and improving living standards.

Lived-in home prices in Hong Kong retreated for the first time this year in August from an all-time high, after a slump in the equity market weakened buying sentiment.

Prices declined 0.15 per cent to 397.1 in August, according to a Rating and Valuation Department index. It revised the July reading to 397.7 from 396.3. The previous record of 396.9 was set in May 2019.

(South China Morning Post)

 

力寶中心呎租36元低市價15%

儘管疫情持續平穩,惟核心區甲廈租金仍彈升乏力,消息指,金鐘力寶中心中層單位於交吉近一年半後,以每呎約36元租出,較舊租金急挫約45%,低市價約15%。

交吉近一年半後租出

市場消息指出,金鐘力寶中心二座中層08室,面積1318方呎,以每呎約36元租出,月租約47448元。

據從事甲廈租賃的代理指出,上址舊租金約每呎66元,惟於自去年2月交吉至今,故租金急挫約45%。有代理評論指,上述租金低市價約15%。

事實上,該甲廈近期租金持續偏軟,頻頻錄低市價承租,資料顯示,該甲廈一座高層01室,於交吉近5個月後,以每呎49元承租,月租約12萬,較舊租金跌約14%,較市價低約一成,反映儘管疫情持續平穩,惟核心區甲廈租金仍彈升乏力。

代理資料顯示,該甲廈近期成交為該廈一座高層全層,面積14385方呎,於本月以719250元租出,平均呎租約50元。

此外,中環遠東發展大廈亦錄承租個案,消息指,該廈高層05至06室,面積約2512方呎,以每呎約34元租出,月租約85408元;上環南和行大廈低層04室,面積約1832方呎,以每呎23元租出,月租約42136元。

(星島日報)

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工商鋪買賣暫錄1657

有代理行資料顯示,截至本月27日,今年第三季市場共錄約1657宗工商鋪買賣,總成交金額約341.49億,分別按季下跌約19%及33%,惟成交量已超越去年全年水平,預第四季交投穩定。

該行代理表示,今年第三季暫錄約1657宗工商鋪成交,涉及總金額約341.49億;對比上一季宗數減少約19%,金額則下跌約33%,即使扣除上季的九龍灣國際展貿中心全幢成交,金額仍然遞減約15%。雖然按季表現欠佳,但全年首3季計算,2021年工商鋪交投量按年價量齊升,今年截至9月27日總共錄約5414宗工商鋪買賣個案,總成交金額約1123.32億,對比2020年分別多出約26%及45%。

代理:較第二季跌約19%

該代理續表示,大手成交表現方面,季內共錄38宗逾億元成交個案,涉及總金額約121.98億;宗數按季減約兩成,金額則較第2季遞減約33%。2021年度十大工商鋪買賣成交排名榜中,佔4宗於第三季出現,可見季內大額交投表現理想。

另一方面,該行另一代理表示,觀塘開源道62號駱駝漆大廈第1座1樓全層,面積約14795方呎,以連租約形式易手,成交價約1億,呎價約6759元。據土地註冊處資料顯示,上址買家GOODRAY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED,註冊董事為資深投資者莊道濟。

(星島日報)

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太古柴灣項目補價逾45.4億 每呎地價約6542元 可建住宅達800

政府全力覓地以增加供應之際,連帶發展商亦加快補地價進度;太古地產和中華汽車持有的柴灣前中華巴士車廠用地,發展進程具突破,最新與政府達成換地協議,補地價超過45.4億,每方呎樓面地價約6542元,是近4年來最大宗私人補價個案;太古地產發言人指出,將會興建3幢住宅大樓,提供約800伙,以協助緩解本港住宅短缺問題。

近期有不少發展商透過改劃土地發展,以增房屋供應,太古股份及太古地產昨發出公告指出,太古地產和中華汽車組成的合資公司,就一幅柴灣土地與政府達成換地協議,補地價金額為45.4021億;資料顯示,該金額是4年來最大宗私人補地價個案,以總樓面約69.4萬方呎計,每方呎約6542元。

近四年最大宗補價個案

是次換地要約涉及的交回地段及重批地段均位於柴灣道 (前為中華巴士車廠) 的地皮範圍內,將交回位於柴灣道391號用地予政府,總地盤面積約10.24萬方呎,該地主要限作工業用途。

重新批出的地段將為柴灣內地段第178號,即前中華巴士車廠及毗鄰土地,批准用途為非工業用途 (不包括辦公室、貨倉、酒店及加油站),總地盤面積約9.69萬方呎,可建總樓面約69.4萬方呎,重批地段的租期為50年。

太古佔八成權益 可建69.4萬呎

太古地產發言人指出,該公司與中華汽車組成合資公司,計畫於重批地段發展的項目,總樓面約69.4萬方呎,預計興建包括3座住宅大樓,預料項目落成後將為市場提供約800個住宅單位,以協助緩解本港住宅短缺問題,並指該公司將繼續支持政府解決本港房屋問題。

除上述住宅單位外,亦有零售空間,同時該項目亦將提供一個有蓋公共交通交匯處,以及毗鄰約4.3萬方呎的公共空間供社區人士使用。

另外,該公告亦指出,換地符合太古地產繼續發展優質住宅物業的主要策略,並預期可提升長遠的股東回報。而各公司的董事認為換地乃屬其日常業務中所訂立,且換地的條款是按一般商業條款所商議訂立,屬公平合理並符合其利益及其股東的整體利益。

太古:協助緩解住宅短缺問題

據公告顯示,太古地產及中華汽車各自的全資附屬公司,前者太古地產持有合資公司80%權益,後者則持有20%權益,而補地價金額將按其於合資公司的持股量按比例提供,太古地產將以內部資源提供其應付的80%補地價部分,涉及逾36.32億。

資料顯示,年初迄今有不少矚目補地價項目批出,包括年初中國恒大持有的和生圍低密度住宅項目,涉及近42億完成補地價程序,每方呎樓面地價約4703元;涉及金額最多的補地價個案,對上一宗為2017年時,新地以逾158億補價西貢14鄉項目。

(星島日報)

 

港島大型住宅供應珍罕

港島住宅供應向來短缺,而大型項目更是罕有。細數港島未來潛在供應,主要為黃竹坑站港島南岸36期,共提供約3800伙。是次柴灣項目共建達800伙,更為近年港島東罕有的大型供應。

港島南岸尚餘4期未推,料繼續成為市場焦點。由長實及港鐵合作發展的港島南岸第3期,位於黃竹坑站西北面,住宅樓面近100萬方呎,料建4座住宅大廈,預計提供11001200伙住宅單位,規模將較第12期龐大,佔整個項目發展面積約35%。另外,第4期由嘉里、信和、太古合作發展,位於黃竹坑站南面,住宅樓面約63.8萬方呎。項目於今年3月獲批建築圖則,將建235層高住宅大廈,另連3層平台,合共提供約800伙分層住宅,間隔料以23房為主。由於受限量及限呎條款限制,單位實用面積均不少於280方呎。

港島南岸尚餘四期供應

至於第5期項目則於今年1月底由新世界、帝國、資本策略及麗新合作投得。項目可建樓面約63.6萬方呎,提供約1050伙,平均單位面積約605方呎,市場估計以高檔中型單位為主,落成後每方呎可售逾3.8萬元。第6期則由會德豐地產於今年4月奪得,發展商指,項目將以2房及3房的中型單位為主,計畫3年後推售。項目樓面約50.4萬方呎,料建750伙,市場估計落成單位每方呎可售約3萬元以上。

此外,龍光及合景泰富旗下鴨脷洲利南道66號上月初獲批預售,消息指項目樓書及示範單位接近完成,有望短期內命名,隨即推出市場。項目提供295伙,主打4房大戶,料20223月落成。

(星島日報)

 

羅素街舖王 口罩店10萬進駐

鐘錶店突結業 黎永滔86萬招長租

核心區一綫街吉舖仍多,黎永滔持有羅素街舖位,原由鐘錶店租用,去年以60萬續租,近日突結業遷出,業主現短租予口罩店,月租料約10萬元。該舖高峰期月租高達216萬,短租租金下跌95%,現業主以86(長租) 招租。

銅鑼灣羅素街59號地下G舖,面積約700平方呎,近日獲口罩店短租,現正裝修中,料在短期內開業,估計月租約10萬元。

2012年呎租全港最貴 現跌6

該舖由資深投資者黎永滔持有,原租客為鐘錶品牌Daniel Wellington2017年以約100萬元租用舖位,去年受疫情影響,核心區舖位商戶生意下跌,羅素街多個租客約滿遷出,而該鐘錶品牌仍在疫市下,去年以逾60萬元續租舖位3年,租金下跌約4成。不過,品牌於本月中突結業,提早遷出。據了解,業主以短租形式租予口罩店同時,並以每月約86萬元放長租。翻查資料,該舖曾為羅素街舖王,2012年零售高峰期時,周生生曾以216萬租舖,呎租逾3,000元,為全港最貴呎租舖位。若以86萬招長租計,租金較高峰期已跌約6成。

舖位買賣方面,消息指,灣仔灣仔道7783號地下舖位,面積約1,214平方呎,以約5,900萬元成交,呎價約4.85萬元。舖位現由家品店以每月11.8萬元租用,回報率約2.4厘。另長沙灣青山道381號舖位,以約2,800萬元成交,舖位面積約1,050平方呎,由地產代理行以每月7.1萬元租用,回報率約3厘。

(經濟日報)

 

恒和珠寶陳聖澤 1.3億掃京瑞廣場2兩地舖

商舖交投好轉,其中石門安群街京瑞廣場近日頻頻錄得交易個案。

恒和珠寶集團有限公司創辦人陳聖澤亦趁勢買入京瑞廣場二期兩個相連地舖,為地舖G18G19,合共斥資約1.29億元。

土地註冊處資料顯示,京瑞廣場二期地舖G18G19,分別以5,208萬元及7,668.4萬元成交,其中地舖G18新買家顯示為鷹冠投資有限公司,公司董事為陳聖澤,為恒和珠寶集團有限公司創辦人;G18舖位以5,208萬元成交,實用面積923平方呎,呎價約56,424.7元。至於地舖G19,新買家則顯示為利鑽有限公司,公司董事同樣為陳聖澤,以7,668.4萬元成交,實用面積1,251平方呎,呎價約61,298元。

另公司名義 1.1億購南昌街地盤

陳聖澤近期頻頻入市,包括近月亦曾以公司名義,向已故「舖王」鄧成波的妻子葉少萍,購入位於深水埗南昌街165號地盤,涉資約1.1億元。

(經濟日報)

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