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Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) has announced an increase in distributable income by 95.9% y-o-y to $56 million for its 1HFY2023 that ended in December, which translates to an annual distribution that was 2.45 cents.

The revenue from the period nearly tripled by more than doubling to $101.7 million, primarily through Jem’s acquisition in Jem in April 2022 and improved operating performance at 313@Somerset. This resulted in a higher income from net property earnings of $76.4 million in 1HFY2023.

At December 31, 2022, the total borrowings of LREIT were $1.45 billion, with an estimated gearing ratio at 39.2%. Approximately 62% of LREIT’s borrowings are sustainability-linked financing, which are expected to generate net interest savings to its unitholders.

The average maturity of debt was 2.6 years, with an average weighted expense at 2.35% per annum. LREIT boasts an interest coverage rate that is 5.5 times.

The portfolio’s committed occupancy was as 99.8% with a weighted average lease expiry (WALE) of 8.3 years by net lettable area (NLA) and 5.3 years of Gross Rental Income (GRI). Leases due to expire for the year were reduced up to 5.9% from 8% prior to that through NLA in addition to 9.6% from 14.5% earlier by GRI.

The inventory of retail properties’ occupancy was at 99.5% as at Dec 31, 2022 . It also had positive retail rental reversion of around 2%.

At the end of the period in the year, both the sales of tenants and visitation rates surpassed pre-Covid-19 levels, growing 5 percent and 2.8 times yearly, respectively. 1HFY2023.

The retail portfolio boasts good tenant retention rates in the range of 72.4% with essential services comprising the bulk of trades , which is around 58% according to GRI.

In addition, the office portfolio of LREIT has seen a positive rate of rental escalation of around 4% and a WALE of 12.4 years as per NLA as well as 15.3 years according to GRI.

“We believe that the retail assets of LREIT will profit from China’s reopening to boost foot traffic as well as sales by tenants to the retailers’ properties,” says CEO of the manager Kelvin Chow.

Units of LREIT were trading at an unchanging 73.5 cents on February 7.

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The latest prices at 19 Nassim, a luxurious project situated on Nassim Hill in District 10, has pushed the psf price in the area to new heights. The condo recorded the sale of a 538 square foot one-bedroom apartment for $2.09 million ($3,876 per square foot) on January 4the highest price for psf for all condos that reached the highest psf price in Singapore during the time period from Jan 3 through 19.

The highest price for psf at 19 Nassim was set through the sale of a 1,410 square foot three-bedroom house in the amount of $5.29 million ($3,751 per sq ft) on the 8th of October 2021.

On Jan. 4 the 1,475 square foot three-bedroom unit located at 19 Nassim was purchased at $5.63 million ($3,815 per square foot). The sales on Jan 4 represent the first time units within the project were offered by the developer at a price greater than $3,800 per square foot according to the submitted URA conditions.

19 Nassim is a luxurious 101-unit condo built by Keppel Land and is a revamp of their previous development, Nassim Woods. The new development is located in an exclusive Nassim Road residential enclave, which is a neighborhood that has several luxury developments like Nassim Park Residences and the coming Les Maisons Nassim.

19 Nassim is located near The Interpol Global Complex and in close proximity to Singapore’s embassy row on Napier Road. The condominium is also close to Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gleneagles Hospital, Tanglin Mall, and the Orchard Road shopping belt. Nearby transport links include the recently operational Napier as well as Orchard Boulevard MRT Stations located on the Thomson-East Coast Line.

There have been only six transactions so far in 19 Nassim despite the fact that the project was launched to be sold at the end of March. However, it’s possible that, given the exclusive nature that the venture has, certain sales might not be included in the caveats.

Additionally, One Bernam also saw an increase in the psf-price during the review period when a 441 square foot one-bedroom unit was offered through developers to developers to the developer for $1.45 million ($3,295 per square foot) on January 16. This price was higher than the previous record established by the sale of an additional 441 square feet one-bedder at $1.4 million ($3,168 per sq ft) on the 10th of November 2022.

One Bernam is a mixed-use development located at 1 Bernam Street in the Tanjong Pagar district of District 2. The entire project comprises two floors of retail space and 351 condominium units along with 13 apartment units that have been serviced. The project is currently being developed with the Singapore-based MCC Group and Hao Yuan Investment.

The 99-year leasehold development was launched in May 2021. Based on submitted developer sales figures the project was about 40% sold at the time of closing in December 2022.

The prices at the project have been increasing steadily over the last couple of months. As of August 20, 2022 the psf price reached a record high of $2,971 when a 440 square feet one-bedder was sold at $1.31 million. Then, in December of this year, a brand new price for psf was set with the purchase of a 829 square foot 2-bedroom apartment was sold to a buyer for $2.57 million ($3,100 per sq ft).

The only development that has been launched within the vicinity of One Bernam is Sky Everton on Everton Road. The freehold 262-unit development was officially launched in May 2021, and is almost complete, with 99% sales at the end of December 2022. The average selling price for Sky Everton will be around $2,859 psf. One Bernam’s average is around $2,543 per square foot.

On the other hand Sloane Homes located in the District 10’s most sought-after area set a record-breaking price for psf when a 1,249 sq ft, three-bedroom apartment was bought by developers at $3.15 million ($2,526 per square foot) on January 7. The sale came less than one month since the previous record of $2,664 psf , which was set on December 16 when a 1,249 sq . ft three-bedroom home sold for $3.46 million.

In addition, the developer also relocated three other units in Sloane Residences on the 7th of January.

The transactions comprised a pair of adjacent seven43 square feet two-bedders which sold for $1.97 million ($2,659 per square foot) in addition to $1.93 million ($2,598 per square foot) in addition to an additional 1,249 square feet three-bedroom unit which was purchased at $3.23 million ($2,585 per square foot).

Sloane Residences is now fully sold, on the basis of URA restrictions. The development, which was jointly created with Tiong Seng Holdings and Ocean Sky International was granted its temporary occupancy permit last November.

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The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has made strides in the creation of the Digital Conveyancing Portal (DCP) the online platform that aims to simplify the legal process of transfer property titles.

Through the DCP, SLA aims to completely digitize conveyancing which is currently based heavily on paper-based, manual procedure. Once fully operational it will DCP will allow property transaction to be processed in a digital manner from beginning to end, the ability to accept electronic payments and submit digitally-generated documents. It will be available to private and public housing in addition to industrial and commercial properties.

Tech Mahindra has been appointed as the vendor who will gradually create to implement DCP in three phases. The first phase will include an Option-to-Purchase (OTP) stage that will allow developer sale, resale , and sub-sale, and is scheduled to complete by 2Q2024.

In the second stage, it will address the completion and pre-completion stages of developer sales transactions, and the third phase will focus on the completion and pre-completion phases for sub-sale or resale transactions. The DCP is anticipated to be fully finished by 2026.

SLA collaborates with HDB to incorporate the DCP workstreams in order to digitize conveyancing processes, which includes the facilitation of electronic payments and digitising legal documents used for HDB property deals, when it is feasible.

In addition to buyers and sellers, SLA also highlights that the DCP can make it easier for the other parties who are involved in the conveyancing process like lawyers as well as realtors, developers along with property purchasers and sellers by reducing amount of time and effort needed to administer the processes involved for conveyancing.

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Transactions in industrial real estate decreased in 4Q2022

Prime office rents in Raffles Place and Marina Bay grew by 1.7% over a period of time to $10.69 per sq ft in 4Q2022, according the data from Knight Frank. The full-year increase of prime office rental at 5.5%, exceeding Knight Frank’s prediction for three% or 5% at the beginning this year.

According to the firm the rents were influenced by the limited inventory of new office space and the constant demand for co-working and traditional office space. “The office market has turned into an investment market for landlords,” says Calvin Yeo the managing director of occupier strategy and solutions for Knight Frank Singapore.

The occupancy rates in areas like the Raffles Place as well as the Marina Bay precinct stood at 95.5% as of end-2022 The overall occupancy of the CBD has increased by 93.6% to 94.2% in the last quarter. Yeo says this is due to companies searching for offices of high-quality that will allow for the complete return of operations prior to the outbreak.

The reason for this is that more workers are working full-time from their office The proportion of workers working remotely expected to range between 10% to 15% which is lower that the previous 20% previously projected. “The long-term use of hybrid working may not be as widespread and long-lasting in Singapore as it was initially portrayed during the peak of the pandemic” says Yeo. Therefore leasing markets remain active, with office workers looking for higher high-quality space.

Additionally, Knight Frank highlights that more flexibility and choices are offered by co-working spaces located in the CBD. For instance, Trehaus at Funan incorporates preschool and childcare services and preschool services, while Japanese co-working space One&Co is located at Twenty Anson supports Japanese companies expanding into Singapore. “Occupiers who aren’t sure whether to relocate or renew are able to choose an interim co-working spaces, particularly those with smaller spaces,” says Yeo.

For the future, he predicts lower rental growth by 2023 for offices that are prime quality driven by the macroeconomic downturn and the fluctuations in the tech industry which has resulted in the sacking of employees. However, Singapore’s position as a safety-first flight location is likely to help boost the demand for office space, with multinational companies opening their doors in Singapore, or moving operations from other regions of Asia.

Additionally, Yeo notes that despite the layoffs in tech the employment rate have risen because non-tech businesses like those in the financial and banking sectors, are absorbing talents available to build their technology platforms. A report of the Ministry of Manpower states that the rate of unemployment among executives, professionals, managers and technicians fell by 3.4% in 2021 to 2.6% in 2022.

Due to the consistent level of demand, and an insufficient supply of new office space Yeo expects rents to rise approximately 3% over the course of 2023, subject to any major pre-termination or reduction in office space for technology firms.

Grand Dunman news

Deals for investment in industrial real estate declined in the 4Q2022 period which was accompanied by a bleaker economic outlook as well as weaker business confidence, according to Knight Frank’s report for 4Q2022 on industry and logistic research study.

In total, $715.1 millions in sales from industrial companies were recorded during the 4Q2022 quarter. Based on Knight Frank, this is the lowest volume for a quarter since 2Q2020, when $324.8 million of sales were reported at the time of the outbreak of the pandemic.

Grand Dunman news for the winning bid of $1.284 billion, equivalent to $1,350 per square feet per plot ratio (psf ppr).

The biggest transactions in the quarter were that of the selling Enterprise Logistics Centre, a two-storey ramp-up warehouse located in Tuas in the city of Tuas, at $120.6 millions in the month of November and the purchase of two adjoining industrial sites located at 12 and 10 Mandai Estate at $100 million during December. Knight Frank highlights that other deals in the quarter were mostly smaller, with 97.2% of the caveats filed in 4Q2022 relating to transactions that were less than $10 million.

The drop in transaction volumes is accompanied by a slowdown in manufacturing. In 4Q2022, growth in GDP in the manufacturing industry slowed by 3% in contrast to prior 1.4% growth recorded in the prior quarter. “The decline in the global demand for semiconductors has impacted the electronics sector and the overall , declines in the chemicals and biomedical clusters held back development in the 2nd quarter of the year.” says Norishikin Khalik. director of strategy and solutions for occupiers in Knight Frank Singapore.

The lower growth of manufacturing and concerns about recession have weighed on business optimism. According to the Singstat 4Q2022 business Expectations Survey, Knight Frank says that more manufacturing firms are expecting a less favorable business outlook in the months between October 2022 to March 2023, compared to the prior quarter’s survey. Furthermore the Singapore Purchasing Management Index (PMI) which is which is a monthly survey of purchasing managers from private manufacturing companies and companies, reported an eighth consecutive month of decline during December of 2022.

However, even though sales declined, the number of industrial lease transactions were relatively stable between the months of November and October 2022. being supported by companies involved that specialize in general production, manufacturing related to construction transportation engineering as well as precision engineering. Median rents of multi-user factories has increased by 8.7% y-o-y to $1.94 per square foot, with 1,571 tenancies, according to Knight Frank.

Despite the headwinds, Singapore continues to attract fixed asset investment to industry. Fixed asset investments in manufacturing decreased between $3.6 billion during 2Q2022 to $411 million during 3Q2022, a number of manufacturing facilities that are new are currently in the pipeline. The most notable is an $600 million semiconductor plant located in Tampines from Applied Materials and a $571 million extension of Soitec’s Wafer Fab Park in Pasir Ris.

In the future, Norishikin anticipates industrial prices and rents to stay steady and will see a slight increase of one% up to% in 2023. “In the logistics sector in which supply is scarce renting for warehouses with high-quality space may rise up to 3% up to% in the coming year,” she adds.

Grand Dunman condominium

Charming Garden, an 999-year leasehold property located at King’s Road, off Farrer Road in District 10 The development is scheduled to go on the collective sale through an open auction, according to the press release issued on December 5 from the marketing agent Colliers. The project is expected to have a base price of $175 million which is equivalent to $2,096 per plot ratio (psf ppr) that is $2,074 per sq ft on the property’s land.

Grand Dunman condominium is a 99-year leasehold property is situated in one of the attractive neighbourhoods in Singapore. It sits in a total suite area of 25,234.3 with a Gross Maximum Area (GFA) of 88,321 square metres (sq m).

The development is located in 140 and 138 King’s Road, Charming Garden was built in the 1980s, and includes 32 apartments. The residential development is set on an 84,357 square foot elevated site. Colliers states that the site reconstruction will be an area of gross floor (GFA) that is not more than the existing verified GFA of approximately 83,491 square feet. This site is not qualified to be part of bonuses under the GFA scheme and there is there is no land Betterment Charges are applicable.

Tang Wei Leng, Colliers director of management and director of investment and capital markets in Singapore is of the opinion that this site will be appealing to developers as well as ultra-high-net-worth people due to its leasehold tenure of 999 years and its location at “one among Singapore’s more sought-after residential enclaves that is mostly landed housing”. The High-end Bungalow areas such as Victoria Park, Cornwall Gardens and Belmont Park.

The property is located within the 1km radius from Nanyang Primary School. It is only five minutes from the Farrer Road MRT Station on the Circle Line. Nearby facilities comprise Empress Road Market and Food Centre as well as Singapore Botanic Gardens. Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The public bid to bid on Charming Garden will end on the 17th of January, 2023at 3pm.