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DEVELOPER: CAPITALAND LIMITED
CapitaLand Limited (嘉德置地) is the result of a merger between DBS Land, a subsidiary of DBS Bank and Pidemco Land, a subsidiary of ST Property Investments. CapitaLand is staked as one of Asia's largest real estate companies. It was formed on November 2000 and is headquarted in Capital Tower which opened in May 2001.
Real estate development, hospitality services and real estate financial services form the core of Capitaland's business. Geographically, it's key business focus is Singapore and mainland China, but Capitaland's business interests also extend to Australia, Europe and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The Group’s business portfolio is structured along the following lines:
- CapitaLand Residential Singapore
- CapitaLand Homes
- CapitaValue China
- Australand (listed ownership - 59.3%)
- CapitaLand Commercial Limited is one of Singapore's leading office landlords and managers, owning and managing over four million square feet of commercial floor space in Singapore.
Overseas commercial and mixed development portfolio extends to gateway cities in Malaysia and Japan.
- CapitaMalls Asia owns and manages 20 malls, with a GFA of 14.1 million sq ft. and $15.4 billion in property value. CapitaMalls Asia made headlines when it partnered with Changi Airport Group to jointly develop Project Jewel at Changi Airport. Outstanding architecture coupled with an exciting array of lifestyle offerings is predestined to set Project Jewel to be a world-class destination.
- The Ascott Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited is the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator with about 23,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region. Another 10,000 over units are under development. It has over 200 properties.
REITs & Funds
Six real estate investment trusts currently manage 15 real estate private equity funds in Singapore, China, Malaysia and Vietnam.
- CapitaLand Financial
- CapitaMall Trust
- CapitaCommercial Trust
- Ascott Residence Trust
- CapitaRetail China Trust
- Capitamall Malaysia Trust
- Quill Capita Trust
As a developer, CapitaLand is committed to a programme of Green buildership, pursuing environmental excellence to develop environment-friendly and sustainable properties. In 2012, it was listed among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Corporate Knights. In 2011, it garnered the prestigious Asia Pacific Green Builder of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan.
CapitaLand’s homes are aesthetically designed and cater to a wide spectrum of buyers across all market segments. From condominiums to landed housing, CapitaLand has delivered some truly sterling projects like d'Leedon, Urban Resort Condominium, The Interlace, The Nassim, The Orchard Residences, The Seafront on Meyer, The Wharf Residence, Bedok Residences andLatitude.
CapitaLand’s homes have laid claims to a number of international and national awards which include The Interlace, The Seafront on Meyer, Urban Suites, Latitude, Citylights, RiverEdge and Varsity Park Condominium. These awards attest to CapitaLand’s commitment to quality, innovation and excellence.
CapitaLand Future Development Sites
Land sites awaiting future developments are:
Coronation Road site for landed development of bungalows and semi-detached houses.
Cairnhill Place site for mixed development of high end residences and serviced apartments.
Marine Parade freehold site.
Yio Chu Kang freehold site.
DEVELOPER: KEPPEL LAND
Keppel Land Limited is the property arm of the Keppel Group, a multinational conglomerate with key businesses in offshore and marine, infrastructure and property.
Keppel Land is geographically diversified in Asia, with Singapore and China as its core markets, and Vietnam and Indonesia as its growth markets.
Keppel Group's total assets amounted to about $13.8 billion as at 31 December 2013.
It is part of the FTSE ST Real Estate Index, FTSE ST China Top Index, FTSE All-World Index, FTSE Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index and EPRA/NAREIT Index.
Keppel Land is also a component of both the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific and World Indices.
For four consecutive years, it has retained its position in The Sustainability Yearbook as one of the top 15% of companies worldwide in sustainability leadership.
Keppel Land’s two-pronged strategy to develop properties for sale and property fund management has paid off very well.
Keppel Land enhanced Singapore city's skyline with landmark developments like Marina Bay Financial Centre, Ocean Financial Centre One Raffles Quay, Caribbean at Keppel Bay and Reflections at Keppel Bay.
Keppel Land Commercial Portfolio
Keppel Land overseas portfolio of commercial properties include a Grade A office development in Beijing, Seasons City in Tianjin Eco-City, a retail cum office development Life Hub @ Jinqiao in Shanghai, China, Saigon Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as well as International Financial Centre Jakarta in Indonesia.
The company also has plans to develop Park Avenue Central in Shanghai into a retail cum office complex.
Keppel Land has a pipeline of over 65,000 homes across Asia.
Keppel Land's - Land Bank
Keppel Bay Plot 4 sited at Keppel Bay: 99 yr leasehold | land area - 35,992 sq ft
Keppel Bay Plot 6 sited at Keppel Bay: 99 yr leasehold | land area - 141,120 sq ft
Residential Site located at Tiong Bahru: 99 yr leasehold | land area - 118,303 sq ft.
Keppel Bay Towers & GE Tower sited at Tg Pagar Rd / Hoe Chiang Rd: Freehold | land area - 83,305 sq ft
Keppel Land’s Current Singapore Portfolio:
The Glades – 99 yr condo at Bedok Rise | 726 units | Architect - P & T Consultants Pte Ltd.
Corals at Keppel Bay - 99 yr condo at Keppel Bay Drive | 366 units | Architect - Daniel Libeskind
Reflections at Keppel Bay - 99 yr condo at Keppel Bay View | 1,129 units | Architect - Daniel Libeskind
Marina Bay Suites - 99 yr condo at Marina Bay | 221 units | Architect - Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Luxurie - 99 yr condo at Compassvale Road | 726 units | Architect - ADDP Architects
The Lakefront Residences - 99 yr condo at Lakeside Drive | 629 units | Architect - MKPL Architects Pte Ltd
Past Projects by Keppel Land
Keppel Land in China
China Projects by Keppel Land lists Serenity Cove, Villa Riviera, Summerville, The Arcadia (Tianjin), The Waterfront, and The Seasons (Beijing) as its developments.
Serenity Cove is a mid- to high-end eco friendly homes in the midst a 18-hole golf course. It will be built over three phases, with views of the golf course and lush surroundings.
Villa Riviera is predominantly a 168 units of villas, semi-detached houses and terrace houses in Xujing Town in Qingpu District, Shanghai. It will come with full-facility clubhouse with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gymnasium, tennis courts and function rooms.
Target buyers are the local upper-class and expatriate communities.
Keppel Land in Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia, Jakarta Garden City
Jakarta Garden City - A residential township with 30 years tenure and an option for a further 20 years.
Jakarta Garden City is a 270-ha integrated township development in Cakung, East Jakarta, near to Kelapa Gading.
The township will be developed in phases over a 10 to 15 year period. Retail malls, shophouses, entertainment centres, offices, international schools and other facilities will also be developed.
Keppel Land in Bangalore, India
Elita Promenade, Bangalore
Elita Promenade, south of Bangalore's city centre, is mostly two- and three-bedroom freehold apartments with unit sizes ranging from 1,162 to 1,790 sf. It is targeted towards the middle-income homebuyers.
Keppel Land in Vietnam
Ho Chi Min City: Villa Riviera
Villa Riviera is a 50 yr leasehold, 101-villas gated waterfront community with resort style facilities. Villa plot sizes range between 300 sm and 550 sm. It fronts the scenic Saigon River and is located in the well-established residential area of An Phu Ward in District 2, in Ho Chi Minh City.
Keppel Land in Malaysia
Taman Jernih, Malaysia
Taman Jernih is a freehold development of 513 landed residential units.
It is a mix of 365 terrace houses, 28 semi-detached houses and 120 cluster houses, and 2 bungalows.
Taman Jernih is about 3 km from Bukit Mertajam town and off Jalan Kulim.
Keppel Land in Philippines
Palmdale Heights is a suburban residential condominium project jointly developed by Keppel Philippines Properties and Phinma Property Holdings Corporation (PPHC) under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entered into In August 2011
The first two phases of the development comprising 828 units have been completed with 703 units sold as at end-September 2013.
Palmdale is located between the major commercial districts of Makati and Ortigas.
DEVELOPER: CITY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
City Developments Limited (CDL) is a Singapore listed international property and hotel conglomerate. It pioneers Singapore's property development since 1963, with involvements in real estate development and investment, hotel ownership and management, facilities management and the provision of hospitality solutions.
CDL has developed an extensive network of more than 350 subsidiaries and associated companies spanning over 80 locations across 27 countries. The Group currently owns and manages a solid portfolio of residential and investment properties, including hotels.
CDL's network covers Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America and New Zealand and Australia. CDL China Limited, wholly-owned subsidiary of CDL is strategically making inroads into China's key cities.
CDL has a remarkable track record In Singapore, having developed over 30,000 quality homes covering a wide segment of the market.
As a major landlord, CDL owns over 7.8 million square feet lettable area of office, industrial, retail, residential and hotel space locally and worldwide. Amongst private developers, CDL also possesses one of Singapore largest land banks with over 3.2 million square feet that has the vast potential of being developed into over 9.3 million square feet of gross floor area.
The Group’s global presence is earmarked by its diversification into hospitality industry and the acquisition of hotel assets through its London-listed subsidiary, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C). M&C is one of the world’s largest hotel groups. It owns, manages and operates over 100 hotels world wide.
CDL is the first Singapore company to be listed on three of the world’s sustainability benchmarks - FTSE4Good Index Series since 2002, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World since 2010 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since 2011.
DEVELOPER: HONG LEONG HOLDINGS LIMITED
Hong Leong Holdings Limited (HLHL) was established in 1968 as a privately-held property investment and development companies of the Hong Leong Group.
As a pioneer, HLHL is a major player in the Singapore property market, and is one of the sought-after providers of quality homes. It has developed over 50 residential properties and manages 12 commercial properties locally.
Recent developments, from mid-market to luxury residential developments in enviable locations, by Hong Leong are The Inflora, Bartley Ridge, The Meyerise, Alto, One Balmoral, Bartley Residences, Hedges Park and Sage.
Hong Leong Group Singapore
Hong Leong Group is a large, local private sector conglomerate with a wide range of businesses in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. The five core businesses of the Group are property investment and development, hotel ownership and management, financial services, trade & industry and e-Business.
The Group has carved itself as an innovative entrepreneur and a key player in the Singapore property market. Its' Singapore listed property arm, City Developments Limited (CDL) and Hong Leong Holdings Ltd, jointly holds the largest non-government residential land bank. It is the largest residential developer and the biggest commercial landlord in Singapore’s core Central Business District.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C), the Group’s London-listed hotel arm, is Singapore’s largest international hotel group. M&C owns, manages and operates over 114 hotels in 18 countries worldwide. Among Asia’s hotelier elite, the Group is undisputedly at the top of the league's scoreboard boasting worldwide operations, which include subsidiaries New Zealand-listed CDL Hotels New Zealand and Manila-listed Grand Plaza Hotel Corporation.
Hong Leong operates Singapore’s largest finance house, Hong Leong Finance Ltd with total assets of S$7.5 billion as at 2006.
Trade & Industry
The Group is well entrenched in the expanding China market, represented by Singapore-listed Hong Leong Asia which controls multiple businesses. Its diversified interests ranges from manufacturing to quarrying and distribution. It is poised to tap into the region’s emerging markets.
Beyond bottom line, the Hong Leong Group is committed to giving back to the community through the Hong Leong Foundation. It sponsors and donate to civic causes and cultural activities at home and abroad.
The Hong Leong Group is founded in Singapore by Kwek Hong Png in 1941. Today the second generation of Kweks is at the helm, led by Kwek Leng Beng.
DEVELOPER: UOL GROUP LIMITED
In 1963 Faber Union Ltd was incorporated as a subsidiary of Faber Union (HK) Ltd. United Overseas Bank Ltd acquired a controlling interest in the Company in mid-1973 and renamed it as United Overseas Land Limited. In 2006, United Overseas Land Limited was renamed UOL Group Limited. The company was helmed by Chairman Wee Cho Yaw since 1973.
- United Overseas Land Limited built many prestigious landed developments in the 70s and 80s. Its epic building programmes listed Faber Gardens, Faber Hills, Thomson Hills, White House Park, Watten Hills and Mount Echo Park, and Cairnhill Plaza and Orchard Bel-Air condomiums as part of its accomplishments.
- It went on to develop Westwood Park and Island Country Villas in the mid 90s; and from year 2000 onwards, 1 Moulmein Rise, Novena Suites and Newton Suites in the Novena precincts alongside with Twin Regency, Regency Suites and The Regency in Tiong Bahru.
- UOL followed through with an aggressive land acquisition campaign in the same decade. The land acquisition spectrum covered Nassim (super-luxury); Duchess and Newton (high-end); Spottiswoode (inner city); Tiong Bahru, East Coast, Upper Thomson (mid-end) and Simei (suburban).
- It also expanded its overseas reach to include Malaysia and China.
Asset enhancement saw the redevelopment of UOL Building to become Pan Pacific Serviced Suites in 2008. United Square shopping mall was rebranded as the Kids Learning Mall in 2002. Odeon Towers added a two-storey retail podium in 2003 and Novena Square a new wing to become Velocity@Novena Square in 2006
The Group acquired Plaza Hotel in 1971, New Park Hotel in 1989 and five hotels in Australia, 4 in Sydney and 1 in Perth in the 90's.
Australian acquisition: Parkroyal at Darling Harbour, Parkroyal Parramatta, Parkroyal Plaza, The Landmark Parkroyal, all in Sydney, and Sheraton Perth in Perth.
The Group entered China in 1996 with the opening of UOB Building in Xiamen.
Several other hotel acquisitions followed thereafter. These include Sheraton Suzhou Hotels and Towers, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi and Sofitel Plaza Yangon.
The Group also acquired the Parkroyal brand and the Pan Pacific brand in 2002 and 2007 respectively.
UOL also won several prestigious prizes such as the FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Award, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Singapore's very own President’s Design Award and was a top five finalist contender for the International High-rise Award.
UOL Group's diversified portfolio comprises residential apartments, offices, retail malls, hotels, spas and restaurants.
The Group own 19 hotels and serviced suites in Singapore, Australia, The People's Republic of China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar. Twelve of these are managed under the PARKROYAL brand and five are managed under the Pan Pacific brand. Additionally the Group manages 12 hotels under the Pan Pacific brand for third party owners.
GuocoLand Limited is an award winning developer known for quality and innovative designs. It is listed in the Singapore Exchange and has a total equity of $2.78 billion and total assets $9.15 billion as of June 2013.
Headquartered in Singapore, GuocoLand intends to build on its substantial land bank in the embedded markets of Singapore, China, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Duly recognised for its eco-friendly projects with Green Mark Awards from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), GuocoLand has thus far developed and sold 31 residential projects in Singapore, yielding over 8,600 homes till date.
A list of GuocoLand’s impressive portfolio of high end developments designed by prominent architects and landscape specialists, in the prime districts of Singapore are:
Goodwood Residence in the Orchard / Scotts area.
Sophia Residence located in Mount Sophia.
Leedon Residence, next to the prestigious Leedon Park Good Class Bungalow area.
Apart from the above three developments, other projects granted the BCA Green Mark awards include Guoco Tower, The Waterline, Elliot at the East Coast and The Quartz.
Another quality land parcel acquisition in 2010 puts GuocoLand in the heart of the Commercial Business District (CBD) in Tanjong Pagar. It’s grand vision is to build an eco-friendly mixed use development on this 1.5 hectare site, with a permissible 290m building height, with commanding panoramic views of the city skyline across the CBD and all the way to the Marina Bay area.
GuocoLand’s commercial asset also include the Tung Centre in Collyer Quay in Raffles Place.
GuocoLand China (GLC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLand has a sizeable portfolio of China properties, in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Tianjin.
GLC’s two integrated developments, Beijing Guoson Centre in the Dongzhimen area and Shanghai Guoson Centre in the Changfeng area of Shanghai Putuo District have garnered the Asia Pacific International Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television 2010 - the “Best Mixed Use Development China”, the “Best Mixed Use Development Asia Pacific” and also the “Best International Mixed-use Development” respectively.
65% owned by GuocoLand, GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad (GLM), is the property arm overseeing property development and investment, and hotel & resort holdings activities in Malaysia.
Its portfolio of prime residential and commercial projects in Kuala Lumpur include Damansara City in Damansara Heights, the Emerald master planned township in Rawang, Commerce One along Old Klang Road, PJ City Corporate Hub in Petaling Jaya and Amandarii in Kajang.
GLM also owns two hotels – Thistle Johor Bahru and Thistle Port Dickson Resort.
Through its subsidiary, GuocoLand Vietnam (S) Pte Ltd, the Group is developing The Canary, a fully integrated development in Binh Duong Province with 1,051 residential apartments to be developed over 4 phases, a good class international hotel, Serviced Apartments, a 108,000 sq m retail mall, an office tower and educational facilities.