2018’s property market was gripped by rigidity; high asking price of saleable assets restrained yield. This resulted in a quiet market where sizeable investments and significant deals were hard to come by. Slowly but surely, recovery should make its way in 2019 once the dust has settled after the recent change in government. The market could still brace for optimism with commercial and industrial sectors being the potential bright spots.

 

Residential Sector

MIXED RESULTS ECPECTED, OFFER THE RIGHT PRODUCTS


  • Purchasing sentiments for big ticket items has not seen to be resilient
  • Infrastructure enhancement unlocks corridors of township developments
  • Luxury high-rise continues to emerge in city centre, but potential risk of market saturation
  • Home ownership still tops government’s agenda
 

Purpose-built Office Sector

‘BIG BOYS’ MAKING THEIR WAY


  • A number of sizeable prime PBOs will enter the market in the next 3 years
  • Demand may not keep up with new supply, occupancy and rental rates under pressure
  • Time to consider asset enhancement and space readaptation for aged buildings
  • Rooms for co-working to come into play
 

Retail Sector

NAVIGATING AROUND FOR OPPORTUNITIES


  • Domination by top 5 malls prevails
  • Consumers’ expenditure remains encouraging
  • Strategic tenants mix and flexible tenancy terms could be crucial
  • Learn about patrons, think about place-making
 

Industrial Sector

PROBABLY THE MOST PROMISING BRIGHT SPOT OF ALL SECTORS


  • Industrial transaction prominent in 2018, infers investors’ optimism
  • The coming together of technological advancement and industrial sector
  • Dirty and dusty industrial parks? Think again
  • Opportunities for good buy of prime industrial assets to leverage on potential commercial value
 

Hotel Section

TOURISM WILL STILL BE THE DARLING OF MALAYSIA’S ECONOMY


  • Malaysia – a destination not to be missed in world tourism map
  • Higher average tourist spending signifies more affluent tourists around
  • Ordinary or luxury experience – Kuala Lumpur caters for both
  • Kuala Lumpur city centre is welcoming more renowned international hotel brands
 

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