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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:01 PM   #181
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Old July 4th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #182
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New bubbles rising in China property market: state media
3 July 2009
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China's recent moves to ease curbs on the real estate sector have sent prices soaring recently, stoking fears that new property bubbles are forming, state media reported Friday.

Residential property prices in Beijing's Central Business District rose 6.5 percent in the past week and demand for second-hand houses in some other areas is four times the supply, said the China Daily, citing brokerage Homelink.

It said a land parcel in Beijing, which was withdrawn from a public tender due to a lack of bidders only 15 months ago, was auctioned off Monday for a record 585 million dollars.

"The bidders have gone irrational. A bubble in Beijing's property market is definitely there," Pan Shiyi, one of the bidders that day and chairman of leading developer SOHO China, said after the auction, according to the report.

In Shanghai, developers of the luxury Tomson Rivers apartments, priced at over 14,600 dollars per square metre (about 1,360 dollars per square feet), sold at least 10 units in June, the report said.

That compared with sales of only four units since the project was marketed four years ago, it added.

In the southern city of Guangzhou, the downtown housing price reached 1,600 dollars per square metre in May, close to the record high of 1,700 dollars in October 2007, the report said.

"One thing we are concerned about is whether there is a new bubble being shaped," the report quoted Gu Yunchang, secretary general of the China Real Estate Association as saying. "The possibility of a bubble is pretty big."

China's house prices have been rising fast in recent years with the country's economic boom.

The trend accelerated in 2006 and 2007, partly spurred by a growing stock market that prompted investors to place their windfalls in property.

As a result, the average home price in Beijing was 23 times a local family's average income in 2007, compared with levels of four to six times average incomes internationally, state media reported.

Fears the property market would suddenly collapse, Beijing launched a number of measures from September 2007 to curb speculation, including raising downpayments on second homes and banning loans to developers for land purchases.

The policies affected the industry severely, causing sales to slump and house prices to drop in dozens of major cities.

However, the financial crisis has forced authorities to relax the curbs, with local governments relying on preferential policies to boost demand.

Stamp tax on property purchases and value-added tax of land on property sales was lifted from November 2008 and minimum deposits for first-time home buyers was also slashed.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #183
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Developers pay 5.4b yuan for three Beijing sites at auction
7 July 2009
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Poly Real Estate, Sino-Ocean Land and Shanghai Greenland Group separately snapped up three residential sites in Beijing's suburbs for 5.4 billion yuan (HK$6.12 billion) in a government auction yesterday.

Unit prices of two sites in Daxing district acquired by Shanghai Greenland Group and Poly Real Estate hit a record high. An airport will be built in the district.

Poly Real Estate bought its 91,011 square metre site, south of the capital city, for 1.63 billion yuan. The site could provide a total gross floor area of 224,883 sq metres, translating into 7,248 yuan per sq metre, 15 per cent higher than a nearby site acquired by China Resources Land at the end of 2007.

Shanghai Greenland won a 162,263 sq metre residential and commercial site for 3.02 billion yuan, 116 per cent higher than the opening price of 1.4 billion yuan. The site could provide a total gross floor area of 457,961 sq metres.

Property prices in Daxing district range between 10,000 and 11,000 yuan per sq metre, according to Li Wenjie, general manager at Centaline (China).

"It showed how aggressive the developers are in land bidding. Developers cannot generate reasonable profit unless their projects fetch 12,000 yuan per sq metre," he said.

The sites were made attractive by the government's decision to build Beijing's second airport in the district, which was scheduled to open in 2015, Mr Li said.

Sino-Ocean Land bought a 40,985 sq metre residential site in Shijingshan district for 748.25 million yuan that could produce a gross floor area of 140,579 sq metres.

Wang Zhufeng, an analyst at Evolution Securities China, said land prices in Beijing were expensive.

He said the municipal government had sold many prime sites in the past few months, sparking concern supply would drop in the second half of this year.

Property prices in Beijing would be boosted by rising land prices, Mr Wang said.

Mr Li of Centaline said Beijing property prices rose about 20 per cent in the first half of the year and he was expecting a further increase of 10 per cent in the second half.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #184
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Reflections too close for comfort for some
8 July 2009
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How close is too close? Beijing Capital Land has an answer.

The developer will offer 10 units in two towers of its three-block luxury Beijing development, The Reflections, to Hong Kong buyers this weekend at an average price of 70,000 yuan (HK$79,488) per square metre.

You may ask why the developer is offering units to Hong Kong buyers in only two blocks of its development in Haidian district and not all three.

The answer, Ah Pak understands, is that the third tower is too close to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, a key venue for diplomatic activities.

Since occupants of the third tower, facing the Beijing Yu Yuan Tan Park, will be able to see the guesthouse, the government is not recommending the sale of the units to non-mainlanders, including Chinese from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Diaoyutai was originally a holiday home for emperors during the Qing dynasty and was converted into a guesthouse in 1959.

Since then it has served as a venue for leaders to receive visiting foreign guests and officials.

It has housed many dignitaries from the mainland and abroad.

During the Cultural Revolution, Jiang Qing, wife of chairman Mao Zedong, chose the guesthouse as a residence.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #185
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Poly, Greenland Buy Land in Beijing with Record High Offers

BEIJING, July 7, SinoCast -- Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE: 600048) and Greenland Group, two leading real estate developers in China, won bidding for land plots in Beijing with record high offers on July 6.

Greenland Group offered CNY 3.025 billion or CNY 6,605 per square meter for a commercial financial and integrated project-designed land coupled with a residential project in the suburban Daxing District. The offer renewed the record CNY 6,353 per square meter land price in the district, said people familiar with the matter.

The project will enable Greenland Group to expand its reach to Beijing, said market observers. The Shanghai-based real estate developer, which has developed projects in Hebei and Tianjin, has not made a presence in Beijing yet.

Later on the day, Poly Real Estate won bidding for land designed for residential and infrastructure projects in the district with an offer of CNY 1.63 billion or CNY 7,248 per square meter, breaking the just-set record.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #186
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Hoteliers in China's interior gain more from stimulus

BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) - Hoteliers in secondary cities are benefitting more from China's stimulus measures, with larger markets in Beijing and Shanghai weighed down by past construction booms, said Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels on Friday.

Tier-two and tier-three cities are benefiting from massive infrastructure spending, while the massive hotel expansion ahead of the 2008 Olympics saturated the Beijing market, said Andreas Flaig, Beijing-based managing director at the consultancy, a unit of Jones Lang LaSalle .

"Certainly for Beijing and Shanghai, one ought to be very cautious," he told Reuters, referring to investors and developers looking at the hotel market.

From 2006 to 2008, the number of hotel rooms doubled in Beijing and will grow another 23 percent through 2011, said Flaig. That buildout has pushed occupancy rates in Beijing to 47 percent for five-star hotels, and 50 percent in the four-star market.

"Once you drop below 50 percent occupancy, then you start to seriously impact the profitability of a hotel," said Flaig. "We are way off the 75-ish occupancy the city has enjoyed before."

But the economies in secondary cities such as Sanya, Dalian and Hangzhou are still growing around 15 percent, bouyed by domestic demand, central government stimulus measures and a lower reliance on export industries, he said.

"It is a reflection of the government stimulus and banks pumping in trillions of renminbi (yuan)," said Flaig. "Therefore, buying land to start new projects is easier now than six or nine months ago."

Global hoteliers are betting on Asian growth markets such as India and China to offset falling revenue as vacationers and business travellers cut back during the global downturn.

China represents approximately 5 percent of the total business of Intercontinental Hotels , the world's largest hotelier, a figure that could grow to 15 percent in two years. ($=6.83 yuan)
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #187
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Kerry resumes marketing of Beijing project
22 July 2009
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Banking on improved sentiment among property buyers in Beijing, Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties last week began a second round of marketing to sell units in Gemini Grove - its majority-owned luxury residential project in the city.

The units will be marketed to both mainland and Hong Kong buyers.

Kerry Properties and joint venture partner Beijing-based Huayuan Real Estate launched six units in the new West Tower of Gemini Grove on Thursday.

The units ranged from 71.56 square metres to 84.67 sqmetres and their average selling price was about 41,379 yuan (HK$46,944) per square metre, the developers said.

That is about 11.84 per cent higher than the average of 37,000 yuan per square metre achieved for units sold since the first launch in the middle of last year.

Gemini Grove is in the Yansha commercial area in Chaoyang district, an upmarket residential section neighbouring the second embassy district.

The project is 71 per cent owned by Kerry Properties and consists of two towers offering 317 units ranging from 71 sqmetres to 182 sqmetres. Completion is due next year.

About 150 flats in the East Tower had been sold so far, allowing the developers to reap about 500 million yuan in sales, said Kerry Real Estate Agency executive director Chu Ip-pui. During the weekend, the developers offered more units for sale and secured buyers for 12 flats.

Kerry Properties is part of the Kerry Group, the largest shareholder in the SCMP Group, publisher of the South China Morning Post.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #188
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I'd like to see some renders of new projects. Way too much text on this page for lazy erbse.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 08:00 AM   #189
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I'd like to see some renders of new projects. Way too much text on this page for lazy erbse.
Here is the website : http://www.gemini-grove.com/

Rendering from the website :

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Old July 26th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #190
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Old July 27th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #191
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CBD enlargement project:

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Demand for CBD space is still healthy: official

By Lan Tian and Wang Sujuan

(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-07-27

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PrintMailThe global economic crisis has had little impact on Beijing's central business district (CBD), but limited space in the financial hub is hampering development, said officials.

Currently, 80 percent of office space in the CBD's 77 buildings is rented out and more than 90 percent of space in high-end buildings - including China World Trade Center and Fortune Plaza - is occupied, said Liu Chuncheng, executive deputy director of Beijing CBD Administration Committee.

Liu added that rents had not fallen in the CBD, which occupies 3.99 sq km near the city's East 3rd Ring Road.



The area is home to much of the city's finance, media and business services sector and was established by the government eight years ago.


Some reports pointed out that multinational companies, including Kodak and Motorola, had moved out in apparent cost-cutting measures with experts predicting the area's vacancy rate would rise to 40 percent this year.

However, Liu said the reports were inaccurate.

"Yes, some companies like Kodak and Motorola moved their offices out of a CBD building, but then they moved into another CBD buildings where the rent was cheaper," Liu said.

Wu Guiying, vice governor of Chaoyang district, where the CBD is located, said the financial crisis was having little impact. A shortage of land was more of a problem.

"It directly leads to congested traffic and a short supply of office space," she said.

The Beijing CBD Administration Committee said that in the first half of the year, more than 1,000 companies were registered in the area. Seven Fortune 500 companies, including Luxembourg-based steel giant ArcelorMittal, had set up offices there.

According to real estate management and consulting firm Savills, the A-grade office vacancy rate in Beijing was 19.4 percent in the first quarter, up 3.9 percent on last year.

Savills predicted that the vacancy rate would remain around 20 percent.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #192
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I thought they're working on the Finance Street area west of Tiananmen Square? So they're expanding the east side as well?
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Old July 30th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #193
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I didn't know the Beijing CBD had more than doubled in size fro its original boundaries. And one note is that the Beijing CBD may hold a maximum of 500 buildings. The report said there are 77.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:20 PM   #194
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我覺得他們需要在吸屄地建更高的樓,北京是中國第二最大的城市可是北京的天際線不如 上海,重慶,廣州,深圳或香港。
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 05:59 PM   #195
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Soho China Buys Beijing Property For CNY4 Bln - Chairman
3 September 2009

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Beijing-based commercial property developer Soho China Ltd. (0410.HK) has acquired a land site in Beijing for CNY4 billion, which it plans to develop into a commercial property, Chairman Pan Shiyi said.

In a telephone conference, Pan said the land, located in Beijing's Chaoyang district, has a gross floor area of 500,000 square meters, and the launch is scheduled for 2011.

The deal comes less than one month after the firm announced its acquisition of a commercial property project from Morgan Stanley (MS) for at least CNY2.45 billion.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 11:12 PM   #196
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #197
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Has this been posted? The new 人民日报 / People's Daily building in Beijing.. claimed by some netizens to be a copy of Burj al Arab in Dubai. I don't see it though.





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Old September 26th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #198
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I walked around the Sanlitun area yesterday and saw at least four major developments in above ground construction humming along. I dont expect them to be very tall but they will complete the area now that the Sunlitun Village has expanded.

Would anyone know more about these two projects in that area?

1. Gong San Plaza
2. Tun San Li
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Old October 28th, 2009, 05:17 AM   #200
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Conrad Hotel (U/C)

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