CDL to profit from property upcycle, requires overview of QC policy

New Futura

The strong sales momentum is anticipated to carry on, especially at high-finish projects.

For example, the posh freehold Gramercy Park condominium at Grange Road has offered 117 from the 174 units (85 %) at average prices varying from about $2,650 psf to $2,880 psf. This incorporated two five-bed room penthouses which found buyers for approximately $17 million each.

For that other half of the season, CDL intends to launch another high-finish condo known as New Futura within the Orchard Road vicinity. The 124-unit freehold project comprises two- to four-bed room units and it is likely to obtain its temporary occupation permit in Q3 2017.

CDL’s Kwek stated the home market seems to become getting more powerful, but cautioned of dangers just like an upward spiral in land costs and housing prices.

Property giant City Developments Limited (CDL) stated it’s well-poised to take advantage of the property upcycle after numerous years of subdued market conditions along with macro headwinds.

In a results briefing on Friday (11 August), the audience says it offered 691 units having a sales worth of $1.15 billion in Singapore during H1 2017, triple that from this past year.

CDL New Futura to produce among improved market sentiment

Meanwhile, CDL stated it’ll monitor market conditions before it launches South Beach Residences.

“Sales and rental choices are being considered for that 190-unit luxury residence,” the developer stated inside a statement. “The group will choose the opportune launch timing, in order to achieve maximum value with this prime property.”

At the begining of 2018, the audience is anticipated to produce a brand new project at Tampines Avenue 10, close to the approaching Tampines West MRT station. The 99-year leasehold condo will comprise seven 15-floor blocks about 861 units. You’ll also have a childcare center on-site.

Commenting, Kwek Leng Beng, CDL’s Executive Chairman stated: “The ‘heartbeat’ of Singapore’s house market seems to become getting more powerful with elevated activity and a few vital indications of a potential stabilisation. CDL is well-poised to profit from your upcycle.”

CDL’s partnership project with Wing Tai Holdings, namely the 156- unit Nouvel 18 at Ardmore was completed at finish 2014, but continues to be not available on the market for purchase. Another project is mixed-use development South Beach, some pot venture between CDL and Malaysia’s IOI Group. The 190- unit luxury South Beach Residences sits on the top from the 654-room hotel tower, and isn’t for purchase yet.

Simultaneously, the audience will appear at potential collective en-bloc prospects for many of their mature assets, and can deploy a war chest for land bank replenishment in Singapore while remaining disciplined.

However, Kwek hopes the government will evaluate the restrictive Qualifying Certificate (QC) policy, which requires developers to construct then sell all units within 5 years to be awarded the website.

“(This really is) to ensure that developers look towards both Government Land Sales and sales for land replenishment and steer clear of a harmful spiral in land cost and property prices that isn’t using the development of the economy,” he stated.

For H1 2017, CDL published revenue of $1.6 billion and profit of $195.3 million.

Just how much further will prices fall?

This season has witnessed some startling transactions within the high-finish condominium segment, with a few sellers sustaining staggering losses. This may be observed in St Regis Residences and also the Orchard Residences within the prime Orchard area, Seascape and Turquoise in Sentosa Cove, in addition to One Shenton within the CBD core. However, it might have been a great deal worse, reckon property consultants.

What staved off a house crash was the truth that the large listed property developers would prefer to keep their unsold stock than offload units in a steep discount. An excellent example is City Developments Limited (CDL), that have an extensive portfolio of prime and luxury projects. The developer’s latest luxury project, the 174-unit freehold Gramercy Park on Grange Road, is going to be completed soon. CDL stated in the 3QFY2015 results announced on November 12 that it’ll “continue to watch market conditions carefully” before launching Gramercy Park. The developer has another approaching project known as The Brand New Futura, a higher-finish condo with 124 units on Leonie Hill Road, that has not yet been launched for purchase. New Futura price will be released at the launch of the project, estimated in Q4 2017