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    Revamped Jungceylon Shopping Center unveils a refreshed look with new immersive concepts

    Jungceylon, one of Phuket’s largest malls, is set to unveil its new look following an asset enhancement initiative (AEI) to reposition the mall as "The Oasis of Shopping in Patong" – a one-stop destination offering fresh and immersive concepts in...

  • Russians overtook Chinese as Phuket condo kings in Q1

    A leading Thai real estate consultancy firm revealed Russia was the No.1 country for buying apartments in Phuket in the first quarter of 2022, with 74 properties worth 245 million baht. China was previously the Phuket condo kings but thanks to the mainland’s zero-Covid-19 policy, the former Soviet state has surpassed Chinese buyers in the holiday resort, with Q1’s total…

  • Central Pattana’s 10 billion baht investment in 37 new hotels

    Central Pattana is launching 37 hotels in 27 provinces in Thailand with 4,000 rooms, valued at a total of 10 billion baht, under the Centara Hotels and Resorts brand. The kingdom’s largest retail property development and investment company aims to hire about 3,900 people across the country in the process. The company will focus primarily on second-tier locations, as it…

  • Bangkok target 50,000 new apartment units by 2022

    New apartments in Bangkok are expected to exceed 50,000 units in 2022, beating levels seen in 2020 and 2021 but still falling short of levels seen before the Covid-19 outbreak. If the war between Russia and Ukraine doesn’t escalate and further, and if monkeypox is kept under control (and other ‘problem’ areas of the international economy are kept under control),…

  • Is Phuket the island of scams?

    With powdery white-sand beaches and sparkling blue ocean stretching as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to fall in love with Phuket. For many years, the island has been attracting holiday-goers seeking tropical gateways, as well as digital nomads, remote workers, and retirees looking for cost-efficient places of living. Hundreds of thousands of foreigners have settled and made…

  • Pandemic causes surge in demand for larger living space

    Property buyers in Thailand are becoming more interested in spacious homes. The surge in interest particularly started in the early days of the pandemic. During those days, buyers were on the hunt for properties that would allow them to live comfortably while providing more space for their families to work and study from home. According to CBRE’s report that came…

  • Experienced developer goes bigger and better

    Urban dwellers are now looking to escape to spacious villas offering unparalleled luxury as global tourism slowly comes to life and Thailand’s border gradually opens up. Phuket, an island home to Thailand’s most luxurious and beautiful villas, captures many eyeballs. Let’s talk about one of Phuket’s most experienced developers, Trichada’s new project- Trichada Breeze. Just three weeks into the soft…

  • Top 10 Best Ways To Avoid Condo Hotel Property Rip-Offs

    One recent topic of discussion in Thailand’s real estate circles has been about how possible defaults in the condo hotel or investment sector can have a negative impact on the industry. Based on my own two decades of experience with C9 Hotelworks in branded residences in Thailand and throughout Asia Pacific, I thought it might be helpful to give some…

  • Inflation forces real estate developers to readjust prices

    To compensate for the sluggish real estate market after prices have risen due to higher costs caused by the Russia Ukraine war, real estate developers should downsize unit sizes and readjust some features. Furthermore, in order to avoid incurring greater costs as a result of the new tax, real estate developers will be more selective when purchasing property for their…

  • How living the dream became a nightmare for Phuket property buyers

    Dreams die hard, even in a pandemic. But for thousands of Phuket property buyers who invested in the promise of a tropical dream with endless sunsets, the stone-cold reality of failure is just starting to hit home. Amidst a backdrop of rusting steel, decaying concrete, and empty construction sites lays the dark side of the island’s real estate trade. To…

  • Rental demand soars, as Phuket real estate returns to fundamentals

    Urban flight has driven Phuket’s once investment-focused property market in an entirely new direction. This seismic shift has resulted in a dramatic return to real estate basics. Focusing on the pandemic era of the past two years, a constant flow of new incoming residents from both abroad and Bangkok has seen the scales tip, as rental demand has vastly exceeded…

  • Bangkok real estate developer confidence dipped in Q1 due to supply chain woes

    Thailand’s home developer sentiment index was 47 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 52 in the fourth quarter of 2021. The reason for the dip in confidence? Russia’s war in Ukraine, of course. The ongoing conflict has significantly influenced the cost of petrol and numerous construction supplies, notably steel, which has seen a 35% increase in price since…

  • Thailand real estate sales projected to stay strong in 2022 — CBRE

    CBRE plans to sell 14 billion baht in real estate this year, representing a 15% increase year on year, with luxury low-rise residences and resort villas being the main sellers. The company reportedly made 12 billion baht from real estate sales in 2021, an increase of 30% from the previous year. Luxury low-rise homes and villas have increased in popularity…

  • The Standard to debut second Thailand hotel in May

    The Standard is a decorative American hotel company recognized for its creative approach to hospitality. The company will debut its newest Thailand hotel at Mahanakhon in Bangkok on May 11. It will be the brand’s flagship hotel in Asia, with 155 rooms and a variety of international cuisine. Booking began last month. The brand’s shiny new centrepeice will be located…

  • Unsold properties saturate Thailand real estate market, may breach 1 trillion baht

    Developers of residential properties in Thailand should exercise caution when announcing new properties this year, as their collective plans represent the largest amount of new properties in more than a decade, warns Asia Plus Securities. Meanwhile, unsold properties present a high level of risk and might exceed a total value of 1 trillion baht. The word of caution comes as…

  • Frasers to invest 10 billion baht in industrial space, ‘new economy’ by 2025

    Frasers Property Industrial aims to invest 10 billion baht to expand its industrial buildings from 3 to 4 million square metres by 2025, with 50% of new projects directed at the “new economy” category, according to the Bangkok Post. FPIT expects to continue its dominance by expanding its market share to 60% — up from the pre-pandemic 40%. This year,…

  • Property juggernaut AP Thailand to launch 65 projects costing B78 billion in 2022

    Property developer AP Thailand is expected to unveil a whopping 65 new projects valued at 78 billion baht this year, the most in the Thai real estate market, with units ranging from approximately 1.9 to 50 million baht each. The company’s confidence in the first quarter signals good news to investors in the SET-listed company, which is currently ranked No.…

  • Thailand makes top 5 list of places to buy real estate overseas

    Thailand has made number 4 on the list of best places to buy real estate overseas, according to LiveandInvestOverseas.com. As the overseas property market is booming, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the website says such property stands out among others, as it is a hard asset that provides diversification of asset class and likely currency. What this means, essentially, is…