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    Ride the rails to office heaven

    Spectrum, Published on 05/03/2017

    » Out of the 850,000 square metres of new office supply planned for Bangkok over the next five years, more than 80% is in prime development projects. Better quality equals higher rents is the primary reason driving the growth of new office supply. While prime quality counts for a lot, evidence shows there are a number of other factors that enable certain prime office buildings to achieve higher rents than many others.


    Mixed picture for city condo leasing market

    Spectrum, Published on 27/11/2016

    » The condominium leasing market in Bangkok's central business area (CBA) has been generally characterised by a rapid growth in new supply over the last several years. However, the market comprises different segments that perform differently. While leasing demand remains strong, smaller units are facing stiff competition whereas larger units are performing better, thanks to tighter supply.


    Bangkok condominium slowdown becoming increasingly apparent

    Spectrum, Published on 13/11/2016

    » Eleven months into 2016, we are seeing no signs of growth in the Bangkok property market, especially the closely watched condominium segment. This reflects many negative factors that continue to directly affect local buyer confidence.


    Making room for Airbnb

    Spectrum, Published on 18/09/2016

    » In July, the Phuket Provincial Land Office sent a notice to all 234 registered condominium projects in the province, totalling more than 26,000 units. It said that daily renting by condominium owners was a violation of the Hotel Act of 2004, and also caused a public nuisance, affecting tourist safety and possibly leading to loss of life and property. The penalty for such a criminal offence is up to one year in jail or a fine of 20,000 baht.


    Thai buyers chase classy London's bargains

    Spectrum, Published on 04/09/2016

    » London has long been the destination of choice for Thai investors looking overseas. The lifestyle, language, healthcare services and educational opportunities reinforce its position as a world-class city. In terms of the basic investment fundamentals, London has always been viewed as a safe haven with a strong and established legal structure, asset protection and a multicultural society.


    What's the rush?

    Spectrum, Published on 07/08/2016

    » While sales rates for condominium developments in Bangkok vary greatly from location to location, and from project to project, the general consensus is that condominium sales across the capital have slowed down. With a wider choice of supply to pick and choose from, buyers are spending more time researching all their options.


    Downtown hotels in strong recovery

    Spectrum, Published on 12/07/2015

    » Bangkok is the second most popular city in the world for overnight international visitors, according to the 2015 Global Destination Cities index compiled by MasterCard. Thailand’s capital trailed only London for the second year in a row, despite the unrest early last year, with visitor numbers up by 8% according to MasterCard.


    Four-figure rents loom large as Bangkok office market revives

    Spectrum, Published on 12/10/2014

    » The Bangkok office market has seen little movement for the past six years, ever since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a financial crisis in the United States that spread to markets far and wide. Political turmoil in Thailand, meanwhile, has caused many businesses to think twice before committing to new ventures and in turn curbed demand for office space.


    Khao Yai's growing condominium market

    Spectrum, Published on 28/04/2013

    » The cool, green hills of Khao Yai hold great appeal for Bangkok residents seeking an escape from the city. In recent years more people have been looking for residences in Khao Yai for weekend breaks or extended stays. Detached houses and villas aimed at affluent buyers have been fixtures in the area for some time, and now condominiums are beginning to emerge.


    Part 33 - Of leaky roofs, common area repairs and sinking funds

    Spectrum, Published on 28/04/2013

    » Two of the main attractions of owning a condominium rather than a house are that maintenance responsibilities are handled by a manager and the cost of common area repairs is borne equally by the co-owners.

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