ASIA THE PROPERTY EDGE July - December 2004 ( Fifth Edition ) Chairman & CEO's Foreword Dear All, As forecasted in the fourth edition of the Property Edge, economic indicators for Q3 - Q4 2004 were proven correct and in many cases exceeded expectations in the majority property sectors throughout Greater Asia. I am pleased to report all business lines within CB Richard Ellis had stellar performances. These results could not be achieved without the ongoing support of you - our clients! There were many highlights in the second half of 2004 including : • Whitesands Shopping Mall - Singapore investment transaction US$98 M • ABN Amro to One Raffles Quay - Singapore - 160,000 sq.ft. • Launch of the Sail@Marina - Singapore - 6 star luxury residential project • Sole marketing consultant for Jinbao Plaza - Beijing - 540,000 sq.ft. • Sole marketing consultant for Nanjing Regal Square - Shanghai - 300,000 sq.ft. • Management contract - Azia Centre - Shanghai - Premium office development 754,000 sq.ft. • Retail consultant & sole leasing agent for Xiamen Golden Street - Guangzhou - 600,000 sq.ft. • Seoul Securities HQ Building Seoul investment transaction - Korea - 435,317 sq.ft. • Marketing (joint agent) of Star Tower investment transaction - Korea - 2.2. million sq.ft. • Strategic Development & Consulting, Industrial / Logistics & Global Corporate Service business lines achieved massive growth from existing & new client activity. Notwithstanding a great year 2004 for clients & CB Richard Ellis, one must be reflective of the tragedy & hardship caused by the Tsunami on 26th December in southern Asia. To this end, CB Richard Ellis has launched a "South Asia Relief Fund" internally for contributions by our some global 15,000 employees. These contributions will be specifically utilised for the construction of orphanages; education & medical facilities. On behalf of CB Richard Ellis, we wish you & your families the best for 2005. Kind regards, Rob Blain Chairman & CEO Asia Pacific H O N G KO N G . Investment . Office . Residential . 2 Investment Properties - Deals Concluded 2004 has proved to be a successful year for the Hong Kong Investment Properties team, with the second half of the year following the brilliant results of the first half. Of the several sales transactions concluded by the team, two are particularly noteworthy: The team successfully disposed, by way of public tender, of No. 256 Hennessy Road at a price in excess of HK$200 million. Following that, the team then sold No. 305 Castle Peak Road for China Light Power Ltd at HK$221 million. No. 256 Hennessy Road The team also sold, on behalf of an investment fund, various floors of Silver Fortune Tower, No. 1 Wellington Street, one of the rarely available strata-titled office in core Central to a local investor at HK$175 million. Office Services Team Places London Stock Exchange in 2IFC The Hong Kong Office Services team advised and negotiated a lease in 2IFC on behalf of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in the opening of its first Asia Pacific regional office in Hong Kong. LSE’s office in HK will focus on enticing more Mainland firms to list in London. Activity continues in 2IFC for a new letting to DKR Oasis, a fund management company. Elsewhere in Central, the team acted for Shinko Securities (member of the Mizuho Financial Group) in securing a lease in The Center as well as handling the relocation of Industrial Bank of Korea from Bank of America Tower to Two Pacific Place. The team also negotiated a lease buy-out for 17,500 sq.ft. at Times Square on behalf of Family First Ltd. Residential Services - New Appointments The Hong Kong Residential Services team has been appointed as both sole and lead agents for a number of individually owned properties across Hong Kong. Recent successes include the team’s appointment for three apartments at La Mer, a contemporary low-rise development in Pokfulam offering wonderful views of the outlying islands. These three bedroom apartments are available for lease from HK$49,000 per month. Other appointments include a modern apartment at Star Crest, located alongside Pacific Place, in the heart of the city; and a sea-view retreat at La Mer South Bay Tower in Repulse Bay. The team has also secured the sale appointment for luxury properties in Midlevels and the Stubbs Road area, with prices ranging from just HK$5 million to HK$15 million. The team continues its sole agency appointment at Ovolo serviced apartments in Central. These one-bedroom Manhattan-style apartments appeal particularly to executives wanting to live in the heart of the city. Current occupants include investment bankers, accountants, and lawyers. Rentals start from HK$38,000 per month with the development is currently Richery Garden enjoying full occupancy. The team continues to work closely with individuals and multinational corporations including AIA, AIG, Basell, LVMH, the Marsh group, Nomura, and Sun Microsystems. Services include Home Finding, Orientation and Settling-in programmes, provided to a range of expatriates and their families relocating to Hong Kong from overseas and also those moving within Hong Kong. Ovolo H O N G KO N G . Retail . Industrial & Logistics . 3 New Retail Leasing Deals Concluded The Hong Kong Retail Services team continues the sterling results from the first half-year of 2004. Some of the transactions include: Choi Fook Chinese Restaurant Choi Fook Chinese Restaurant is set to open their 23,000 sq.ft. operation in Taipo – Plover Cove Garden. In view of the limited supply of larger size retail premises, Choi Fook decided to seize this opportunity to expand their market share in Taipo district. They will spend approximately HK$18 million for the fit-out, and have allocated approximately 10,000 sq.ft. of the space for the “Hot-pot zone”. Other specialty restaurant chains expanding include Katokichi Japanese Restaurant and Rhine Garden Restaurant, who have committed to new outlets in Ashley Road in Tsimshatsui and Sunshine City Plaza in Ma On Shan respectively. Royal Sporting House & Quiksilver For fashion and apparel retailers, Royal Sporting House will open their new 8,400 sq.ft. flagship store in Kowloon in Parklane Shopper’s Boulevard in Tsim Sha Tsui. This will be the largest street shop in Hong Kong. Up and coming sportswear brand “Quiksilver”, have confirmed their lease Royal Sporting House in Festival Walk. The area is approximately 1,400 sq.ft., and is Quiksilver’s first lease of Swire retail properties. The renowned U.S. fashion label “Max Studio” has also committed to Paterson Street, the Hang Lung’s Causeway Bay retail portfolio. The area is approximately 1,000 sq.ft., and will be their first street-shop in Hong Kong. Best Denki Turning to the electrical appliances sector, the team assisted Best Denki, the famous Japanese electrical product chain-store in the opening of their store in Metro City Plaza in Tseung Kwan O of approximately 14,000 sq.ft. Best Denki Rayure Rayure, a French lady’s fashion brand also opens their first Hong Kong branch in Fashion Island, Causeway Bay of approx. 500 sq.ft. Swarovski, a leading international brand name of crystal gift product has leased the most prominent shop at the main entrance of Langham Place in Mongkok, which is their first street shop in Mongkok. Rayure Industrial & Logistic Team Retained by BAX Logistics The Hong Kong Industrial & Logistic Services team has been retained by BAX Logistics after successfully assisting in the relocation of their office to Kowloon Bay of approximately 28,000 sq.ft. The team also converted BAX Logistics’ previous office space in Yau Tong into a warehouse and distribution center. The team has also been retained by APL Logistics, on a worldwide basis and will be acting on their behalf to source for approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of space for their expanding facilities in Hong Kong. H O N G KO N G . Strategic Development Consultancy . Valuation & Advisory . 4 Rental Valuation Services for KCRC In second half of 2004, the Hong Kong Valuation and Advisory Services team was appointed by Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) to provide rental valuation services for five major shopping centres and retail spaces along one of the railway lines in Hong Kong. The purpose is for KCRC’s internal reference. Mega Resort Development in Sanya, Hainan The Hong Kong Valuation and Advisory Services team was appointed by an investment company to provide valuation services for a resort development in Sanya, Hainan, PRC. The valuation is for a US Dollar fund. The site area is approximately 3.8 million sq.ft. and the development will comprise a 5-star hotel and luxurious villas with exclusive use of about 2 km beachfront along the coast. IPOs Sanya In the second half of 2004, the Hong Kong Valuation and Advisory Services team successfully assisted Luen Thai Holdings Limited to complete their IPO process. In addition, the team also assisting a number of PRC companies in processing their IPO applications on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Apart from providing independent valuation for all owned or leased property interests of the listing companies, the team worked closely with the listing companies to provide advice and solutions on all issues in relation to property holding. Carrefour The Hong Kong Valuation and Advisory Services team have been appointed by Carrefour China to provide valuation and advisory services for a large retail complex in central China for acquisition purposes. The property comprises a three storey retail complex plus one level basement and car parking facilities with total gross floor area of about 334,000 sq.ft. Strategic Development Consultancy Secured Two Major Consultancy Assignments The Hong Kong Strategic Development Consultancy team has been appointed by the Urban Renewal Authority (“URA”) to conduct a market and feasibility study and provide retail consultancy services as part of the URA’s potential redevelopment of a key site in Kowloon. The team is analysing the Hong Kong retail market at both a macro and micro level, targeting key demographic areas following extensive surveys and a thorough economic review. This is followed by advice on the viability of the themed concept, project feasibility, tenant mix, centre design, key retailer requirements and an overall development strategy including a comprehensive financial viability assessment. The project will include case study analyses of the project’s potential competitors and international examples of similar themed retail projects. In addition, the team has also been appointed, together with GHK (Hong Kong) Ltd, to undertake another study relating to the market analysis of a specific segment of the retail market. The team’s scope of work includes an in depth market analysis and advice on location, trade mix, rental affordability and centre design from a retailer’s perspective. SINGAPORE . Investment . 5 Investment Properties - Deals Concluded Whitesands Shopping Mall Asian Retail Mall Fund purchased Whitesands Shopping Mall in Pasir Ris for S$160.89 million. Asian Retail Mall Fund, managed by PREI Asia, also owns Tiong Bahru Plaza, Century Square in Tampines and Hougang Mall. The seven-storey mall, with three basement levels is fully let out. Major tenants include John Little, NTUC Fairprice and National Library Board. The Singapore Investment Properties team handled the successful tender for the project. Whitesands Falcon Crest Angullia View The Singapore Investment The Singapore Investment Properties team brokered the Properties team brokered S$40 million (S$671 psf per plot the collective sale of ratio inclusive of development Angullia View to charge) sale of Falcon Crest to Wheelock Properties for developer BS Capital Pte Ltd. S$43.8 million. The The freehold residential property freehold property with a has a site area of approximately site area of approximately 27,279 sq.ft. and the allowable 29,078 sq.ft. is zoned for plot ratio is 2.8. It is next to The a 36-storey residential Claymore and diagonally across Falcon Crest development with a plot Angullia View from Ardmore Park ratio of 2.8. This is only Condominium, where the highest condominium prices the second super luxury apartment site to be sold in Singapore have been achieved. in Singapore since 2000. Investment Properties - New Appointments The Singapore Investment Properties team has been appointed as the sole marketing agent for the following collective sales. Hin Seng Garden Hin Seng Garden, one of the few large suburban sites available in Singapore, was launched for collective sale in November 2004. The suburban location and large site area of 237,000 sq. ft. will ensure that most of the large developers and contractors will keenly evaluate the opportunity. The purchaser of Hin Seng Garden can build a new condominium development of more than 260 units with an average size of 1,300 sq.ft. per unit. The asking price of Hin Seng Garden is S$115 million and the Development Hin Seng Garden Charge is estimated to be S$7.54 million. This equates to a land cost of S$323 psf per plot ratio, which gives the developer a breakeven cost of around S$550 psf. The development has a leasehold of 956 years commencing from 1928. The allowable plot ratio is 1.6 and the technical height control is about 12 storeys. Maryland Park Maryland Park sits on a huge site of 246,737 sq.ft. along the popular East Coast. The sale with an expected price tag of S$260 million sees the largest number of collective sale owners ever - 218 including 2 shops. The site is rectangular and on flat ground, with excellent unobstructed city views over the neighbouring landed housing estates. The allowable plot ratio of 2.8 means the purchaser can build a new 550-unit condominium with extensive condominium facilities. Maryland Park SINGAPORE . Office . Residential Project Marketing . 6 Singapore Office Services Team Active in Leasing Market The Singapore Office Services team has been actively involved in several major leasing transactions. Recent deals concluded include the two largest transactions this year – securing ABN Amro as the first anchor tenant for 160,000 sq.ft. at One Raffles Quay and Microsoft for 110,000 sq.ft. at One Marina Boulevard. The team also assisted Visa in securing 40,000 sq.ft. in Singapore Post Centre to house its new regional IT hub. Other leasing deals included Kim Eng Securities’ 36,000 sq.ft. lease in 63 Market Street. The outlook for the office market continues to improve as the volume of enquiries increases. A particularly encouraging sign is the increasing requirements from the banking sector. The team has recently assisted Citibank in taking over 40,000 sq.ft. in Capital Square, Millenia Tower and Tampines Plaza and ANZ's 21,000 sq.ft. relocation to OUB Centre. The team has also advised Barclays and Deutsche Bank on their expansion needs in Atrium @ Orchard and Suntec respectively. ABN Amro Pre-commits to One Raffles Quay In the largest office leasing transaction in Singapore in six years, ABN Amro has signed up for 160,000 sq.ft. at One Raffles Quay to house its Asia Pacific Headquarters. The bank signed the 12-year agreement some 18 months before the building’s completion. One Raffles Quay is Singapore’s largest new office development at 1.3 million sq.ft. and quite possibly the largest office project under construction in Asia. The project is being undertaken by a joint venture of three leading regional developers Cheung Kong, Keppel Land and Hong Kong Land. When completed around April 2006, One Raffles Quay will offer the highest specification office space available in Singapore’s central One Raffles Quay business district. Features that stand out include dedicated trading floors for companies with large capital markets operations, dual power and telecom feed, tenant dedicated riser space and sites for back-up generators, raised floors throughout and generous clear floor to ceiling heights. The 29-storey South Tower of One Raffles Quay provides large column free floorplates of 30,000 sq.ft., whilst the 50-storey North Tower provides an equally impressive 18,000 sq.ft. floorplate with great views. Not surprisingly, One Raffles Quay had attracted keen interest from a number of large investment banks and financial institutions. Following ABN’s commitment, advanced discussions are underway over a further 25 per cent of the space. The Singapore Office Services team has been appointed joint sole marketing agent. Residential Project Marketing - New Launches Cherry Gardens Venezio Allgreen Properties’ Located along the highly popular Upper East Cherry Gardens Coast Road, the freehold 40-unit Venezio is project in Lorong surrounded by amenities such as East Coast Lew Lian got off to a Park, Parkway Parade and Victoria School and good start with 25 of Junior College. Accessibility to various parts of the 48 units snapped Singapore is easy via the ECP, Bedok and up during the first Cherry Gardens Tanah Merah MRT stations and city is just but Venezio weekend. To date, more than 90 per cent of a few minutes away. Developed by S C Development, Venezio is the units have been sold. With prices starting designed in the style of Carlo Scarpa with a tropical feel. at S$430 per sq.ft., an average 1,100 sq.ft. Comprising two and three-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from three-bedroom apartment is going for about 936 to 2,928 sq.ft., the development is equipped with facilities S$500,000. The Singapore Residential Project such as a swimming pool, spa pool, timber sun deck and BBQ Marketing team has been appointed sole areas with pavilion. The Singapore Residential Project Marketing marketing agent for this development. team has been appointed sole marketing agent for this development. SINGAPORE . Residential Project Marketing . 7 Residential Project Marketing - New Launches The Sail @ Marina Bay A new iconic landmark to watch for on the Singapore skyline is The Sail @ Marina Bay located on Marina Boulevard. Soaring to a height of 245 metres, the 70-storey Marina Bay Tower is the tallest residential building in Singapore and among the tallest in the world. The Sail @ Marina Bay, which also comprises a second tower 63 storeys high, is being developed by a joint venture company of City Developments Ltd and the AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. The first of its kind to be built in the new downtown, The Sail @ Marina Bay offers panoramic views of Marina Bay, the sea and the existing city skyline. It is also in close proximity to the city’s attractions such as The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, the new Merlion Pier and when completed, the Central Promontory public attraction as well. This development will set the new benchmark for a truly integrated lifestyle environment to live, work and play. The Sail@Marina Bay The Sail @ Marina Bay comprises one to four-bedroom units of up to 2,293 sq.ft., as well as luxurious penthouses of up to 6,297 sq.ft. The Singapore Residential Project Marketing team has been appointed as the joint marketing agent for this development, which is expected to be completed by year 2009. Tower 1 was released for sale in early November 2004. To date, more than 80 per cent of the units have been sold. Kovan Melody Kovan Melody, a 778-unit 99-year leasehold condominium has proven to be a huge hit judging by the large turnout at the show flat during the soft launch. Close to 7,000 visitors turned up to register to view the show flat during the first weekend alone. Kovan Melody, which is located just next to Kovan MRT Station, is developed by Wing Tai Holdings Ltd. About 520 units have been released for sale and more than 330 units were sold before the sales office closed for upgrading. The development comprises two-bedroom units at 900 sq.ft., three-bedroom Kovan Melody units at 1,200 sq.ft., and three plus family units at 1,300 sq.ft., four-bedroom units at 1,400 sq.ft. and four plus family units at 1,500 sq.ft. Prices range from S$450,000 to S$890,000. The launch of the second phase is expected in the first quarter of 2005. The Singapore Residential Project Marketing team is the joint sole marketing agent for Kovan Melody. The Berth by the Cove Heralded as the epitome of resort waterfront living, Sentosa Cove is the first development of its kind to offer a marina-oriented lifestyle with quayside retail, a marina and an upmarket residential enclave. The first condominium site at Sentosa Cove, named The Berth by the Cove, is developed by Ho Bee Group. It offers a living experience without precedent in Singapore. Nestled in a pristine corner of the premier waterfront district, the condominium is infused with the ambience and setting of an up-market tropical resort. The 200-unit condominium The Berth by the Cove is designed to the theme of a luxury resort set amidst lush tropical gardens, undulating water landscapes and secluded intimate courtyards. It offers “open-to-the-elements” living with its pergolas, balconies, large roofs and open terraces. Designed to put homeowners in intimate contact with the elements, there is a wide choice of two, three and four bedroom apartments as well as luxury penthouses. While there is exclusivity and privacy, homeowners can also enjoy the comfort and convenience of modern city living. It is a mere 10-minute drive from the city and the Harbourfront MRT station is located within easy reach on the mainland. The Singapore Residential Project Marketing team is the joint marketing agent for this development. About 60 per cent of the units were snapped up over two weekends at the preview. The official launch is expected in January 2005. SINGAPORE . Retail . Industrial & Logistics . 8 Retail Services Team to Market East Coast Seafood Centre To reinforce its strong positioning as the premier seafood destination in Singapore, East Coast Seafood Centre will undergo upgrading works in 2005. The Singapore Retail Services Team has been appointed as the sole marketing agent for East Coast Seafood Centre. East Coast Seafood Centre Industrial Services - Deals Concluded Prime Industrial Site at 200 Bedok South Ave 1 Sold The Singapore Industrial Services team was appointed sole marketing agent by Texas Instruments (Pte) Ltd to re-market the sale of their former manufacturing facility in July 2004. The team has successfully secured a purchaser, Kim Soon Lee Pte Ltd, an established local transport service provider, at a price of S$6.62 million. This property which is conveniently located directly across Bedok MRT station, has a 2-storey purpose-built building with gross floor area of 37,972 sq.ft. and a relatively large site area of 174,250 sq.ft. The site is on a 60-year HDB lease commencing from 1 June 1972. With an approved plot ratio of 2.5, it has a re-development potential for a new facility with a gross floor 200 Bedok South Ave 1 area of up to 435,000 sq.ft. Industrial & Logistics Services - New Appointments 3 Sungei Kadut 43 Changi South Crescent Avenue 2 The Singapore The Singapore Industrial & Industrial & Logistics Services Logistics Services team has been team has been appointed as sole appointed as the marketing agent of marketing agent 3 Sungei Kadut for 43 Changi Crescent. This is a South Avenue 2 to purpose-built 3 Sungei Kadut Crescent market the 43 Changi South Avenue 2 factory located at industrial facility. Sungei Kadut. It has a land area and gross floor Located in Changi, the facility has a GFA of area of approximately 48,770 sq.ft. and 78,580 approximately 102,260 sq.ft. with two overhead sq.ft. respectively. The land tenure is a JTC cranes on the ground floor and four loading/ leasehold of 30 years from 1995. unloading bays. BEIJING . Investment . Office . 9 Disposal of a Residential Site in Chaoyang District, Beijing The Beijing Investment team was appointed as the disposal agent by the vendor to sell its 90 per cent stake in a residential site located in Chaoyang District through private treaty. Having actively sought for potential domestic and foreign investors/ developers and facilitated negotiations over a period of nine months, the team successfully sold the 90 per cent stake to a renowned local developer. Chaoyang District The residential site is located along North 4th Ring Road, and has an area of approximately. 1.57 million sq.ft. and a total GFA of some 4.3 million sq.ft. The site has been zoned for mainly residential development. Office Services - Deals Concluded Thomson Thomson’s expanding business in China has led to its requirement for additional space resulting in it building build its laboratories in the high-tech Haidian district. The team was successful in securing substantial benefits from the preferential policies applicable to high-tech companies setting up in Haidian, including below-market lease terms for Thomson in the Technology Fortune Center. Barclays The Beijing Office Services team has been appointed by one the biggest investment banks in the UK, Barclays to act as its real estate consultant for the purposes of upgrading its office facilities in Beijing. The team successfully relocated Barclay’s office from SciTech to China Resources Building, a Grade A office with state-of-the-art security systems, an advanced telecommunications system and, power and supporting banking technology systems. iPark China The team was appointed by iPark to provide specialist advice in solving its office requirements as the client was faced with the difficult task on deciding on whether to renew its lease, take smaller premises or relocate to one of Beijing’s three business centers. With a full understanding of the alternatives provided by the team, iPark was able to proceed with the most economical and practical solution. EDAW The growth of its’ PRC business has resulted in EDAW requiring a larger office space, and the opportunity was taken to relocate to a more central location in a building which would offer an improved image. Despite a market of increasing rents and declining occupancy, the Beijing Office Services team managed to negotiated a new space for EDAW, meeting all requirements, whilst maintaining the same per square metre rental. Office Services - New Appointments The Beijing Office Services team secured the following appointments during the second half of the year: SOHU The team has been appointed to assist SOHU.com consolidate approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of office space scattered about Beijing. The team identified and evaluated potential options in the market and utilized team-members in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore to negotiate the most competitive commercial terms for the client. BEIJING . Office . Retail . 10 Jinbao Plaza Appointed as sole marketing consultant and leasing agent by Fu Wah International Group HK for Jinbao Plaza located in the Wang Fujing area. Scheduled for completion in March 2005, the 17-storey office building will have a total gross area of approximately 540,000 sq.ft. and will have easy access to the Metro Line 2 and Line 5. Hujialou Project Appointed as sole marketing consultant and sales agent for Hujialou Project. Situated in the CBD area, the 290,000 sq.ft. property is scheduled for completion at the end of 2006. Red Street Project Appointed as sole marketing consultant and sales agent by Red Street Project for their property in the famous bar street (San Li Tun) area. The property comprises a total gross area of 645,800 sq.ft. for office and 130,000 sq.ft. for retail. Retail Team Secures Squeeze Juices Squeeze Juices was founded in the U.S. in 2003 by a team of Californian and Chinese national friends interested in delivering the California blend of nutrition in a cup. Squeeze Juices uses only the freshest ingredients and is committed to providing the most delicious and healthy experience. The Beijing Retail Services team recently placed Squeeze Juices in a 1,500 sq.ft. space at Landmark Tower. Carrefour Awards Sole Leasing Agency Carrefour, China’s largest foreign retailer, appointed the Beijing Retail Services team as sole leasing agent in China July 2004. As sole agent, the team is responsible for filling some of their 1000 shop units and counter spaces. To date, the team has managed to secure the following retailers: Bao Dao Optical GNC Bao Dao Optical is the largest optical chain in GNC (General Nutrition Centers) is a specialty retailer China. Originally operating in Taiwan since 1979 and distributor of over 1,500 nutraceutical products, which it expanded to China in 1997 and now has a include supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs and total of 584 outlets in China in cities like Xiamen, functional foods. Currently, the Global Active Limited Tianjin, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Harbin, group of companies is the sole GNC franchisee in Shenyang, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and certain US military and and Beijing. naval bases in Japan and Korea. They have an extensive network of more than 80 GNC retail outlets region-wide. The team signed up Bao Dao with Carrefour Harbin stores located in Exhibition As part of their regional expansion plans, the franchisee Centre, Yongping and Dongli. The first outlet was has secured the exclusive distribution rights from GNC opened in Exhibition Centre in mid October and other third party international brands for the 2004, with the second outlet having been opened distribution of their products in the PRC. It has set up in November in Yongping store. Another outlet offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou to register and in Dongli opened in mid December 2004. distribute nutraceutical products into the PRC. Shi Wei Tian The team managed within a period of three months successfully signed up 14 GNC outlets with Carrefour Shi Wei Tian, one of the largest food court China in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou operator in Harbin, will open its new outlet of and Shenzen all of which are prime counter and shop 8,000 sq.ft. in Dongli in December 2004. They spaces, which vary in sizes from 100 to 350 sq.ft. each. also have a second outlet in Shenyang. BEIJING . Residential Project Marketing . Strategic Development Consultancy . 11 Residential Project Marketing - New Appointments Exhibition Center The Beijing Residential Project Marketing team has been appointed as the sole agent for the “Exhibition Center” in Ha’erbin. The Exhibition Center has a site area of 430,000 sq.ft., and a total construction area of 1.6 million sq.ft. Comprising of nine high-rise condominium buildings, a 54,000 sq.ft. clubhouse with many recreational facilities such as indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium and a supermarket. The development will be Exhibition Center ready for occupation by the end of 2006. This development is conveniently located nearby the exhibition district of Ha’erbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province. Located in the heart of Economic Development Zone of Ha’erbin, the development is northwest of the new International Exhibition Sports Center, which holds the European Trade Exhibition every year. This project is set to become a landmark in Ha’erbin. Strategic Development Consultancy The Beijing Strategic Development Consultancy team has been very active in Beijing and other cities in Northern China, having undertaken a wide range of feasibility studies and retail consultancy assignments within second half of 2004. The key assignments undertaken are illustrated below. Yaohui International Town Project : Yaohui International Town, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Tianhong Baoye Real Estate Co., Ltd. Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum development mix associated with the project and to undertake relevant financial viability analysis. Central Park Project : Central Park, Tianjin Client Name : Tianjin TEDA International Hotel Group Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To provide advice regarding the proposed market positioning, use, development mix, layout, architectural characteristics, merchandise/tenant mix, and implementation strategy associated with the project. Huangdao Xiangjiang Project : Huangdao Xiangjiang Road Project, Qingdao Client Name : Shanghai Shangshi City Development Investment Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To undertake research in relation to the factors impacting upon property development within Huangdao, and to provide advice regarding the appropriate market positioning and optimum development mix of the proposed scheme. Chenxi Plaza Project : Chenxi Plaza, Dalian Client Name : Dalian Chenxi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Retail Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum design, layout, merchandising and tenant mix of the retail component of the development. Union Lake North Sector Project : Union Lake North Sector, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Tianhong Real Estate Development and Management Corporation Description : Proposed Commercial Development Scope Of Work : To review market research and consultancy reports associated with the proposed development, and to assist the client to identify the overall positioning, development content, pricing strategy and target consumers associated with the scheme, as well as to provide advice regarding the design of the project. BEIJING . Strategic Development Consultancy . 12 Yanjiao International Convention & Exhibition Center Project : Yanjiao International Convention & Exhibition Center, Hebei Client Name : Lang Fang Chinese Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum approach to the development, marketing and management of the proposed scheme, as well as to finalise the design and layout of the project. Zhangjiawo Residential Project Project : Zhangjiawo Residential Project, Tianjin Client Name : China Housing Partners, LLC Description : Proposed Residential Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum development parameters associated with the proposed scheme, based upon the findings of the market survey. Anfu Plaza Project : Anfu Plaza, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Anfu Real Estate Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum approach to the development, market positioning, marketing and management of the proposed scheme, as well as to provide advice regarding the design and layout of the project. Baijiazhuang Xili Rebuilding Project Project : Baijiazhuang Xili Rebuilding Project, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Jiaming Investment (Group) Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Commercial Development Scope Of Work : To undertake a feasibility study in relation to the proposed scheme and to provide input and advice to facilitate the preparation of the conceptual design associated with the project. Golden Spring Plaza Project : Golden Spring Plaza, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Zenith Property Company Limited. Description : Proposed Retail Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum scale, design, layout, merchandising and tenant mix of the retail component of the development. Villa Project Project : Villa Project, Beijing Client Name : Hines Description : Proposed Villa Development Scope Of Work : To provide research relating to the villa sector of the property market in Beijing. Jin Tai Centre Project : Jin Tai Centre, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Jin Tai Heng Ye Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum approach to the development, marketing and management of the proposed scheme, as well as to finalise the design and layout of the project. China Resources Building Phase II Project : China Resources Building Phase II, Beijing Client Name : Beijing China Resources Building Co., Ltd. Description : Proposed Commercial Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum marketing positioning and development mix of the project, based upon detailed market research. Xingfuyicun Project Project : Xingfuyicun Project, Beijing Client Name : Beijing Bright Way Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Description : Proposed Mixed Use Development Scope Of Work : To determine the optimum approach to the development, marketing and management of the proposed scheme, as well as to provide advice regarding the design and layout of the project. SHANGHAI . Retail . Office . 13 Retail Services - Deals Concluded Sisley and s.Oliver at Raffles City The Shanghai Retail Services team has successfully introduced two fashion retailers to occupy the ground floor of Raffles City. Sisley from Italy has opened a 1,200 sq.ft. shop, and s.Oliver from Germany, opened their first store in Raffles City Shanghai, taking about 700 sq.ft. of space. Both brands are targeted at the middle to upper middle/high income shoppers who are looking for good quality and wearable fashion, at prices attracting a fair premium. Joffre 688 s.Oliver Joffre 688, earmarked to be revamped into a centre showcasing international fashion labels and F&B concepts. This 120,000 sq.ft. building, comprising of six levels (including one basement) is located along the prominent Huai Hai M Rd, at the junction of Si Nan Rd. The owners of this property have embarked on a bold move by investing a huge sum of money to renovate the entire building, which includes adding a new facade complemented by beautiful landscaping of the open square in front of the building. The Shanghai Retail Services team has Joffre 688 been appointed as sole marketing agents. Luck International Building The team has also been appointed as the retail sole marketing agent for Luck International Building, a mixed development comprising of a retail mall, offices and serviced apartments. Zhong Shan Park has traditionally been a prestigious address for older Shanghainese residents, having lost some of its glory over the past decade, However due to the forward thinking of the Chang Ning District Government and property developers, new good class residential developments have been completed, and this has greatly elevated the status of the area. The retail mall is about 130,000 sq.ft. and is spread over five levels. Luck International Building Office Services - New Appointment Nanjing Regal Square The Shanghai Office Services team has been appointed as the sole marketing consultant for Nanjing Regal Square, a top grade building in Zhong Shan Road South, Nanjing comprising of a total GFA of 300,000 sq.ft. Located adjacent to the prime business district of Xin Jie Kou and close to a future metro station, Nanjing Regal Square is an intelligent building with the latest technologies and highly efficient floor plate in Nanjing office market. The 28-storey building has a gross floor area of 225,375 sq.ft. of office space offered for strata-titled sale and a gross floor area 39,300 sq.ft. of retail space is for lease only. Scheduled to be completed in April 2005, the building has already generated several enquiries. Nanjing Regal SHANGHAI . Office . Asset . 14 Recent Office Leasing Transactions The team has successfully concluded the following transactions during the second half of the year: • 3M (20,450 sq.ft.) at Maxdo Center (expansion) • Bain & Co. (11,000 sq.ft.) at One Corporate Avenue • Rockwell Automation (20,000 sq.ft.) at Far East International Tower (renewal and expansion) • Avaya (15,000 sq.ft.) at The Center • Zenith Optimedia (48,000 sq.ft.) at No.900 Huaihai Road (M) (renewal and expansion) • TNT (55,000 sq.ft.) at Raffles City Shanghai • Cathay Life (43,000 sq.ft.) at Haitong Security Building • Zhong Run Advertising (27,000 sq.ft.) at Haitong Security Building Asset Services - New Appointments The Shanghai Asset Services team has successfully clinched six management contracts for offices and residential projects in Shanghai, Chang Sha, Zheng Zhou & Su Zhou with a managed area exceeding 8.82 million sq.ft. Interchina Mall International The team also won the contract for the management of Interchina Mall in Chang Sha, Business Centre which comprises luxury hotels, exquisite dinning Another project secured by the team is for the outlets, shopping & commercial hub, cultural & management of International Business Centre recreational platform with the total area of 4.3 located in Zheng Zhou. The office compound million sq.ft. comprises two buildings with a total area of over 1 million sq.ft. and will be completed at the beginning of 2006. Chang Sha Interchina Mall Zheng Zhou International Business Centre Asset Team Clinches Shanghai Azia Management Centre Contract for The team has secured the management contract for Shanghai Azia Center, Residential Projects located in Lujiazui of The team also secured three residential projects Pudong District. The secured by the team are Top Glory, located in executive office building Lujiazui with a total area of 1.1 million sq.ft.; has a total area of Shanghai Zhong Bang Jing Zuo, located in Pu 754,000 sq.ft. and will be Dong District with 173,000 sq.ft.; and Su Zhou completed in June 2005. Join-in Crown International Community, located at Xing Gang Street with over 1.5 million sq.ft. Azia Centre SHANGHAI . Residential . Residential Project Marketing . 15 Residential Services - New Appointments The Shanghai Residential Services team has successfully been appointed as sole leasing agent for the two up-coming villa projects in the city. Trinity Village Villa d’Ambre Tr i n i t y V i l l a g e Across the river in Hong consists of 43 Qiao, within the longest villas decorated in established expatriate Southeast Asian or villa area, Villa d’Ambre contemporary has set new standards in styles. Located in luxury expatriate Pudong close to residential leasing. The Trinity Village the international Villa d’Ambre project consists of five schools, with Puxi a 30-minute drive away, this villas of between 8,000 to 9,000 sq.ft. each with its own development is ideally suited to expatriate families. individual design and interior decoration. Butler service, The project will open in February 2005 and be a lap pools and private rooftop golf-driving facilities are just welcome addition in this highly active property sector. some of the treats that await at this exclusive residence. Residential Project Marketing - New Appointment Chevalier Place The Shanghai Residential Project Marketing team has been appointed as joint sole marketing agent for Chevalier Place, a joint venture development between Chevalier International holdings Ltd and Xu Hui District Construction Investment & Development Co Ltd. The project is located at the junction of Urumuqi Road and An Fu Road in the Xu Hui district, a traditional luxury residential area in Shanghai, with close proximity to the consulate district. It also enjoys the convenience of the nearby Metro Line 1 & 2. The project was originally for lease only, and enjoys a high occupancy rate by tenants from MNCs. A total of 113 fully furnished units ranging from 2,700 to 6,000 sq.ft. is for sale. Annual yields of 8 per cent are projected. Chevalier Place Top Glory Sea View The team has also been appointed as the sole marketing consultant for Top Glory Sea View Project. The exclusive apartment buildings enjoy the central location of little Lu Jia Zhui, Pudong, within two minutes walk distance to the famous Shangri-La Hotel and Jin Mao Tower. It comprises of 5 high rise apartment towers and two separate clubhouses, 311 units in total ranging from 2,153 sq.ft. ~ 6,458 sq.ft. with Top Glory decent finishing and furnishes. It will be formally launched next year. Residential Project Marketing - Deal Concluded New Westgate Garden As joint marketing agents for New Westgate Garden, the team had a successful launch for its first phase in mid August. A total of 258 units in 3 apartment buildings have been sold, at the average transacted price of RMB 1,300 per sq.ft. The remaining two phases of 450 units in the other four towers will be launched for sale in March and April 2005. The third phase is tentatively set for launch in Shanghai and Hong Kong in mid April. It is expected that the two super towers in this phase will attract keen interest due to its location in the downtown area. SHANGHAI . Industrial & Logistics . Strategic Development Consultancy . 16 Industrial & Logistics Services - New Appointment Twinings The Shanghai Industrial & Logistics Services team was appointed as sole agent by Twinings in May 2004. The team was instrumental in assisting Twinings set up their business in the Jinqiao Export Processing Zone. The high-quality facility, of approximately 54,000 sq.ft., accords the client both the flexibility required to accommodate future expansion and an open plan area for operational efficiency. Moreover, Twinings can enjoy the most favorable tax policies within the EPZ. The team was able to secure terms for Twinings that ensured a flat Jinqiao Export lease rate for the first five years of the term, with only one review following a contract extension, thereby creating great assurance for the company in their own budgeting for the future. With the support of the Jinqiao zone and its dedicated customs support network, Twinings aim to import specialised equipment from the different parts of the world and make their new Jinqiao factory their biggest manufacturing base outside of the UK. Strategic Development Consultancy - New Appointments Proposed Mixed-use Commercial Development The Shanghai Strategic Development Consultancy team was appointed by the Shanghai Wusongkou Development Ltd., to carry out a study in relation to a proposed mixed-use commercial development adjacent to the Wusong Ferry Terminal, Shanghai, located near the mouth of the Huang Pu river. The site area of the development is 29 hectares with a total GFA of 11.8 million sq.ft. The team provided macro-economic and real estate policy analysis involving detailed research on the commercial, residential, retail and hotel property sectors. The team was able to recommend the optimal scale, highest and best use and phasing for the proposed development. The recommendations included a three phase development approach, which incorporates a 4 star hotel, a specialized riverside food and beverage indoor/outdoor strip, a sport and leisure facility to cater for the local population, a medium sized office building and serviced apartments for the local population. New Town Development, Chongqing The team was also awarded the real estate consultancy in the master planning exercise of a 28 sq.km. site for a NEW TOWN development. The team worked in a consortium with urban planners, architects and tourism specialists to provide a market driven optimal functional area layout scheme incorporating the primary industrial and residential zones as well as the supporting retail and commercial facilities. Public facilities and infrastructure were also addressed. A tourism precinct was incorporated into the master plan with specific market positioning and themeing. The development scheme was developed up to include specific market positioning for each recommended zone with land area, GFA and specific product type and concomitant target market generators identified and profiled. The interim research findings were presented to clients with positive client feedback. Proposed Commercial Precinct in the Caohejing Business Park, Shanghai The team was appointed by the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park New Developments Co., Ltd. to provide development consultancy services in relation to a commercial/retail precinct of 16 hectares within the Caohejing New Tech Development Area. The team advised on the best commercial use for the 16 hectare site and recommended that the commercial components be developed in four phases; comprising of a four star hotel of 520 rooms, a serviced apartment building of 323,000 sq.ft., a sports centre and racquet club, a food and beverage streetscape precinct, twin office towers (1.18 million sq.ft.) and three towers of residential units totaling 960,000 sq.ft. GUANGZHOU . Office . Strategic Development Consultancy . 17 Office Services - New Appointments The Guangzhou Office Services team has been appointed as joint sole marketing agents for three brand new Grade A office projects: • Guangdong Telecom Plaza - 1.55 million sq.ft. • Center Plaza - 2 million sq.ft. • Development Center - 650,000 sq.ft. Center Plaza Wuhan International The team was also appointed by HK conglomerate New World China Land Ltd. as sole marketing agent in the Guangdong region for Wuhan International Trade Center, the first intelligent Grade A office building with a 1.5 million sq.ft. GFA, located in Jian She Road – the Finance Street of Wuhan City. Completion is scheduled for the beginning of 2005. Wuhan International Trade Center Leasing Transaction Concluded The Guangzhou Office Services team has also concluded the following leasing deals: • Veritas Software - 7,000 sq.ft. renewal in Citic Plaza • Citibank - 5,300 sq.ft. in Fortune Tower • Rockwell Automation - 3,200 sq.ft. in Shenzhen Development Center Strategic Development Consultancy - Advisory The Guangzhou Strategic Development Consultancy team was also appointed by China Merchants Real Estate to undertake a development consultancy assignment in relation to a large scale commercial/ residential project covering a total land area of approximately 3 sq.km. in Panyu, Guangzhou in order to assist the developer to formulate the appropriate development and implementation strategies associated with the scheme. Specialist input relating to the retail element of the project was provided by the Guangzhou Retail Services team as well as an international expert from CB Richard Ellis in the USA. The team, in conjunction with Retail Services, has been appointed by Xiamen Paragon Plaza Co. Ltd. to conduct a market survey and retail Panyu Project consultancy assignment in relation to the retail component of “Paragon Plaza”, a mixed-use Paragon Plaza development in Xiamen. GUANGZHOU . Retail . Asset Services . 18 Retail Services - Sole Marketing Appointments Flagship Guangzhou Aether Square Project For In Guangzhou’s highly mature market, the Asset Services Guangzhou Retail Services team secured the appointment as the sole leasing agent of Guangdong Aether Square Aether Square for a Singapore-based developer to Telecom market the repositioned retail facility in the city’s core center, right next to China Hotel and Export Plaza Commodity Fair. With top-end “Rolls Royce” and “Lamborghini” The second half of 2004 has been already securing their spots, the project will devote the remainder of its particularly fruitful for the 200,000 sq.ft. area to life-style product’s showroom, branded Guangzhou Asset Services team merchandise’, flagship stores as well as quality F&B outlets. due to the appointment as managing agents for Guangdong Telecom Plaza. The Wen De Plaza Plaza, which is the second tallest building Guangzhou is also the - Strategic Marketing Advice largest Grade A commercial building ever obtained by the The Guangzhou Retail Services Guangzhou Asset Services team. team was also appointed by With a gross floor area of 1.55 Zhejiang Fuchun Orient million sq.ft., 500,000 sq.ft. of Investment Co. Ltd. to advise office space will be self-occupied on the group’s first project in and the remaining office and Guangzhou – Wen De Plaza. retail spaces will be retained as The appointment involved the investment properties of the team’s input on thematic China Telecom Group. positioning, design review with Palmer & Turner, tenant mix planning and strategic marketing consultancy for the Wen De Plaza 300,000 sq.ft. retail area, located within the prime retail area – Beijing Road Region. “U-Show” - Xiamen Golden Street The team was retained by Xiamen LongTan Estate Development Co. Ltd. to act as their retail consultant and sole leasing agent for their Xiamen U-Show anchor tenant in the innovative “Open Street” Shopping Center – “U Show” in Xiamen. With a GFA of more than 600,000 sq.ft. and completion scheduled by the end of 2005, U-Show will be the first and largest retail project so far in Xiamen’s Guangdong Telecom Plaza Golden Street – Zhong Shan Road, which is currently undergoing an exciting re-development spearheaded by the city government. TAIWAN . Investment . Industrial . 19 Investment Properties - New Appointments The Institutional Investment Properties team have secured the following six sole marketing appointments during the second half of 2004: Ruentex Tower Ruentex Group, one of the biggest real estate developers in Taiwan, have appointed the Taiwan Investment Properties team as sole marketing agent for the disposition of its 93,600 sq.ft. office space in the 18-year-old Ruentex Tower. The tower is located in one of the prime financial districts in Taipei City and houses the Ruentex Group’s headquarters. Ruentex Tower Hung Kuo Building The team has been appointed as the sole marketing agent by Taiwan Life Insurance Company to sell 104,400 sq.ft. of its office and retail space in Hung Kuo Building. Located in prime office districts in Taipei, Hung Kuo Building was once the landmark commercial building in Taipei. Taiwan Life Insurance Company had acquired a substantial portion of the building in 2003. Hung Kuo Building Industrial Site in Nankang The team also clinched the sole marketing appointment for disposing a 360,000 sq.ft. industrial site in Nankang, Taipei. The site has grown in prominence recently given the current development of Nankang Science Park nearby. The prices for residential and industrial properties in the Nankung Nankang area have consequently increased during the past few quarters and the site is expected to have great potential due to its location and its future transportation infrastructure. Industrial Site in Great Taipei New Town Taipei County Residential Sites Referred by IKOMA/CBRE, the team has The Shanghai Commercial been appointed sole marketing agents & Saving Bank, Ltd has for the disposition of this 288,000 sq.ft. appointed the team as the industrial site by Nippon Piston Ring. sole marketing agent for its The subject property is located in the 90,000 sq.ft. residential Chung Ho City, Taipei County, with the land in the Great Taipei potential to be developed into New Town in Hsin Dien, wholesaling retail use, industrial offices, Taipei. The property can be Taipei New Town and warehouses for logistics. developed into 15 luxury villas. Industrial Site in Kwan-Yin, Taoyuan County Jointly with IKOMA/CB Richard Ellis, the Taiwan Investment Properties team have teamed up to assist Toshiba in its disposal of its headquarters comprising of 436,900 sq.ft. located in the Kwan-yin Industrial Park. TAIWAN . Office . Retail . Facilities Management . Asset . 20 Office Services - Concluded Leasing Transactions Allianz President Life Insurance Prudential Life The Taiwan Office Service team has been appointed as sole marketing agent for the Allianz President Life Insurance Insurance in the relocation of its head office to Taiwan The Taiwan Office Services team was Gate Building, located in the Min-Sheng TunHwa instrumental in the relocation of Prudential area in Taipei. The team managed to secure lease Life Insurance office to HsinYa Building terms that were better than that currently enjoyed by in the Min-Sheng Tun-Hwa district taking the general market for Allianz’s 29,000 sq.ft. up 14,040 sq.ft. of space. The team also Taiwan Gate Building premises. The insurance company is a joint venture assisted PLANAR in its relocation to between Allianz and Uni-President group and the team has established 7,956 sq.ft. in HsinKee Building in the a long-term relationship and proven service record with Allianz over the Hsin-Yi district. past several years and has also been appointed as the real estate strategy partner by Allianz. Retail Services Retail Services - - New Appointments Deals Concluded M·A·C - Sole Leasing Agent Berlitz The Taiwan Retail Services team has been T h e Ta i w a n appointed as sole leasing agent to perform site- Retail Services searching services for M·A·C, a cosmetic brand owned by the team was Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded in 1985 in Canada, M·A·C instrumental in assisting Berlitz produces a broad range of color-oriented professional cosmetics, International in securing lease space for skin care, and makeup tools targeting the world’s top makeup their flagship store in Tien Mu area, a artists and fashion-conscious consumers. M·A·C is sold in over major trade area that showcases 44 countries, and this will be their flagship store in Taiwan. exotic culture. Berlitz International is engaged in language learning programs. Ermenegildo Zegna-Sole With more than 400 centers in over 60 countries, Berlitz International’s new flagship store in Tien Mu area will occupy Leasing Agent a space of 3,546 sq.ft. The team has also been appointed as sole leasing agent for a site search for Ermenegildo Zegna. Sold over 64 countries, Ermenegildo Zegna is the world Far Glory leader in high-end ready-to-wear men’s clothing and fashion. International Facilities Management Team Center The Taiwan Assets Management team has Accomplishes Securitisation been appointed as backup lease and property management for the asset Services for Industrial Bank of securitization of Far Glory International Center. The asset securitization plan Taiwan includes a six-year bond totaling NT$530 million with the Land Bank of Taiwan as The Taiwan Facilities Management team the sole arranger. The building is owned accomplished securitisation services for the by Far Glory Group, and tenants include Industrial Bank of Taiwan. The team inspected Far Eastern International Bank, Far Glory and furnished the engineering report of this 21st Century Building’s Construction, Far Glory Life Insurance, M&E facilities infrastructure. The building is located at Min-Sheng and Sanyo. TunHwa area, which is one of the prime office districts in Taipei. KOREA . Investment . 21 Investment Properties - Deals Concluded Seoul Securities Building The Korea Investment Properties team brokered the sale of Seoul Securities HQ Building (435,317 sq.ft.) to DEKA Immobilien. The building is the current headquarters for Seoul Securities. This is DEKA’s first purchase in Korea. Approximately 90 per cent of the building is covered under master lease/leaseback by Seoul Securities - virtually guaranteeing a stable cash flow/return for the next five years. The Korea Asset Services team has also been retained as Property and Asset Manager for the building. Seoul Securities Investment Properties - New Appointments Star Tower In what will likely will be the largest investment transaction deal in for 2004/5, the Korea Investment Properties team has been appointed as joint exclusive advisors by Lone Star to dispose of Star Tower, one of the largest buildings in Asia (approximately 2.2 million sq.ft. approx.). The Star Tower building is the most prominent building in Korea, rivaled only by Seoul Finance Center. As the most prominent business address in Seoul, Star Tower is home to many leading MNCs such as Daimler Chrysler, KPMG, NHN, BAT, Philip Morris and Epson. Star Tower Daewoo Shipping The Korea Investment Properties team was appointed by Daewoo Shipping as sole marketing agent to secure a Class-A, HQ quality building of approximately 355,854 - 534,050 sq.ft. Dongwon Securities Building The team has also been retained by Dongwon Securities to dispose of its branch building in Garak-dong, south of Seoul. The 250,699 sq.ft. building is one of the regional HQ buildings owned by Dongwon Securities, a leading securities company in Korea. The Korea Asset Services team manages the entire Dongwon Securities portfolio of assets. KEC Building The Korea Investment Properties team was retained by KEC, a domestic semiconductor manufacturing company as sole marketing agent to dispose of KEC’s HQ building (386,600 sq.ft.) in Poi-dong, located approximately 30 minutes from the Gangnam business district. KEC will retain a short-term leaseback of less than 20 per cent of the building. The buyer is a private, domestic long-term fund. KOREA . Office . 22 Office Services - Deals Concluded Woori Finance Building The Office Services team has also concluded the single largest deal for 2004 in Gangnam. Daeryung, a domestic construction company has purchased the mostly unoccupied Woori Finance Building. In addition, the team also placed POSCO Construction, a subsidiary of POSCO Group (one of the world’s largest steel manufacturer) in the building, with POSCO Construction occupying a majority of the space. Woori Finance Building BMW The team also assisted BMW to secure its US$120 million built- to-suit distribution center in Incheon. This built-to-suit facility meets the most stringent requirements set by BMW Germany and represents a rare and exceptional deal in the current market, given that most Korean landlords are reluctant to cater to built-to-suit projects as this exposes them to high initial capital costs. Nonetheless, the strength of BMW’s creditworthiness and the team’s all-round professionalism has enabled BMW to secure a this 10 year lease with intermediate termination options, which is well-suited to its long-term needs. Motorola The Korea Office Services team assisted Motorola in their PCS Business unit relocation from Bundang to Hi-Brand Building in the Yangjae-dong area; located in the southern part of Gangnam. Hi-Brand is a 1.7 million sq.ft. office/retail mixed-use development with a focus on high-end fashion/apparel products and healthcare products. The team has also been retained as the sole marketing agents for the shopping center. Other Significant Deals Include Relocation of CJ Construction from Kwachon to Yeonsei Building (21,351 sq.ft.), E-Trade Securities to KT Tower (32,027 sq.ft.), UT Starcom to KT Tower (32,027 sq.ft.) and Rockwell Automation to Samwha Building (35,585 sq.ft.). The team also secured the following space: NC Soft in Pacific Tower (56,937 sq.ft.), LG Innotech in Prudential Tower (24,910 sq.ft.) and ING Life in Samsung F&M Insurance Building (56,937 sq.ft.). JAPAN . Investment . Office . 23 Bulk Sale by Investment Properties Team - Tokyo Office On behalf of one of our clients, the Japan Investment Properties team brokered the sale of the client’s portfolio of sites. The client is a global leader in oil and chemical trading and CB Richard Ellis has been handling asset management and property management for them over the past several years in respect of its entire service station divestments. The client and the Japan Investment Properties team have a highly strategic divestment program with 150 sites in 2004 earmarked for divestment, one of the largest number of site offerings across Japan. Office Services - Deals Concluded Adidas The Japan Office Services team has secured for Adidas Japan an office lease. The 12,000 sq.ft. office space is located in Shinjuku owned by Sumitomo Real Estate and will be used as the Adidas’ Japan branch office. UTStarcom The Japan Office Services team represented UTStarcom (US based telecommunications company) in its 30,000 sq.ft. office relocation. The move was to one of the newer buildings in Minato-ku owned by Sumitomo Real Estate, which used to house the Foreign Affairs Department of the Japanese Government. Royalblue Financial Group The team also secured approximately 5,400 sq.ft. of office space for Royalblue Financial Group (UK based Computer System Company) for their relocation to Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Building in Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku. Royalblue Financial Group is wellknown amongst the international financial institutions for its “Fidessa” product. Recently completed in November 2004 within the Tokyo Station area, the building is one of the most prestigious addresses for financial institutions in Tokyo. INDIA . Strategic Development Consulting . Transaction Management . Asset . Project Management . 24 Strategic Development Consulting Delhi Metro Rail Corporation The India Strategic Development Consulting team was appointed to conduct an optimal disposal strategy formulation and selection of a suitable private sector partner for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for a residential land parcel of approximately 6.8 hectares located in Khyber Pass, New Delhi. DMRC required advice on the project configuration and intrinsic valuation of a large residential land parcel, formulation and assessment of structuring options, and overall assistance in the preparation of pre-bid documents, final tender documents, and evaluation criteria for selection of a suitable partner. The recommendations were accepted by DMRC, and US$43 million was raised through disposing of the land parcel to a consortium of leading residential developers. Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority The team was also appointed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), to perform a feasibility Public Private Partnership (PPP) project for a 396 acre township in West Howrah, West Bengal. The scope of work involved an independent study to assess the development potential of the township. Comprehensive market study, demand estimation and financial analysis were executed. Transaction Management - Deals Concluded The India Transaction Management team has been active in the second half of 2004 and have concluded the following deals: 32,114 sq.ft. premises for Sun Microsystems on Kasturba Road, Bangalore;122,000 sq.ft. premises for Unisys, in the CBD, Bangalore; 40,000 sq.ft. for Mentor Graphics in NOIDA (National Capital Region) and 40,000 sq.ft. for Tata Sun Microsystems Unisys Teleservices in Cochin. Noida Asset Services - New Appointments The India Asset Service team has been appointed to manage the following; 100,000 sq.ft. for HCL Comnet and 60,000 sq.ft. for Cybiz. The scope of work includes managing the complete facilities managment processes, in addition to the added responsibility of administration and asset management for the client. Project Management - New Appointments The India Project Management team added several clients to its portfolio in the last six months. Phoenix Mills Fidelity Phoenix Mills was one of the most prominent wins for the Another important win includes the team. The development is spread over 900,000 sq.ft., which constructions for Fidelity in Gurgaon (NCR includes the construction of malls, multiplexes and hotel Region) for approximately 90,000 sq.ft. of complexes. area. Hughes Software Services Sapient The team also won the Hughes Software Services (Flextronics The India Project Management team also Corp.) account. This is for their software development won the construction for the Software Campus with the site area of 17 acres and total planned Development facility for Sapient in development of approximately 1 million sq.ft. Gurgaon, which is approximately 240,000 sq.ft. INDONESIA . Investment . Valuation & Advisory . Strategic Development Consultancy . 25 Investment Properties - New Appointments Pasaraya Manggarai, South Jakarta Selatan The Indonesian Investment Properties team has been appointed sole marketing agent by Alatief Corporation, the largest ‘revenue sharing concept’ retail player in Indonesia for the sale of Pasaraya Manggarai shopping centre, located on Jalan Sultan Agung in South Jakarta This shopping centre which is a medium sized is currently tenanted by a department store and Hero Supermarket, as its anchor tenant. Occupancy rate for the building at the moment is about 70 per cent. Pasaraya Manggarai Pasaraya Manggarai complex has a gross floor area of 480,000 sq.ft. and a total area of approximately 110,000 sq.ft. Built in 1997, this eight storey building (including two basements) comes equipped with six elevators and 28 escalators and full back-up electrical power. The complex has recently been offered and the team has also appointed to sell the vacant land next to it of approximately 79,000 sq.ft. Valuation & Advisory Services - New Appointment General Motor Corporation The Indonesia Valuation & Advisory team has been appointed by General Motors Corporation to conduct a Valuation and Property Advisory for an automotive factory in Bekasi located in North Jakarta. It has a total building area of about 1.27 million sq.ft. and a land area of about 5.05 million sq.ft. The scope of the advisory services includes highlighting the main development issues and the associated risks within the subject property, with recommendations on possible solutions. Automotive Factory Strategic Development Consultancy - New Appointment Indonesian Mortgage Market Study for General Electric Finance The Jakarta Strategic Development Consultancy team has been appointed to conduct an Indonesian Mortgage Market Study for General Electric Finance. The assignment includes detailed information relating to the mortgage market such as banking, major property players and mortgage market preference. The area of this study covers Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi) and other major cities in Indonesia. PHILIPPINES . Investment . 26 Investment Properties - New Appointments Metrobank Appoints CB Richard Ellis as Their Auction Manager Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) has engaged the services of the Philippine Investment Properties team to dispose of the Bank’s foreclosed properties. Metrobank, ranked first among Philippine private commercial banks in terms of assets, loans, and deposits for the quarter ending March 2001. It has also been listed as one of the top companies in Asia in the January 2002 issue of Far Eastern Economic Review. Mr. Rick Santos, Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis Philippines gives a welcome remarks during the The first public auction held on October 28, 2004 Metrobank auction held on October 28, 2004. at Philippine Axa Building saw the sale of 53 properties, which amounted to approximately PhP51 million in sales. Participants bidding for a property during the Metrobank auction. THAILAND . Investment . Office . Residential . 27 Investment Properties Freehold Land Sales Enbloc The Bangkok Investment Properties team has successfully managed to conclude freehold land sales transactions in various areas, Transaction consisting of a 2 acre site on Tok Road in Bangkok; a 2.8 acre site The team also secured a sale on Soi Nuntha, Sathorn Road in Bangkok; a 1.05 acre site on the transaction of an enbloc investment main Taksin 40 Road in Bangkok; a 0.95 acre site on the main property, worth over US$5 million Sukhumvit Road between Sois 85 and 87; and a 1.1 acre gasoline on Wireless Road, comprising a station on Sanambinnam Road, Nonthaburi Province. The total value seven storey residential building and of these sales is over US$25 million. six shophouse units. Office Services - New Appointments Q House Lumpini Quality House Plc., a major property developer, has appointed the Bangkok Office Services team to act as sole marketing agent for their grade A office development, Q House Lumpini. Located at the corner of South Sathorn and Rama IV Roads, it is next to MRT Lumpini Station in the core central business district. This 38- storey premium office development has 639,667 sq.ft. of total lettable area, with floor areas ranging from 16,774 sq.ft. to 20,444 sq.ft. and a ceiling height of 9.5 feet. Completion is scheduled for early 2006. Office Leasing Transactions Recently concluded transactions by the team include 17,216 sq.ft. for Instep Co., Ltd. at BB Building on Sukhumvit 21 Road, 12,739 sq.ft. for Publicis (Thailand) Ltd. at Empire Tower on South Sathorn Road and 17,259 sq.ft. for Kohler Thailand at Jasmine City Tower on Sukhumvit Road. Residential Services - New Appointments Green Ville The Bangkok Residential Services team has been appointed as sole leasing agent for this brand new apartment building on Sukhumvit Soi 2. It is located close to the BTS Ploenchit station, expressway system and shopping centres. There are only 14 apartments in this low-rise building, comprising mainly 2,850 sq.ft. three bedroom units and one 5,380 sq.ft. penthouse. Facilities include a swimming pool, exercise room, and 24 hour security system. Green Ville, Living Room Tipamas Suites This new apartment development is situated in Sathorn Soi 1, within 5 minutes walk of the MRT Lumpini Station and has easy access to major business districts. The development comprises 51 fully furnished apartments aimed at the expatriate market. All units have three to four bedrooms ranging in size from 1,595 to 1,625 sq.ft. for three bedroom units, 1,950 - 2,625 sq.ft. for three bedroom units with a family room, to 2,110 - 3,175 sq.ft. for 3+1 bedroom units with a family room. Facilities include a tennis/basketball court, 25-metre swimming pool with children’s pool, sauna, exercise room, children’s playground, indoor function rooms, landscaped garden, and outdoor barbeque area. The Bangkok Residential Services team has been appointed as sole leasing agents. Tipamas Suite THAILAND . Residential Project Marketing . 28 Residential Project Marketing - New Appointments Amidst greater competition in the Bangkok condominium market, the Bangkok Residential Project Marketing team nonetheless retained the confidence of condominium developers and was successful in securing new marketing projects. WaterMark Chaopraya River The team has been appointed as sole marketing agents by Major Development Co., Ltd., the developer of Hampton and The Fullerton condominium projects, to market their latest grade A project along the Chaopraya River. This new riverfront landmark project is located on Charoennakorn Road between Sois 39 and 41, comprising 490 units. The unit sizes range from 990 to 5,640 sq.ft. and comprise two, three and four bedroom and penthouse units. Residents will enjoy spectacular views of the Chaopraya River and Bangkok skyline. WaterMark Chaopraya River Ficus Lane The team has also been appointed as sole marketing agents for the luxury condominium project – Ficus Lane. Developed by Cinkara Co., Ltd, this low-rise boutique project is located on Sukhumvit Soi 44/1, which connects Rama IV and Sukhumvit Roads. It boasts easy access to expressway systems and the BTS Prakhanong station and comprises only 70 units in two “L” shaped blocks, which overlook views of the swimming pool, landscape and water feature. One to four-bedroom units range from 796 sq.ft. to 5,070 sq.ft. Completion is scheduled for end October 2005. Ficus Lane Narathorn Place Kinnaree Property Fund, the developer of this luxury project, has appointed the Bangkok Residential Project Marketing team to market this exclusive condominium. The project will be the first high-end pre-built condominium in the Sathorn area, and will be ready for occupation early in 2005. Narathorn Place comprises only 22 units and is located in a quiet and tranquil area in Soi Prapinit (Narathiwas 7), a short walk from South Sathorn and Narathiwas Roads, with easy access to the business districts. This 12- storey building is contemporary styled, with only two units per floor. This condominium project offers 1,475 to 2,580 sq.ft., for two and three bedroom units. Each unit has a large terrace off the living room and master bedroom. Narathorn Place Athenee Residence The team has also clinched the appointment as sole marketing agents for Athenee Residence, a new prestigious condominium project on Wireless Road. The developer, a joint venture between TCC Land Co. Ltd. and Singapore’s Capital Land Co., Ltd., expects completion of Athenee Residence in December 2007. This is the first project of Capital Land to be launched in Bangkok. Its location is in the Athenee Place compound, where the five star hotel Plaza Athenee is situated, on 1.6 acres of freehold land. The development is within walking distance to the BTS Ploenchit station, and shopping centres in the vicinity. Comprising 219 units, sizes range from 1,010 to 3,165 sq.ft. for two to four bedroom units, and 3,895 to 4,930 sq.ft. for penthouse units. The Athenee Residence project will provide top quality finishes and a full range of facilities as well as the most advanced security and home automation systems. THAILAND . Retail . Industrial & Logistics . Asset . 29 Retail Services - New Appointment Century, The Movie Plaza The Bangkok Retail Services team has been appointed as the sole leasing agent for Century, The Movie Plaza, a new shopping centre, education hall and entertainment building. This eight-storey retail centre has 236,830 sq.ft. of net lettable area, anchored by nine cinemas, a supermarket and food court, fitness centre, and education hall with a library. It is situated at the corner of Payathai and Rangnam Roads. Completion is scheduled for October 2005. Century The Movie Plaza Industrial & Logistics Services - Deals Concluded Factory Transaction Concluded in Wangnoi District in Ayudhaya The Bangkok Industrial & Logistic Services team brokered the sale of a factory complex, consisting of six buildings on 647,000 sq.ft. of land, to a consumer product manufacturer for more than US$2 million. The factory buildings are located on Phaholyothin Road Km. 77, only 30 minutes away from Don Muang International Airport and having easy access to the Outer Ring Road. Factory Complex Phuket Villa Sales Services Appointed Sole Marketing Agent for Baan Rim Tarn, Cherng Talay Developed by Phuket Estate Consultant (2002) Co. Ltd, Baan Rim Tarn, Cherng Talay, is a 20 exclusive villa project. It is located on Cherngtalay, a 9.2 acre gated community in the Laguna area. It is only 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport and 20 minutes from Phuket Town. Set in a contemporary tropical style, the project offers two and three bedroom villas. The Phuket Villa Sales Service team has been appointed as sole marketing agents. Baan Rim Tarn Asset Services - The Plantation The Phuket Asset Services team has been appointed by Pacvest Co. Ltd., to act as the Asset Manager for The Plantation, a luxury villa project. Comprising 32 spacious luxury apartments and 24 upscale villas with spectacular seaviews of Kamala Bay in Phuket, prices start from US$356,100. The project is scheduled for completion April 2005. The Plantation VIETNAM . Investment . Retail . Asset . Valuation & Advisory . Residential Project Marketing . . Transaction Management . 30 Investment Properties - New Appointments The Vietnam Investment Properties team has been appointed as sole marketing agents of Vietnam’s most famous hotel and resort, The Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City and Furama Resort in Danang. The Caravelle Hotel is located at the infamous Lan Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. It has 311 rooms and 24 serviced apartments with facilities, which include restaurants, bar, lounge, gym, spa, beauty center, swimming pool, retail shops and conference facilities. Caravelle Hotel Caravelle is a joint venture project between Porchester Asset Limited and The Chains Caravelle Joint Venture Co. Ltd. Hotel management is by Glynhill Hotels and Resorts, Vietnam. The Furama Resort at China Beach, Bac My An, Danang has 198 guest rooms and 30 guest house clustered in three to four storey villas. The rooms are designed by award winning architects Denton, Corker and Marshall in French colonial style. Amenities include function rooms, restaurants, bar, sports and leisure facilities. This is a joint venture project of Indochina Resort Limited and a local state owned Furama Hotel and Resort entity. It is managed by Furama Hotels and Resorts International Limited. Retail Services Team Concludes Vincom City Lease The Vietnam Retail Services Team has successfully concluded leasing the 160,000 sq.ft. retail space at Vincom City Towers, a Retail and Office Project in Hanoi. The Building officially opened on 23 November 2004. Asset Services - Bin Phu Apartment Complex The Vietnam Asset Services team has been appointed sole marketing and property management agent for Bin Phu Apartment Complex. The Binh Phu Apartment Complex brings to Ho Chi Minh City, high-end residential accommodation set in the city’s bustling China Town district. Designed by Singaporean architect Teo Choon Lim and developed by Vietnamese company An Phu Service Production Co. the project comprises 59,000 sq.ft. of residential space for sale and 60,000 sq.ft. of retail space for lease. The first phase of 348 apartment units is expected to be completed in Q1 2006 while the second phase of 206 apartment units and the 60,000 sq.ft. of retail will be available in Q2 2007. Valuation & Advisory Services - Key Appointments The Vietnam Valuation and Advisory Services Team have successfully completed valuation and advisory projects in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. These include: Thanh Da Island’s valuation of its 426 hectare.; Duffill Watts & Tse market research and feasibility study of its 1.3 hectare residential development at Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh District; Southern Seed Corp market research and a feasibility study on its over 75,000 sq.ft. at Le Van Sy, Tan Binh District residential development; Ever Fortune market research and feasibility study on 5 hectare residential development at District 2 and Sonkim Market research and feasibility study of its 123 hectare golf course and residential development at Longphuoc Ward, District 9. Residential Project Marketing - HBT Court HBT Court has continued to maintain its 100% occupancy rate for the past six months. The Vietnam Residential Project Marketing and Asset Services teams have been appointed as the sole marketing and management agent of HBT Court’s 21 serviced apartment units located in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. HBT Court Transaction Management - Zen Plaza Hasegawa (Vietnam) Limited has appointed the Vietnam Transaction Management team as sole marketing agent for the 60,000 sq.ft. office space of Zen Plaza, a retail and office building located in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1. Zen Plaza GLOBAL CORPORATE SERVICES 31 Strong Performance From Regional Global Corporate Services Over the last six months, the Regional Global Corporate Services team has not only expanded its client base but also extended its resources in what has been a busy period across the region for our Multi-National Occupier clients. Much of the transactional activity has been centered on India and Japan in terms of expansion and restructuring respectively, but Global Corporate Services has also extended its portfolio management client base with a number of recent new contract awards from key clients. Transaction Management Highlighted below are key transactions that the Regional Global Corporate Services team, based in Singapore and Hong Kong, have undertaken in conjunction with local Global Corporate Services teams around the region: • Tokyo - lease renewal at Shinjuku Mitsui Building, 68,000 sq.ft. • Bangalore - lease acquisition at Subramanya Arcade, 119,000 sq.ft. • Seoul - freehold disposition of space, 15,000 sq.ft. • Seoul - lease acquisition in Kanynam District, 30,000 sq.ft. • Beijing - lease acquisition, 120,000 sq.ft. • Hong Kong - lease acquisition into new Cyberport Development on west Hong Kong Island, 18,000 sq.ft. • Tokyo - Relocation of HQ to Akasaka Temelke Tower - 23,000 sq.ft. • Shanghai - Relocation of front office to The Centre - 15,170 sq.ft. • GCS in Seoul, Korea have been instructed by GM to advise on the site selection and acquisition of a new assembly plant due to be operational in 2006 • Melbourne - Appointed by GM to undertake feasibility study for potential 69 acre site for Test track for new production models • GCS was also responsible for securing a large valuation mandate from GM of their JV partner sites in Bekasi and Sunter, Korea • Shanghai - Instructed to acquire 60,000 sq.ft. warehouse • Assisting AT&T globally with their current portfolio optimization programme, the GCS team completed lease restructurescand renewals in Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul • With the majority of the merger related work completed following the acquisition of Compaq in May 2002, the key focus has been that of “operational excellence” in ensuring efficient running of the Asia Pacific Real Estate portfolio: • Bangalore - Hulkul Brigade - lease acquisition, 59,000 sq.ft. • Singapore - Depot Road - acquisition of site through JTC (Singapore Government), 200,000 sq.ft. • Hong Kong - Cityplaza I - lease restructure, 78,000 sq.ft. • Japan - restructuring leases of five key office sites across the 5 wards of Tokyo • Dalian - Advisory/Consultation of lease acquisition of Call Centre, 120,000 sq.ft. • Shanghai - Freehold Disposal of Industrial Facility, 300,000 sq.ft. Portfolio Management With the recent passing of the Sarbanes Oxley Act in the United States, Multi-National Corporations have had to ensure that accurate data in terms of reporting of real estate portfolios is maintained and enforced. Regional Global Corporate Services and HP have recently agreed a scope of work to firstly undertake nearly 400 lease abstracts and then to manage their data going forward using Harbour Flex, a web based management system. Instructions from GE to undertake 190 lease abstracts were also received as well as instructions from Barclays Capital Asia to undertake specific abstracting assignments. GLOBAL CORPORATE SERVICES 32 New Regional Appointments Regional Global Corporate Services has also been appointed by Barclays Capital Asia to manage multiple transactions across the region handled by the Global Corporate Services team in Hong Kong. Transactions concluded so far in Asia Pacific include those in Beijing, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur, with transactions under way in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney and Seoul. VNU, Regional Global Corporate Services has been also appointed by VNU the Dutch holding company, for AC Nielsen The appointment, which includes the provision of a dedicated account manager stems from Nielsen. our close relationship in EMEA and will cover Transaction Management Services. Expansion into China and large activity in India are also anticipated. Eagerly anticipated is the ramping up of Transaction Management Services to GE across the Asia Pacific region, a portfolio that amounts to approximately 10m sq.ft. This, when concluded, will complete a global tie up with GE incorporating the United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa to undertake real estate services. The GE Real Estate Services Operation (RESO) was only formed 18 months ago and their aim in conjunction with their service provider is to provide a corporate platform and base where real estate advice and guidance can be passed on to the Business to make better decisions on real estate transactions, typically acquisitions, dispositions and lease renewals. To date, the following transactions have been completed: • Hyderabad, India- Lease acquisition, 40,000 sq.ft. • Bangkok - Lease restructures, 15,000 sq.ft. • Beijing - Lease acquisition, Kerry Centre, 8,000 sq.ft. New Personnel to Global Corporate Services, Asia Pacific To meet the increasing demands from the group’s regional and global client base, Regional Global Corporate Services have added a number of key personnel to the team: Neil Galliford (Hong Kong), Director Responsible for the HP and Barclays Capital Asia accounts. Joined Global Corporate Services from Office Services, Hong Kong Alex Hill (Singapore), Director Responsible for the coordination of Global Corporate Services’ regional clients in Singapore, including GM, AT&T, Thomson Multimedia and APL Logistics Tim Robinson (Hong Kong), Account Manager Assisting with the management of HP and Rockwell Automation. Joined Global Corporate Services from Office Services, Hong Kong Terence Shum (Hong K ong), Portfolio Manager Kong), Portfolio Responsible for the implementation of the HP Portfolio Management roll out programme CORPORATE NEWS 33 Singapore Cord Blood Bank Charity Golf Tournament - Teeing Off to A Worthy Cause About 200 Singapore’s most prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders came together on 30 August 2004 at the Orchid Country Club for a worthy cause – the Singapore Cord Blood Bank Charity Golf Tournament. The funds raised would enable the Singapore Cord Blood Bank to get support in its establishment and further its aim to become an internationally accredited cord blood bank to serve all Singaporeans. The Singapore Cord Blood Bank Charity Golf Tournament Organising Committee raised S$500,000 - surpassing the original target of S$300,000. All ready to tee off. Second from left is Deputy Prime Minister, Professor S Jayakumar. At right Among the many distinguished guests at the Tournament was the Guest is Mr Willy Shee, MD, CB Richard Ellis of Honour Mr Wong Kan Seng, Minister for Home Affairs, who graced the formal event. Other VIPs included Professor S Jayakumar, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Law; Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Education and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports & Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry. Apart from assisting in the organisation of the event, CB Richard Ellis Singapore also sponsored the goody bags and helped produce the souvenir magazines, banner, A-signs, golf prizes and souvenir plaques for the Charity Golf Tournament. World Conference Inaugural Industrial & 2004 Hits Viva Logistics Services Asia Las Vegas Workshop A Success Held September 8-10 at the Paris Las Vegas, USA, the CB Richard Ellis Industrial & Logistics Services, Asia team annual CB Richard Ellis World Conference was well organised its inaugural regional workshop from 22 to 24 attended by 2700 CB Richard Ellis employees from November 2004 at Mission Hills Resort in Shenzhen, around the globe. China. 25 participants from Singapore, Shanghai, Thailand, Philippines and Hong Kong came together for The conference provides attendees with an outstanding the three-day workshop. opportunity for networking while learning about the newest trends in the real estate industry. Highlights The event began with a team building exercise.Following included well-known speaker Mr Jeremy Rifkin, an the opening remarks of Mr Rob Blain, Chairman & CEO, expert in the field of economic trends, bestselling author, CB Richard Ellis, Asia Pacific, the guest speakers and and advisor to heads of state, large general sessions, CB Richard Ellis business line leaders spoke on various smaller breakout groups for specific business lines and topics ranging from regional market developments to a variety of exhibits. tenants or investors’ expectations of the service providers. The guest speakers were from Exel - one of the The Asia Pacific (AP) booth proved to be a real hit. largest logistics company in the world; Macquarie Visitors to the AP booth had a chance to network with Goodman - one of Australia’s leading industrial and colleagues from business park funds management & property services the Asia Pacific, companies and Vision Century - an investor/developer gaining a better which specialises in providing business and real estate understanding of solutions, and complementary technology services in the business in Mainland China. During the workshop, the participants A s i a Pa c i f i c also had the opportunity to understand more about the region. industrial markets in the region and Mr Daniel McDonald, L-R Ms Chan Yee Yin (Head, Corporate Executive Director, Industrial & Logistics Services, Asia, Communications, Asia) Ms Celina Lim (Head, CRM, Asia) & Michael Russell (Associate shared with the participants some best practices. The Director, Office Services, Hong Kong) at the Asia workshop culminated with a tour to Shenzhen High Tech Pacific Booth Park and Vision (Shenzhen) Business Park. CORPORATE NEWS 34 Asia Leadership Conference in Shanghai The inaugural CB Richard Ellis Asia Leadership Conference was held at The Westin Shanghai from 18th to 20th August. The objective of this annual conference is for colleagues within the Asia-Pacific region offices to network and keep each other updated on the latest developments in the region. The three-day event included a one and a half-day workshop where business line leaders gave updates on what they are doing within their business lines. CB Richard Ellis also invited a few guest speakers Rob Blain (Chairman & CEO, CB Richard to share their valuable experience of working in Shanghai. The conference Ellis, Asia Pacific) at the cocktail event at was attended by the Managing Directors and the various business line the M on the Bund heads from Asia. Participants also included guests from the USA, Mr Brett White, President of CB Richard Ellis, Global and Mr Steve Swerdlow, President, GCS. Mr Rob Blain, Chairman & CEO, CB Richard Ellis Asia Pacific represented Asia Pacific and the ANZ region was represented by Mr Stephen Ellis, President, CEO, Australia & New Zealand; Mr Mark Granter, Senior Managing Director, Victoria and Mr Neville Jensen, Senior Managing Director, Brisbane. The highlight of the event was a cocktail event held at M on the Bund where several valued CB Richard Ellis clients from around the region were invited. CB Richard Ellis Shanghai participates in CIHAF 2004 CB Richard Ellis Shanghai’s David Chen, Director of Residential Project Marketing, was invited to participate in the recent China International Housing & Architecture Forum (CIHAF) 2004 held at Shanghai in November. CIHAF is the one of the most prestigious annual event within the property industry, and is well attended by all major developers, agencies and architecture suppliers. David’s comments on the current performance of Shanghai high-end residential market Second from right David Chen (Director, were widely published in all the local mainstream publications. CB Richard Ellis, Shanghai) at CIHAF 2004 He elaborated that the high-end residential sector in the inner ring, was unlikely to be affected by the RMB interest rate increase and the national macro control policy, which will remain bullish in the coming year. He added that due to limited supply, premium residential properties would continue to dominate, especially for long or medium term investors. Commenting on the event, David said, “We are delighted with the outcome and we hope to continue to play a leading role in bringing international real estate knowledge, practices and experiences to the local Shanghai real estate market”. Daniel McDonald to Head Shanghai Office Daniel McDonald has been appointed as Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis, Shanghai. Daniel brings with him seven years of experience in the real estate industry. For the past twelve months Daniel, was based in CB Richard Ellis Singapore and took on the responsibilities for Industrial & Logistics Asia. As head of this business line, his key responsibilities included industrial investment sales, tenant representation, marketing of high-tech office and industrial space for sale or lease. Daniel McDonald Daniel will move to Shanghai, to take on the responsibility of overseeing the entire business operations in Shanghai from 1 January 2005. Daniel will also continue to hold his current potfolio as Executive Director of Industrial and Logistics Services, Asia. CORPORATE NEWS 35 New Business Line in Greater China - Plant & Machinery Valuation To meet the demands of a growing market, CB Richard Ellis Greater China has added another business line to its comprehensive portfolio of services. The new business line - Plant and Machinery Valuation will complement CB Richard Ellis’ already internationally recognised capabilities in property and land valuation. As one of the few real estate services firms to provide a specialised plant and machinery valuation service, CB Richard Ellis takes pride in fulfilling the most sophisticated clients’ needs with customised yet innovative solutions. The new business line provides a wide range of quality professional services such as Plant and Machinery Valuation, Technical Review and Machinery Sourcing & Disposal, with expertise in Aircraft, Marine Vessel and Oil Rig Valuations. Asia Office Services Team Update Since the CB Richard Ellis World Conference in September 2004, the Asia Office Services team has seen an increase in US companies looking to appoint CB Richard Ellis in Asia. Good examples are Reebok and Schneider National. Both of these tenants are referrals from the local CB Richard Ellis offices in the US who handle the respective accounts. The good news is that the team is expecting an increased interest/demand from the US and European corporations who recognize CB Richard Ellis as a preferred user. Steven Sperber, who has ten years of tenant representation experience in Asia, recently joined the Asia Office Services team to market and coordinate these types of instructions and add another level of quality control. Hong Kong Office Presented with Certificate of Merit CB Richard Ellis Hong Kong, in collaboration with Urbis Limited, has been awarded the Certificate of Merit by The Hong Kong Institute of Planners in connection with the Zhuhai Waterfront Planning HKIP Award Study for the Development of Jiuzhou, Yeli Island and Wanzai. Beijing - Forbes Press Conference Dennis Tay, Managing Director Beijing, CB Richard Ellis was invited to participate as one of the panels at the recent Forbes Press Conference held in Beijing. The focus of the press conference was: “How the recent government measures to cool the economy affect the business environment and entrepreneurship”. CB Richard Ellis was asked to comment on how the recent rate hike impacted property buyers’ demand, regulatory measures to tighten bank financing and greater transparency of land sales. The alternative financing strategies besides bank borrowing were also discussed and how entrepreneurs would be affected. The market is better regulated and supply of property in commercial & residential sectors is more sustainable in the coming years. Opportunities are abundant now with foreign developers, investors and funds having a more level playing field in entering the China property market. Other participants included Russell Flannery, Shanghai Bureau Chief of Forbes Global, Min Tang, Asian Development Bank Resident Mission, Chief Economist; Zhou Xiao Lei, Bank of China Securities, Chief Economist. Vietnam Celebrated its First Year Anniversary CB Richard Ellis Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Branch celebrated its first year anniversary on September 16, 2004. David Simister, along with HCMC Team enjoyed the cocktail reception attended by more than 200 guests who included local clients and partners. Vietnam’s New Director Richard Leech has been appointed as Director of CB Richard Ellis Vietnam Branch. Richard joined CB Richard Ellis Vietnam from CB Richard Ellis Bangkok in June 2004 and has worked extremely hard to build a credible business in Hanoi, initially with the management of the Metropole Centre and more recently with Vincom City Tower. CORPORATE NEWS 36 Asia Offices New Delhi, India G/F 4 Parliament Street Press Trust of India Building New Delhi 110 00, India Thailand Focus Hong Kong Suite 3401 Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong Telephone: (91) 11 2335 7448/49 Facsimile: (91) 11 2331 7670 2004 Jakarta, Indonesia Telephone: (852) 2820 2800 7/F PermataBank Tower I Facsimile: (852) 2810 0830 Jln. Jend. 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