China Leads the Real Estate Investment Charge

Chris Bassett on July 27th, 2015 with No Comments

China Invest Thailand Real Estate
As the start date for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) draws ever closer serious investors the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economy, China, have been taking ever-increasing interest in the region, and especially in Thailand. While Chinese entrepreneurs have been engaged in business ventures of various kinds, the heavy monetary investments have very much centred around the real estate sector. For the past two years Thailand has watched as the Chinese have become one of the major foreign property investors in the ...

AIRA Capital diversifies into property by way of joint venture

Chris Bassett on July 23rd, 2015 with No Comments

AIRA Thailand PLC
The facts and figures of Thailand’s overall property market may well be weaker than many would like at the present time, but this is not stopping leading firms making serious decisions about the prospects for future developments within the sector. One major Thailand-based company, Aira Capital, announced plans to diversify into the business of property development at the end of June, and has since set up a subsidiary company called Aira Property. This new division has already been involved in entering ...

CP Land Looks West

Chris Bassett on July 17th, 2015 with

CP Land Thailand Article
The start date for the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is now just six months away and the Southeast Asian marketplace continues to be a source of investment and speculation both from within the countries of the region and from outside investors. In a recent announcement from the conglomerate CP Group, its property arm, CP Land  announced its first steps towards expanding into the regional and overseas market. CP Land said it plans to spend around 500 million baht in taking over an ...

Shopping to Economic Recovery

Chris Bassett on July 14th, 2015 with

Thailand Shopping Siam Paragon
Shopping to economic recovery While the economy is hardly booming at present, the reality is that business still continues, albeit at a slower pace, and major players across all sectors recognize that they need to keep planning for the future. Bangkok remains the centrepoint in the country, but the imminent start of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of the year means focus is also directed towards other major centres such as Chiang Rai, Tak, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan ...

Bangkok Condo Finder Property Round Up – June 2015

Chris Bassett on July 13th, 2015 with

Welcome To Bangkok Condo Finder's June Roundup!This month we talk about the vibrant investment market and how major business' are investing, even though there is a slump in the GDP numbers. We also look into the power that the BTS and MRT have ...

Thailand’s Vibrant Hotel Investment Market

Chris Bassett on June 30th, 2015 with

Hotel investment thailand
Real estate investors, both local and foreign, have contributed to a solid and steady rise across Thailand’s hotel industry in the almost seven years since the start of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). According to figures released by the Hotels and Hospitality Group of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the value of hotel transactions in 2014 in Thailand hit 13.9 billion baht. This was the equivalent of 5.7 percent of all transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Those figures showed an increase from ...

Major Companies Look to Restructure and Invest Despite Poor GDP Numbers

Bangkok Condo Finder on June 24th, 2015 with

Alternative Investment Thailand
The Bank of Thailand recently reduced its GDP growth forecast for 2015 by 0.1 percent to 3.7 percent on the back of declining export numbers. One of the main reasons the reduction was not even greater was due to the surge in tourism, with numbers up by 23.9 percent in the first four months of the year. Even so, the independent Kasikorn Research Centre reduced its growth forecast from an original four percent to just 2.8 percent in April.

Bangkok Condo Finder Property Round Up – May 2015

Bangkok Condo Finder on June 18th, 2015 with

Bangkok Condo Finder's May Round Up.Links to the articles: Posted by Bangkok Condo Finder on Friday, June 5, 2015

Welcome to the Bangkok Condo Finder round up. I’m Derren Stephens. While Thailand’s economy as a whole remains stagnant the Global Property Guide has reported significant ...

BTS and MRT Hold the Keys to the Condo Market

Bangkok Condo Finder on June 15th, 2015 with

Sky Train in Bangkok
Figures currently available for the first quarter of this year regarding real estate development in Bangkok have shown ‘that 85 percent of all condominium units launched…this year were near existing, under-construction and planned BTS or MRT lines.’[i] While this is hardly surprising, it does reinforce the fact that as BTS and MRT lines inexorably move out further and further across Bangkok, the price of the limited land available on which to construct condominiums is set to continue to rise ...

Infrastructure plans aimed at greatly improving investment

Bangkok Condo Finder on June 9th, 2015 with

Infrastructure plans aimed at greatly improving investment-41684
On 27 March this year the military-installed cabinet approved a 1.91 trillion baht eight-year infrastructure development plan. The three key planks to this plan involve metre-gauge rail network expansion, national highway expansion and further improvements and expansion of the mass transit facilities available in Bangkok.[i] This is easily the biggest and most expensive and expansive series of infrastructure developments to be undertaken in the history of Thailand. Some 56 percent of the budget allocated for the projects will be ...

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