30 May '17, 6am

New: Are Singapore Developers Facing Foreign Competition Forced to Walk a Tightrope?

By Property Soul (guest contributor) Government Land Sales for residential sites in Singapore recently crossed the S$1 billion mark. A 99-year leasehold site in Stirling Road (Queenstown) was sold at a top bid of S$1.003 billion. The winning consortium is China’s Nanshan Group and Logan Property (a Chinese developer listed in Hong Kong). Nanshan has been eyeing the Singapore property market for a long time. In the past 12 months, it participated in 8 of 11 tenders in Singapore’s land auctions. What is the role of the government? In Singapore, land use is regulated by Singapore Land Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). They make decisions on zoning, plot ratio and development charges which have a direct impact on the value of the sites. The Chief Valuer at IRAS sets a minimum reserve price on the land parcels based on recent property transactions. URA then sel...

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