Real Estate Monthly

Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed as sole leasing agent for three residential projects in Thailand.  These include Nchantra in Phuket, Sirisa Residence in Pattaya and Sarasini Residence in Bangkok. 
Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN), Thailand’s largest retail developer, is looking to make a big impact on the Thai retail industry by announcing 7 new projects for 2012 and 2013, with a combined value of 25.3 billion baht.
Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-am, an internationally branded resort on Cha-am beach, has been re-launched following the completion of a THB 100 million resort refurbishment.  More than 150 guests from the government and private sectors in the tourism industry were given a very warm...
Centara Hotels & Resorts will from 1 April 2012 assume the management of the existing Koh Chang Tropicana Resort & Spa, located at Klong Praow Beach, on Koh Chang, Trat Province.
In an effort to boost housing sales in the Pattaya market well-known local real estate brokering company, Benchmark Asia Property Co., Ltd. has introduced a popular method of real estate sales practiced overseas.  Benchmark believes that the “Open House” method they now offer will suit...
Century 21 Affiliates Thailand, in collaboration with Thammasat University’s Faculty of Architecture and Planning (APTU), is launching Thailand’s first property poll, under the theme ‘Residential Demand after the Flood’. 
Thailand and China have agreed to establish a joint working committee to implement a high speed rail project after the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to facilitate transport development in the region. 
Chulalongkorn University is prepared to demolish Lido Theatre and transform the area into a new shopping mall. 
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will draft a rule demanding that all buildings constructed before 1992 have water sprinklers installed. 
The Matrix Development Company is seldom far from the headlines when it comes to new development projects in Pattaya, and the company recently had the pleasure in opening to the public its showroom for the unique ‘Art on the Hill’ development on Pratamnak Hill.

Bangkok wins 2011 Asian Townscape Award

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:04
The historical area of Rattanakosin Island has won Bangkok the 2011 Asian Townscape Award.
The Senate Standing Committee on Economy, Commerce and Industry has held a seminar on foreign property ownership in Thailand while citing the growing number of Thais holding lands on behalf of foreign nationals as its main concern. 
Earlier last month Variety Hotels announced the opening of Narry Hotel Patong, a 44-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Phuket.  Situated in the lively entertainment district of Patong and just a minute’s walk to Patong beach, the hotel is literally surrounded by shopping,...

5555 - A lucky number for Atlantis owners

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:42
In Thai the number five is pronounced ‘ha’, so 5555 should be a good omen for a lot of fun at the Atlantis ‘1 Million Baht Give Away Party’, which is scheduled for 5th May 2555, (2012) - 2555, being the Thai calendar year.
The world’s first Cartoon Network Water Park will be built on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand and is expected to attract around 800,000 local and foreign tourists per year. 

La Royale Beach –luxurious living by the sea

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:16
The La Royale Beach condominium and villa project describes itself as the ‘Ultimate Beachfront Living’, and beachfront is exactly what this premium development offers; with residents able to take a short, leisurely stroll along the elevated pinewood walkways direct from their living quarters onto a...
Kulwadee Sawangsri, Head of Investment and Land Services at CBRE Thailand, has announced that there was very strong interest from bidders for the Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in Patong and Cha-am.  The bidders come from a wide geographical area and the Patong 390-room hotel has...
While economic uncertainty still affects the main commercial real estate centers around the world, global real estate markets are showing steady improvements, according to a new suite of global forecasting reports by Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services firm specializing in real estate.
The boutique resort of Akaryn Samui, is the latest venture by Thailand hospitality pioneer Anchalika Kijkanakorn, and has lifted the veil on one of Koh Samui’s best-kept location secrets after welcoming its first guests in February.
Chanond Ruangkritya, President and CEO of Ananda Development Pcl., has disclosed the company’s aim to successfully list on the SET Index within the first half of 2012 in order to raise capital for its development of 4 new condominium projects worth Bt10bn in 4 Bangkok’s...
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