ARA-backed crowdfunding platform Minterest raises S$2.7m





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Stick or twist? Investors face coronavirus-induced property dilemma



[LONDON] The coronavirus pandemic has emptied offices and shuttered shops but filled warehouses and highlighted demand for work-from-home spaces, leaving investors wondering if they should flee real estate or double down on their bets.



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China's bet on Reits draws sceptics



[SHANGHAI] China's plans to introduce real estate investment trusts (Reits) mark a crucial step to get private money to fund infrastructure such as toll roads and sewage systems, but the authorities have their work cut out in creating a fully-fledged market.



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Broker's take: DBS upgrades SPH Reit to 'hold', sees light at end of tunnel



DBS Group Research on Friday upgraded SPH Reit to "hold" from "fully valued" and raised its target price to S$0.80 from S$0.70.



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URA launches tender for Tanah Merah Kechil Link site



A LAND parcel at Tanah Merah Kechil Link, slated for residential with commercial use on the first storey, is now up for sale by public tender.



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CapitaLand bags loan linked to sustainable practices from UOB



CAPITALAND has obtained a four-year S$500 million sustainability-linked loan from United Overseas Bank (UOB), the group said in a regulatory update on Thursday.



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Singapore launches 4.4ha of industrial land supply for H2 2020



THE government has launched 4.4 hectares of industrial land across six sites under the Industrial Government Land Sales (IGLS) programme for the second half of 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Thursday.  



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URA launches tender for Tanah Merah Kechil Link site



A LAND parcel at Tanah Merah Kechil Link, slated for residential with commercial use on the first storey, is now up for sale by public tender. 



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CapitaLand gets S$500m sustainability-linked loan; Ascott to redesign serviced residences



CAPITALAND has obtained a four-year S$500 million sustainability-linked loan from United Overseas Bank (UOB), the group said in a regulatory update on Thursday.



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A greater need for real estate agility



IT IS not hyperbolic to say that Covid-19 has significantly transformed the way we work. The short-term impact has already been noticeable, and the long-term effects are likely to have an enduring impact on the office landscape.



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Sharing of rent liabilities will hit office, industrial Reits more



THE government's mandate for landlords to help small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) tenants out with rentals is a "slight negative" for retail Reits, most analysts say. This is because most landlords have already dished out a month or more in rental relief to tenants.



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M&C to axe 8% of global team; management salaries cut by up to 30%



MILLENNIUM & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels has reduced its global headcount by 8 per cent and furloughed another 30 per cent of staff in its owned-and-managed hotel portfolio, as the Covid-19 pandemic and governmental restriction measures introduced across most jurisdictions have hit its business.



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PropertyGuru launches new feature allowing 360-degree walk-through of units



SOUTH-EAST Asian real estate portal PropertyGuru on Wednesday said it has launched a new digital feature allowing a 360-degree walk-through of a project, its units and the surrounding cityscape.



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Warburg Pincus to own 48.7% of ARA



US PRIVATE equity firm Warburg Pincus is set to own nearly half of ARA Asset Management, following the impending exit of AVIC Trust as a shareholder in the real estate fund manager.



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Fortitude Budget: SME tenants get cash grant to offset rents



THE Singapore government will provide a new cash grant to offset more of the rental costs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to be disbursed through property owners.



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