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COVID-19 pandemic: Could this mean the end of the “stone age“ of real estate?
Major emerging trends that will affect how we think about real estate. The covid-19 pandemic has transformed the whole real estate industry. According to a survey conducted by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) Malaysia, 20% and 26% of the 134 respondents were optimistic about the property market/sales performance and residential sector growth, respectively, in 2H2021. According to The Edge City & Country, It is a much more favourable response compared with only 8%...
Asset-light business strategy and how to benefit from it
When fewer assets in a company are good, an asset-light strategy business model refers to the company transferring capabilities to another organization. Doing so, this company can enjoy benefits such as the transition from fixed cost structure to variable cost structure, being a more agile organization and better resource allocation and a stronger focus on its core capabilities.   Why asset-light model   The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted companies severely and prompted them to review t...
What is Industrial Property? And Everything You Must Know
What is industrial property? Industrial properties refer to land and buildings that are used for industrial activities. The industrial activities include production, manufacturing, assembly, warehousing, research, light storage, data centre, and distribution.   Types of industrial properties   To encourage innovation and creativity, companies build flexible office spaces. These office spaces are suitable for design and research for new products or proof of concepts. These flexible spac...
REITs with Industrial Property Exposure You Must Know
A real estate investment trust known as REIT is a listed company where investors gain exposure to a portfolio of income-producing properties. REITs work the same way as a mutual fund where investors contribute its fund in a pool of capital. The company uses this fund to build the properties and expand its portfolio. Income earned from the properties will be distributed among its shareholders semi-annually or annually..   There are around 18 REITs in Malaysia up-to-date. There are 8 differen...
3 Things that Investors can learn from the world most prominent real estate investment trust (REIT) firms
PROLOGIS (NYSE PLD),  DUKE REALTY (DRE), & BLACKSTONES (BX), with a combined market capitalization of more than USD 150 Billion, knows a lot about real estate investments. After all combine, these firms manage billions of dollars in real estate investments. They have profited dramatically during this current pandemic. Let us take a look at some of their strategic moves during this COVID 19 pandemic. Renowned REITs are investing in life-science segments   The Life-science segment is on...
What you Must Know for Stamp Duty Tax And Exemptions When Buying Industrial Properties in Malaysia
Stamp duty is charged on instruments/ documents and not transactions. Many property buyers are aware about stamp duty exemption for residential property when the government unveiled Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi or best known PENJANA to reintroduce the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC). Under the HOC, full stamp duty exemption will be given to both instruments of transfer and loan agreement with the condition stated. However, this does not apply to industrial and commercial property buyers. stamp d...
Malaysia Industrial Property Sector  Boom, with Dark Clouds on the Horizon
  With the growth of e-commerce and logistics, the industrial sector continues to boom. People are changing their spending habits by buying things online, reducing any non-essential physical interaction. By ASEAN standards, Malaysia has the 2nd highest e-commerce penetration rate in the region. The e-commerce sector would expand over time with the increased adoption of IT knowledge among our fellow Malaysians. On the other hand, the country's main logistic drivers include manufacturing, food...
Real Property Gain Tax  (RPGT) for Industrial and Commercial Properties 2021 in Malaysia
Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) is a form of Capital Gains Tax that property owners and businesses have to pay when they dispose of their property in Malaysia. For example, your organisation decides to sell a factory or warehouse, and you have gained from the disposal. In this case, you need to pay RPGT. The Inland Revenue Board LHDN imposes RPGT. Purpose and significant changes on the RGPT Act RPGT was first introduced in 1976 under Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 with the objective fo...
Warehouse Storage of Dangerous Goods   What You Should Know
Dangerous Goods (DG) storage is regulated under the Occupational Safety Health Act 1994. The storage of hazardous goods is regulated with strict compliance with protocols, safe practices, and paperwork to ensure compliance and safety. Dangerous chemicals that are stored improperly in the warehouse can cause fire or explosion and causing bodily injuries.  Types of hazardous materials.  Under the Storage of Hazardous  Chemical Guideline guidelines by the Department of Occupational Safet...
2021 The Year of Recovery ?
The coronavirus has caused half the world's population to virtually shut down businesses, trade, travel, and remain indoors. Our world economy endured its deepest recession, as the Covid-19 upended lives and livelihood. The daily new infections averaged 9,000 cases in the first week of July 2021 in Malaysia; average case counts and fatality rates outpaced those of regional peers Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and India. The number of vulnerable households is expected to remain elevated or ...