Property

Samujana – Koh Samui

After two nights spent crisscrossing the urban metropolis of Bangkok trying to catch up with old friends, I was rather glad to be arriving on the tropical island of Koh Samui.

The Palace Neighbour

Many property developers pride themselves on providing only the absolute superlative of services to their clientele. Imagine then, hearing a CEO nonchalantly mention that they actively try not to interact too much with their clients. Bemusing, right? However, take a step back to think why this may be the case and you’ll catch a glimpse of realisation as to why Northacre are the formidable powerhouse of the London property scene. Northacre’s Battersea offices are the glass-adorned Albion Riverside building completed in 2003 by industry leviathans Foster and Partners. Northacre too are no strangers to the redevelopment world. Singlehandedly, they have been responsible for the creation of over 1000 luxury homes,…

Clivedale

73 Brook Street is a new 22,000 sq ft commercial development in the heart of London’s Mayfair. Situated adjacent to Grosvenor Square and New Bond Street, 73 Brook Street is just moments from the peaceful open spaces of Hyde Park and the very best retailers, fine-dining establishments, galleries and hotels that London has to offer. With the New Bond Street Crossrail entrance opening up less than 100 metres from the building’s entrance, the development will not only provide its tenants with access to the very best of Mayfair but also connect them directly with the City and Canary Wharf in minutes and to Heathrow Airport in under half an hour….

Andermatt

The first thing that struck me on the 90-minute journey from Zurich to Andermatt was the enduring beauty of Lake Lucerne. The temperature was twice that of England and so a quick dip in the mineral-rich lake would have been appreciated, had we not been eager to reach our alpine destination. As we ascended up to 1440 metres, the rich grassland pastures of traditional Switzerland and sun-drenched lakes gave way to rocky outcrops more akin to the landscape of the Lord of the Rings. We were heading up into the snow line, and as the temperature dropped, I couldn’t have been happier. To say I am a keen skier is probably…

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.

We’ve long been pitched the virtues and ROI available in the renter and traditional bricks-and-mortar spaces alike. Proptech is burgeoning with options for the eager property-savvy investor looking to take advantage of the latest house-hunter or seller app. But what about the higher-yield returns that alternative and larger scale land deals and builds bring. Can this quagmire of startups and credentialed operators be policed and helpfully networked in a way that makes the returns lucrative enough for the historically risk adverse? Alex Harrington-Griffin believes so. Alex secured his first commercial win in the tech space in 2011, a b2b group buying platform, which he ‘flipped’ within 12 months, selling out…

Shoot for the moon

It is an understatement to say that William Anderson is excited about the future of Half Moon Bay, Antigua. With experience in directing luxury resorts in thirty countries, a career in the luxury hospitality business spanning another thirty years, as well as overseeing over $450 million in real estate sales, one would do well to take note: “Half Moon Bay is incomparable.”  Incomparable and exclusive. The planned resort alone aims to set a new standard for ultra-luxury. For the lucky few, there is the option to redefine and recharge your lifestyle: ten unrivalled estates of land are available for purchase. Anderson’s project will see the building of a new Rosewood Resort,…