Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta among 2018 property investment hot spots

Investment in infrastructure is one of the reasons Bangkok's real estate market is tipped for a turnaround

Where should you make your next property investment? Leading experts have pointed to Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila as a few of the leading global real estate investment destinations in 2018. Strong demand, higher than average yields and a robust market are just a few of the common traits shared by these three Southeast Asian cities.

Why invest in Jakarta?

Long off the radar of most real estate investors, Indonesia now shows major potential for foreign buyers. Jakarta and the surrounding areas have seen an influx of development in recent years. Savills finds that the city now has a growing middle class and an emerging economy that makes it a market ripe for property investment

“This (Jakarta) is a market that we’re very bullish on, and certainly want to participate in in a large way,” Michael Valdes, president of international servicing at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, said in an interview with Mansion Global. “It’s a feeder market to areas like Singapore and Malaysia, so you do see that trifecta of countries investing in one another and really supporting each other’s economy and growth.”

property investmentJakarta project to consider: Foresque Residence

As winner of Best Luxury Condo Development – South Jakarta at The Dot Property Indonesia Awards 2017, Foresque Residence offers those living here the best. This project is sure to be in high-demand with renters who will be drawn to the impressive public facilities and green spaces. The development offers healthy and peaceful living close to TB Simatupang, a growing and vibrant business area in South Jakarta where values will increase.

Why invest in Manila?

With a strong economy, the real estate market in the Philippines has been on the up for the past few years. Research from Santos Knight Frank shows prices across residential segments in the country rose once again in 2017 with the luxury residential posting the highest gain at 28 percent year-on-year. Metro Manila remains the hub of this activity with most developers boasting a strong presence in the city

“The Philippine real estate market is sustaining its momentum with the country’s bullish economy, young demographics and consumption-driven market,” Santos Knight Frank chairman and CEO Rick Santos explained. “Sound macroeconomic indicators continue to render the Philippines as one of the strongest performers among the emerging economies in Asia.”

966673457a007e698c89Manila project to consider: Park Central Towers

All eyes in Makati are fixed upon the Park Central Towers. The development is part of the master-planned Roxas Triangle at the intersection of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue, one of the city’s most prominent locations. Park Central Towers boasts a pair of residential towers with each one featuring an elegant, high-glass ratio façade offering spectacular views from the spacious units.

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Why invest in Bangkok?

The real estate market in the Thai capital could be set for a comeback after a couple of down years. Political stability and massive government investment in infrastructure are the two main reasons experts are bullish on the Bangkok real estate market. International property investment remains strong and overseas investors are likely to target areas near current and under construction mass transit stations in 2018.

“The development of residential projects next year will continue to focus on areas accessible by the train network, especially the Orange Line, the Blue Line, and the extension of the Green Line that is currently in progress,” Phanom Kanjanathiemthao, managing director, Knight Frank Thailand, reported. “The market will expand to the outskirts of Bangkok, with the trains making it convenient for people to travel into the city as well as to anticipate their approximate travel times.”

99895732159fad6cecd826Bangkok project to consider: The Monument Sanampao

Sansiri is no stranger when it comes to developing projects near BTS and MRT stations in Bangkok with The Monument Sanampao continuing this trend. The 24-story luxury condominium is situated between Ari, Bangkok’s hipster enclave, and Victory Monument. Among the developments key amenities are a public garden space and a rooftop fitness centre.

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