We suss out some of the best projects for Asian investors to own across the world. Property investment has traditionally been perceived as traditionally safe and stable, especially by Asians; investors usually look for a safe, non-volatile market, with long-term stability and return on investment. Prime assets continue to be an attractive proposition; additionally, current trends gear towards diversifying purchases, often in new and emerging property markets from countries that did not garner much interest in the past. According to Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index, European and Asian cities dominate the top ten best performing locations in 2019 (figure). Here are some of the top safe-haven destinations that property investor and buyers look out for:
Skyline tower of Crown Residences at One Barangaroo
Penthouse master bedroom at Crown Residences at One Barangaroo
CROWN RESIDENCES AT ONE BARANGAROO, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Conceived as a stylised curved tower by the award-winning Wilkinson-Eyre architecture firm, the Crown Residences at One Barangaroo is set to redefine the skyline of Sydney Harbour. Limited to 82 residential units, each is designed with a spacious and stylish statement of luxury, by Manhattan-based Meyer Davis Studio Interiors, overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. There will be six-star services provided by Crown Resorts, as well as access to world-class hotel amenities to ensure an exclusive level of luxury living.
MARTIN MODERN, SINGAPORE
Martin Modern by Guocoland Ltd. is a two-tower “garden” residential concept, in District 9 of Singapore’s CCR (Core Central Region), promoting living “away from the city, within the city”. Within the 15,936 sqm development are modern, top-end amenities within a lush green arboretum making up 80 per cent of the development, including a forest trail, botanical park, and a roof garden on each tower.
Swimming Pool at Conlay
Artist’s renderings of Conlay in Kuala Lumpur, designed by the late Kerry Hill of Kerry Hill Architects.
CONLAY, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Conlay is a modern, tropical tower with a striking architectural form which dynamically rotates to capture select views of the city skyline and the surrounding parklands. Jointly developed by the well-known Malaysian listed developer Eastern & Oriental Berhad and Mitsui Fudosan. Group, Conlay was designed by Australian-based architect, Kerry Hills Architects in collaboration with GDP Architects. This freehold development sits on a 1.44-acre prime site at Jalan Conlay in Kuala Lumpur City Centre and comprises 491 units of serviced apartments with open floor plan layouts between 732 sq ft and 1,335 sq ft.
TORANOMON HILLS PROJECT, MINATOWARD, TOKYO, JAPAN
Mori Living’s 220-metre, 547-unit Toranomon Hills Residential Tower, part of the Toranomon Hills Project development by Mori Building Co. Ltd., is their answer to a “new way of living in the city”, in the “centre” of the city centre. Residents will have access to world-class hospitality services, as well as the lifestyle and commercial hub within the development, including shops, restaurants, spa, and hotels, linked by “comfortable pedestrian decks overflowing with greenery”, in a 7.5-hectare area with 800,000 square metres of floor space.
Crystal Waters Athens Riviera – a seductive residential retreat in the heart of the Athenian Riviera
CRYSTAL WATERS AZURITE, ATHENS, GREECE
Euroterra Capital’s Crystal Waters Azurite development is a nine-storey 21-unit luxury residence near the Athens Riviera coastal area, overlooking the Athens Marina. Residents enjoy the best bespoke concierge services, as well as impressive facilities such as a rooftop swimming pool, residents’ lounge, and a magnificent view of the historical landmarks from the top floor.
GRANDE SIGNATURE RESIDENCES, DUBAI
The location of Emaar Properties’ Grande Signature Residences in Downtown Dubai is as exclusive as its surroundings; a mere walking distance to the Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, and the Burj Khalifa puts it among the high-profile company. The Grande’s position offers a spectacular view of Dubai’s cityscape. Each two- three- or four-bedroom unit is richly styled, using only premium building materials, for the ultimate dream living in the world’s most desirable address.
LAVIQ SUKHUMVIT 57, BANGKOK, THAILAND
LAVIQ Sukhumvit 57 is a luxurious condominium comprising a single block of 33-storeys with a total of 235 units. It is situated in a prime location surrounded by various amenities, such as malls, hospitals and international schools. Modern Italian style furniture by Fendi Casa is featured in the main lobby of the residence. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, gym, garden, barbeque area and playground. The development is conveniently located three minutes away from Thonglor BTS station.
FIFTEEN HUDSON YARDS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Fifteen Hudson Yards is a new luxury living residence in New York’s newest and most happening neighbourhood and cultural centre, Hudson Yards. Buyers may choose customisable options, from unit sizes to interior finishing, using selected materials of exceptional quality. Smartphone enabled keyless-entry, key-coded elevator access, automated lighting and thermostat controls are some of the technological features of this residence.
Belisla Ecant residential project in Ibiza, Spain.
BELISLA ENCANT, IBIZA, SPAIN
There are 32 flats in the wooded area of the San Antonio Bay in Ibiza that makeup Belisla Encant, built according to the best quality standards befitting its developer Belisla, presenting a resort island living most only dream about. Each flat has its own balcony, parking and storage, with either a private yard or rooftop.
Aspen at Consort Place, Canary Wharf, London, UK.
ASPEN AT CONSORT PLACE, CANARY WHARF, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Located in London’s prime financial district of Canary Wharf and alongside River Thames, Aspen is poised to be one of the tallest and most striking residences in London. It will offer a collection of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, within an elegant 65-storey tower. Estimated to be completed in 2023, Aspen will also feature the Aspen Club comprising concierge services, a wellness and fitness suite, a business lounge and a glorious residents sky lounge at the very top. In addition, Aspen will be the centre point of Consort Place, which will include a 231-room four-star international Dorsett Hotel, bars, cafes and restaurants. The combination of incredible views, beautiful apartments and amenities, and a prime location next to one of the world’s leading financial centres – will make Aspen one of the most iconic residential developments in central London.