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2018

Commentary: Beyond price hikes and conservation campaigns, saving water through smart showers

Conserving water is a national imperative – and how much water you consume while showering can be reduced by as much as almost 20 per cent through powerful nudges, say two experts from the NUS Business School.
Channel NewsAsia, 27 March 2018

Commentary: Higher buyer's stamp duty a wealth tax with mixed impact on the property market

The higher buyer's stamp duty may jolt property prices, says director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies at the National University of Singapore.
Channel NewsAsia, 25 March 2018

Commentary: In modern Singapore, a 'lucky' address a way to display wealth and status

The National University of Singapore's Sing Tien Foo finds that many buy an apartment with an auspicious address to signal wealth and status.
Channel NewsAsia, 16 Februray 2018

Masterplan of Singapore's underground spaces ready by 2019

It will provide the first comprehensive look at subterranean spaces and their potential uses.
The Straits Times, 5 February 2018

Property market sentiment hits a high in Q4: NUS-Redas index

The National University of Singapore and developers body Redas' Real Estate Sentiment Index posted a 6.9 reading for its composite sentiment index, which takes into account current and future sentiment.
The Business Times, 25 January 2018

Commentary: What happens when the en bloc musical chairs stop?

Two National University of Singapore experts discuss the impact of collective sales on the private housing market, including whether prices will continue to edge up.
Channel NewsAsia, 21 January 2018



2017

Is REIT an alternative tool to other real estate related investments?

Is Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) an alternative tool for real estate and its related investments? This is an important issue that has plagued institutional investors.
Lianhe Zaobao, 4 December 2017

Collective sale fever: How much longer will it last?

Rising interest rates, economic conditions and supply of land are all deciding factors: Experts
The Straits Times, 8 November 2017

Commentary: Regulating Airbnb rentals not pressing until numbers grow

Regulating the sharing economy to accurately price in disamenities can be challenging, but not doing so only serves to kick the can down the road, say three experts from the National University of Singapore on Airbnb.
Channel NewsAsia, 4 November 2017

Private community homes for seniors needed for S'pore, property firm says

A property consultancy has offered its view that private residential developments catering to seniors, akin to the community homes in the United States, may be something that Singapore need.
Today, 31 October 2017

Commentary: Hard to be a car-lite society without a reliable MRT system

MRT delays and breakdowns can impact Singapore’s long-term goal to become car-lite, says the National University of Singapore’s Diao Mi.
Channel NewsAsia, 28 October 2017

An increasing number of home owners and buyers are transacting through online platforms instead of relying on real estate agents.

IRES Director Prof Sing Tien Foo's comments were featured on the latest Money Week episode of Channel 8.
Channel 8, 4 October 2017

Is the role of real estate agents going to be obsolete?

IRES Director Prof Sing Tien Foo's comments were featured on the latest Money Week episode of Channel 8.
Channel 8, 4 October 2017

Should REIT Portfolios be diversified?

Managers should promote the globalization of REIT by offering higher return incentives for investors.
Lianhe Zaobao, 1 October 2017

Newton and other regions will benefit from the abandoned construction of Singapore Underground Road System

Also featured on the latest video news on Channel 8
Lianhe Zaobao, 31 August 2017

Empowering kids key to saving electricity

Research shows children's nudging can reduce household electricity consumption
The New Paper, 21 August 2017

The rise of the Asian Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) market

REIT as an asset class had provided real estate developers with a new source of funding and also improved liquidity through securitization.
Lianhe Zaobao, 10 August 2017

Signs of new vigour in the property market

Range of data points to uptick in market, while conditions for recovery may have legs
The Straits Times, 9 August 2017

The ugly supply-side dynamics that can temper an en bloc frenzy

We are likely to see more successful residential collective sale deals in 2017. But developers beware the nasty disputes that may arise among owners, argues NUS' Sing Tien Foo.
Channel NewsAsia, 27 July 2017

S'pore's real estate story

Two trends dominate real estate's development in Singapore in the past 50 years. The market went from local to global; and from being a bricks-and-mortar to a capital market.
The Straits Times, 29 March 2017

Dragon babies, muted achievements

Prof Sumit Agarwal and A/Prof Qian Wenlan’s research findings suggest that taking advantage of the allure of Dragon years for childbearing reduces the economic well-being of cohorts in these years.
The Straits Times, 27 January 2017

Building uncertainty, flexibility into infrastructure Megaprojects

The hope is that with the research underway, novel, easy-to-use techniques will become the new standards to make better decisions.
The Business Times, 27 January 2017



2016

Gender gap in bankruptcy risks: its meaning for policy at home, at work

Prof Sumit Agarwal and Mr Zhang Jian from NUS Business School, together with Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo from the Dept of Real Estate at the NUS School of Design and Environment, shared findings from their study on whether Singapore women and men differ in their bankruptcy propensity, and whether there is an association with risk preferences.
The Business Times, 6 December 2016

Use underground space to boost retail in Singapore

An effective URA incentive scheme entails a delicate balance between the objectives of the state and the market, where profit matters.
The Business Times, 28 December 2016

Apartment prices in Central Region fare better

Latest data from the NUS SRPI provides yet another piece of evidence of greater price resilience of late in non-landed private homes in prime locations compared with other segments.
The Business Times & Lianhe Zaobao, 29 July 2016

The yin and yang of corporate governance

Dr. Seek Ngee Huat, Chairman of IRES and Chairman of GLP (winner of Best Managed Board - Singapore Corporate Awards), says corporate governance is about setting a framework for managers to work within.
The Business Times, 20 July 2016

Device gives the bear facts about your water usage

It shows animation, real-time info, ratings to help households cut consumption
The Straits Times & Lianhe Zaobao, 18 July 2016

An example of successful public housing policy

In this commentary by Associate Professor Sing Tien Foo, Deputy Director of NUS-IRES and Deputy Head of the NUS Department of Real Estate, he looks at Singapore's public housing policy.
Lianhe Zaobao, 7 July 2016

Completed condo prices up 0.28% in April

Completed condo prices up 0.28% in April according to NUS SRPI
Lianhe Zaobao, 31 May 2016

Prices of completed private apartments up 0.3% in April

Prices of completed private apartments rose a marginal 0.3 per cent last month from March, according to flash estimates from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI).
The Straits Times‎, 31 May 2016

Small completed apartments continue to lag bigger unites in price

Sub-index for small units of up to 506 sq ft in S'pore eased 0.7% from Dec 2015 to April 2016: NUS index
The Business Times, 31 May 2016

Prices of completed private apartments up slightly in February

Prices of completed private apartments up slightly in February
The Straits Times‎, 29 March 2016

Completed condo prices up 0.4% in February

Completed condo prices up 0.4% in February
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 March 2016

NUS Book Traces Progress of Real-Estate Sector (Chinese News)

NUS Book Traces Progress of Real-Estate Sector (Chinese News)
Lianhe Zaobao, 26 March 2016

NUS Book Traces Progress of Real-Estate Sector

The launch of a new book: "Singapore's Real Estate - 50 years of Transformation"
The Straits Times‎, 10 March 2016

Prices of completed, non-landed private homes up 0.1% in January

Flash estimates from NUS index based on a bigger basket of projects completed between Oct 2003 and Sept 2015
The Business Times, 1 March 2016

Relationship between housing prices and the birth rate

In this column by Associate Professor Sing Tien Foo, Deputy Head of the NUS Department of Real Estate, he discusses the relationship between housing prices and the birth rate discovered in a research study.
Lianhe Zaobao, 22 February 2016

Developers' sentiment dips further in fourth quarter

The office sector was the worst performing sector - not surprising given the supply overhang this year.
The Business Times, 2 February 2016

How school proximity affects house prices

The findings of our study confirm that homes located within a 2km radius of popular primary schools command large price premiums.
Lianhe Zaobao, 1 February 2016

Small completed apartments worst price performer in 2015

Price index for units of up to 506 sq ft islandwide fell 4.3% last year, according to NUS flash estimates.
The Business Times, 29 January 2016

Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI)

Developer sentiment remains weak
Press Release, 26 January 2016



2015

How school proximity affects house prices

The findings of our study confirm that homes located within a 2km radius of popular primary schools command large price premiums.
The Straits Times, 17 December 2015

Small units lead price falls for completed condos

SMALL units have led prices falls for completed apartments and condos year to date as well as on a year-on-year basis, according to National University of Singapore's October flash estimates for its Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI).
The Business Times, 2 December 2015

China Index Academy Report: the significance of landmark buildings on regional urban economic development

China Index Academy Report: the significance of landmark buildings on regional urban economic development
Lianhe Zaobao, 16 November 2015

Academic: Much better for authorities to regulate economic systematic risks instead of trying to control real estate prices

Academic: Much better for authorities to regulate economic systematic risks instead of trying to control real estate prices
Lianhe Zaobao, 14 November 2015

Govts should lay off property markets: don

Govts should lay off property markets: don
The Business Times, 14 November 2015

Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI)

Developer sentiment remains weak
Press Release, 23 October 2015

“How do investors form their expectations?”

“How do investors form their expectations?”
The Edge Singapore, 14 September 2015, EP3

The 'Hungry Ghost month' effecting on housing

Buyers who do not find it taboo to buy houses during the Hungry Ghost month are taking the opportunity to visit developers' show-flats and to negotiate good discounts, when other superstitious Chinese buyers shun the market.
Lianhe Zaobao, 5 September 2015

The 'Hungry Ghost month' effecting on housing

Buyers who do not find it taboo to buy houses during the Hungry Ghost month are taking the opportunity to visit developers' show-flats and to negotiate good discounts, when other superstitious Chinese buyers shun the market.
The Straits Times, 2 September 2015, pA36



2013

Non-landed private home prices up 0.9% in March

The latest flash estimates of the Singapore Residential Price Index released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that the prices of completed non-landed private homes rose 0.9 per cent in March.
The Business Times, 30 April 2013, p36

0.9% rise in non-landed private home prices for March

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, prices of non-landed private homes rose 0.9 per cent in March after dipping 1.2 per cent in February.
Lianhe Zaobao, 30 April 2013, p29

Resale private home prices rebound 0.9 per cent in March: SRPI

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that a rebound in the central region led a rise of 0.9 per cent for resale prices of completed non-landed private homes in March.
TODAY Online, 29 April 2013

Resale apartment prices fall 1.4% in February

Flash estimates of the Singapore Residential Price Index released by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of resale apartment dipped by 1.4 percent in February.
The Straits Times, 29 March 2013, Money, pC4

Completed condo prices in Central down 3.7%

According to the preliminary Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, prices of completed private apartments and condos fell in February.
The Business Times, 29 March 2013, p4

Resale non-landed private home prices fall 1.4 per cent: SRPI

Findings by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies revealed that resale prices of completed non-landed private homes fell 1.4 per cent in February.
TODAY, 29 March 2013, p40

Preliminary SRPI: Condo resale price down by 1.4% in February

Preliminary data released by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that overall prices for resale homes in February slid 1.4% compared to January.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 March 2013, p34

Prices of apartments and condominiums fall 1.4%

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies reflected that overall prices of completed apartments and condos fell 1.4 per cent in February.
Berita Harian, 29 March 2013, p12

Non-landed resale prices on the rise in Jan

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that resale prices of completed private apartments and condos fared slightly better in January compared to December.
The Business Times, 1 March 2013, p24

Resale non-landed private home prices up 0.3% in January

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, home prices in the central region rose 0.7 per cent in January from the previous month after having fallen 1.5 per cent in December.
TODAY, 1 March 2013, p56

Preliminary NUS data show resale prices of residential homes rose 0.3% in January

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index published by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, revealed that the small unit private home segment had the most significant price hike at 2.6 per cent.
Lianhe Zaobao, 1 March 2013, p36

Prices of apartments and condominiums remain strong in January

Prices of apartments and condominiums rose in Jan, after a fall in Dec, as reported in the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies.
Berita Harian, 1 March 2013, p9

Private homes: Resale prices have risen

According to estimates of the prices of resale private homes published by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, prices rose 0.3% in Jan as compared to a 0.2% decline in Dec.
Tamil Murasu, 1 March 2013, p3

Cooling moves dampen developers' outlook

The Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which was compiled by NUS and the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore, fell from 5.1 in third quarter to 4.6 in fourth quarter 2012.
The Business Times, 21 February 2013, p2

Real Estate Sentiment Index shows that cooling measures have dampened confidence of developers

The latest Redas-NUS Real Estate Sentiment Index showed that sentiment among developers, which was originally on the rise, has now fallen to reflect a pessimistic outlook after the introduction of market cooling measures by the government.
Lianhe Zaobao, 21 February 2013, p34

Dip in resale prices of completed condos in Dec

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, showed that the resale prices of completed condominiums dipped last month partly owing to the effects of the festive season and school holidays.
The Straits Times, 29 January 2013, Money, pB10

Central Region condos saw biggest price fall in December

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released by NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that the most marked price deterioration was in Central Region and the traditional prime residential districts.
The Business Times, 29 January 2013, p32

NUS SRPI: Slight fall in private home resale prices after 4 months of increases

The Singapore Residential Property Index (SRPI), released by NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies, showed that there is a dip of 0.3% in the prices of private resale homes.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 January 2013, p26

Completed private home prices fall in Dec

According to the latest Singapore Residential Property Index (SRPI) released by NUS, the prices of completed private homes hit a turning point in Dec, falling by 0.3% from Nov.
The New Paper, 29 January 2013, p9

Completed private home prices fall in Dec

According to the latest Singapore Residential Property Index (SRPI) released by NUS, the prices of completed private homes hit a turning point in Dec, falling by 0.3% from Nov.
The New Paper, 29 January 2013, p9

Prices of private apartments in resale market declined last month

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index (SPRI) published by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed a decline in private resale homes in December.
Berita Harian, 29 January 2013, p6



2012

1.9% price rise for resale non-landed homes strongest this year

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, price increases for resale non-landed homes in November were the strongest so far in 2012.
The Straits Times, 29 December 2012, Money, pC1

November prices of built condos up 1.9%

The November flash estimate for the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) developed by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that the sub-index for the Central Region rose 2.6 per cent from October.
The Business Times, 29 December 2012, p31

Resale non-landed private home prices up

According to advance estimates of the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, prices of completed non-landed private homes surged 1.9 per cent in November from the previous month.
TODAY, 29 December 2012, p17

Price increase in resale private homes in November largest this year

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, resale private homes saw the largest price increase this year in November.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 December 2012, p33

Prices of resale private homes increase

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of resale private homes increased last month.
Berita Harian, 29 December 2012, p11

Resale private flat prices up; bigger homes in demand

Flash figures from the Singapore Residential Price Index which was compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that prices of resale private flats rose one per cent in October.
The Straits Times, 29 November 2012, Money, pB22

No correction in home prices after measures

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, prices of completed private flats rose one per cent in October.
The Business Times, 29 November 2012, p37

Suburban apartments lead price growth for resale homes

Prices of completed non-landed homes rose one per cent last month, based on the Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS.
The New Paper, 29 November 2012, p8

NUS SRPI: Increase in resale home prices in October remained at 1%

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, showed that the resale home prices in the month of October rose 1 per cent; this was the same percentage increase as recorded for September.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 November 2012, p39

Property market sentiment up again

NUS and the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore reported an increase in the Real Estate Composite Sentiment Index to 4.9 from 4.7.
The Straits Times, 2 November 2012, Money, pB21

Developers grow more upbeat in Q3

A survey carried out by NUS and the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore highlighted an improved sentiment amongst property developers.
TODAY, 2 November 2012, p56

Developers see funds flowing here after QE3s

Sentiments improved amongst property developers as highlighted by a survey compiled by NUS and the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore.
The Business Times, 2 November 2012, p5

Record $3,214 psf for Sentosa Cove home

The NUS' Singapore Residential Price Index reflected that private property prices were 0.6% higher last month.
The Straits Times, 30 October 2012, Money, pB9

NUS SRPI: Private resale home prices up again in September

According to preliminary figures from the NUS' Singapore Residential Price Index, prices of resale homes in Singapore rose 0.6% in September following a 1.2% increase in August.
Lianhe Zaobao, 30 October 2012, p26

August resale property prices up slightly

The flash figures from the Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that property prices picked up 1 per cent overall.
The Straits Times, 29 September 2012, Money, pC3

Record home rents, leasing volumes in Aug

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that prices of completed private apartments and condos in the suburbs continued to outperform units in the Central Region and small apartments islandwide.
The Business Times, 29 September 2012, p35

Resale non-landed private home prices up 1% in August

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, prices of completed non-landed private homes rose 1 per cent last month from the previous month.
TODAY, 29 September 2012, p22

NUS SRPI preliminary data: Prices of resale homes rebound in August

Preliminary data from the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that prices of resale homes have rebounded once again in August this year to rise by 1 per cent.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 September 2012, p50

Prices of resale homes up in August

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index flash estimates published by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, resale private property prices across the island continued to advance in August over the previous month.
Berita Harian, 29 September 2012, p19

Hong Kah North launches first ever "rolling" constituency plan to boost community participation

80 NUS real estate students partnered Hong Kah North Constituency Office in a survey to understand the development expectations of its residents prior to the launch of the Constituency's "rolling" plan.
Lianhe Zaobao, 24 September 2012, p9

The rise and rise of shoebox units

Assoc Prof Agarwal Sumit and Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo from NUS Dept of Real Estate, and Prof Deng Yongheng from the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS discussed some possible hypotheses that explain the social and economic behaviour in the shoebox apartment market.
The Straits Times, 12 September 2012, Opinion, pA25

Resale home prices down except for shoebox units

The latest NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed that with the exception of shoebox apartments, resale home prices fell across the board last month.
The Straits Times, 29 August 2012, Money, pB12

Suburban condos resist price pressure

The latest NUS Singapore Residential Price Index revealed that non-central home segment suffered the biggest slide as prices fell 1.3 per cent last month compared with the month before.
The Business Times, 29 August 2012, p8

Non-landed private home resale prices dipped last month

According to the July flash estimates of the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, prices of homes in the central region fell one per cent from the previous month, while those in the non-central region fell by a steeper 1.3 per cent.
TODAY, 29 August 2012, p51

Prices of resale private homes slide in July for first time in 2 months

According to the July flash estimates of the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, prices of local resale private homes slid 1.1 per cent in July led by a fall in prices of private homes in non CBD areas.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 August 2012, p28

Resale home prices fall in July, shoebox segment up

The overall NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed shoebox apartments bucking the the trend of falling prices, with a 1.1 per cent increase in prices.
The New Paper, 29 August 2012, p8

Resale prices of apartments and condominiums down 1.1%

The overall NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed resale prices falling but shoebox apartments bucked the trend, with a 1.1 per cent increase in prices.
Berita Harian, 29 August 2012, p4

Property market sentiment improves in Q2

A composite index developed by the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Redas) and NUS Department of Real Estate, showed that property market sentiment improved slightly in the second quarter.
The Straits Times, 10 August 2012, Money, pB18

Some glimmer of light in global economy brings optimism to property market among developers

According to the second quarter Real Estate Sentiment Index unveiled by Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore and NUS, optimism about the property market over the next six months has increased from the previous quarter.
Lianhe Zaobao, 8 August 2012, p33

Developers are more positive in second quarter of the year

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo from the NUS Department of Real Estate said that the uncertainty arising from the European sovereign debt crisis afflict some degrees of risk-aversion in developers and buyers.
Berita Harian, 8 August 2012, p6

Resale prices of shoebox flats fall as investors turn cautious

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that the resale prices of tiny apartments dipped in June.
The Straits Times, 31 July 2012, Money, pB9

Another week of brisk sales for private homes

The Singapore Residential Price Index complied by NUS revealed that the overall index for June was flat from that in May.
The Business Times, 31 July 2012, p30

Resale non-landed home prices flat

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index published by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of completed non-landed private properties remained unchanged in June from May.
TODAY, 31 July 2012, p29

SRPI report: Private resale home prices remain the same in June despite significant fall in small unit prices

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that resale home prices across Singapore remained largely the same in the month of June.
Lianhe Zaobao, 31 July 2012, p30

Prices of apartments, shoebox units down by 1.4%

Flash estimates of the Singapore Residential Property Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that the price of apartments and shoebox units fell most sharply by 1.4 per cent.
Berita Harian, 31 July 2012, p4

Private resale home prices continue inching upwards

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of private resale homes nudged higher again in May, maintaining a trend of recent months.
The Straits Times, 29 June 2012, Money, pB18

Prices of suburban condos above 506 sq ft most resilient

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) by NUS revealed that prices of completed apartments above 506 sq ft in the Non-Central Region or suburban areas have been the most resilient year to date followed by small units islandwide.
The Business Times, 29 June 2012, p4

Resale non-landed private home prices up 1.5% last month

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that resale prices of completed non-landed private homes rose 1.5 per cent last month from the previous month.
TODAY, 29 June 2012, p54

Prices of resale private homes rose in May

The latest NUS' Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) revealed that resale prices of private homes rose 1.5 per cent in May.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 June 2012, p30

Private resale home prices inch up again in May

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of private resale homes notched up again in May, holding up the trend of the past few months.
The New Paper, 29 June 2012, p8

Private resale home prices show positive trends

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) by NUS showed that prices of private resale homes rose 1.5 percent last month.
Berita Harian, 29 June 2012, p13

Resale home prices inch up

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that there was a 0.8 per cent rise across the resale or secondary market despite a 1.2 per cent slide in the prices of shoebox units.
The Straits Times, 29 May 2012, Money, pB9

NUS small apartment sub-index dips in April

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that the sub-index for small apartments posted the strongest price gains across all the categories, rising 2.7 per cent.
The Business Times, 29 May 2012, p2

Resale private home prices rise

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that there was a rise in overall resale home prices built on the revised 0.4 per cent gain in the previous month.
TODAY, 29 May 2012, p28

Prices of high-end condos up 1.6 per cent

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, prices of private non-landed resale homes inched up last month by 0.8 per cent from March.
The New Paper, 29 May 2012, p9

Private resale home prices inch up again in May

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of private resale homes notched up again in May, holding up the trend of the past few months.
The New Paper, 29 June 2012, p8

Resale prices of private homes up in April, while prices of smaller apartments slide

According to the latest Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, prices of local resale private homes rose 0.8 per cent in April, boosted by the increase in resale prices of high-end private housing.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 May 2012, p28

Price of resale private housing rise again last month

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS reported that prices of private home units in central Singapore rose by as much as 1.6 per cent.
Berita Harian, 29 May 2012, p4

Rebound in private resale home prices

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that the starkest rise for small private resale home prices was a 2.8 percent jump for shoebox units, while prices of homes outside the central area climbed 0.7 percent.
The Straits Times, 1 May 2012, Money, pB18

NUS small apartment sub-index leads price gains in March

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that small apartments have posted the strongest price gains in March.
The Business Times, 1 May 2012, p6

Private resale home prices rebound

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS revealed that prices of resale private homes have rebounded in March and are slowing down for three consecutive months.
Lianhe Zaobao, 1 May 2012, p36

Resale private home prices rebound in March

The Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS noted that resale prices for small apartment units saw a 0.8 percent decline in February.
TODAY, 1 May 2012, p20

Rise in private housing prices in the open market

Prices for the private housings in the open market in Singapore have risen by 0.8 percent for Mar compared to Feb and 1.9 percent in January according to the Singapore Residential Price Index by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS.
Berita Harian, 1 May 2012, p4

Few buyers for new units, data shows

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that resale home prices in central areas dipped 0.9 per cent in February, on top of the 2.4 per cent slide in January.
The Straits Times, 13 April 2012, Money, pC20

Resale home prices dip for 3rd month

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of private resale homes have fallen for the third month in a row with high-end and small flats recording the highest value drops.
The Straits Times, 29 March 2012, Money, pB23

Softer home prices pave way for a buyer's market

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of completed properties softened by 0.8 per cent as compared with the previous month.
The Business Times, 29 March 2012, p4

Slight dip in resale private home prices

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of resale private homes were 0.8 per cent lower last month as compared to the previous month.
TODAY, 29 March 2012, p48

Prices of local private homes fall 3% after introduction of latest cooling measures

The latest Singapore Residential Price Index released by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of local resale private homes had fallen for the third consecutive month.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 March 2012, p34

Resale home prices fall for 2nd straight month

Data compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies for its monthly Singapore Residential Price Index showed that prices of resale homes have fallen for the second straight month with values dropping most in the luxury and small unit segments.
The Straits Times, 29 February 2012, Money, pB23

Property mass-market starts post-ABSD recovery

Flash estimates of NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed that prices of completed properties in the Central Region softened a further 1.9 per cent relative to the previous month.
The Business Times, 29 February 2012, p2

Private home resale prices fell 0.4% last month

The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies published their latest figures on property prices, noting that the additional buyer's stamp duty had some impact on prices.
TODAY, 29 February 2012, p24

SRPI falls slightly last month led by decline in prices in central region

The latest NUS Singapore Residential Price Index figures revealed that prices of local resale homes fell by 0.4 per cent last month owing to a weak luxury apartment resale market.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 February 2012, p30

Private housing resale prices drops for the second month

Private housing prices in the open market in Singapore fell 0.4 per cent last month according to the Singapore Residential Price Index released by the NUS Institute of Real Estate.
Berita Harian, 29 February 2012, p6

Small apartment prices climb 11.8% in 2011

Flash estimates released by NUS' Singapore Residential Price Index revealed that the sub-index for small apartments island-wide rose 11.8 per cent for the whole of 2011.
The Business Times, 31 January 2012, p4

Cooling measures hit Dec home prices

The NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, which tracks prices of completed private non-landed residential properties, revealed that prices of properties fell 0.8 per cent last month from November.
TODAY, 31 January 2012, p26

Property cooling measures produce results; prices of resale homes down in December

According to the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, the growth in prices of properties in the mid-tier and mass market segments showed signs of slowing down in December last year.
Lianhe Zaobao, 31 January 2012, p28

Fall in resale prices of homes in Dec

The new NUS Singapore Residential Price Index flash figures showed the biggest dip, since July last, in the prices of properties.
Business Times, 20 January 2010



2011

Shoebox apartment prices continue dipping in Nov

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that prices of completed small apartments have since fallen 3 per cent in November.
The Business Times, 29 December 2011 , p2

Greater rise in prices of resale homes in November compared to October

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies revealed that the increase in prices of small condominium units had begun to slow down in November.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 December 2011 , p34

Private resale home prices remain flat

The Singapore Residential Price Index, released by the NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies, showed that resale prices of private homes rose a touch last month, reversing a slight dip in September.
The Straits Times, 29 November 2011 , Money, pB15

Non-landed private home prices up 0.9% in October

The Singapore Residential Price Index, compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, showed that prices of non-landed private homes climbed 0.9 per cent in October 2011, reversing a three-month trend of zero or negative growth.
The Business Times, 29 November 2011 , p4

Home prices in Singapore up 0.9 per cent last month from September

According to data released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, home prices in Singapore inched up 0.9 per cent last month from September.
TODAY, 29 November 2011 , p31

Private resale home prices remain flat

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that prices of private resale homes stayed flat last month following a similar result in July.
The Straits Times, 29 September 2011 , Money, pB21

Central region home prices peaked in May

The latest numbers from Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, showed that the Singapore Residential Price Index for Central region in August was down 2.08 per cent from its recent peak in May 2011.
The Business Times, 29 September 2011 , p1

NUS price index for small units up 3.1 per cent in August

The Singapore Residential Price Index figures compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that the sub-index for small units rose by 3.1 per cent last month.
TODAY, 29 September 2011 , p36

"Autumn wind" in property market? Analysts: Still hard to tell

The Singapore Residential Price Index showed that prices of local private resale homes have gone sideways in August for the second consecutive month.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 September 2011 , p34

FSinsight Interview: Green buildings in Asia and the Green Mark standard, Sep 14, 2011

Developing green buildings is a relatively new industry in Asia. Setting up a Green Mark standard, which has already proved to be successful in Singapore, could increase this awareness and boost the development of green buildings in other parts of Asia. Yongheng Deng, Professor of Finance and Real Estate and Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), talks about Singapore's Green Mark program, why it works and why he believes the Chinese government should also propose such a program.

SOHO becoming more common in Singapore

Assoc Prof Sing Tien Foo, Deputy Director of IRES shares his view. Combining living (residential) and office "under one roof", SOHO units offer attractive rental yields relative to condominium units of the same prices. SOHO tenants will also likely to come from market segment, which are not catered for by the traditional CBD prime office space.
Lianhe Zaobao, ZBNow, p3, 10 September 2011

Singapore private home prices flat last month

According to the Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, the prices of private non-landed residential properties in Singapore were relatively unchanged last month.
TODAY, 30 August 2011 , p23

Property prices start to cool down in July

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that the July prices of private non-landed residential properties in Singapore gained only 0.2 per cent from June.
Lianhe Zaobao, 30 August 2011 , Section 2, p24

Reits as another investment option

Prof Deng, Director of IRES talks about investing in REITS, for the average young investor, with limited savings, but who perhaps already has a brokerage account and holds stocks, one accessible means of getting exposure to real estate, would be via real estate investment trusts (Reits).
The Business Times, p11, 8 August 2011

Most people believed that HDB prices will continue to rise

Assoc Prof Lum Sau Kim, Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, believed that the government's policy to tighten loans could cause prices of smaller units to increase further.
My Paper, 29 July 2011 , pB4

A property index that thinks out of the shoebox

New NUS index showed that price increases of shoebox apartments have been outpacing gains in overall apartment prices since the property market recovery following the global financial crisis.
The Business Times, 29 July 2011 , p1

Institute to have separate price index for shoebox units

The Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS will introduce a separate index to measure the prices of "shoebox" units, saying their price volatility has a significant impact on overall housing prices.
TODAY, 29 July 2011 , p48

NUS SPRI: Rise in local resale of private home slows down

The Singapore Residential Price Index released by NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that the increase in local resale private home prices has slowed down in June 2011 as compared to May 2011.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 July 2011 , Section 2, p28

Shoebox units a cause of more volatile home prices: Study

A study by NUS' Department of Real Estate showed that shoebox apartments have made overall home prices here more volatile, with sharper price gains than larger homes.
The Straits Times, 29 July 2011 , Money, pB23

What Will Happen to China's Economy If Its Property Market Collapses?

Prof Deng Yongheng, Director of IRES shares his view on the Chinese property market. While the housing finance situation in China differs from the US, increasing property prices in major cities have been largely due to competitive land bidding from state owned enterprises (SOEs).
The Wall Street Journal, 27 June 2011

Resale property prices on the rise again

The latest figures from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed that resale property prices increased last month, marking the biggest monthly rise since January's cooling measures.
The Straits Times, 31 May 2011 , Money, pB16

Analysts look beyond April's house price gains

Responding to data released by the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, property experts noted that there would be a more muted rise in home prices for the rest of the year due to an increased supply of Build-to-Order flats announced by the government.
The Business Times, 31 May 2011 , p1

NUS SRPI shows prices of resale homes continue to rise in April

The NUS Singapore Residential Price Index revealed that prices of local resale homes had been on the rise in April.
Lianhe Zaobao, 31 May 2011 , Section 2, p28

Non-landed private home prices up 1%

Following the release of data by the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, experts said that the rise in private non-landed home prices in Singapore was due to a pent-up demand.
TODAY, 31 May 2011 , p32

Condominium and private apartments price increased 1% last month

According to the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, prices of condominiums and private apartments in Singapore rose by 1 per cent in April this year.
Berita Harian, 31 May 2011 , p4

Singapore's Property Market Headed Towards a Perfect Storm?

When a country registers a 15 percent growth rate, as Singapore did last year, there is bound to be a spill-over wealth effect. Singapore's housing market has been cashing in on this big time - prices have rebounded 50 percent in just two years, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and cooling measures by the government have done little to calm them. (download pdf )
CNBC, 29 May 2011

Latest property measures more effective: NUS study

A study by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies suggested the two latest rounds of property cooling measures in August 2010 and January this year may have been more effective in taming prices of completed non-landed private homes than the earlier two series of tightening measures.
The Business Times, 29 April 2011 , p2

NUS SRPI shows slowing growth in private home prices in Q1

The NUS Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) has indicated that growth in the prices of private residential properties had slowed in the first quarter of this year.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 April 2011 , Section 2, p33

A Blow to Household Wealth

What will happen if China's overheated real estate market goes bust? Currently, the housing sector consumes about 40 percent of all steel and lumber in China. As a result, a shock to China's housing sector will not only have a devastating impact on the Chinese economy, but also on the global raw material markets like steel, cement and timber. The ripple effects arising from China's deflating housing sector cannot be underestimated.
The New York Times Online, 18 April 2011, The Opinion Pages - Room for Debate

Political Overlords Shackle China's Monetary Mandarins

China's economic policies have transformed the world's most populous country by delivering annual growth averaging 10% over the past decade. But now China is facing its biggest inflation threat since the 1990s. China's leaders call the spike in prices their top economic concern for 2011. Prof Deng Yongheng, Director of IRES is quoted in this article.
Wall Street Journal, 15 April 2011

Home prices steady in Q1

Flash estimates from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed that overall home prices dipped 0.4 per cent in February 2011, after rising 2.9 per cent in January 2011.
The Straits Times, 29 March 2011 , Money, pB18

Private home prices rose less than 1% last month

Private home prices rose by less than one per cent in February 2011 from the previous month, according to the latest flash estimates from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index.
TODAY, 29 March 2011 , pB1

Growth in private home prices to slow down

Based on the latest data from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index, the growth in the prices of private residential properties is set to slow down after the first quarter of 2011.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 March 2011 , Section 2, p28

Prices of non-landed homes in central region up

The latest figures from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index showed that prices of non-landed homes in the central region rose one per cent in February 2011, compared to the preceding month.
MyPaper, 29 March 2011 , pA20

Private home prices drop slightly in February

The NUS Singapore Residential Price Index revealed a small decline in private home prices in February 2011, after stringent measures were introduced in January 2011 to cool speculation.
The New Paper, 29 March 2011 , p10

Home prices slip but the 'centre' still holds

Prices of completed private apartments and condos have slipped slightly, overall, as the government's cooling measures made themselves felt. But those in the most posh part of town are still holding their own.
The Business Times, p1, 29 March 2011

On US economy, equities & China's property bubble

IRES speaks at the Singapore's Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCCI) Business Outlook 2011 - "Irrational Exuberance in Asian Property Markets?"
Business Times, 20 January 2011

Asian companies well-equipped for shocks

IRES speaks at the Singapore's Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCCI) Business Outlook 2011 - "Irrational Exuberance in Asian Property Markets?"
Mypaper, 20 January 2011



2010

The housing bubble trouble

Professor Joseph Gyourko from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania said during a forum organised by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) that in Singapore, Government's repeated intervention in the market is a good thing.
The Strait Times, 29 September 2010, Prime, pA10

China to continue to take measures to ensure stability of home prices to prevent negative impact on economy and national wealth

Professor Bernard Yeung from the NUS Business School said at a forum organised by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) yesterday that either the market economy or the Chinese government will need to address the "distortions" in the Chinese property market over the next ten years to prevent it from negatively impacting China's economic development.
Lianhe Zaobao, 17 September 2010, Section 2, p29

LGT Chief Global Strategist Beat Lenherr at Asian real estate forum: Local measures "inadequate" to cool down property prices

LGT Capital Management Global Strategist Beat Lenherr said during a forum organised by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) yesterday that he believes the latest round of cooling measures announced by the government will be inadequate in suppressing rising prices. Professor Bernard Yeung, dean of the NUS Business School, pointed out that Mr Lenherr was mainly focusing on the group of people who have the funds to invest in the private housing market.
Lianhe Zaobao, 17 September 2010, Section 2, p29

'Bubbles forming' in Asia's property markets

LGT Capital Management Global Strategist Beat Lenherr said during a forum organised by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) yesterday that risk aversion shown by investors towards the US and Europe is leading to the inflow of money to Asia, fuelling property price rises.
The Straits Times, 17 September 2010, Money, pC21

India: Next property investment hotspot?

India could be the next stop for property investment opportunities in Asia as buyers look for alternatives following the recent slew of cooling measures in China. That is according to speakers at a property forum organised by NUS-Institute of Real Estate Studies.
TODAY, 17 September 2010, pB15

Property expert says price may collapse by up to 50 per cent in the next year or two

Property experts speaking at the National University of Singapore's Institute of Real Estate Studies Forum said that the dizzying rise in property prices here is not sustainable and the market may be heading for a hard landing in one to two years' time.
TODAY, 17 September 2010, p2

Has the market reached its peak?

The latest reading of the Singapore Residential Property Index by NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies indicated that the property index climbed a mere 0.1% in July.
TODAY, 3 September 2010 , pB17

Price index for non-landed private homes up 2.6%

The Singapore Residential Price Index, developed by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies showed that the overall price index for non-landed private homes had rose 2.6 per cent in May over the preceding month.
The Business Times, 30 June 2010 , p2

NUS's SRPI for May shows continued rise in resale private housing prices

Assoc Prof Lum Sau Kim, NUS Dept of Real Estate, who was involved in compiling the Singapore Residential Price Index noted that the rise in resale private housing prices in the first quarter had not been as great as what was initially thought.
Lianhe Zaobao, 29 June 2010 , Section 2, p26

Are China property prices high? 'Yes' and 'no'

Ask Hang Lung Properties chairman Ronnie Chan if there is a property bubble in China, and you are unlikely to get a straight answer. It is all a matter of perspective to the 61-year-old, who has spent more than 30 years with Hong Kong developer. "Cyclically it is high, but systematically it is not," he said, referring to the level of home prices in major Chinese cities today.
The Business Times, 11 May 2010, Property, p32

Non-central home prices outpace prime areas

The Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS observed the rising prices of non-landed private homes outside Singapore's prime districts.
The Business Times, 29 April 2010 , p4

Er, what is the SRPI?

The Singapore Residential Price Index, formulated by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, tracks prices of completed private non-landed homes monthly.
The Sunday Times, 11 April 2010 , p33

New home price index makes a light splash

The new Singapore Residential Price Index compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS showed that prices of non-landed private homes held steady in February.
The Business Times, 30 March 2010 , p1

Hidden perils of China's stimulus boost

The recent financial crisis saw many governments and central banks use monetary and fiscal interventions to propel their economies out of the recession. Such packages have met with mixed success.
The Straits Times, 16 October 2010, Review, pA26

China's Stimulus May Be A Curse In Disguise

The financial crisis and global recession saw central banks and governments react with monetary and fiscal interventions. While the results of these stimulations in advanced economies were limited, the Chinese stimulus policies delivered incredibly significant and effective responses.
Forbes.com, 25 August 2010

Just how risky are China's housing markets?

China is experiencing spectacularly fast growth - so fast that many fear it is driven by a bubble - a property bubble to be precise. Recent memories of what happened when the US housing market bubble burst make the possibility of a Chinese housing bubble a critical concern for the world economy.
VoxEU.org, 28 July 2010

New NUS property price index shows prices of resale home nearing record high

The new Singapore Residential Price Index launched by the Institute of Real Estate Studies of NUS showed that the overall price of resale homes had risen by 2.2 per cent in January this year.
Lianhe Zaobao, 30 March 2010 , Section 2, p24

Demand in the property market left unexplained

At the launch of the Singapore Residential Price Index, Mr Simon Cheong, President of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore, spoke on the private housing market.
Lianhe Zaobao, 28 March 2010 , Section 1, p13

New price index more timely

Property experts observed that the Singapore Residential Price Index launched by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies could serve as a reference index that would help expand the suite of property-based financial products, such as derivatives.
The Straits Times, 28 March 2010 , Invest, p29

New private home index launched

The new index developed by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies would facilitate the analysis of price trends and help investors make more informed decisions.
The New Paper, 25 March 2010 , p8

Property index for market players

The new Singapore Residential Price Index may lead to trading in more sophisticated financial products such as property derivatives.
My Paper, 25 March 2010 , pA23

New month-on-month price index

The new Singapore Residential Price Index developed by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies was the first such index developed by an academic institution here.
TODAY, 25 March 2010 , pB1 & pB2

A better picture of the private property market

The new Singapore Residential Price Index developed by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies hoped that the index would serve as benchmark index and reference for structuring property derivative products.
The Business Times, 25 March 2010 , p1 & p2

NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies launches new private home price index

Prof Deng Yongheng, Director of the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, noted that the new Singapore Residential Price index could help ordinary home buyers to better understand the price risks in the property market.
Lianhe Zaobao, 25 March 2010 , Section 2, p32

New monthly index of private home prices

The Singapore Residential Price Index developed by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies would help owners, investors and other property watchers keep a handle on the fast-moving market.
The Straits Times, 25 March 2010 , pA8

Housing In S'pore Still Affordable

The recent spikes in both public and private housing prices have added fuel to the debate on affordability. Analysts and experts have attributed the price increase to a rise in demand, especially from foreigners and permanent residents.
The Straits Times, 27 February 2010, Review, pA20



2009

AUC Hosts Real Estate Roundtable

AUC and the National University of Singapore in partnership with Dar El Mimar-Mountain View organized last week a real estate forum.
News @ American Cairo University (AUC), 16 November 2009

NUS gears up to take on the world

The financial crisis has hastened the move to a multi-centric world with a growing focus on Asia - and the National University of Singapore (NUS) is shifting gear in tandem, with an eye to becoming the region's pre-eminent knowledge centre.
Channel News Asia, 31 October 2009

Are leftover flats really 'undesirable'?

Assoc Prof Lum Sau Kim, NUS Dept of Real Estate, commented that the so-called undesirable flats should be priced at a level that would clear the market, and that price might be quite different from the suggested asking price.
The Straits Times, 17 October 2009 , pA36

Is $8,000 income ceiling too low?

According to a study conducted by Assoc Prof Fu Yuming and Assoc Prof Lum Sau Kim, NUS Dept of Real Estate, the $8,000 income ceiling distorted households' buying decisions, while buying distortion did not exist among the lower- income groups.
The Straits Times, 17 October 2009 , Review, pA35 & A36

Private Residential Properties Still Selling Hot Despite Ongoing Retrenchment

Private residential properties are selling very well amidst ongoing retrenchments. Are the queues at recent condo launches a sign of a start of real estate bubble?
Shin Min Daily News, 14 Aug 2009, p5

'Much uncertainty' in real estate

Speaking at a public seminar by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, Dr Seek Ngee Huat, President of GIC Real Estate, noted that the global property sector still faced much uncertainty due to falling rents and rising capitalisation rates.
The Straits Times, 28 May 2009 , Money, pC18

Distressed properties may flood markets

At the inaugural public seminar by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, Dr Seek Ngee Huat, President of GIC Real Estate, commented that distressed property assets might emerge in developed markets in the next two years or so.
The Business Times, 28 May 2009 , p30

In the West, not in the emerging Asia

The first public seminar organised by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies brought together prominent scholars, policy experts and industry leaders to examine the current state and future prospects of the real estate and capital markets.
TODAY, 28 May 2009 , pB7

Property prices in developed countries may continue to fall

Dr Seek Ngee Huat, President of GIC Real Estate, said in a seminar held by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies that property prices in developed countries might continue to fall as many property-related loans would expire before 2011.
Lianhe Zaobao, 28 May 2009 , Section 1, Page 35

Full effect of recession not felt yet

Speaking at an NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies seminar, Dr Seek Ngee Huat, President of GIC Real Estate, believed that the property scene would continue to be challenging in the next five years.
Berita Harian, 28 May 2009 , p6

Shanghai Forum 2009 - Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia

Fudan University hosted the "Shanghai Forum 2009." The forum's theme is "Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia.
Shanghai Forum, 12 May 2009



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