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Subject: Capitaland: A Real Estate Empire In Singapore Date: 5/18/2012 12:22 PM
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Capitaland is HUGE in Singapore......most of the malls along Orchard Road are owned by Capitaland....Capitaland is a interesting way to get into Real Estate in SE Asia:


"Real estate may be a weak asset in the United States, but other markets provide plenty of opportunities for gains. One of these markets is Singapore. Due to its business friendly legal structure, low taxation, first world conveniences, and a strong economy, Singapore has been going through a boom in immigration and real estate development. Also, the limited size of the city-state creates a restraint on supply that keeps rents high. The best way for investors to capitalize on Singapore real estate in both the residential and commercial sectors is through buying Capitaland (CLLDY.PK). Capitaland stands out to me because of its dominant market share, ownership of Singapore's top properties, and healthy financial position.

The main bullish case for Capitaland is its ownership of some of the most premium properties in Singapore. Examples of the include Six Battery Road, Raffles City Singapore, and a variety of office buildings leased to major banks and multinational corporations that fill up the country's central business district. They also develop high-end condo complexes throughout the island and operate 17 malls in Singapore. Malls have much more value there than in the U.S. due to restrictions on online shopping (such no Amazon.com), heat and humidity that drives people indoors, and a local culture that revolves around shopping and conspicuous consumption to a degree that is higher than the West. Capitaland also owns Clarke Quay, which is one of most popular nightlife hot spots in Singapore. A growing population, foreign capital inflows into Singapore, and limited space in the country will continue to keep real estate values high in the long run. A Chinese hard landing-related pullback or crash is a buying opportunity."


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