Colliers Property Report: Yangon Upper-Scale Hotel Q2 2017

Creative Solutions Needed In a Challenging Market Landscape The sizeable rise in new supply is now taking a toll on Yangon’s upper-scale hotel market. Despite previous attempts to reduce ADRs, occupancy levels continue to trend downward. Colliers recommends developers to rethink with creative strategies and focus instead on enhancing the overall experiential value. Forecast at […]

Colliers Property Report: Yangon Serviced Apartment Q2 2017

Lower-tier modern developments gaining popularity Lower tier but modern projects are gaining more traction while movements from older and poorly maintained serviced apartments are becoming more apparent. In general, housing budgets remain a key consideration among many businesses and Colliers continuous to urge developers to veer away from upscale offerings, and rather focus on more […]

SHL Eyes Myanmar Affordable Housing Market

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): SHL Consolidated Bhd’s joint venture (JV) with Japan-based Marubeni Corp is looking at tapping into Myanmar’s affordable housing market, in line with their business venture across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region. SHL executive director Datuk Seri Yap Chong Lee said the JV planned to leverage areas where Marubeni […]

Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

Car brokers decry decision to close the Thiri Mingalar car sales centre

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) on Thursday announced the closure of the Thiri Mingalar car sales centre in Ahlone township as it is a dangerous building, but the car brokers are criticizing the decision. It is difficult to relocate on short notice, there are many cars in the centre and they are facing parking […]

Government guarantees needed for large investments in real estate sector

Government guarantees on investments and policies are required before Yangon and the rest of the country can secure the capital needed to develop large-scale megacity projects, real estate experts said. Although foreign investors have mostly been keen to invest in the attractive Yangon real estate market, they mainly stay away from lucrative megacity development projects […]

Korea’s LOTTE to launch hotel, serviced apartments in Yangon

Korea’s LOTTE group will launch its awesome resort hotel and serviced apartments in Yangon on September 1 beside the picturesque Inya Lake in its march to become one of Asia’s formidable business conglomerates. Founded by Korean businessman Shin Kyuk-ho in Japan in 1948, LOTTE expanded into South Korea in 1967 with a range of confectionery […]

Colliers Property Report – Yangon Retail Q2 2017

Retail Market Faces Bright Future Yangon’s retail scene is undergoing modern transformation. Foreign F&B brands, new technologies, and upbeat designs are defining the trend, and the consumers are strongly embracing these new experiences. Colliers sees a shift towards trendier concepts and that a wider variety of product offerings will be essential for retail developments going […]

4.8 Million Housing Units Required by 2040

The government’s national policy on housing will take into account the country’s urbanisation and urban migration. Myanmar’s commercial capital will need 1.07 million housing units by 2040 and the entire country will require an additional 4.8 million units by then, according to an official from the Ministry of Construction. The whole country will need 4.8 […]

New Investment Law Authorises First Project Led by Japanese Hotel Chain

The Japan-based Hotel Okura will open its first hotel in Myanmar with the help of Japan’s government-private fund in 2020, according to the company’s press release dated July 28. Construction of Okura Prestige Yangon will commence this year and is expected to complete by 2020. Okura Prestige Yangon will be the company’s first project in […]