Car park regulations are stunting the Yangon condo market: Colliers

While the passing of the Condominium Law and its related rules is positive for the condo market in Yangon, the city’s car park regulations are the biggest barriers to growth in the market, said Mr Tony Picon, founder and director of Colliers International Myanmar, during a recent seminar on the Condominium Law and Rules hosted […]

Demand for Condo Market Still Weak, but Apartment Sales Rise Fast

Sales and rental demand for condominium properties in Yangon remain weak even though the Condominium Rules have been released for almost two months now. The list of rules, which were released in December, two years after the new Condominium Law was approved, include allowing foreigners to own up to 40 percent of the total floor area […]

Real Estate Sector to Pick up on Back of Foreign Demand

Demand in the Myanmar real estate market is expected to pick up in 2018 now that the rules to the new Condominium Law have been released. Under the new rules, property investments by foreigners are expected to spike, said U Aung Naing Oo, secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission. The rules, which were released in […]

Foreigners Allowed to Buy Jointly-Owned Condominium Apartment in Myanmar

YANGON, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) — Foreigners have been allowed to buy jointly-owned condominium apartment following the new rules under the Condominium Law announced early last month, said legal expert U Naing Lin Zaw Tuesday. In an interview with Xinhua, U Naing Lin Zaw clarified that the minimum requirements for a condominium project are to build […]

Prices of condo apartments fall by 20-30 % in Yangon market: real estate agents

U Nay Min Thu, managing director of iMyanmarHouse.com, a property website, said the commercial city of Yangon saw a 20 to 30 per cent decline in the prices of condominium apartments in comparison to 2013, according to a report of the Myawady Daily issued on Saturday. “Now the country’s property sector is facing a market […]

Delay in Companies Law Negative, but not Surprising

Implementation of the long-awaited Companies Law will be postponed until August 2018, Reuters reported Monday, citing top officials from Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). Myanmar will delay implementing a new law that would have allowed foreign companies to take up to a 35 percent stake in local companies, bringing about badly needed reforms for […]

New Condominium Rules allow more flexibility for foreigners

Foreigners will be given more flexibility to invest in the local property sector, according to new rules under the Condominium Law announced Thursday. The Condominium Rules are the final steps of the implementation of the Condominium Law, which was approved last year. The rules, which were signed by the Union Minister for Construction on December […]

Collier Property Report – Yangon CONDOMINIUM Q3 2017

Affordability Remains Unadressed Over the last two quarters, the market has witnessed a slight uptick in demand following extensive pricing promotions for many projects. While this has buoyed overall sales take-up, Colliers sees the performance as temporary, and the strategy as financially unsustainable. We advise developers to look long term instead. Future projects should generally […]

Yoma Strategic Holdings profits drops 5.8% to $3.7m in Q2

Blame the lack of a $14.7m fair value gain from their telco towers investment. Yoma Strategic Holdings’ (Yoma) profits crashed by 56.8% YoY to $3.7m in Q2. According to OCBC Investment Research, there was an absence of a $14.7m fair value gain on the telecommunications towers investment which was recognised in Q2. Revenue grew 32.9% […]

Why the construction sector is ailing and how it could recover

To help the construction and real estate sectors expand and stay profitable, government support in the form of tax and loan policy reforms is necessary, developers said. Currently, developers must pay taxes of up to 10 percent on the sale of condominium units priced between K100 million to K500 million. Meanwhile, buyers must pay a […]