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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hua Yang plans RM160m development

Hua Yang Bhd has acquired 1.55 acres of prime land in the Desa Pandan Commercial Centre, just opposite the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) here.

The company plans to develop the land as a mixed serviced apartment and commercial centre with an estimated RM160 million in gross development value.

"This is part of our overall group strategy to expand our operations in the Klang Valley with our developments in Sungai Besi, Selayang and now, Kuala Lumpur City Centre," said Hua Yang Chief Executive Officer Ho Wen Yan in a statement today.

For developments in the Klang Valley, he said the company’s strategy was to develop vertical communities in the form of high-rise apartments, complete with a retail space for the convenience of residents.

"We are looking at a modern lifestyle concept for the project with club facilities and amenities -- suitable for city dwellers who enjoy the sights and sounds of the city," he said.

By Bernama

Listing plan for Pavilion KL

Sources say that the assets under Pavilion Kuala Lumpur could be worth between RM4 billion and RM5 billion.

Kuala Lumpur: Datuk Desmond Lim Siew Choon is preparing to list Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, in what could be Malaysia's largest initial public offering of a real estate investment trust (REIT), sources said.

While details of the REIT are still sketchy, sources said that the assets under it could be worth between RM4 billion and RM5 billion.

Others, however, said the asset size may not be that large but its market capitalisation could be comparable to that of Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (SunREIT).

SunREIT, listed last year, is the country's largest REIT with properties valued at about RM3.7 billion and a market capitalisation of RM2.98 billion as of yesterday.

Business Times understands that Pavilion KL's listing could happen as early as end-2011 and will include the retail portion of the mixed development.

It is also believed that CIMB Investment Bank, Credit Suisse and Maybank Investment will be involved in the deal.

Lim, who controls Malton Bhd, developed the mall via Malton's subsidiary Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd.

The mall is owned by Urusharta Cemerlang Sdn Bhd, which is 51 per cent-owned by Urusharta Cemerlang Development Sdn Bhd and 49 per cent by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).

A search with the Companies Commission of Malaysia revealed that a company by the name of Pavilion Reit Management Sdn Bhd had been set up.

Lim and his wife Datin Tan Kewi Yong each hold a share in this company, which was registered on April 7 this year.

The nature of business of Pavilion Reit Management is described as "management of real estate investment trust, investment holding and property management".

Officials of Pavilion KL, when contacted, did not say anything.

Valuers contacted to indicate the Pavilion KL asset size said that it would depend on the method used. It could be on the lower end if the comparison method is used (market price per sq ft) and on the upper end if the investment return method is used (income stream generated per sq ft).

While it is certain that the retail portion of the building, which has a total net lettable area of 1.37 million sq ft, will form part of the REIT, it is unclear if the corporate office tower with a nett floor area of 185,000 sq ft will be included in it.

Pavilion KL, opened in 2007, is said to be profitable. It is enjoying a 98 per cent tenancy.

Talk is that Fahrenheit 88, the shopping centre opposite Pavilion KL and managed by Pavilion KL, may later be injected into the REIT. The mall is now 92 per cent occupied.

Fahrenheit 88 belongs to Makna Mujur Sdn Bhd, which is owned by Pavilion International Development Fund Ltd, of which the principal is the QIA.

Last year, Urusharta Cemerlang (KL), owned by Tan Sri Zainol Mahmood and another individual, made history by paying RM7,209.80 per sq ft for the land in Jalan Bukit Bintang adjacent to Pavilion KL.

By Business Times