MCL Land passes bids for Margaret Drive residential site with S$238. 4m

MCL Land has emerged top in a fierce contest among 14 bidders for a residential land parcel at Margaret Drive.

The top bid of S$238. 39 million translates to S$997. 85 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr) based on the maximum gross floor area of the site near Commonwealth MRT station, which is big enough for 275 homes.

It is also 7. 9 per cent higher than the next highest bid, from Allgreen Properties, at S$220. 9 million.

Such aggressive bidding for the 99-year leasehold site signals that developers are reading the market positively with a possible upside in rates by the time the project can be launched available.

This terrain parcel can be described as Reserve List site beneath the government terrain sales (GLS) programme that was brought about for painful, after a creator committed to put money on at least S$185. seventy six million for doing it last month.

The breakeven level for the future task to be created on the site, depending on MCL Land’s top put money on, is anticipated to be regarding S$1, five-hundred psf, regarding to resources.

The solid participation simply by 14 customers and a better than anticipated top put money on of S$998 psf ppr is not really astonishing given the strong advantages of the site, the affordable positively land value, the cravings for food for new expansion sites amongst developers and positive marketplace sentiments.

The tender effects also strengthen the view of some that developers’ great bidding curiosity will motivate the government to produce more non commercial sites within the next GLS system for the first 50 % of 2017.

The large turnout just for this tender displays the insatiable hunger of developers just for land, in particular those which have lost any sites over the past a year.

In addition , the palatable mess for this internet site allowed for a better winning perimeter. It is also shown a possible chance for smaller programmers.

The several. 9 % gap between your highest and second-highest offers represents the widest distance among non commercial GLS tenders (including management condominium sites) that closed this year.

Many developers who are interested in this site are aware of the potential fierce competition in this tender. In order to have a fair chance to win in this tender, their bids must be bullish.

Various other developers that took component in the offer (in zero particular order) included UOL, Tuan Sing Holdings, Frasers Centrepoint Limited, Malaysia’s SP Setia Foreign, and Greatview Investment (owned by Beijing’s Haojing Purchase Group device and Yu Zhisong).

Great Development (owned by the Ng family exactly who founded China Organization) involved in Sekisui Residence; ZACD Ventures joined hands with Maxdin; while DAR Residential (a joint venture of Hong Leong Holdings and Mitsui Fudosan Co) involved in Hong Real estate, a vehicle of this Kwek/Quek spouse and children.

The site likewise drew bids from construction-related developers – namely China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co, a unit of Shanghai-listed China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd; Low Keng Huat (Singapore); United Engineers; and Chip Eng Seng’s CEL Development.