Buying Commercial Property in Hong Kong: The Definitive Guide

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Commercial property is an untapped area for many investors, but you can reap great yields if you do your research and dedicate some time and effort.

In fact, you have a number of options if you decide to buy commercial property including everything from retail property, industrial property, and not to forget – car parks.

Still, the commercial market is rarely spoken about in the media. You mostly hear about how prime office prices change on a quarterly basis.

In this article, you’ll learn about the following:

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Buying Hotels & Resorts in Thailand: The Ultimate Guide for Investors

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We’ve mostly talked about buying residential property in Thailand previously, covering foreign ownership regulations, taxes, and more.

In this article, we take it to another level and check how it works when buying hotels and resorts.

Buying a hotel is in a different league as these properties are treated as businesses, hence, different regulations apply. The transaction values tend to be higher as well.

Yet, buying a hotel in Bangkok or Thailand’s most popular resort areas can result in great capital appreciations and high yields.

In this article, you’ll learn how it works when buying a hotel or a resort in Thailand and regulations that apply.

Laws & regulations to foreign ownership of hotels in Thailand

Buying a hotel is a completely different undertaking compared to buying residential real estate in Thailand.

Getting your feet wet, working with a serious agent, and a reputable solicitor from the start shall be a top priority before engaging in the market.

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Buying Commercial Property in Malaysia: A Complete Guide

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I’ve already written a complete article about how you can buy residential property in Malaysia as a foreigner.

Buying commercial property is less spoken about, especially in the media, but it can bring you great returns and yields.

The regulations differ a bit from buying residential property. There are also some key considerations you need to understand before buying, for example, the difference in the importance of location.

In this article, I explain how it works when buying commercial property in Malaysia, one of the most developed countries in Southeast Asia.

Can foreigners buy commercial property in Malaysia?

Malaysia is famous for being one of the most foreign friendly countries when it comes to buying property in Asia.

You have no particular restrictions to buy residential property and commercial property, you only need to deal with some minimum investment requirements. Not to forget, there are also some land types that are reserved for Bumiputera only.

When it comes to buying commercial property, the minimum investment requirements don’t apply to the whole of the country, but in places where the buying pressure is slightly higher, like in Kuala Lumpur.

Even if foreigners generally can’t get hold of Bumiputera reserved land or agricultural land, you have a number of other land types available.

What kind of commercial property can I buy in Malaysia?

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Buying Commercial Property in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

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If you read this article, you’ve probably understood that residential property is not your only option when investing in Singapore. Or maybe you just want to know more about how it works when buying commercial property.

The fact is that you can buy commercial property without the necessity to put up a big amount of money, if that’s your goal. Many faulty believe that buying commercial property is out of their range and dedicated to more sophisticated investors. Let’s break this myth.

In this article, you’ll learn how you can buy commercial property in Singapore, what the benefits are, about commercial property taxes, if you can get loans when buying commercial property, and more.

Buying strata-titled commercial property in Singapore

Buying a unit in a condo (strata-title property) is a preferred option when expats and Asians invest in the Southeast Asia. Why? Because it brings many benefits, is comparatively cheap (maybe Singapore excluded), and give buyers full freehold ownership.

But condominiums are not the only property type which comes with a strata-title, in fact, you can buy strata-title commercial property as well. The same concept applies: you own a unit, share common areas with others, and let someone maintain the whole building.

One misconception is that people believe that you need to buy the whole structure. But you rarely buy a whole condo building either, right?

Benefits of buying commercial property in Singapore

Understandably, there are both benefits and drawbacks when buying residential- and commercial properties. First, let’s have a look at some of the clear benefits when buying commercial property:

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