Malaysia’s economy is predicted to grow much the coming decade, not to forget, its population.
If you haven’t been to Malaysia yet, I need to tell that it’s a great place to live in and it’s easy to buy property as a foreigner.
In fact, Malaysia recently got ranked as the best place to invest in our Asia Property Index (not looking at ROI and yields, but looking at complexity/risks, capital control and taxes).
However: as a foreigner (or even a local), it’s not always easy to know where the best investment opportunities are.
Therefore I’ve invited Tang Chee Meng, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Henry Butcher Malaysia, to tell us more about some of the best investment opportunities in Malaysia.
Henry Butcher Malaysia is one of the biggest property consultancies in Malaysia with overseas offices and more than 30 years under its belt.
Tang, can you please tell us about yourself and the services that Henry Butcher Malaysia offers?
Henry Butcher group originated in London and has been operating in Malaysia for 30 years.
We have an extensive network of 25 offices throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia and a staff strength of 800. We are a property consultancy offering a full spectrum of services viz.,
- Asset valuation
- Real estate agency
- Investment advisory
- Project marketing
- Market research & development consultancy
- Property management
- Retail consultancy
- Auctions and tenders
- Plant & machinery valuation and disposals
The population will grow much in Malaysia in the coming years, especially in Kuala Lumpur. Personally, I believe that KL will perform well, but also Johor Bahru, thanks to its fast growth and proximity to Singapore. What‘s your prediction on Malaysia’s property market outlook the coming years? Which cities are most interesting and why?
The main centres of economic growth which are also the key property markets in Malaysia are Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baru.
These markets enjoy the highest rates of capital appreciation due to strong economic and population growth and an active local market and they have attracted naturally interest from foreign investors keen in investing in real estate in Malaysia.
The Malaysian property market is more regulated compared to free markets like Singapore and Hongkong and house buyers are generally well protected by legislation.
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