Top 11 Property Developers & Real Estate Companies in Bangladesh

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Being one of the fastest growing countries in the world, and a member of Next Eleven, Bangladesh is attracting more attention and interest from investors overseas.

The country is becoming on par with India in terms of economic rise, something that will naturally gain the real estate industry long term.

If you plan to buy property in Bangladesh you’ll find a number of local developers in Bangladesh, but rarely exhaustive and summarized information about them.

Therefore, I’ve written this article where I present some of the top developers in Bangladesh.

1. Building technology and ideas Ltd.

Building Technology and Ideas Ltd., also known as BTI, is one of the leading and biggest real estate developers in Bangladesh. The company established in 1984, at a time when there were only two other real estate developers in the country.

The company was also among a few that established REHAB – the Real Estate Housing Association of Bangladesh, making them pioneers in the industry. They’ve completed hundreds of apartment projects in the last three decades, out of which 13 were completed in 2017.

The head office of the company is based in Dhaka, but they also have an additional office in Chattogram. Property types include mostly apartments under different collections like luxury, classic, and standard apartments.

Most of their projects are small-scale projects containing 10-20 apartments on average. For now, they develop projects in two cities, namely Dhaka and Chattogram. BTI has won several awards in the last few years and achieved an ISO 9001-2008 certification.

In addition to property development, they offer other real estate services like interior design, property rentals, corporate services, and contractor.

Projects

On average, BTI develops more than a dozen new projects a year, mostly apartment buildings. Some of their recent projects are listed below:

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Top 9 Property Developers & Real Estate Companies in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s property market has grown much the past years, so much, that government officials are afraid that we will see a new bubble burst in 2020-2022.

Everything from condo buildings to commercial properties are being built, and there are a number of local developers operating in the country. But you rarely find summarized information about the top developers.

In this article, you’ll learn more about some of the top residential property developers in Sri Lanka, who their founders are, what properties they build, what projects they manage, and more. Let’s have a look.

1. Blue Ocean Group of Companies

Blue Ocean Group of Companies is a big and diversified international business conglomerate based in Sri Lanka. They’re a leading real estate developera in the country, but also offers services in different sectors include trading, engineering, education, logistics, garments, construction of government infrastructure projects, and corporate consultancy.

The founder and the chairman of the company is Mr. Sivarajah Thumilan. He’s a graduate from the UK, with degrees in ACCA, CPA, and FMAAT from universities in UK, Australia, and Sri Lanka.

In total, they own more than 40 different companies and subsidiaries, out of which 16 works in the real estate sector. Some of their well-known companies and subsidiaries working in the real estate industry are listed below.

  • Blue Oceans Residences (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Blue Ocean Realty (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Blue Ocean Breeze (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Link Realty (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Alconn Construction (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Blue Ocean Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Link Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Link Capital (Pvt) Ltd.

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Top 9 Property Developers in Myanmar: A Complete Guide

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Being a military junta for decades, Myanmar opened up to the rest of the world very recently. Not surprisingly, it’s not the easiest place to do business or buy real estate in Asia. Hopefully, things will change over the years.

Still, Myanmar is an untapped frontier market with lots of potential, a reason why property buyers and investors alike, turn their eyes to this country.

There are a lot of infrastructural investment going on in Myanmar, and many new properties in the pipeline. But it’s not easy to find summarized information about the developers, operating in the country.

Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most reputable property developers in Myanmar.

1. Marga Group

Marga Landmark Development Co. Ltd is the real estate wing of the Marga Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Myanmar. Marga Group is an international corporation that owns several subsidiaries, working in real estate and the telecommunication sector in Myanmar.

Marga Landmark Development focuses on mixed-use and high-end property developments. The company is based in Yangon, the founder and the chairman of of the company is Dr. Stephen Suen, who has more than three decades of experience in real estate, management, telecommunication, and finance.

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Top 10 Property Developers in India: A Complete Guide

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India grows with a rapid pace and has one of the most interesting real estate markets, together with Vietnam, according to PWC. This is mainly thanks to long-term economic growths and a shift in manufacturing trends in the region.

Not surprisingly, this also means more work for local and international real estate companies and developers. And of course more and more property investors turn their eyes to these countries. In this article, I list some of the top real estate builders in India.

1. Godrej

Founded in 2010, Godrej Properties is a subsidiary of Godrej Industries Limited, or Godrej Group, one of the biggest business groups in India, headquartered in Mumbai. Godrej Group owns several subsidiaries, mainly in the manufacturing industry, while Godrej Properties serve as their real estate wing.

Adi Burjorji Godrej founded the company, he’s a well-known industrialist and businessman in India. With a net worth of $2.9 billion, he ranks among the wealthiest persons in India.

He has also won several awards, including Business Leader of the Year Award in 2014 by All India Management Association and The Asian Awards Entrepreneur of Year Award in 2013.

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Buying Off-Plan Property in Vietnam: A Foreign Buyer’s Guide

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According to the Law on Housing, which took effect from 2014 foreign individuals are eligible for ownership if they are allowed to enter Vietnam. You only need a tourist visa to buy, it’s simple as that.

As you can see, Vietnam’s property market opened up very recently. This in combination with the country’s rapid economic growth makes Vietnam one of the top spots for foreign investors. You can buy, rent, receive or inherit ‘commercial’ housing, including condos and detached houses in projects of housing construction.

However, before you buy, it’s important that you study the buying process and payment schemes well in advance, as these might differ quite much compared to home. Therefore, I’ve written this guide where I explain the following:

  • Process when buying off-plan
  • Information about payment instalments
  • Other useful information

Process when buying off-plan property in Vietnam

Below I’ve included a step-by-step guide when booking and paying for an off-plan property in Vietnam.

1. Get in touch with a real estate agent

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Top 10 Property Developers in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide

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In 2006, almost 25% of all cranes in the world were located in Dubai for constructing purposes. There’s been a property boom since the government introduced new property legislations in 2002, which favoured foreigners in a remarkably better way.

Dubai is the commercial center in the Middle East and it’s said that only 15% of its population are emirates, while the remaining 85% are foreigners.

Buying off-plan is a preferable choice for many investors, a reason why I’ve written this guide where you’ll learn more about some of the biggest and most popular real estate developers in Dubai. Let’s have a look.

1. Deyaar

Founded in 2002, Deyaar emerged as one of the leading regional property development companies in the last decade. Deyaar offers its services under four different business units that include:

  • Property development
  • Property management
  • Facilities management
  • Owner’s association management

In the beginning, Deyaar was working as the property management unit of Dubai Islamic Bank, but as the company expanded, it later became an independent private company.

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Buying Off-Plan Property in Perth: By Amanda Gauci (interview)

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Perth is the capital and the biggest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Being the 4th most populous city, Perth offers a great quality of life with white beaches and property prices that are not as propped up compared to Melbourne and Sydney.

Interestingly, the distance to Jakarta is shorter than if you would travel from Perth to Sydney or Melbourne, giving you more proximity to the rest of Asia.

Off-plan property is a preferred choice when foreigners invest in Perth and Australia, a reason why I decided to invite Amanda Gauci, the founder and managing director of Pulse Property Solutions, a boutique property development company located in Perth.

Today she will explain about:

  • Perth’s property market
  • The process when buying off-plan property
  • Benefits of buying in Perth
  • Interesting projects built by Pulse Property Solutions, including illustrations

Welcome Amanda, first, can you please tell us a little bit more about yourself, your history and how Pulse Property Solutions helps foreign buyers to buy off-plan in Perth?

I founded Pulse Property Solutions ten years ago with my family with the aim to create unique boutique developments that people love living in. I come from a business and marketing background which provides a unique approach to development and design.

I’m passionate about the development industry and am part of the HIA Environment, Planning & Development Committee and a board member of Entrepreneurs Organisation Perth.

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Buying Under-Construction Property in Malaysia: A Complete Guide

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Under-construction and off-plan property are preferred choices when foreigners decide to invest in real estate in Southeast Asia. There are both benefits and drawbacks when going for this option, the buying process is also somewhat different.

I often receive questions related to the buying process, financing, payment schedules and taxes for these kind of properties, but it can be difficult to find summarized information about these items. In this article you will learn the following for under-construction property:

  • The buying process
  • Financing
  • Payment schedule
  • Legal fees and stamp duty
  • Procedure of the SPA (Sales and Purchase Agreement)

Buying process for under-construction property

a. First of all, you need to find a handful of properties, shortlist them and choose a property

b. You pay a booking fee to enter into the buying process. There is no fixed amount, as the booking fee is decided by the developer. Generally, it’s 2% of
the purchasing price but can be any other amount

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Top 7 Property Developers in Cambodia: The Ultimate Guide

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Many foreign residential property buyers decide to go for off-plan properties when investing in Cambodia. There are also a number of foreign companies who actively work to improve the infrastructure and develop new properties.

Either way, a property developer is normally involved and many people wonder which the biggest and most reputable developers in Cambodia are. It’s not strange that people perform due diligence in this emerging market, where there’s many pitfalls to come across.

Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most well-known developers in Cambodia.

1. Borey Peng Huoth Group

Borey Peng Huoth Group is one of the leading and biggest property developers in Cambodia. Founded in 2005, it soon becomes the prominent property developer in the country due to its large scale residential projects.

The Group consists of three subsidiaries, all working in real estate sector. The three companies working under the umbrella of the Borey Peng Huoth Group are
Borey Peng Huoth Construction, Borey Peng Huoth Property Development, and Borey Peng Huoth Shopping Mall.

They’ve sold around 10,000 houses by 2017. The CEO of the group is Mr. Oknha Thay Mengly.

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Top 6 Property Developers in Korea: A Complete Guide

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Korea doesn’t receive as much attention as other Asian countries when it comes to real estate investment. Yet, you shouldn’t ignore this country.

With promising demographics and a GDP per capita that will surpass Japan’s in a couple of years, Korea has an interesting future ahead.

Still, you can only find a limited amount of local developers. At least in comparison to places like China and Singapore.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the biggest property developers in Korea. I will explain when they established, about the founders, what kind of property they build, and more.

Let’s have a look.

1. Dongbu Corporation

Established in 1969, Dongbu Corporation is one of the oldest and most well-recognized property developers in Korea. It’s part of one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, the Dongbu Group.

The company has several subsidiaries working in real estate, manufacturing, shipping, insurance, chemical industry, and in finance. Some include: DB Insurance (Forbes 2000 Company), DB Savings Bank, DB Hitek, and DB Capital.

Dongbu Corporation was founded by Junki Kim as Miryung Engineering & Construction, but later changed name to the Dongbu Corporation in 1989. The head office is based in Seoul.

In addition to Korea, they’ve developed several infrastructure projects in other parts of the world.

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