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Top 10 Property Developers in New Zealand: A Complete Guide


New Zealand has attracted many foreigners, especially Chinese, who wish to have a safe haven in the future. Property prices have increased much over the years, forcing the government to introduce cooling measures.

Not surprisingly, a preferred option is to buy off-plan, giving you the opportunity to design and move into a brand new property. Therefore, I decided to write an article about the top developers in New Zealand.

Let’s have a look.

1. Conrad Properties

Conrad Properties Group is one of the biggest property developers and investment companies in New Zealand. Cornard Properties is also known as the largest apartment developer as they mostly develop medium and high-rise apartment buildings.

Cornard Properties was founded in 1994 with its head office situated in Auckland. It also has regional offices in Sydney, Singapore, and Hong Kong. They develop properties outside of New Zealand, mainly in Australia, but also in Canada, Bermuda, China and Singapore.

Property types

Almost all of their projects are high-rise apartment buildings. Although one of their first projects, G Urban Work Spaces, was mixed-use project but after that, they’ve only developed residential apartment buildings.

Current projects

  • Queens Residences
  • The Ivory Epsom
  • Urba Residences
  • The Vincent
  • Soho Apartments

Future projects

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Top 10 Property Developers in Vietnam: A Complete Guide


Vietnam is growing with a rapid pace and has opened up to foreign investors since 2015.

The same as it goes in other Asian countries, most foreigners, expats and locals with some spare cash prefer to buy off-plan or new properties, especially in places like Saigon, Da Nang or Hanoi.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the most notable and reputable property developers operating in Vietnam.

1. Dat Xanh Group

Founded in 2003, Dat Xanh Group is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, a company that’s been ranked as one of the best developers in Vietnam.

The company owns one of the largest real estate companies in Vietnam, the Dat Xanh Real Estate Service & Consultation JSC. They develop both residential and commercial projects, and offer other real estate services like distribution of properties, brokerage and real estate consultancy services.

Property types

You can buy a number of different property types, including apartments, housing projects (townhouses), land and villas. In addition to residential projects, Dat Xanh Group also develops commercial, office, and leisure properties.

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Top 10 Property Developers in China: A Complete Guide


China is one of the fastest growing countries in the world and has developed rapidly the past decade. The real estate market has also increased immensely, bringing wealth to locals who decided to invest early.

If you’re a foreigner and plan to buy property in China, you might want to buy off-plan or a new unit directly from a developer. Or maybe it’s just good to know more about the developer who built that newly finished building.

In this article, I list the biggest property developers in China.

1. Vanke

Founded in 1984, Vanke is one of the largest property developers in China with its head office located in Shenzhen, China. Worth mentioning is that Vanke is also included in the 2017 “Fortune Global 500” companies.

In addition to building 1800 residential projects in more than 60 Chinese cities in the last three decades, it’s engaged in different residential and commercial projects in Malaysia, UK, the United States and Hong Kong.

Vanke has been ranked as one of the top three property developers for a number of consecutive years, with tens of billions of dollars in earnings each year, proving that it’s a big player in the industry.

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Top 10 Property Developers in Japan: A Complete Guide


Japan has a long economic history and is famous for doing things “the right way”.

Not surprisingly, there are a number of real estate developers that build different kinds of property, not only in Japan, but also overseas.

In this article, I list the biggest and most reputable property developers in Japan.

1. Mori Trust

Mori Trust Co., Ltd. is a leading Japanese real estate developer, headed by Akira Mori, the 7th richest person in Japan. The company was founded in 1970 with a base in Tokyo and is one of the oldest property developers in the country.

It was formerly known as Mori Building Development Co., Ltd but changed name to Mori Trust in 1999. The company owns a multiple number of subsidiaries, including Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts.

Mori Trust is also developing office buildings in the United States.

Property types

They build residential projects, office buildings, apartments, condominiums, hotels, resorts, and retail projects. However, they’re best known for their high-rise condominium residential projects.

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Top 10 Property Developers in Indonesia: A Complete Guide


Even if Asians and expats prefer to buy new property in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is one of a few countries where you have no option than to buy directly from developers.

In this article, I list the biggest property developers in Indonesia, many of them with headquarters in Jakarta:

  • Agung Podomoro Land Tbd Pt
  • Lippo Group
  • Sinas Mas Land
  • Agung Sedayu Group
  • RDTX Group
  • Ciputra Group
  • Duta Anggada Realty Tbk PT
  • Permata Birama Sakti PT
  • PP Properti PT
  • Tokyu Land Indonesia PT

1. Agung Podomoro Land Tbk PT

Founded by Anton Haliman in 1969, Agung Podomoro Group is one of the top developers in Indonesia, known for building large scale projects. It’s property arm APLP is a relatively new subsidiary founded in 2004, but has already won several awards in the last few years, including the best developer in 2017 by BCI.

So far, they’ve completed more than 70 residential projects.

Property types

APLN develop mostly residential projects including townships, large scale villages, integrated development projects and high-rise apartments. They’ve also developed a few industrial parks along with other commercial, retail and leisure properties.

Current projects

  • Orchard Park
  • Podomoro Golf
  • Metro Park Residence
  • Makassar Project
  • Borneo Bay Residence
  • Future projects
  • Pluit City
  • SOHO City
  • Harco Glodok
  • Plaza Kenari Mas
  • Vimala Hills

Prices & Areas

a. The price of a house in the Podomoro City ranges from around USD 1.5 – 2 million

b. The price of a 630 square meter house in Kuningan City is around USD 3 million

2. Lippo Group

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Top 13 Property Developers in Australia: The Definitive Guide

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The Australian government highly favors foreigners that buy off-plan property, in fact, you can only buy established property if you’re a temporary resident. You have no such restrictions for off-plan.

However, before you buy property that’s under construction, or planned for the future, it’s important that you assure you work with a reputable and credible developer.

In this article, I’ve listed the biggest property developers that operate in Australia. You’ll see that they all have a proven track record.

1. Metricon Homes

Metricon has been ranked as the largest residential developer in Australia by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) since 2011. In 2017, it retained its top position with 4365 housing starts, more than any other developer.

Metricon Homes was established in 1976. The head office of the company is situated in Melbourne, Australia.

Property types

Metricon mostly build single and double story homes for their clients.

In addition, they also offer services like knocking down old properties for rebuilding purposes, build display homes for investors and customize apartments according to your living

They also sell home and land packages, where you simply can buy a block of land with a specific home design, later, they build a house based on the design you select.

Current projects

Metricon homes build individual homes instead of projects. You can explore different designs on their website like Amalfi, Allure, Dromana and more than 80 other designs.

Future projects

You can find multiple packages on their website that include single and double story homes in different locations, as well as home and land packages.

Prices & areas

Based on the prices quoted on their website, you can find a home and land package in all major cities of Australia. Prices range from around $200,000 – 1,800,000, depending on location,
land size and the design you choose.

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Top 10 Property Developers in Singapore: A Complete Guide


Buying off-plan is the preferred choice for many investors in Asia, including Singapore. But there’s little information out there that explains about the largest and most reputable developers.

Foreigners can generally not buy landed houses in Singapore, leaving them with the option to buy a condo or an apartment, often off-plan.

In this article, I’ve listed the biggest and most popular real estate developers in Singapore.

1. Far East Organization

Far East Organization is one of the largest property developers, not only in Singapore, but in the whole world. It’s owned by Robert and Philip Ng, who’s also ranked as the richest person in Singapore.

The group also owns the Sino Group in Hong Kong, which is one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong. Far East Organization is also one of the oldest developers in Singapore founded in 1962.

On top of that, the group owns a number of subsidiaries, like Yeo Hiap Seng Limited and Far East Orchard.

According to some estimates, they’ve completed more than 750 projects in the last five decades, making the calculations, it means that one in six families in Singapore lives in a house/apartment developed by Far East Organization.

It’s currently the only property developer in the world that has won ten FIABCI Prix Excellence Awards, which is the most reputed international award for property developers.

Property types

You can find a wide range of options to invest in Far East Organization projects. They develop everything from residential property, commercial property, offices, industrial buildings, hotels, serviced residences, shopping malls and others.

You’ll also be able to find many residential properties like terrace houses, penthouses, apartments, condominiums, townhouses, semi-detached houses, cluster housing and others.

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Top 10 Property Developers in Hong Kong: The Definitive Guide


Hong Kong has one of the hottest real estate markets and there are many real estate developers who operate in this small crown jewel.

Many of the companies have founders and CEOs that are some of the wealthiest in Asia, or even in the whole world.

However, their projects differ as some focus on commercial buildings like hotels and shopping malls, while others build apartment complexes and condominiums.

In this article, I’ve listed the most popular and biggest property developers in Hong Kong.

1. Sun Hung Kai Properties

Founded by Kwok Tak Seng in 1863, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. is one of the top 5 real estate developers in the world and the largest developer in Asia. It’s also the fastest growing developer.

They’ve completed hundreds of residential and commercial projects so far, including many skyscrapers. One of their most notable works is the second tallest building in Hong Kong.

More than 37,000 people work Sun Hung Kai which just proves how big this company is.

Property types

Include everything from skyscrapers, condominiums, housing projects, townships, hotels, shopping malls, resorts and government buildings. You have a wide range of options to invest in, with both residential and commercial properties.

Current projects

Some of their most popular residential housing projects are:

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Top 10 Property Developers in The Philippines: A Complete Guide


With a rapidly growing economy, the Philippines (and mainly Manila) has become a construction site, increasing the revenues for many local developers.

It doesn’t matter if you want to buy off-plan or a property in an existing project, it’s always important that you get a good knowledge about the biggest and most reputable developers beforehand.

Problems with financing, late completions or developers who delays submissions of ownership certificates are some issues both you and I want to avoid.

In this article, I present the biggest and most reputable property developers in the Philippines.

1. Ayala Land, Inc.

Ayala Land, Inc. is one of the largest and fastest growing real estate developers, with its headquarter located in the famous business district, Makati.

It’s a real estate division of Ayala Corporation, which is a century-old company, but have operated independently since 1988. So: they have a long history and experience under their belt.

In 2016, it was the second largest in terms of yearly revenue and its net income reached almost PHP 21 billion (around USD 400 million). That’s a 15% increase compared to 2015, these numbers speak for themselves.

Property types

Ayala Land is involved in land bank management, build and manage shopping centers, hotels and resorts.

Most importantly, they also build many residential buildings, focusing on condominiums and housing projects.

Prices & areas

a. A house in Anvaya Cove (Morong) is available for PHP 6 million (around USD 120,000) and more

b. A condo in Arbor Lanes in Taguig is available for PHP 13 million (around USD 250,000) and more

c. A lot in Elaro in Calamba is available for PHP 15 million (around USD 300,000) and more

d. A house with lot in The Courtyards is available for PHP 20 million (USD 400,000) and more

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Top 10 Property Developers in Thailand: The Definitive Guide

Suggestion: Watch the 5 minutes video tutorial before reading this article

As explained in previous articles, the first choice for Asians and many expats is to buy off-plan property directly from developers.

Even if you have other plans, it’s always good to know about the developer who has built that new property you’ve planned to purchase for months.

Working with a reputable developer is crucial to assure you’ll not end up with paid installments that were spent in vain, or with a project that won’t finish in time.

In this article, I present the 10 biggest property developers in Thailand.

1. Pruksa Real Estate

Founded by Thongma Vijitpongpun in 1993, Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited is among the largest property developers with its headquarter located in Bangkok.

Pruksa reported the highest yearly revenue in 2016 with THB 47 billion (around USD 1.5 billion).


Some of Pruksa’s projects include:

  • The Tree (Condominium)
  • Urbano
  • The Gallery’s (Single detached home)
  • Nexts Pruksa Town (Townhouse)
  • Passorn (Single detached home)

Property types

Pruksa Real Estate operates internationally and you can find both finished and under construction projects in both Thailand, India and the Maldives.

You can also buy condominiums, townhouses and residential houses, notably, they are best known for their single detached houses.

According to a recent brand trust index survey conducted by the Chulalongkorn Business School, Pruksa ranked among the top 5 most trusted developers in Thailand, with a brand trust rating of 81%.

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