How to Buy Industrial Real Estate in Indonesia: A Full Guide

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Indonesia’s manufacturing sector plays a vital role in its economy, contributing to around 20% of the total GDP. The government’s goal of making Indonesia a top 10 economy by 2030 can only be met with manufacturing at its core.

Previously, Indonesia was famous for the production of agricultural products, including tobacco, rubber, coffee, tea, and sugar, for example.

Now, Indonesia has become a prime-spot for producers of automotive parts, cars, electronics, petrochemical products, and textiles in Southeast Asia, something that will continue to drive the economy in the coming decade.

As a result, we see a growing demand from foreign companies that want to invest in industrial real estate in Indonesia, something we review in detail in this article.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Indonesia?
  • Using a PMA Company to Invest in Industrial Property
  • Indonesia’s Industrial Real Estate Market
  • Industrial Clusters in Indonesia
  • Industrial Parks

Can foreigners buy industrial real estate in Indonesia?

Indonesia is infamous for having tough foreign ownership regulations and commercial property, including industrial real estate, is not available to foreign individuals. Continue reading How to Buy Industrial Real Estate in Indonesia: A Full Guide

Investing in Indonesia Office Space & Buildings: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

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Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia, both by size and land area.

On contrary to Cambodia and Thailand, where commercial activities are concentrated in a single city, Indonesia has a plethora of interesting investment destinations.

As Indonesia will be a major driver of the region’s eCommerce markets and remain as the biggest economy in ASEAN, increasingly more investors look for office space here.

In this article, I go into greater detail and explain how you can invest in office space in Indonesia.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy office space in Indonesia?
  • Indonesia’s Office Market
  • Major Commercial Cities in Indonesia
  • The Metropolitan Areas in Indonesia

Can foreigners buy office space in Indonesia?

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Indonesia Property Market Outlook for 2021: A Complete Overview

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Indonesia is set to become a new economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia, attracting more individual investors and corporations from overseas.

Increasingly more foreign buyers, especially from China, have spotted investment opportunities in Indonesia’s real estate market.

I believe that Indonesia’s property market will become one of the most interesting in Asia – once we see further changes to regulations of foreign ownership of property.

In this article, we review how Indonesia’s property market has performed in the past years and what our predictions are for 2021. Continue reading Indonesia Property Market Outlook for 2021: A Complete Overview

How to Buy Land in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

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Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia and as wide as the distance from Paris to Kabul. In the coming years, Indonesia will see a great transformation as people urbanize and get higher disposable incomes.

The country will drive the eCommerce boom in Southeast Asia in the coming decade and investing in commercial real estate and land here has become increasingly interesting to foreign investors.

At the moment, foreign ownership regulations aren’t favorable and some of the toughest in the region. But, this is something that the government is clearly aware of, a reason why we will hopefully see changes to the regulations in the near future.

For example, according to the government, foreigners would be able to own real estate under the same conditions as locals, something I believe is unlikely.

With that said, they have indicated that foreigners will be able to buy real estate with “right to build” titles, which has been described as a “game-changer” among local agents.

Investing in land in Indonesia is still difficult and something that requires due diligence and great scrutiny. Therefore, I have written this article where I explain how you can buy land in Indonesia as a foreigner.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy land in Indonesia?
  • Buying Land Through a PT PMA Company
  • The Importance of Zoning
  • Land Prices in Indonesia
  • Taxes
  • FAQ

Can foreigners buy land in Indonesia?

As explained in my separate article that explains how foreigners can buy real estate in Indonesia, the country has some of the most stringent foreign ownership regulations in Asia.

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Buying Property in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

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Indonesia is often overshadowed by neighboring countries like Malaysia and India in the media. Being Southeast Asia’s richest and biggest country in terms of population, it’s a bit undeserved.

Sure, Indonesia is set to become a new powerhouse and many manufacturing operations move here. Still, many foreigners have looked elsewhere as foreign property ownership regulations can be both vague and unfavorable.

There are signs that the government tries to increase foreign investment, something that will be needed to be competitive with its neighboring countries in the coming decade.

If Indonesia decides to change its property ownership regulations, the market is set to boom. Before you buy property, it’s important that you get your feet wet and learn about the market, property prices, taxes, and more.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

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Buying Property in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

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Bali is the to-go resort islands for many Australians and other Westerners that decide to either travel or buy real estate in Asia. You’ll also find many locals and Asians that invest in property here.

Saying that the Bali property market has performed well the past decade is an understatement.

Yet, it’s important to keep in mind that Indonesia is notorious for having some of the most tricky and most unfavorable foreign property ownership regulations.

Not to forget, is now the right time to buy or is the market at its peak?

What you’ll learn in this article

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Property for Sale in Jakarta: 5 Interesting New Projects & Launches

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Jakarta is a major Asian hub with around 30 million people. With Indonesia set to become a new powerhouse in Asia, Jakarta will undoubtedly lead the way.

We’ve seen similar trends in Vietnam and Cambodia, where Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh receive the most foreign direct investment.

In this listing article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects in Jakarta, including condos, commercial property, and more.

The article is updated on a regular basis, providing you with the latest information.

And don’t forget to read our useful FAQ at the end of the article, explaining foreign ownership regulations, property prices, and the benefits of investing in Jakarta.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps (Street View)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange-colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2018-10-09

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Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

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Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia and predicted to become an economic powerhouse, once the government manages to change the current foreign ownership regulations.

Indonesia is not as transparent and easy to navigate in comparison with countries like Malaysia and Singapore, one of the first things you should do is to find a reputable conveyancing lawyer, who can minimize the risk for problems later.

In this article, I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate conveyancers in Indonesia.

Introductory remark

The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. HHP Law firm

HHP Law Firm was founded in 1989 and is recognized as one of the leading full-service law firms in Indonesia. Also known as Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, HHP now works with some of the biggest Indonesian and international businesses and is a member of Baker McKenzie International.

The current managing founder is Timur Sukirno, who leads the team of more than 100 lawyers who works in their Jakarta office. He has a long experience in real estate, has earned degrees in both Boston and Indonesia, and previously worked in Hong Kong. HHP also has several lawyers from North America and Europe, working as foreign legal consultants.

Awards won by the company in the last few years that include:

a. Indonesia Domestic Law Firm of the Year by the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2017

b. They were named as the Indonesian Law Firm of the Year for the year 2014 and 2016 by the ALB Indonesia Law Awards

c. In addition, they’re ranked as the tier 1 real estate law firm by the Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, and IFLR 1000

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Foreign Buyer’s Guide for Bali Villas: By David Chambat

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Bali is one of the most sought after locations when Asians and expats look for a place to reload their batteries. Some (or should I say many) people take it a bit further and actually buy a property here.

Vacant land prices have grown with rates that hasn’t been seen elsewhere and luxury property prices increased by 15% from year-to-year. A common option is also to rent a villa as foreign ownership regulations aren’t the most favorable in the region.

Today, I have David Chambat with me who founded Villa-Bali in 2012. Currently living in Singapore, he realized that booking a Bali villa was still a challenging thing to do. The company has dozens of employees and offers neat services to foreigners who wish to rent some of the best villas on the island.

In this interview, he’s sharing some of his best advice when buying and/or renting a villa here.

Hello David, thanks for having you. Let’s start with an introduction so that our readers can know a little bit more about yourself and your company. Where are you currently operating and what services does your company offer?

We started Villa-Finder.com from Singapore in 2012 to offer the best experience when booking and staying in a villa in Asia. Our motto at that time was “It has never been easier to book a villa in Asia”.

In a very fragmented Asian villa market, diverse in terms of style and quality, we are able to not only offer a guaranteed, secured booking service, but also a great Concierge service in our Asian destinations.

Since 2016, we have also started a distribution platform to help villa owners distribute and market their villas worldwide.

Currently, we market over 1,500 villas in Bali, Phuket, Samui, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

Can you explain about the general regulations that apply when foreigners lease or buy a villa in Bali?

There are 2 types of systems in Bali: Freehold and Leasehold.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

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Bali is one of the most visited resort islands in the world, even if Indonesian property regulations aren’t the most favorable to foreigners, many investors decide to buy properties here.

Despite its size, you can find a number of real estate agents in Bali, owned by locals and foreigners, but you rarely find summarized information about the agents. Therefore, I decided to write this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Bali.

Let’s have a look.

1. Ray White

Ray White is a leader in the Indonesian housing market. Founded in 1902 in Queensland, Australia, Ray White has expanded worldwide over the years. However, the group still remains family-owned and has passed on its leadership to the third generation leaders: Brian White and Paul White.

Brian White joined the company in 1962 after completing an economics degree at Queensland University and took over as the managing director in 1976. Prior to joining the family business, his brother, Paul White worked in rural Queensland running cattle and grain property. He is now responsible for Ray White Rural for rural properties. The fourth-generation leaders also serve on the board of directors.

In 2004, the Bali office opened in Kuta and now has 20 staff. They cooperate with several developers to market their properties, such as The Rich Prada, TAUM Aston Seminyak, Legian Nirwana, New Kuta Condotel, and others.

In 2015, Ray White Kuta won the Favorite Bali Property Agency award from Rumah123.com.

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