Property tech startup Smarten Spaces raises US$12m from Hong Kong's Symphony

SMARTEN Spaces, which offers an end-to-end digital platform for space management, has raised US$12 million in Series A funding from Hong Kong's Symphony International Holdings.

Short leases come with high risk for co-living players

CO-LIVING'S short flexible leases - one of its main draws - could also be the biggest risk factor in its business model.

Investors are gearing up for Thai property IPO bonanza

FOR investors seeking a slice of Thailand's property market, this is turning out to be the year to do just that.

Thailand's richest man plans US$1.5b IPO

THAILAND'S richest man Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is planning an initial public offering of a domestic property business that could raise at least US$1.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter...

What’s next for the property sector?

HALF of the year has flown by and, truth be told, I barely noticed the passage of time. The year started off on an optimistic note, with analysts forecasting bright skies ahead for the global...

Plans afoot to help firms raise skills and embrace innovation

IN the government's push to future-proof the real estate sector, it has identified property transaction services and facilities management (FM) as the two sub-sectors with immense potential to...

Property agents face prospect of tech takeover

FIRST it was sagging sales. But even as the property market now shows tentative signs of bottoming out, the shrinking industry of real estate agents looks set for even more pummelling as property...