High-end properties with placemaking features remain an attractive investment choice for many investors regionally and internationally.
remaining in place into Q2 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Purchasers of luxury global properties are usually sophisticated, well-travelled, and have a good eye for detail when they are purchasing a high-end residence.
Branded residences linked to a luxury hotel or internationally-renowned designers linked to a high-end residential space in an urban redevelopment area are becoming reference points for investors as it provides them with reassuring quality, a high level of service, and aesthetically pleasing design. According to Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index, some markets – in particular, London is entering into a new phase of their property market cycles, where we are starting to see sales volumes gain traction in January and February 2021 (figure).
The global real estate industry is beginning to see more activity in the market despite some lockdown measures The following lists the top 10 developments around the world that is currently an attractive proposition for Asian buyers.
The Imperial, Chelsea, United Kingdom
An iconic landmark, the Imperial is a 30-storey tower offering a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with their own individual balcony and duplex penthouses with access to 24/7 concierge, gym, spa, cinema, and residents’ lounge. Situated in Chelsea Creek, these luxurious waterside apartments will provide stunning vistas of London and exclusive waterside living to its residents. This new development which is estimated to be completed in 2023 is just a four-minute walk to the Imperial Wharf station and not far from the iconic King’s Road and the River Thames.
Park & Sayer, London, United Kingdom
Situated within Elephant Park, Park & Sayer will become an urban community of parks and restaurants, galleries and markets, shops, and cafes upon its estimated completion in the year 2024. This upcoming coveted Parkside living will feature one- and two-bedroom apartments with beautiful views towards St Paul’s Cathedral, The City, The Shard, and Canary Wharf. The site sits adjacent to the incredible Elephant & Castle shopping centre, which is being redeveloped into a new, open-air pedestrianised town centre for the local community, residents, and tourists.
Mastery, Sydney, Australia
Mastery by Crown Group is a new high-end apartment development with excellent amenities located in Waterloo, just four kilometres from the Sydney Central Business District. This new development is currently under construction and with studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for sale. Upon its estimated completion this year, Mastery by Crown Group will comprise 368 luxury apartments across five buildings, ranging from six to 20 storeys and a mix of restaurants, cafes, and shops. This iconic five-building precinct has been designed exclusively by three outstanding architects, the world-renowned Kengo Kuma, Koichi Takada, and Silvester Fuller.
Waterfall, Sydney, Australia
Crown Group’s spectacular Waterfall by Crown Group is a newly completed tropical garden residential development at Waterloo in Sydney, Australia. Inspired by cascading water and tropical rainforests, the design is the work of award-winning SJB Architects, in conjunction with Crown Group, and leads an innovative greenery revolution in the heart of Waterloo. The apartments span three seven-storey buildings and one 20-storey sculptural tower that features a 22m high waterfall – an extraordinary new feature for the suburb.
The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai
Located on the crescent of The Palm and next to the iconic Atlantis resort, the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences are amongst the most exclusive beach homes and apartments in Dubai. Featuring a unique structure that ascends towards the Dubai skyline, these contemporary living spaces offer spectacular views of both the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. With sophistically designed living spaces and architecturally landscaped gardens, these exclusive residences will provide the perfect luxury living at The Palm’s most coveted address. Residents will also have access to the world’s most renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Atlantis hotel, and also to experience the fun at the Atlantis.
Four Seasons Private Residences, San Francisco, United States
Comprising a modern tower and incorporating the historic Aronson Building, the Four Seasons Private Residences is located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Yerba Buena arts and cultural district at 706 Mission Street. With a total of 146 private residences and featuring two towers at 45 and 10 storeys high, these spacious residences overlooking Jessie Square will offer residents premium amenities and services, independently managed by staff from the neighbouring Four Seasons Hotel.
Anantara Desaru Coast Residences, Desaru Coast, Johor, Malaysia
Developed jointly with Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels (TAR&H), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Anantara Desaru Coast Residences offer 20 three- and four-bedroom luxury villas – each featuring between 3,100 to 6,426 square feet of fully furnished living spaces, a private infinity pool and direct access to the beach. The Residences are managed, maintained, and serviced by the five-star Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, offering owners access to the resort’s world-class facilities, including a private beach, a lagoon pool, an ocean-fronting infinity pool, Anantara Spa, a fitness centre, kids’ clubs and a variety of restaurants.
Selong Selo Resort & Residences, Lombok, Indonesia
Selo Group affords a range of luxury villas from Selong Selo Resort & Residences, the group’s award-winning flagship resort and residences on the scenic coast of South Lombok. The property is a 25-minute drive from the Lombok International Airport and offers more than 50 luxury villas with one to seven bedrooms, a full-service spa, clubhouse, Aura Bar Lounge, a kids’ club, and beach club access.
Yu Kiroro Residences, Hokkaido, Japan
Tucked away in the mountains, Yu Kiroro is a stunning luxury condominium at Kiroro Resort in Hokkaido Japan. These exclusive ski-in/ski-out private residences at the base of the mountain in the midst of the resort village feature one-, two-, three-bedroom and penthouse freehold luxury private residences that are fully furnished with premium services such as ski valet, a natural indoor-outdoor onsen, 24-hour concierge, fitness centre and lounge, and all-day dining. Kiroro is a favourite destination for those seeking an ideal winter destination with plenty of open space, outdoor activities, and extra special attention to hygiene and health protocols.
Avadina Hills, Phuket, Thailand
Nestled in the forested hillsides above Layan Beach and located only 20 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, Avadina Hills features 11 uniquely designed pool villas overlooking the dazzling Andaman sea. Each of the fully-furnished home offers residents uninterrupted ocean views and utmost privacy in a natural sanctuary surrounded by lush gardens. The spacious open-plan living and dining areas open out to a terrace with an infinity pool. Residents can also utilise the exclusive five-star facilities at the neighbouring Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, making these the most sought-after luxury villas for sale in Thailand.