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Commercial Developers

The creation of high quality environments that deliver social, environmental and economic value to end users is driving higher returns for investors. Complex, technical and supply chain challenges increase risk and create uncertainty. We help developers by combining knowledge from around the world with local market insights and a proven ability to deliver to planned outcomes.

Ho Kong Mo

Sector Leader - Commercial Developers, Asia

+65 6239 8231 Mail

Maximizing shareholder value and improving investment and development returns

Global trends such as urbanization, the rise of e-commerce and a new way of working are all having their impact on the commercial real estate landscape. In this evolving market, investors and developers need to stay competitive by thinking about how they can make the most of these trends to their benefit. In doing so, they need to continue to increase the returns on their investments and developments.

Local market knowledge is vital to understanding which developments are most viable. Whether it is creating residential units to respond to the need for housing, building hotels to support a tourism boom, or transforming offices in the light of a changing business environment, the success of any investment will always depend on the dynamics of the local market.

Commercial developers need partners that can help them reduce the risk of their investments. This can go from forecasting market demand, to acquiring land at the best price, optimizing the construction process, and minimizing the operational cost of the asset.

We have a track record of helping our clients create high value developments, through our design, program management and cost optimization solutions. These cover the full lifecycle of a development from site identification, planning, design and execution, through to controlled exit strategies.

Commercial Developers contribute a significant share of our market in Asia, where economy is, in many countries, driven by investment in property. China, for example, has been fueled by demand for properties under the grand scale of urbanization. Residential, office, retail, mixed use, hospitality and entertainment, etc. formed the majority of buildings rising from the ground. All of these sectors are confronted with ever increasing challenges in terms of efficiency in land use, planning compliance, product positioning, cost, time to launch, market competitiveness and sustainability. 

With the current challenge of economic growth slowing down within Asia region and the devaluation of several currencies, a professional team with strong domain knowledge of the respective countries and the ability to add value to the commercial developer and investor has continued to put the firm in a leading position. 

Having long established teams on the ground, over extensive geographical coverage, we offer integrated solutions as well as focused professional services. Our capability in business advisory, environment, water management, master planning, design, engineering, programme & project management, cost management, sustainability, facility management and more, all serve to meet complex and particular needs and deliver excellent outcomes for our clients on each and every scheme.

Complimentarily, Commercial Developers also have a strong sense of community service and corporate social responsibility. These are important aspects that many Developers strive for as part of their corporate culture. Partnering with Government Authorities to provide affordable housing and the gentrification of inner cities are just only two of the key examples that we see. Our specialist teams in social infrastructure and housing have been able to contribute to such schemes to allow a holistic approach to the issues confronting, helping developers balance commercialism and community service and, enabling cities to achieve Smart City Status underpinned with Residency.

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Ho Kong Mo

Sector Leader - Commercial Developers, Asia

+65 6239 8231 Mail