The regeneration of Shoreditch in the East End ranks alongside Canary Wharf as one of London's great success stories of the 21st century so far, but its rise to prominence has been more rapid. The past decade has seen many of the world's best and brightest creatives relocating to be part of the emerging East London Tech City – nicknamed the 'Silicon Roundabout' as London's answer to Silicon Valley, and home to many of the same names, including the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon among thousands of ambitious startups.

The explosive growth of Shoreditch has made available property scarce, and new residential developments are highly in demand by professionals and local and overseas property investors who are keen to capitalize on house price increases, set to be greater than in Central London. One of the most significant new residential projects entering the market this year is The Makers, a mixed-use development of 175 private residential units, exclusive amenities and a college, located off a quiet street with convenient access to Tech City and the London lifestyle.


Work-life balance in Shoreditch

Shoreditch has global appeal for creatives and tech-savvy entrepreneurs for its collaborative startup culture, business support facilities and excellent transport connections. London City Airport is just 26 minutes from Old Street station by train (four minutes' walk from The Makers), while Heathrow Airport is 50 minutes away. Journey times across London and South East England will be improved when Crossrail services begin at nearby Liverpool Street station in 2021, which will also give a boost to house prices and rents in the surrounding area.

Convenient transport links put other London experiences in easy reach, but there's no shortage of restaurants, bars, shops and cultural venues to serve the local community. From bargain hunting at Old Spitalfields Market to catching events at the Barbican and dining out in Islington, there's plenty to enjoy within walking distance. Shoreditch is also a remarkably green part of London, abundant with canalside parks and other recreational areas.

Families moving to Shoreditch with children will be pleased to know that it's in the capture area of some of the city's most prestigious schools, while higher education institutions such as King's College, Central St Martin's and the London School of Economics are within 30 minutes' travel. The development at The Makers also includes a co-located school, New Regent's College, which will provide state-of-the-art education for pupils aged 5 to 16.


Design-led luxury living

Tucked away behind busy City Road on the corner of Nile Street and Jasper Walk, The Makers is a collaborative project between established developers Londonewcastle, the London

Borough of Hackney and the Local Education Partnership. Avanti Architects were tasked with designing this new residential landmark, which draws inspiration from the surrounding architecture and rises 28 stories, including a 7-story podium block.

The interiors by Woods Bagot have a distinctly 1920s flavor, from the grand, double-height entrance lobby to the brass fixtures. Buyers can choose from studio flats, two or three-bedroom apartments or family duplexes and penthouses adding more premium finishes and furnishings. All residents will enjoy views over Canary Wharf, the City of London and the West End from their balcony or terrace, as well as use of private communal facilities including a gym and treatment room, screening room, lounges, garden terraces and a 24/7 concierge.

A number of units at The Makers are now available and ready for occupation. Buying before the end of March 2021 means overseas property investors can qualify for Stamp Duty and Land Tax (SDLT) relief, making a London property purchase more affordable. For more information about The Makers in Shoreditch and other residential properties in London, contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909 or


13 Oct 2020

Showcase scheme for Old Kent Road regeneration brings warehouse apartments and flexible workspaces to London Bridge area


Overseas property buyers looking for an entry point to Central London could do worse than Bermondsey. Walking distance from London Bridge and the iconic sights and sounds of the city, this up-and-coming area on the south bank of the River Thames has been name-dropped by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in London. There are plenty of reasons why.

Like many neighborhoods along the river, Bermondsey was a thriving manufacturing quarter until London's economy shifted and the industrial landmarks fell into disrepair. Ongoing urban renewal projects such as the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan are giving these old warehouses a new lease on life, reborn as fashionable restaurants, art spaces and luxury apartments tailor-made for professionals and students who want to live close to the action.

The landmark residential scheme of the Old Kent Road regeneration is London Square Bermondsey. This new neighborhood is bringing warehouse-style living, workspaces and art studios to SE1 in a mix of new builds and refurbished heritage buildings dating back to the 19th century. The latest phase to enter the market is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on the site of the former Branston Pickle Factory, offering spectacular views over the London skyline.



Industrial quarter to foodie mecca

A stroll down Bermondsey Street will reveal why this district has become a favorite of Londoners in recent years. Cosmopolitan even by London standards, the streets are lined with gourmet restaurants, chic cocktail bars, artisan emporiums and cultural venues such as the White Cube Gallery and Fashion and Textile Museum. This culminates with the Bermondsey Street Festival, which takes over the street with vendors and entertainment for one day each September.

Close proximity to London Bridge means famous landmarks such as the Shard, London Eye and Big Ben are within walking distance, as are the business facilities of London Bridge City and More London, home of leading financial services firms and other global businesses. Students and families with children will also find some of London's most prestigious schools and universities in the local area, including King's College London and South Bank University.

From London Bridge Underground station, it's just six minutes to Canary Wharf or 10 minutes to the City of London (a.k.a. the Square Mile), London's two major finance and business districts. Bond Street shopping is less than 10 minutes away and it takes a little over 20 minutes to catch international connections at London City Airport. Thames Clipper river taxis from London Bridge City Pier offer a scenic alternative for destinations on both sides of the river.



Vibrant new neighborhood

The premier residential development in the area, London Square Bermondsey will become the heart of the new community in the new decade. Through the vision of architects AHMM, the mixed-use buildings celebrate Bermondsey's past while updating it to fit modern sensibilities, connected to the surrounding area by public squares and walkways.

The Pickle Factory epitomizes this blending of industrial heritage with contemporary style, from its grand entrance to the open-plan warehouse-style apartments on the upper floors. Critall-style windows frame iconic views over the City skyline and Canary Wharf, taking in the Walkie Talkie building and the Shard, while Siemens appliances, high-end electronics and a choice of color palettes set the scene for luxury city living.

Residents also have access to an exclusive suite of amenities housed in the lower floors of The Pickle Factory and other buildings across the development. These include a private meeting room, Beach Garden, fully-equipped gym and a hotel-style concierge. The development will also incorporate commercial and creative spaces, including new premises of Tannery Arts to support local artists.

A select number of units are now available for overseas property investors in Hong Kong and other locations. For more information about this opportunity and other residential properties in London, contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909, or Whatsapp: +852 9316 3620.

09 Jun 2020

Less than 30 minutes from London, Reading is an increasingly popular alternative for global business and investment

As London property continues to price out businesses and professionals, the nearby town of Reading is growing in prominence as a place to live, work and play, not just to commute. A high-tech town surrounded by countryside, with commercial and residential districts in walking distance, Reading offers many of the positives of big city living without the negatives.

More affordable house prices and rents, a booming digital sector, multibillion-pound investments and a top UK university are seeing Reading's young and educated population grow rapidly. Research by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) published in May 2020 found that 45 percent of Reading households are young professionals who are privately renting, the largest age demographic being 25 to 34 – prime segments for residential developers and landlords.

Reading has shown consistent price growth for the last decade and JLL forecasts higher sales prices and rental growth over the next five years compared to London and the UK average. Helping to drive this growth are the imminent arrival of Crossrail, improving commuting time to London, the proposed direct rail link to Heathrow Airport, and other high-profile investments aimed at boosting economic growth and quality of life.

A number of residential developments are already under construction in Reading to capitalize on the anticipated surge in demand as the decade goes on, none more significant than Huntley Wharf by leading UK developer Berkeley Homes. Once complete, this new waterfront quarter will bring 765 homes, more than 13,000 square feet of commercial facilities and new public spaces to a central location just minutes from the new Crossrail station and business hubs.

Explaining the appeal of Reading, Berkeley Homes Managing Director (Oxford & Chilterns), Elkie Russell, said: “Reading has so much to offer residents, employers and investors alike: the UK's largest tech cluster; home to 13 of the world's top 30 global brands; excellent employment opportunities with one of the highest wages in the UK outside of London; superb transport connections; outstanding education; to name but a few.”


The UK's Silicon Valley

Reading's growing reputation as an exciting hub of innovation has given rise to the Silicon Valley comparison. The region is home to the highest concentration of digital business in the UK, where giants like Microsoft and Oracle rub shoulders with countless startups at high-tech business centers, and its perpetually youthful talent pool is supported by local Reading University.

The news that the university's Thames Valley Science Park may soon house the largest purpose-built film studio in the UK could also see Reading become an outpost of Hollywood by 2022, bringing more jobs and attention to the area. This is also the current opening date for Crossrail services operating from the new £900m Reading Station, which will see Reading functionally become a suburb of the capital at less than an hour from Central London.


New riverside neighborhood

The mixed-use Huntley Wharf development is part of Reading's transformation, redeveloping almost seven acres along the River Kennet with new public and commercial spaces and residential apartments targeting young professionals and foreign investors. Residents at Huntley Wharf will also benefit from private amenities such as a concierge, gym, co-working studio and podium gardens, as well as having direct access to the on-site stores and restaurants.

Residences are spread across three main buildings and range from 446 square foot single-bed units to 1,057 square foot three-bedroom apartments, along with a number of generously sized duplexes and triplexes. While the exterior architecture of Huntley Wharf is inspired by the site's industrial heritage, the interiors offer a choice of four contemporary color palettes. Most apartments feature a balcony or terrace with views over the river or the Reading skyline.

The first completions at Huntley Wharf are scheduled for Q1 2022, in time for peak Crossrail demand. A select number of units are now available for overseas property buyers at the three main apartment blocks of Bakers Yard South, Bakers Yard West and Discovery House West, with prices starting from £307,500 (HK$2.91m).


For more information about Huntley Wharf and other residential properties in the UK, please contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909, or Whatsapp +852 9316 3620.




04 Jun 2020

In the famous words of the legendary singer Tom Jones, “It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.” And just two years from now, the facade of the EDEN residential tower in Frankfurt am Main will be one of the greenest façade in the world. In EDEN’s case, the green, green grass of home takes the shape of vertical gardens.

It probably makes sense to begin at the beginning: Just what are these vertical gardens that everyone is getting so excited about, including architects, real estate aficionados and environmentalists, and how are they installed and maintained?



In hotel lobbies, office foyers, multi-story car parks and shopping centers around the world, living walls, also known as vertical gardens, have been a feature for some time now. There has been a noticeable growth in the popularity of indoor living walls, and the facades of medium-high buildings can be equipped with plants of all kinds. But a complete high-rise residential building with a green living facade? According to Christiaan Bakker, specialist for green exterior wall systems at Sempergreen, the 98-meter EDEN residential tower in Frankfurt will be the first 70-meter-plus building in the world with a green facade.


This stunning high-rise apartment building, designed by the renowned international team at Jahn Architects, is adorned with a unique combination of vertical gardens and a filigree glass facade. In EDEN, state-of-the-art architecture forms a symbiosis with the power and beauty of nature in a way that has never been seen before in an ultra-modern high-rise.



The 27-story EDEN residential tower fits in perfectly with the city’s green philosophy and the facts speak for themselves: EDEN will feature a total of 186,000 plants over an area of almost 2,000 square meters (as 20% of the façade). Most of the plants will be planted on the building’s exterior facade, creating a striking and highly visible green wall that is sure to amaze passers-by and visitors to EDEN. In the lobby, a 37-square-meter living wall will create the feeling of an urban jungle in the heart of the city. Claudia Blum of Studio Architects Düsseldorf has also developed an interior design concept that integrates plants throughout the building. Her principal theme is nature, with other elements included to provide subtle, background accents. And when it comes to EDEN’s balconies, the living wall’s plants provide privacy and a genuine outdoor experience.




EDEN’s vertical gardens are far more than just attractive architectural and design features. The green living facades also create a host of benefits for the tower’s residents (for example improvement of acoustics and sound emission), and the climate. Green facades absorb CO2 and particulate matter and provide a cooling effect and cleaner air as well as making a valuable contribution to maintaining the diversity of urban fauna. Green indoor walls ensure a healthy indoor climate, reduce noise levels and are flame-retardant. In offices, they even increase employee productivity.


As Christiaan Bakker from Sempergreen explains: “Vertical gardens make a significant contribution to the physical and psychological well-being of residents.” They even extend the life of a building’s facade. These numerous advantages increase the overall value of the property.



When it comes to looking after the plants, vertical garden experts have developed efficient solutions in recent years. Tending to the plants’ needs is now largely handled by automatic systems: Irrigation and nutrients are supplied with the aid of small drip lines and an irrigation computer. The plants can be monitored around the clock from an off-site control center. The technological sophistication of the system is certainly impressive. Christiaan Bakker explains: “The irrigation system installed on the roof automatically supplies water and fertilizer to the plants for a few seconds at a time. At night, the system pauses because the plants rest. Sensors in the panels monitor moisture levels and allow us to check fill levels via computer.” The vertical gardens even have their own frost protection system. As soon as there is a risk of frost, the system switches itself off and ensures that the water drains off before it can freeze in the pipes.



With such a truly innovative project as EDEN, it was important that the architects and green facade specialists worked in perfect partnership. The considerable weight of the planting system, the complex network of water pipes and the space for drainage all needed to be expertly integrated into the building’s planning from day one. In addition, the plants are chosen with the utmost care. In the case of EDEN, the plants are individually selected for the project and planted a year in advance on precision engineered panels before being attached to the building with the help of a gondola. “Given the height of the building, the installation is of course more time-consuming than with other green facades,” explains Bakker. EDEN is truly a project of superlatives. For the green facade specialists at Sempergreen, the vertical gardens are more than just a business: “Our cities are growing and we need to make more space for greenery. Vertical gardens are an ideal, and very necessary, solution as we seek to create more green spaces!”



There is hardly another city in the world so perfectly suited to the combination of vertical gardens and high-rise architecture than Frankfurt. The metropolis on the Main River is rightly famous for its exciting skyline. Urban greenery is also deeply rooted in the city’s DNA – in the truest sense of the word. One of Frankfurt’s preeminent garden architects, Franz Heinrich Siesmayer, created the famous Palmengarten 200 years ago. In total, he is credited with having designed and landscaped more than 300 parks. Greenery has always played an important role in Frankfurt’s urban planning: the miles of green belt running around the city’s core and more than 40 urban parks make a valuable contribution to creating a balanced urban climate. More than 52% of the city’s urban area is green.


Here you can find more information about the condominiums in EDEN.

15 Oct 2019

著名發展商EcoWorld London将隆重推出旗下發展項目Verdo Kew Bridge第二期Jasmine House。這個全新發展項目位於交通便利且發展蓬勃的Brentford區域。 

仲量聯行榮獲發展商委任為香港的獨家代理,專責推介有關物業。Jasmine House鄰近Kew Bridge站,提供84個一房、兩房、三房,以及首度推出的開放式單位,面積介乎538至1,066平方呎。每個單位均精挑材料打造,並設有高大的門窗及優雅的陽台,明亮通風。單位入場價由350,000英鎊(約337萬港元)起。 

Jasmine House的住戶可享受一系列齊全的配套設施,包括24小時禮賓服務和集工作區、會議室、健身室及多媒體室於一體的寬敞的私人會所,以及露台、遊樂區和私家花園等廣闊的共用空間。EcoWorld London以注重質素和風格而著稱,是次項目秉承這項設計理念,為住戶締造非凡的現代生活體驗。 

作為耗資數百萬英鎊的Brentford重建項目的一部份,EcoWorld London運用其專業的國際知識,於西倫敦打造了這個充滿活力的新社區,這有賴其曾參與英國多個引人矚目的發展項目。Verdo Kew Bridge坐擁各式各樣的商店、咖啡店、餐廳和園景花園,以及Brentford足球會新建的先進足球場,讓住戶在倫敦最令人興奮的全新社區中心盡享優質生活。

項目地理位置優越,步行至Kew Bridge火車站及鄰近District線和地上鐵沿線的Gunnersbury站只需1分鐘,前往倫敦市中心用時不超過30分鐘。Verdo距離M4高速公路不足500米,交通便利,可經高速公路直達Heathrow機場和西倫敦。此外,項目坐落河畔,與泰晤士河只有數步之隔,被一眾風景宜人的公園環抱,當中包括位於Kew區的標誌性皇家植物園(Royal Botanic Gardens)。Verdo Kew Bridge毗鄰匯聚逾200家公司的Golden Mile和商業中心Chiswick Business Park,目前多家全球著名企業已在此設立環球、歐洲及英國總部。 

此外,Verdo Kew Bridge亦鄰近區內多間首屈一指的學校,包括現代男女中學Kew House、The Queen’s Church of England School、Grove Park School及Lionel School,盡享優越地利。上述學校距離Jasmine House均不足一英里,因環境一流而備受推崇,並獲英國教育部評級為「極佳」(Outstanding)。 

仲量聯行國際住宅部主管黃嘉欣表示:「我們很高興能為香港投資者提供機會,以了解這個位於倫敦的最新發展項目。Verdo Kew Bridge著力打造優質舒適的生活社區,這和我們致力締造卓越和創新生活的核心價值觀不謀而合。我們留意到,近期香港投資者對英國地產的需求與日俱增。此外,EcoWorld已參與發展英國多個屢獲殊榮的地標性項目,並於Brentford的大型重建項目中創造卓著往績。Jasmine House的周邊配套完善,極具投資價值。」 



如欲瞭解更多項目詳情,請聯繫我們。電話:+852 3759 0909或電郵

15 Oct 2019

EcoWorld London launched Jasmine House on 15 August, the second phase of their Verdo Kew Bridge development, a new neighbourhood within well-connected and burgeoning Brentford. 

Available through JLL, the sole agent appointed by the property owners to introduce Jasmine House in Hong Kong, the collection of 84 homes for purchase in Jasmine House located next to Kew Bridge station consist of one, two and three bedrooms, as well as Verdo Kew Bridge’s first set of studio apartments, ranging from 538 sq ft to 1,066 sq ft in size. Each of the airy, light-filled apartments benefit from tall windows and elegant balconies, with quality finishes used throughout. Prices of the apartments start from £350,000 (about HKD 3.37 million). 

Residents of Jasmine House will have immediate access to a comprehensive set of premium amenities including a 24-hour concierge service, an ample private residents’ lounge that includes work zones, a meeting room, a gym and a multimedia room, as well as extensive communal spaces such as sunlit terraces, play areas and a private residents’ garden. The development is designed with EcoWorld London’s signature focus on quality and style, offering residents outstanding contemporary living. 

As a part of Brentford’s multi-million-pound regeneration project, EcoWorld London deployed its global expertise working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK to create a vibrant new neighbourhood in West London. With a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and landscaped gardens, alongside Brentford Football Club’s new state-of-the-art football stadium, residents of Verdo Kew Bridge will be at the heart of one of London’s most exciting new destinations. 

The development boasts an exceptional location just a minute’s walk away from Kew Bridge Rail Station and nearby Gunnersbury Station on the District Line and Overground, allowing access to central London within 30 minutes. Verdo is less than half a mile to the M4, offering direct motorway journeys to Heathrow, and the West as well as easy access to the M40. It also enjoys a riverside location, just minutes from the River Thames and surrounded by a number of beautiful parks including the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Verdo is also within easy reach of the Golden Mile, home to over 200 companies, as well as Chiswick Business Park, a commerce hub with world-leading global, European and national headquarters. 

Verdo Kew Bridge also benefits from its proximity to some of the area’s leading schools. These include Kew House, a modern co-educational senior school, The Queen’s Church of England School, Grove Park School and Lionel School. All within a mile of Jasmine House, they are highly regarded for their thriving environments and are Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’. 

Mandy Wong, Head of International Residential at JLL in Hong Kong, said, “We are very pleased to be able to offer investors in Hong Kong the opportunity to view this contemporary development in London that has liveability and lifestyle at its heart, in close alignment to JLL’s core values of exceptional, innovative living. We note that there has been rising demand recently for real estate in the UK from investors in Hong Kong in particular. EcoWorld has been involved in developing some of the most iconic and award-winning developments in the UK, with impressive work being done as a part of Brentford’s vast regeneration project, making Jasmine House an incredibly solid investment with its blossoming surroundings.” 


Studios start at £350,000 (about HKD 3.37 million), with completion expected Q4 2021 – Q1 2022. 

For more information, please contact us for Mandy Wong at +852 3759 0909 or email:

15 Oct 2019

Art-Invest Real Estate 及 Dukelease Properties發展商攜手合作,推出坐落於倫敦西區W1其中一個極具優質居住環境的Fitzrovia地區,全新豪宅 101 on Cleveland Street。項目共有88個單位,為Fitzrovia地區帶來嶄新生活潮流品味。


101 on Cleveland Street 由英國發展商 Dukelease Properties 聯同首次進入英國房地產市場Art-Invest Real Estate發展商傾力打造。在此之前,Dukelease Properties 已成功發展多個優質高尚住宅項目,如 Beau House,Artisan 及 Oxford Street 等。


Dukelease Properties行政總裁Richard Leslie表示:「我們很高興能夠將101 on Cleveland Street高尚住宅項目帶來亞洲。位於倫敦西區的Fitzrovia現時已成為倫敦首屈一指,且最具競爭力的地區之一,我們十分期待透過這個與Art-Invest Real Estate共同發展的項目,展現最優越的家居品味生活。」






101 on Cleveland Street提供88個設計精緻高貴的住宅單位,每個單位均附設私人露台。






Fitzrovia是倫敦核心一個新崛起的優質居住地點。101 on Cleveland Street向南為Oxford Street,向北為 Regent’s Park,南北相接,項目正正位於Fitzrovia的核心位置,亦是該區近年首個推出的尊貴豪華住宅物業。


物業位置優越,佔盡地利優勢,舉步間即可輕鬆前往多個地鐵站,如Great Portland Street站、Goodge Street站、Warren Street站及Tottenham Court Road站等。隨著Crossrail鐵路預計於明年投入服務,屆時住戶經Tottenham Court Road站,僅5分鐘即可到達倫敦東面,28分鐘內即可到達西面的希斯路機場,快捷貫通全球。前往倫敦King's Cross St Pancras車站亦十分方便,不論商務出差或周末出遊均輕鬆方便。


項目物業鄰近倫敦多所頂尖大學,前往倫敦大學學院 (University College London) 及西敏大學 (University of Westminster) 僅7分鐘步程,前往倫敦經濟學院 (The London School of Economics) 只需15分鐘路程,往倫敦國王學院 (King’s College London) 亦只需有17分鐘路程。皇家戲劇藝術學院 (RADA) 及富比藝術學院 (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) 也只是舉步之間。



101 on Cleveland Street 坐落倫敦市中心繁華黃金地段,擁有高級餐廳及世界級娛樂設施,新品牌餐廳、五星級酒店及辦公大樓令該區迅速成為倫敦繁華熱鬧地區。如米芝蓮食肆LIMA London及Pied a Terre,還有Setoor Ceviche、Ottolenghi旗下最新開業的ROVI、Kyseri及Serge et le Phoque等,除此以外,長期備受大眾追捧的酒店Charlotte Street Hotel及The Mandrake Hotel亦在該區內,擇居於此,足可彰顯住戶的生活品味。


此外,這裡還有享負盛名的高級會所Mortimer House及只限女性會員的全新俱樂部The Allbright,同時亦有著名的健身中心,包括F45、FRAME、Psycle及Define London。這一切都令該區閃爍耀眼成為繁華都市明珠。


Art-Invest Real Estate英國管理合夥人Ali Abbas表示:「我們很高興能將我們豐富的投資及發展經驗與Dukelease Properties聯合起來,共同打造這個坐落於倫敦W1區, Fitzrovia佔地1英畝的尊貴住宅項目。」



日期:2019年8月30日至9月1日 (星期五至日)


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15 Oct 2019

Art-Invest Real Estate and Dukelease Properties today launch its latest residential development, 101 on Cleveland Street. The luxury development, comprising 88 residences will showcase a new proposition for Fitzrovia, one of W1 London’s finest locations in which to live.


101 on Cleveland Street follows Dukelease Properties’ local success with previous high-end schemes, such as Beau House, Artisan and Oxford Street, and marks Art-Invest Real Estate’s first venture into the UK property market.


Richard Leslie, CEO of Dukelease Properties comments: “We are excited to be bringing 101 on Cleveland Street to Asia at this time. Fitzrovia is now firmly on the map as one of London’s premier and most competitive destinations and we are looking forward to showcasing all it has to offer through our development with Art-Invest Real Estate.”


Both companies believe the Prime Central London market is resilient and that new developments have a firm place in the market. Despite the uncertain economic and political backdrop, JLL’s latest forecasts anticipate prices in 2019 will rise almost immediately by 1% with future growth to 2.5% by 2020.

Mandy Wong, Head of International Residential Property Services of JLL comments: “JLL’s latest forecasts assume a Brexit deal is agreed and that a strong upturn in values ensues. We anticipate a boost in confidence to the Prime Central London market in 2019, once the EU deal is fully approved. In turn, the greater certainty will immediately boost demand from domestic and international buyers, with the latter benefitting from the short-term currency advantage.”


The Scheme

101 on Cleveland Street comprises 88 beautifully designed apartments, each with their own balcony. Spreading across two buildings, a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be delivered in Q4 2021, alongside four premium penthouses with private rooftop terraces.


Residents will have exclusive access to a suite of amenities including a gym, screening room, dining room, lounge and sauna. Landscaped gardens will adorn the podium level of the building and bring to life the exterior architecture.



Fitzrovia is emerging as the new and desirable destination in Prime Central London. Bordered by Oxford Street to the South and Regent’s Park to the North, 101 on Cleveland Street takes prime position in the heart of Fitzrovia and will be the first residential offering of its kind in recent years.


The development sits within easy access to a number of tube stations, just a short walk from Great Portland Street, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Tottenham Court Road to name a few. Tottenham Court Road will also benefit from the highly-anticipated high speed Crossrail service next year where residents will be able to reach the City to the east in five minutes and Heathrow to the west in 28 minutes, enhancing the global connectivity of the area. London King’s Cross St Pancras is within easy access, perfect for international business meetings and weekends away.


University College London and The University of Westminster are within 7 minutes’ walk of the development. Moreover, The London School of Economics is a 15 minutes’ away, joined by King’s College London which is 17 minutes’ away. RADA studios and Sotheby’s Institute of Art are also within walking distance.



A hub of restaurants and world-class amenities sit on the doorstep of 101 on Cleveland Street. New restaurants, hotels and workspaces are contributing to this corner of London fast becoming a premier destination. Leading restaurants in the area include Michelin starred LIMA London and Pied a Terre, alongside Señor Ceviche, Ottolenghi’s latest opening ROVI, Kyseri and Serge et le Phoque, which join long-time favourite hotels, Charlotte Street Hotel and The Mandrake Hotel.


Moreover, prominent workspaces including the acclaimed Mortimer House and the new women’s only member’s club The Allbright are accompanied by prestigious gyms including F45, FRAME, Psycle and Define London.


Ali Abbas, UK Managing Partner at Art-Invest Real Estate comments, “We are excited to be combining our experienced investment and development capability with Dukelease Properties, to create a unique destination in this one-acre site in Fitzrovia, London, W1.”


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For sales enquiries, please contact Mandy Wong at or +852 3759 0909.

15 Oct 2019

Investment in Tokyo property is expected to accelerate in the second half of 2018, as Japanese and overseas property buyers take advantage of strong house price growth ahead of the government's consumption tax increase, expected in October 2019.

Data from the Real Estate Economic Institute predicts a positive outlook for the city’s residential markets through the rest of 2018. The supply of new condominiums is set to grow by 4.4 percent or more, year-on-year, in the greater Tokyo area, even as average sale prices approach historic peak levels.

Sale prices are expected to remain strong in Tokyo's central wards in particular, where major redevelopment projects and booming tech and creative industries are attracting talent from the wider area and overseas. This is increasing demand for all types of housing, including larger homes with amenities to support a healthy, family living.

Shinagawa is one of the areas experiencing strong price appreciation, driven by a rapidly growing population in need of convenient housing. Located close to one of Tokyo's major transport hubs, new condominium projects opening their doors in Shinagawa's affluent neighborhoods offer excellent opportunities to residents and investors alike.

Shinagawa Station area

One of Tokyo's busiest stations, Shinagawa Station is connected to all corners of the city and beyond via six rail lines, including the busy Yamanote Line, the Shinkansen bullet train, and direct connections to nearby Haneda and Narita Airports. The surrounding area has long been a favorite with developers, and regeneration is underway to capitalize on strong demand for apartments, offices, restaurants and retail premises close to the station.

The area around the Konan Exit to the east of the station has already undergone extensive redevelopment, including the rise of the gleaming skyscrapers of the Shinagawa Grand Commons and Intercity commercial complexes as well as the World City Towers condominiums.

The Takanawa Exit to the west is surrounded by hotels and shopping malls, including the Shinagawa Prince Hotel complex that is home to a cinema, bowling alley and aquarium. As part of Shinagawa Station's redevelopment, an elevated pedestrian deck will offer direct access to the Prince Hotel, which is being converted to offer business facilities including offices and meeting rooms by 2027.

Shirokane and Takanawa

Homes in prime residential districts close to Shinagawa Station are in high demand from Tokyo’s professionals and investors following the announcement that a new station will be opened nearby by 2024 to improve access to Haneda Airport.

Shirokane and Takanawa are two of Tokyo's plushest neighborhoods and are within walking distance of the stations to their west. Shirokane ('platinum' in Japanese) is the closer of the two to the new JR station and is known for its gourmet restaurants and traditional cafes, while Takanawa is closer to Shinagawa Station.

New high-rise developments in Shirokane include The Parkhouse Shirokane Nichome Tower, a collection of 172 luxury apartments by Mitsubishi Jisho Residence opening in August 2018. This 27-story residential tower has the latest seismic isolation systems to protect from earthquake damage and is in a remarkably green area, given that it is only a five-minute walk from Shirokanedai subway station.

Shinagawa Seaside area

South of Shinagawa Station, the Shinagawa Seaside area is another favorite with Tokyo’s commuters, combining scenic views over Tokyo Bay and access to the Shinagawa Seaside Forest, with convenient transport connections to the airport  and the major commercial hubs of Shinagawa, Ebisu, Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Since Shinagawa Seaside Station opened in 2002, alongside amenities such as hotels and shopping malls, properties in the area have seen higher rental increases than most central Tokyo districts, making it a popular with landlords.

Prime Parks Shinagawa Seaside The Tower is a major residential project that will offer 817 residences in the natural surroundings of Shinagawa Seaside Forest. A collaboration between five developers, this collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments also has a roof garden and children's play area and is scheduled to open in late March 2019.

For more information about Tokyo residential properties, please contact JLL International Residential at +852 3759 0909 or

04 Dec 2019

Long overshadowed by London and Paris, Berlin has steadily risen to prominence over the past decade as the most attractive European capital city for commercial and residential property investment.

Germany's political and cultural center was named the most desirable city by investors for the fourth year running in PwC's Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018 survey, which saw German cities taking four of the top six places. Generating €9 billion in property deals in the first three quarters of 2017 according to Real Capital Analytics, Berlin is now Europe's second most active market after London.

While house prices and rents are increasing in all major European cities, Berlin's rapid growth is perceived to be more sustainable. That’s because the city's rising population and a restricted housing supply is maintaining a high level of demand. With a limited number of permits being granted each year, new builds in prime city center locations offer profitable prospects to overseas buyers looking for investment or buy-to-let properties.


Why Berlin?

Berlin appeals to people from all walks of life – from students and young people drawn by its vibrant culture and nightlife to families seeking a higher quality of life and businesspeople tapping into one of Europe's largest economies. In a time of global uncertainty, Germany has remained relatively stable economically and politically, earning its capital a reputation as a safe haven for investment.


Last year saw Berlin's GDP grow by 2.2 percent, its strongest performance in six years, following significant growth of 48 percent between 2005 and 2016. As well as being home to the headquarters of Germany's largest companies, from Axel Springer to Zalando, Berlin is also a growing technology hub with a thriving start-up scene, aided by funding initiatives such as Google's Factory Berlin.

With 47 universities and technical colleges in the area, there's no shortage of talented workers or students in need of accommodation in a city where renting, not buying, is the norm. Only 14 percent of Berlin residents own their homes, which combined with a low vacancy rate of 1.5 percent makes the city a perfect fit for landlords.


High demand, low supply

Limited housing has been driving up prices and rents in Berlin for a decade, but the market became even more tightly squeezed during the refugee crisis, when population growth peaked at 61,000 new arrivals in 2016. Growth has been slowing since, but the population is still predicted to increase by an average of 3 percent each year to 2030 as Berlin continues to be an appealing destination for migrants from elsewhere in Europe and further afield.

Berlin's strict housing policy is contributing to the supply shortage, with the city only issuing a limited number of permits for new-build constructions each year. A record 22,000 permits were issued in 2017, increasing construction activity across the city over the next few years, but further increases are unlikely owing to a shortage of available land and high land prices. This will keep the supply of new apartments in Berlin significantly below the level of demand forecast in the coming years, fueling the rise in rents and property prices.

Rents in Berlin grew by 9.1 percent in 2017 to €11.10 per square meter per month. Rents are highest in the central districts of Mitte, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, with Mitte having the highest median rent at €13.95/sqm/month for existing apartments and €16.75 for new builds. Mitte also has the most expensive house prices, with condominiums selling for an average of €4,990/sqm (€6,560/sqm for new builds).


Berlin's fastest growing district, Mitte, is a major focus of development activity with more residential projects and completions than any other part of the city. These include the new residential quarter Luisenpark Berlin-Mitte by Instone Real Estate Development.

For more information about Luisenpark Berlin-Mitte and other residential properties in Berlin, click here or contact JLL International Properties at +852 3759 0909 or

15 Oct 2019