CapitaLand wins bid for two Guangzhou residential sites

CapitaLand's winning bid for the two prime residential sites in Guangzhou was 2.05 billion yuan (S$409 million). The two sites in the Zengcheng district occupy 150,000 sq m of land, and could allow the developer to build up to 1,300 homes by 2021, Ca
CapitaLand's winning bid for the two prime residential sites in Guangzhou was 2.05 billion yuan (S$409 million). The two sites in the Zengcheng district occupy 150,000 sq m of land, and could allow the developer to build up to 1,300 homes by 2021, CapitaLand said.PHOTO: CAPITALAND

CapitaLand has won its bid to acquire two prime residential sites in Guangzhou, China, for 2.05 billion yuan (S$409 million), the property developer announced yesterday.

The two sites in the Zengcheng district occupy 150,000 sq m of land, and could allow the developer to build up to 1,300 homes by 2021 aimed at first-time home buyers and upgraders, CapitaLand said.

Zengcheng, where prominent companies such as Foxconn and Honda have operations, is one of Guangzhou's fastest-growing districts and the site of the city's planned second international airport, the developer added.

The acquisition in China will be CapitaLand's second in under three months, following the June announcement that the group is buying a mixed-use site in Chongqing that can yield more than 2,100 residential units.

"These 3,400 units in Guangzhou and Chongqing are a timely addition to our China residential pipeline, as we ready ourselves to release another 4,000 units for sale by the end of 2018," CapitaLand chief executive Lim Ming Yan said in a statement.

"CapitaLand remains optimistic about the prospects of China's residential market, where strong housing sales have continually contributed to the group's earnings."

Mr Lim said CapitaLand has already exceeded its full-year capital recycling target of $3 billion in the first six months of this year.

CapitaLand shares yesterday ended four cents higher at $3.28.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2018, with the headline 'CapitaLand wins bid for two Guangzhou residential sites'. Print Edition | Subscribe