Developers of shorter-lease commercial sites may enjoy lower upfront land costs

Analysts are divided over whether such sites will be seen as attractive investments as real estate is typically held as a long-term asset. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Developers of shorter-lease commercial sites are likely to enjoy lower upfront land costs under a planned roll-out of these sites to provide more decentralised options for businesses and workers.

Commercial sites on 15- to 30-year leases are also feasible for some businesses as they can increase or reduce their footprint on a reasonable budget in response to rapidly changing trends, said Ms Catherine He, Colliers' head of research for Singapore.

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