Hosted by REA Group Asia, SMART Investment & International Property Expo (SMART Expo), one of the leading overseas property and investment display platforms in Asia, ushered in its 15th anniversary in 2019.
The Expo was held at Hall 404, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore on 30 and 31 March with exhibitors from top destinations including properties from Dubai, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Boasting a track record of over 50 shows in locations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and mainland China, SMART is an abundant and trusted source of first-hand property information and professional advice from the best in the market.
Mr. Kenneth Kent, REA Group Asia Country Manager – Hong Kong, said “The Singapore government implemented a series of cooling measures last July after residential property prices surged about 7% in the first six months in 2018. Results from the cooling measures are evident as prices are now broadly in line with the fundamental economic growth. On the other hand, we can see that the trend for overseas investments continues to ramp up in Singapore as investors can avoid the additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty as investing overseas come with increasingly high foreseeable returns and contribute to a more diversified portfolio.”
“REA Group Asia’s SMART Expo has been the preferred investment expo by industry players and investors for many years. It is one of the prime destinations for potential buyers to collect extensive, rounded information on exclusive overseas properties, as well as expert professional advice all in one place. This year, SMART Expo further extended its exhibitor portfolio with popular destinations such as Bali and Japan, providing a thoroughly comprehensive choice for visitors.”
On top of the rising popularity of investing in APAC cities, the current favourable exchange rate remain strong incentives for investors considering entering the UK’s lucrative property market. Award-winning UK property developer OPTO Property Group showcased its latest London commuter belt property investment, Imperial Square, at the Expo. Visitors enjoyed exclusive access to show offers including a 10% early investor discount.
Across the two-day event, 16 seminars were curated to provide insightful information on topics such as the challenges and outlook of the Singapore market, tips on making smarter real estate investments, mastering the game of leverage and what to look out for when investing overseas. All seminars were hosted by renowned international property investment experts such as Swee Yong Ku, CEO of International Property Advisor Pte. Ltd., Widya Lesta, Head of International Residential of JLL Singapore, Vina Ip, Blogger, PropertSoul.com & Director of Property Club Singapore Pte. Ltd., Jake Chow, Market Strategist of CGS-CIMB Research Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Julian Kwan, CEO of InvestaCrowd.
Over the past 14 years, SMART has produced in excess of 53 expos, attracting more than 2,700 property companies and over 150,000 investors from all over the world. Since its inception, SMART Expo has devoted itself to becoming the top investment platform, helping investors explore new opportunities for investment, promoting multi-platform exchange and displaying multiple project types to a highly-engaged audience. The next SMART Expo will focus on global property investment and development trends, and will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in June 2019.
For more information about the Expo, please visit: https://www.smartexpos.com/
SMART Expo: SMART Expo Ltd. specialises in property and investment related events, conferences and exhibitions. SMART Expo is Asia’s longest established expo of its kind that offers visitors global property options. It successfully provides buyers with the latest market information as well as a wide variety of investment options to meet various market needs. Over the past 14 years, SMART has produced in excess of 53 expos held in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China (Shanghai and Guangzhou), and Thailand. More than 2,700 past exhibitors and 150,000 investors have used our channels to generate business opportunities.
REA Group Limited (www.rea-group.com): REA Group Limited ACN 068 349 066 (ASX:REA) (“REA Group”) is a multinational digital advertising business specialising in property. REA Group operates Australia’s leading residential, commercial and share property websites – realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, Flatmates.com.au – as well as Spacely, a short-term commercial and co-working property site. In Asia, REA Group owns leading portals in Malaysia (iproperty.com.my), Hong Kong (squarefoot.com.hk) and Indonesia (rumah123.com), and prominent portals in Singapore (iproperty.com.sg), Hong Kong (Gohome.com.hk) and China (myfun.com), and a leading property review site in Thailand (thinkofliving.com). REA Group owns Smartline Home Loans Pty Ltd, an Australian mortgage broking franchise group, and Hometrack Australia Pty Ltd, a leading provider of data property services. REA Group also holds a significant shareholding in property websites Move, Inc in the US and PropTiger in India.