Auction of two separate strata retail units at People’s Park Complex for $800,000 and $1.8 mil

The suggestive guide price for the 452 sq ft unit on the second level is $1.8 million ($3,982 psf), while the guide rate for the fourth-level unit taking up 484 sq ft is $800,000 ($1,653 psf). This is the 2nd time that each units have actually been sold via Knight Frank Singapore’s auction sale.

Both of these units are currently occupier. The second-floor unit is leaseholder to a deluxe retailer, which has extended its rent term for two years from March next year, with a monthly leasing rate of $5,000. The fourth-floor unit is occupier to a wellness treatment service for $1,800 monthly till July 2025.

The development’s rental yield is significantly greater than its reseller neighbors’. Ninety-nine-year leasehold mall Havelock2 on Havelock Road, situated throughout a 500m span of People’s Park Centre, has a rental yield of 4.6%. Another nearby mall, Chinatown Point on New Bridge Roadway, has a rental return of 3.4%. The greater rental return at People’s Park Complex speaks to the high step that the development appreciates, likely from homeowners in the area and vacationers.

People’s Park Complex comes using Chinatown MRT Station, situated straight beside the development, and Outram Park MRT Station. Tricia Tan, supervisor of auction and sales at Knight Frank Singapore, mentions that it is a popular travellers location with high step.

Knight Frank’s Tan anticipates interest to follow from investors– locals, immigrants and even corporate customers. This is because clients are not subjected to GST, ABSD or SSD.

Two different strata retail units on the 2nd and fourth levels of the People’s Park Complex in District 1’s Chinatown will be put up for public auction on Nov 16 by Knight Frank Singapore.

People’s Park Complex is a 99-year leasehold, with a standing 44 years on its lease. The mixed-use project lies at the link of Eu Tong Sen Road and Park Crescent. Finished in 1970, it comprises a six-storey retail store and office podium and a 25-storey apartment block. It has been zoned for industrial usage under the URA’s 2019 Masterplan and has a gross story ratio of 5.6.

According to the seller at Knight Frank, the units are exempt to items and services tax obligation (GST), additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) or seller’s stamp duty (SSD). Additionally, the structure has the potential for en bloc sale.

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URA sales data from the previous one year reveals People’s Park Complex retail units generally costing $947 psf typically. Unit rentals will certainly range between $2.40 psf monthly (pm) to $7.10 psf pm, or approximately $4.60 psf pm. This converts to a significant service return of 5.8%.

She adds that the current administration news to develop 6,000 property homes on Pearl’s Hill in Chinatown is expected to enhance traffic in the location, bringing even more business and higher financial investment accept prospective customers of the units.

Based upon cautions lodged, the development has actually observed only three resale deals so far this year. The past sale happened in June when a 291 sq ft retail unit changed controls for $1.3 million, or $4,473 psf. The two more revenues remained in April and involved a 366 sq ft unit marketed for $1.7 million ($4,645 psf) and a 452 sq ft unit for $2.08 million ($4,601 psf).

The owner of the second-storey retail store unit acquired the real estate for $1.45 million ($3,207 psf) in April in 2022, based on caveats lodged. The proprietor of the fourth-storey unit purchased the property for $828,000 ($1,709 psf) in May last year and is the second proprietor of the retail area.

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